THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OUR NATIONíS WONDERFUL START
NOT SOLDIERS, NOT DRONES
THE CHURCH WAS VERY ACTIVE IN OUR BEGINNING
The Church taught the people Godís plan for good government and the people with the Church brought about the best modern government on earth.
But some or many of our Churches have dropped out from helping people understand our government and its actions; and the federal government is continuing itís a downward spiral.
OUR NATIONíS WONDERFUL START
Alice M. Baldwin, the daughter of a Congregational Minister; for her doctorate thesis of 1928 wrote the book: "The New England Clergy and the American Revolution."
Baldwinís Book is available online:
Her book shows clergy actions in the 17th and 18th Century:
OUR INTEGRITY YEARS
From our origin in 1607 to about 1835 (with exceptions such as slavery, cruelty to Indians and military intrusions into Mexico) both before and after the adoption of our constitution, it is deduced that our people lived and acted in reasonable compliance with Godís natural laws.
In 1835 the Andrew Jackson administration; after balancing the nationís budget seven of eight years, paid the federal debt to zero and got rid of the national bank. Though Jacksonís cruelty to Indians taints his image; his administration underscores economic integrity, which led to our awesome growth period.
THE GROWTH YEARS
1790 to 1890
Our new nation: with the integrity of a significantly Christian population, relatively sound money, legally binding contracts "supply and demand" wages, the free market and with a small federal government - the PEOPLE GREW THE ECONOMY. Competition kept the companyís competitive.
By the end of these first 100 years, the United States, by 1890, had - by far - the world's most productive economy! American farmers and industry produced twice as much as its closest competitor, Great Britain.
The "supply and demand" wage 1867 to 1893 was 7 cents per hour. There was no federal minimum wage. During this period we had 20 economic surplus years and only 7 deficit years.
During those 27 years:
WE SENT MISSIONARIES TO FOREIGN LANDS
Americans venture(d) forth with their version of the gospel of Protestantism and American civilization, first to India, Burma, and Hawaii, then eventually by 1900 to the Middle East, Africa, and to China, Japan, and Korea in the Far East. In the last decades of the century, American missionary numbers increased substantially (to about 5,000 by 1900).
Deuteronomy 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
De 30:17 & 18: But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
NOW WE GROW DEBT!!
WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM??
In stark contrast with our integrity years, with all the advances in energy, transportation and modern equipment;
Herbert G. Peters
2018 Candidate for
United States Senate, California