Dr. Os Guinness on ‘Sustainable Freedom’

Do you know what is meant by the phrase “sustainable freedom?” America’s founding fathers did. So did Abraham Lincoln.

This is a lengthy video clip, but well worth watching. Dr. Os Guiness speaks on September 13, 2012 on “A Free People’s Suicide.”

From Guiness’ web site:

In all of history’s great civilizations, there has come the moment when their citizens became their own worst enemies, thinking and living at odds with the values and principles upon which their nation was built. Political analyst and social critic Os Guinness provides both historical and current evidence that suggests America is perilously close to reaching this point today. But with this alert, Guinness also offers direction and encouragement for those seeking to achieve what the country’s founding fathers predicted would be most challenging: sustainable freedom.

 Excerpts from A Free People’s Suicide:

“The greatest enemy of freedom is freedom.”

“…times of dominance are the most dangerous in which to be complacent about freedom, for in the life cycle of great powers only one thing finally overcomes dominance: decline.”

“Leadership without character, business without ethics and science without human values – in short, freedom without virtue – will bring the republic to its knees.”

“The problem is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor.”

“…the United States will be indicted for its hubris and judged before the world by whether it has lived up to the standard of its own ideals.”


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