Editor, Times-Union:

John Adams once said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

This quote, and especially its last line, expresses a belief widely held among the statesmen of the founding generation that no matter how well a constitution is constructed, it will not insure freedom and prosperity unless it is supported by a moral, religious population.

Much like a beautiful concerto is subject to the rules of music theory (discovered by man but created by God) so must a great nation be subject to the rules of the Creator (set forth in the Constitution but inspired by the Bible). If you follow the rules of music theory you can create a limitless array of wonderful music, however if you disregard the rules you end up with a painful discord.  

America in its effort to be progressive, woke and diverse has driven us into a land of chaos. Have you noticed that even the mantra of both political parties yearn for a return to the past "Make America Great Again" as well as "Build Back Better"? We as a nation have progressed ourselves into a horrendous discord and our most inner being is crying out for a return to sanity.

Yes, there are those out there that can continue to write their letters and beat their drum for freedom from the constrains of Biblical Truth but in the end they will find that that path has a very unpleasant ending. See Proverbs 14:12.

John Burtoft

Warsaw, via email