Sunday, March 17, 2013

How Will They Know?

Our children are being robbed.

They are not growing up in the America this nation was meant to be. I don't know about some, but that's not ok with me that they not be able to partake of the inheritance that was this nation.

They aren't going to learn the glory and wisdom of the Constitution. They won't see the checks and balances our Founding Fathers built into the three-branch government. They won't experience the power and poetic self-regulating equilibrium of a truly free-market economy.

And these things won't be taught in public schools.

Just as faith in God, His love, His miracles, and His power, these things will have to be taught in the home. If the rising generation is to know these things, it is up to us to teach them.

We need to read the Constitution and study it and understand what the Founding Fathers meant. We need to know why it was so important to them to protect these freedoms- speech, religion, be armed comparable to the military and law enforcement, and have a fair trial. And we need to have faith that their ideas were inspired by God.

We need to understand how various economic and political systems work (and don't work) so we can transmit the value of freedom, agency, and liberty to our children.

We need to keep our testimonies and faith in God bright. We need to keep in contact with our Father- praying to Him and reading His word so that we have oil in our lamps to share with our children.

We need to be educated so we can communicate those ideas to our children.

These ideas and ideals will be lost unless WE are the ones who keep them alive by living them, talking about them with our friends and neighbors, and actively teach them to our children.

  1. How will they know, the ones for whom we care,
    That God is love and with us everywhere,
    That life is good, with blessings all can share?
    How will they know unless we teach them so?
  2. How will they learn that, though they go astray,
    God will forgive and help them find the way?
    How will they feel the Spirit day by day?
    How will they know unless we teach them so?
  3. How will they grow in wisdom and delight?
    How will they choose to follow what is right?
    How can they trust the future will be bright?
    How will they know unless we show them?
  4. How will they live when they at last are grown?
    What will they give to children of their own?
    Will they reflect the values we have shown?
    How will they know, as on through life they go?
    How will they know unless we strive to teach them so?

1 comment:

  1. I saw a speech on the Virtual President website. One comment of his sticks in my mind. All those in Washington have taken an Oath to protect & defend the Constitution. NOT JUST the parts of it that they agree with!!! ALL of it!! We don't pick & choose the laws that WE want to obey. ALL means ALL!