Diary

Dr. Ben Carson, Repeating History

Photo by Marc Nozell on Flickr
Photo by Marc Nozell on Flickr

“Our founders created a system of government whose freedoms are based upon A well- informed and educated populace.  If we ever become less than that, we will turn into something else, because people will not be able to think for themselves, and we will only have to listen to pundits, and that is not going to lead us to a very good place,” said Dr. Carson in an interview with Katie Couric yesterday and many times throughout his campaign. For those of us who enjoy honest history and gain wisdom from it, there was Dr. Carson, our candidate for president. Only those of us who were well-informed and educated could understand Dr. Carson’s constant references to history and the lessons they teach us today.

Dr. Carson’s move out of the race for president proves once again, that change within must sometimes come from outside, as in the case of the Ninety-Five Theses written in 1517 by Martin Luther. The church Jesus had begun centuries ago had now become so unrecognizable to the teachings and intentions of Christ, that it had morphed unrecognizably into a Theocracy.  Anyone within who voiced opposition to corruption was silenced.  It was only reasonable and understandable that Martin Luther would have to affect change from outside the church, now known as the Protestant reformation.  With the invention of the printing press, word of corruption not only prompted citizens to learn how to read and voice outrage, but the momentum this all created prompted the Council of Trent, a self-examination of the church by the church, resulting in its own reforms.

In a very similar repeat of history, the conformance to our United States Constitution has become so unrecognizable to the intentions of our founding fathers, that we have morphed from a free and self-reliant Christian society into a dependent and needy socialistic society, faltering on the precipice of communism. Anyone voicing opposition as in the case of film maker Denish D’Souza is imprisoned, or as in the case of Dr. Ben Carson, mocked and marginalized.

With the invention of the internet, and the vast amount of information at our hands, we can only hope and pray that people will see into history, once again, past the misinformation and disinformation to the truth.   Hopefully sparking our own Council of Trent, a self-examination of our Constitution as written and intended, for the good of the people. Which was written in light of the human condition and not the whims of passing power seekers bent on willful disregard for rule of law, the will of the people and rampant corruption.

God’s people are calm in the face of historically familiar hostilities.  The real test for us as individuals, is what will we do to live a life more excellently, to its fullest in response to Gods call for action on a daily basis. Dr. Ben Carson is not gone and, nor are the leaders that rose to the cry of injustice, we are all still here, just reorganizing.

Photo by Marc Nozell on Flickr
Photo by Marc Nozell on Flickr