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Francis Grund (1805-1863) was an American journalist and author, born in Bohemia (now Liberec, Czech Republic), who deeply appreciated this country. In a book he entitled The Americans, he wrote:

“The American Constitution is remarkable for its simplicity; but it can only suffice a people habitually correct in their actions, and would be utterly inadequate to the wants of a different nation. Change the domestic habits of the Americans, their religious devotion, and their high respect for morality, and it will not be necessary to change a single letter in the Constitution in order to vary the whole form of their government.”

How true. America has become a nation habitually more corrupt in their actions and domestic habits. It has changed in terms of its religious devotion (once almost entirely Christian) and its high respect for morality — an almost complete 180 degree turnaround in both areas. Consequently, it has not been necessary “to change a single letter in the Constitution” to bring about what is being brought about before our very eyes—that is, the varying of our “whole form of government” into something foreign, communistic, totalitarian and nightmarish.

The good new is that God’s promise still holds true, even for a nation as far gone as America now is: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14).


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