Pablo Benito Juarez, Mexican President, Statesman 1806-1872 said
“…as men we are nothing, principles are everything.”
(Vicki Jo Anderson, “The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff”). What happened to that kind of statesmen in the Americas? We desperately need men of a higher moral character and make up. Historians have tried to bury this type of statesman from our memories but the Lord will not let their memories be lost any more. We are in the middle of a collapse of integrity that makes our financial and political problems pale. The Americas are lost to drugs, greed, perversions and power grabs.
We can repent and relearn the ways given for success only through study of the scriptures and those histories that help us to see these Founding Fathers as they were and what made America great. Intelligence was only a part of what kept these men in line with Gospel principles. Then we can have a hope of applying the principles that were once used to make America great. The 5000 Year Leap is one of those books, as are The Real George Washington, The Real Thomas Jefferson, and The Real Benjamin Franklin. These and other resources are available at National Center for Constitutional Studies.
Another book that is most useful in applying these principles is The Making of America. This book is used in many schools as a text, but needs to be universally studied and applied for all age groups. Speaking about this book Edward P. Morgan, A member of the National Bicentennial Commission stated:
“The Making of America will serve as a great aid to all of us who serve as members of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. It belongs in every library throughout the land as must reading, particularly for our youth.”
Ezra Taft Benson in “Our Duty as Citizens”
“…because character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next. It must never be sacrificed for expediency.”