Chapter 5

Common Sense for America, by Don Hunt

Section I

CHAPTER 5   WE MUST DECIDE “WHO IS IN CONTROL!”

“Unless an Individual or the Majority of Individuals in a Nation Believe in a Power Greater Than Themselves and Each Other, There will Always be Temptation Toward Greed and Selfishness. Such Behavior in Due Season, Brings Pain and Suffering to All, Not Just to the Offender.”

Please consider the following statement: In a true democracy, the responsibility for a deliberate, unlawful act committed by an individual, lies not with the offender, but with the majority who haven’t made the punishment strong enough to make the individual fear being punished. We have failed to make the consequences equal to the severity of the crime!

The legal system of a true free society should be very simple. Everyone must know the law and the penalty for breaking it. The laws must be few in number. Everyone must understand the punishment is as bad as putting your hand on a hot stove. No sane person would do that. Those individuals who are not sane must be helped, whenever possible, in the most compassionate way. However, they must never be permitted to enjoy freedoms that would place others in possible danger.

The majority of individuals in America believe in a higher power. We are told by books almost six thousand years old, that love and faith are the key characteristics of a Godly life. Those who know God on a personal level know God has their best interests at heart. He is not a vengeful God. He is a good God who wants to bless us if we will only let him. no father can be a blessing to a rebellious child!

Those individuals who make it a pattern in their life to do the best they can, trusting God to help them meet their needs, are also able to help meet the needs of others around them. these principles are the basis for an ever continuing peaceful and enjoyable life.

For those burdened with the guilt of past mistakes and failures many call sins, a true spiritual leader can help. There is a simple solution for you! Millions throughout history have experienced the freedom only God’s gift to mankind can provide (John 3:16). All you have to do is “accept it!”

To have a successful society, there must be fair rules, and they must be fair for all. Individuals, left to their own ways, have been unable to overcome the failings within themselves to make perfect laws. A truly free society, based on these five Godly principles, will bring stability to our nation.

Will we be perfect? No. However, we will be able to live out our lives with the rights and privileges our Constitution promises us… liberty and justice for all.

Freedom principle # 5

“Unless an Individual or the Majority of Individuals in a Nation Believe in a Power Greater Than Themselves and Each Other, There will Always be Temptation Toward Greed and Selfishness. Such Behavior in Due Season, Brings Pain and Suffering to All, Not Just to the Offender.”