Jefferson quoted in his Bill for Religious Freedom '...and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself; that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate.'
It simply means truth always prevails over evil and error unless man interposes-- cut off-- free argument and debate.
The recent shootings in Tucson, Arizona by Jared Lougher has led the American people to look at where America is headed amidst the news frenzy.
Jared Lougher has inadvertenly led the American people to look at the two sides of what is right and what is wrong for the future of America. That is indeed what was pointed out by Sarah Palin on her video "America's Enduring Strength". She sought wisdom from the LORD and it shows and she's reminding us of the importance of free argument and debate.
Throughout out history we see exceptional leaders derive their greatness from seeking the giver of wisdom. We see it in the picture of George Washington on his knees at Valley Forge and back then he was in the midst of a war. In 1777 at Valley Forge many of his soldiers died for lack of supplies such as shoes, blankets etc. Many of the soldiers had to have their feet and legs amputated. Under those circumstances George Washington humbly prayed to Almighty God for his people. And God Almighty heard and we continue to benefit from those answered prayers today.
Sarah Palin, I believe heard from the Lord and she has turned the conversation around the right way.
She said "No one must be deterred from speaking up and speaking out in peaceful dissent. And we certainly must not be deterred by those who embrace evil and call it good. And we will not be stopped from celebrating the greatness of our country and our foundational freedoms by those who mock it's greatness by being intolerant of differing opinion and seeking to muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults."
For too long that has been the route we have been heading. It is time that stopped. November 2nd showed where we wanted to go and the likes of Jared Loughner and those who wish to use that tragedy to stifle the rest of us will not prevail.
We are one nation under God and with God nothing is impossible. Freedom will reign for where the Spirit of the Lord is--there is Liberty.
He wounded thirteen and killed these:
U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63; Dorthy Murray, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; Christina Greene, 9; Phyllis Scheck, 79; Gabe Zimmerman, 30.
We pray for Gabrielle Gifford and the others victimized by this lost soul who wanted to kill, steal and destroy.
We honor them by making sure that this continues to be a land where the goodness in people's hearts shines like a city on a hill. And with God's help we can.
The counsel of the LORD standeth forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Psalm 33:11