by Mike Pyatt
My generation’s prone to be lugubrious when examining our shifting cultural and moral landscape, understanding the consequences of its end, if drastic measures aren’t forthcoming. It isn’t a generational curse, as it may appear. Younger citizens, who’ve assiduously contemplated that the erosion of individual liberty, reach similar conclusions, realizing one can’t ignore the obvious any longer. Others remain in their hermetically sealed world of obdurate denial. That magnificent book, “The 5000 Year Leap” chronicles 28 principles of liberty. That 2nd Principle, undergirds the grave concern of millions of liberty minded Christians and co-belligerents, “A free people cannot survive under a Republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong,” Benjamin Franklin warned. Anyone who’s astute of our current moral dilemma, and the precipitous slide toward decadence, must reject the flagrant hue and cry, “Don’t over-react, history runs in cycles…it will return.” One would be forced to ignore the plight of the Roman Empire, that discovered a human god, Caesar Augustus, “divinely appointed” was a poor foundation and Rome fell. This grand experiment called a Republic is precarious and vulnerable to mischief as the Founders solemnly warned.