The Invisible Hand And The People Of The United States
When it comes to Clinton and Trump and where we are in US politics and government today I keep thinking of the Declaration of Independence. Please read the Declaration and read it carefully. One aspect of it keeps coming to my mind
“…mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
In other words, we are more apt to tolerate and suffer government/political evil than we are to change or stop it.
So I suggest we stop the sufferings of our present day politics and revert back to the beginning. Hit the reset button.
In President George Washington’s inaugural address, he made sure that his first official act was to praise God and pay proper homage to Him. Washington was highly attuned to the benefits that God afforded the US.
Washington said, “No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States.”
We need to remember that and praise God daily for His loving and guiding hand. We need to remember, not just as individuals, but as one nation as a whole that is under the hand of God.
Here is a copy from the transcript from his address starting on the second paragraph. Read it carefully and notice Washington’s many on-going references to God.
“Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.”
George Washington knew that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalms 33:12). Washington knew this very well and made sure his first official act a president was to recognize God and the many blessings He had bestowed upon America.
It’s time for blessings to begin again. It’s time for this nation to return back to God.