As time goes by a few changes will be made to BFranklinPost as it is developed from its original format. From now on when you log into this Home page you will find a greeting and update on any other changes. The posted articles will be on the Blog page and will be authored by me or other contributors who provide well written stories that speak to issues and concerns about life on the American scene.
Submitted articles may or may not represent my own views, but will give interesting and useful views on a range of subjects that affect the lives of American citizens.
Your comments on any article are welcomed and appreciated. And, if you have opinions to which you would like to give exposure, take a shot at writing an article. If it is deemed appropriate, is not too long or divisive or hate filled, I will include it in a future post.
About our purpose:
I believe that the American experiment is like no other in history, and that we are truly blessed to be a part of it. If it succeeds it will be because people of good will own the principles of the founders and earnestly seek to perpetuate the concept of all people being free to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, under a government truly of, by and for the people, dedicated to the rule of law.
Current events tell a tale that seems inconsistent with what the founders intended. They envisioned “citizen legislators,” not career politicians whose only interests are in enriching themselves and clinging to power. How do so many newly elected middle class congressmen and senators go to Washington, serve 30 plus years, and retire filthy rich? They can’t do that on their salaries and I don’t think that is the model that was in the mind of the folks who wrote the Constitution. Term limits would go a long way in helping the motivations of elected officials in Washington.
James Madison opined that the success of the American experiment depended on a well-informed electorate. Today, many folks come out of high schools and colleges almost totally ignorant of our national history or how our government and the principles of the Constitution were designed to work.
In summary it appears that the main motivation of many in our federal government officials is political power and personal fame and wealth. True, this is a generalization, but it applies to many whose voices are heard the most in the media.
If this state of affairs is to be remedied, the people, apart from the politicians, need to involve themselves in the struggle. And that is the purpose of this blog, to encourage involvement of all Americans. We need to call public attention to deviations from our founding principles and support ethical, constitutional legislation.
Having said this, I do not believe all of our problems can be solved by smart politicians or any political party. The Declaration of Independence makes it clear that we are absolutely dependent on divine providence. I strongly encourage people of faith to pray for God’s guidance and involvement in the future of our beloved nation.
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