In our country are many treasures, often set apart and guarded through
various means, such as glass cases or roped off areas where the
particular treasure sits. It is with this vision of a similar object,
which I call a national treasure that I decided to form the organization
of Colonial Voices.
After three years of
meditating, searching, questioning and reading some history, I surmised
that this treasure I was seeing could be none other than the US
Constitution. Being firmly resolved of my interpretation of this vision,
I now set forth to bring attention to our nation, this awesome document,
and the foundation upon which they rest.
Constitution! It really is the supreme law of our land. It is the set
of legal guidance’s through which our forefathers chose to build a
foundation of democratic government, which would lead and protect those
left, and the inheritors. Those left after a brutal war against
oppression and bondage, but for the just cause of
all men and women to whom this nation would reach across the years of
her fruition and “child bearing”; her time and her opportunity, the
inheritors being us who are alive today.
There were other inheritors, but their time and opportunity is past. They
have gone on. Those who did something are remembered. Those who did
nothing are as what they did, forgotten, not remembered or even
recognized as being. To begin, we must relearn those values and
interpretations handed down to us by our incorporators.
To understand our
constitution, we have to go back to those who wrote it, for into their
hands was given the responsibility of beginning this nation. Before, say
1776, we were still bits and pieces, each searching for his place in the
coming tapestry being woven by the lives of colonial men and women.
It is a most
staggering and overwhelming project, which they undertook and
accomplished. How great they were, our forefathers, foraging us into
“One nation, UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty, and
justice for all.” Surely there must have been a greater author
than these few frontiersmen, perhaps an invisible and imperceptible
person. Throughout history men have made their mark, and others have
seen and read true, for regardless of what they have done, it’s history
reflecting truth and not necessarily intentions of men. We know them for
what they were.
Only the truth
prevails, whatever form it possesses. The authorities raised up in
Colonial America were for our benefit. They not only existed, but their
lives and where they lived were determined for purposes more noble than
humanities have understood. I once heard a man say that we were blessed
and the blessings were thoughts, notions, and ideas. So then, these men
were blessed with these ingredients for a nation, set apart for such
works as to astound human understanding. I’m sure one will ask who? Why
Truth of course, one who stands alone, needing no support from others,
unchanging, and unaffected by anything or anyone.
One other point I
want to make in this brief introduction is this; why in the world are
we? America! Why do you exist? And what task lies ahead? What has
happened to our nation? Will a free people in the world awaken? Do the
rules apply? Shall we continue to ignore the trends in our nation? At
what cost? Will “Pitch Black” come upon us? Then may we begin this
journey to a restored America?