Why Is It Important To Have Moral Candidates?
We need to choose candidates who are morally fit, which means we must first PRODUCE candidates that are morally fit. If we do not get our own houses in order and live before our children with integrity and teach them to do the same, we will be forever doomed to pick “the lesser of two evils” when we get to the voting booth.
Samuel Adams made the connection between the necessity for a moral people to have moral representatives. In a letter to James Warren on November 4, 1775, Adams said,
“There are Virtues & vices which are properly called political. Corruption, Dishonesty to one’s Country, Luxury and Extravagance tend to the Ruin of States. The opposite Virtues tend to their Establishment. But there is a Connection between Vices as well as Virtues and one opens the Door for the Entrance of another. Therefore Wise and able Politicians will guard against other Vices, and be attentive to promote every Virtue. He who is void of virtuous Attachments in private Life, is, or very soon will be void of all Regard for his Country. There is seldom an Instance of a Man guilty of betraying his Country, who had not before lost the Feeling of moral Obligations in his private Connections.” ~ Samuel Adams to James Warren; 4 Nov. 1775
Simply put, a person’s private life must match his public life, and his actions must support his rhetoric. Let’s stop listening to sound bites and campaign speeches. Take a look at records. Is this man or woman a person of integrity? Have they kept their word? Does their record reflect who they are now, or are they reinventing themselves to get elected?
I am astounded at the people we’ve elected who claim to be true conservatives, or who are Tea Party darlings, yet every single time the Constitution has been on the chopping block they have voted the wrong way. They bark and bluster about spending. They wrap themselves in the flag and pay homage to the military. Yet, on the one thing that makes America what it is – Liberty – they seem to be as ignorant as a day-old infant. While claiming with “fire in their belly” to be conservative, they voted to gut the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments in NDAA 2012. They voted to make your right to assemble a federal crime in HR 347. They continually support the expansion of federal police powers in the name of fighting terrorism and have no problem diminishing Constitutionally-protected rights to do it. And when challenged, it always boils down to one argument – “it’s necessary.” “We have to do this because ____ “ (fill in the blank). As William Pitt said in the House of Commons, 1783,
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” ~
This is an excerpt from KrisAnne Hall’s book: “Liberty First, The Path to Restoring America”
You can find it on her website: http://krisannehall.com/product/path-to-restoring-america-ebook/ Or you can find it on Amazon.com in Kindle format at: http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-First-Path-Restoring-America-ebook/dp/B009I40AOK/
KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor, fired after teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups – she would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor’s wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne Hall does not just teach the Constitution, she lays the foundations that show how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. She presents the “genealogy” of the Constitution – the 700 year history and five foundational documents that are the very Roots of American Liberty.