Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Republic The Founding Fathers Never Imagined - Darwyn Hassert's 'Patriotism From An American Pulpit' Offers Clarity For A Fractured Political Process

Hassert's work clearly demonstrates that the Founding Fathers used the Bible as a political textbook to create the greatest country in the history of the world

Name any presidential candidate today - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders - and what comes immediately to mind? Scandals. Hypocrisy. The latest comical insult perhaps.

Sadly, most of us have come to believe that every member of Congress is in the back pocket of more than one lobbying special interest group. The government seems to be in an endless state of party bickering, filibusters and deadlock, unable to agree on anything.

The American citizen hears carefully crafted phrases and endless platitudes from those in positions of power.  But we know that nearly every one of those words have been carefully crafted by a crack PR team whose goal is to appeal to a specific slice of a special voting demographic. More and more Americans feel duped and many have simply thrown up their hands and walked away from the political process entirely.

The political system in America has been fractured into a thousand pieces, driven by greed, special interests and the need to be politically correct. There is no clear cut direction. There no longer appears to be any common goals. If it were not so sad and depressing, it would be comical. But it wasn't always this way. Once upon a time, the government of the United States had a clear direction and common goals.

In the eyes of Darwyn Hassert, a study of American history reveals that the Founding Fathers took the Bible as a political textbook and founded our Constitutional Republic. The result is that America became the greatest country in world history. The thirteen chapters in his latest Christian book, “Patriotism from an American Pulpit”, reveal some of the rich legacy that the Founding Fathers gave to us and are taken from patriotic sermons that the author preached as a pastor.

"I wrote this book because so many Americans are not aware of the rich legacy of liberty the Founding Fathers have given to us.  Therefore, they have a difficult time deciding what political candidates are best qualified to perpetuate our Constitutional Republic.  I believe my book will help Americans recognize the type of leaders our country needs.”

As further proof, Hassert offers quotes from both historians and the Founding Fathers:

"It is relevant…to note the prominence of biblical sources for American political thought, since it was highly influential in our political tradition, and is not always given the attention it deserves." - (Lutz, 1980)

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” - John Quincy Adams

“To the Pulpit, the PURITAN PULPIT, we owe the moral force which won our independence.” - John Wingate Thornton

“In those days politics were preached in the pulpits, and men were led to action on the side of freedom by faithful pastors.” - Benson Lossing

“The religion which has introduced civil liberty, is the religion of Christ and his apostles….and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.” - Noah Webster

Darwyn Hassert is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at dkhassert@comcast.net. “Patriotism From An America Pulpit” is available from Amazon. More information is available at Hassert's website at http://www.patrioticpastor.com.

About Darwyn Hassert:

Darwyn Hassert is an ordained minister. He has been a student of American History since the 6th grade. He regularly preached patriotic sermons on special occasions like Memorial Day, July 4th, and the Sundays before election days. At other times he delivered these messages to inspire and inform his congregation about the principles of Liberty.  He often used historical events to illustrate Biblical truths in his sermons.


Darwyn Hassert