Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Founding Father Discusses Iraq

At a time when their habitations were in flames, when many of their citizens were bleeding, and when the progress of hostility and desolation left little room for those calm and mature inquiries which must ever precede the formation of a wise and well-balanced government for a free people, it is not to be wondered at, that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer.”

- John Jay, The Federalist No. 2, 1787

In actual fact, Mr. Jay was addressing the new American government and the many complaints made against its early structure. It serves as a reminder that new democratic republics often seem less than equal to the task, but that in no way makes the venture unwise or wrong. So too in Iraq, the high cost and unstable chances the government faces, are still worth the effort.

1 comment:

An East Tennessean said...

DJ
Keep us posted. I for one am very interested in how well UHC covers, since they just switched me from John Deere HMO to UHC at my work.

Having less of a finacial worry when you are sick is very important. I will pray and agree with you that your financial needs during this time will be met...according to the riches and glory of Christ Jesus.

On another note, what are your thoughts/opinions on the latest headlines on Drudge regarding Israel's possibly getting ready to take out Iran's nukes? I just finished reading Joel Rosenberg's book 'Epicenter' today and find this all very intersting. Just reminds me again that we need to trust God and let our light shine each and every day since we don't know when He will call us home. The days grow shorter until his return. Maranatha.