Sunday, July 5, 2015

I See... What Makes America Great

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to discuss what makes America great. America is the greatest wealth-producing machine in the world. It exports 1.64 trillion dollars of cars, refined petroleum, planes, helicopters, spacecraft, pharmaceuticals, gas turbines, gold, soybeans, medical instruments, and integrated circuits yearly. Almost half of the world's millionaires found their fortunes here. However, what makes America the truly greatest country in the history of history is not what is has, but what it gives away. The US Constitution and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, both made in America and exported abroad, have produced immeasurable amounts of spiritual wealth, and will continue to touch and bless the lives of countless of God's children in eons to come.
Our U.S. Constitution was the first of over 160+ constitutions currently in force today. If you're
a country today, you have a constitution. We have no way of verifying with any degree of certainty how many of these nations used the U.S. Constitution as an express blueprint for their own governance, but we do know that the genealogy of worldwide law to “insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” can be traced back to us. Article 1 in the Bill of Rights, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” served as the cradle for the Restoration and remains relevant today in current threads of discussion on religious freedom related to our right to maintain the doctrinal purity of marriage only as a union between a man and a woman in fulfillment of the great Plan of Happiness.

America guaranteed a properly fertilized population ready not only to receive the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, but also to export it to all of God's children spanning the globe. After the church was officially organized on a clear spring 6th of April 1830, what started in Canada with a fledgling effort of two missionaries now consumes the entire world. 85,000+ missionaries serve and teach in 188 languages in 155 countries. Just like the truly noble attributes of love, testimony, and faith, the benefits offered by the U.S. Constitution and the restoration of the Gospel are accrued only by sharing them. The U.S. Constitution and the Restored Gospel made America great, and exporting them will keep it that way.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent commentary. Really enjoy your writing.