February 4th, 1987
Now I want to tell you the story of a little girl named Laura. She grew up in America about a hundred years ago when many grown-ups believed that God ruled as king for real and not humbugs. You can read the story yourself in the book, Little Town on The Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Laura was born in a log cabin in the year 1867. The story takes place in the summer of 1881 when she was fourteen. It is the Fourth of July. That is the day Americans celebrate the beginning of wizards called United States of America. Back then it wasn't nearly so powerful a wizard in grown-up's minds as it is now because they knew their grandparents had made it up out of thin air.
In Laura's true story a man had just read the Declaration of Independence to the crowd. The Declaration is the letter that Americans sent to King George in 1776 telling him he was a humbug. They told him they didn't believe in wizards called kings anymore. They said God does not want us to be ruled by humbugs no matter what they are called, king, ceasar, parliament, judge, or whatever. They said the Law of Nature, and of Nature's God made them free no matter what people in England may think.
Right after that the crowd sang a song called, America. This song was written to honor God as our for real king by Samuel Smith in 1832. This is the hymn or anthem of our country. The last verse goes like this...
Today, even Christians are unaware of it, but once it was commonly believed that God Himself was America's ruler, not men. Here is what Laura thought to herself those many years ago...
The crowd was scattering away then, but Laura stood stock still. Suddenly she had a completely new thought. The Declaration and the song came together in her mind, and she thought: God is America's king. She thought: Americans won't obey any king on earth. Americans are free. That means they have to obey their own conscience. No king bosses Pa; he has to boss himself. Why (she thought), when I am a little older, Pa and Ma will stop telling me what to do,and there isn't anyone else who has a right to give me orders. I will have to make myself be good.
Her whole mind seemed to be lighted up by that thought. This is what it means to be free. It means,you have to be good. 'Our father's God, author of liberty-'The laws of Nature and of Nature's God endow you with a right to life and liberty. Then you have to keep the laws of God, for God's law is the only thing that gives you a right to be free.'
This is a true story with a very important lesson. You see, today grown-ups don't believe as Laura did a hundred years ago. They have stopped believing that God is America's ruler. They have stopped believing that we should keep God'd laws. That is why we do not have liberty and justice for all. That is why the Pledge of Allegiance is a trick and a lie. Grown-ups have been tricked into obeying the laws of humbugs rather that the laws of God. When Americans stopped believing that God rules them and the world, Americans stopped being free. That means they are slaves to the humbugs and ruled by wizards.
I think Laura was a very smart girl. I think it is time grown ups and children in America stopped playing make-believe games about wizards and started to obey God's law again.
Many grown-ups think they can obey God's law and still play Wizards of America. The truth is that God's first law tells them they can not do both. But they would rather believe a lie. They may ask you to believe the same lie. But remember what Laura said and don't believe them. You are free to choose a man to rule you. You are also free to choose God to rule you. But don't forget, when you choose one you have rejected the other.
Can you find where Laura and her Pa were on the spectrum of govenment? How about Samuel Smith?
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