William Owens, Jr.
December 2, 2009
When we as conservatives finish creating our posters and holding them high at tea parties and town hall meetings—of which both are necessary, when we finish surfing the net and posting to Facebook and twitter, when we finish getting our Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly fix, of which all such activity serves its purpose, we must then arise to the level of participation and encourage and empower people to take up the role of representing the people again by running for office. For some of us this is the mandate; for others, the mandate is to support the candidates with time, money and other important resources.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. (Proverbs 29:2)
The righteous has little to do with politics, as we understand it in today’s paradigm— although they should. They must be activated, and if God will show the same mercy that He demonstrated toward our Founding Fathers, they will. Unfortunately, to our own detriment, we have allowed politics to become a professional career choice by unqualified and unconcerned individuals who are driven by financial reward and prestige, rather than virtue and principle. Through the neglect of the people, we have allowed crooks to take positions of power that rob us by a law. If we are to make good use of our current dismay with government, we will only do so by activating natural aristocracy.
Thomas Jefferson typified the Founders’ philosophy of social responsibility. They strongly believed that the best citizens should accept major roles in public life. They believed people with talent and demonstrated qualities of leadership should have the same sense of duty as that which Washington exhibited when he allowed himself to be called out of retirement three separate times to serve the country. Jefferson referred to such people as the nation’s “natural aristocracy.” He said it was an aristocracy of virtue, talent, and patriotism without which the nation could not survive. (Excerpt from The Five Thousand Year Leap)
While getting my dose of Glenn Beck yesterday, my jaw dropped (literally) when he demonstrated on his famous blackboard the level of experienced workers our presidents had on their staff. If the highest was 80%, Obama is 10%. That means theoretically, one out of ten of his staff has experience in what he or she has been assigned to do! This is an insult to the American spirit of excellence, but also expected from a president who desires to create a cradle to the grave government, and impose un-American, socialistic agendas upon our nation.
Academics were established as a liberal arts devised to teach people how to think for themselves. Today they are the socialist’s tool chests to tell people how to think instead. Obama’s troubles in hiring experienced people are not because they don’t exist; it’s because they don’t fit his ideology of a government ran society: control the people.
Samuel Adams puts forth words that we must heed should we capture the essence of the American vision when he stated:
“But neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen not any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.” (Wells, Life of Samuel Adams)
I fear we have allowed this. Until we repent of our own neglect and refuse the glitter of gold that many times do not exist and place a value on our own country, another system-produced politician will replace Obama. The glitter has distracted us from our duty to serve! Not just in the armed forces but in halls of congress. Who best to protect our troops but the families of troops?
The founders realized that if America was to have the best possible government, it would have to create a process by which the best suited for the job would ascend to the task. They knew without such a political process, in time, our Constitution would be doomed, for it is the nature of men to abuse power and be tempted to abuse the very people they serve.
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If you are looking for a confirmation on rising to the task of serving, you have it. If you are looking for a confirmation on supporting a principle-centered, value driven candidate, you have it. It is the next logical step and it is happening throughout the land. It is about time and I now can hear our Founding Fathers rousing themselves with palms slapping tables, and sticks pounding the floor declaring, “Hear! Hear!”
William Owens is the Author of: Obama: Why Black America Should Have Doubts
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William Owens is a husband of twenty-four years to Selena Owens, and also a father of their four young adult children. He is President and co-founder of the Multi-cultural Conservative Coalition, a non-partisan conservative coalition comprised of people of various ethnicities and cultures who espouse conservative and patriotic ideologies, and translate those beliefs within society through a variety of platforms.
He is the author of seven books including, Divine Protocol-The Order of God’s Kingdom, Warriors Arise – Spiritual Life, Spiritual Warfare, Spiritual Maturity, and the controversial work, Bastards in the Pulpit. His latest, Obama: Why Black America Should Have Doubts is Owens’ first politically themed work and is experiencing great success in this hour of political transformation in America.
William Owens is also founder of iTouch Publishers, celebrating sixteen years of publishing relevant messages through books and newspapers to specialized markets since 1994. His wife, Selena, is also an author. To date, they have published a combined seventeen titles, and will be releasing their national newspaper, Christian Life News, A Christian Worldview Publication on the West Coast prior to year’s end.
He is a sought after speaker both within and also outside the Christian arena, and is a speaker and political activist touring with The Tea Party Express for the second time throughout America.