Keys to Good Government Pt. 1

Dean Welty and David Barton

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“God commands you to choose for rulers ‘Just men who will rule in the fear of God’.  The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty, and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted ….  Public revenues will be squandered …, and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.”        (Noah Webster)

On Life and Marriage: 

Webster wrote those words in 1832.  So, what would he say today about a president and members of his administration and of his party who support same-sex “marriage” and the willful murder of unborn babies? 

On Religious Freedom, Constitutional Principles, & National Debt:

Who show an open hostility toward the conscience rights of God-fearing Americans?  Who often abuse executive power in violation of clear Constitutional principles? And who appear indifferent to our skyrocketing national debt of over 17 trillion dollars — more than $55,000 for each American?

Restoring our Godly Heritage:

Have we indeed neglected our duty and placed “unprincipled” men in office who have corrupted our government and squandered our revenues?  If so, what can we do to make better choices in November — “just men who will rule in the fear of God”?  Finally, what can we learn about all this from our Founding Fathers so that we can begin to rebuild the pillars of good government?

To help answer these questions, we are again featuring David Barton in Part III of this series on “America’s Godly Heritage”.  This week, he will talk about “The Keys to Good Government – According to Our Founding Fathers”.

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On Biblical Authority and First Principles:

For example, what did our Founding Father use as the ultimate authority for determining right and wrong guidelines for good government, and how did they incorporate the principles of religion and morality in their state constitutions?  

Is there a connection for us today between the decline in our Judeo-Christian values and the moral meltdown of our culture?  Is it possible for America, or any nation, to prosper apart from obedience to God’s principles in our daily lives and in the public square?

Flash Alert:    Bringing it home, what about leaders of self-proclaimed Christian organizations like Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) who seem uncertain about or unwilling to follow clear Biblical teaching on morality and God’s design and plan for marriage – despite their motto that “Thy Word Is Truth”.

 Dean Welty and David BartonDean Welty is VCA Vice-President and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley that helps build Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He also hosts a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”. David Barton is a VCA Honoree and Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.

Valley Faith in Action airs five times on WAZT-TV, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, again at 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and finally at Wednesday midnight.  That is on Comcast Cable Channel 13 in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area but varies in other locations.  However, you can also watch this and other programs online HERE anytime.    


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About the Author

Dean Welty
Dean Welty is Founder and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that works to defend and advance issues of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He has developed and led numerous seminars on “America’s Godly Heritage” and “Capstone: The Christian’s Role in Culture and Public Policy”, hosted a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”, and is co-host of a weekly radio program entitled “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet”. He is a former public school teacher, overseas missionary, and senior diplomat with assignments in Asia, Washington, New York with the U.S. Mission to the UN, and as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dean and his wife Janet live in Harrisonburg, VA.