WOD 7-22-10


15, 10, 5 For Time:

Hang Power Snatch 135 lbs.

Box Jump 24″

Pull-up

CrossFit Kettlebell - Tactical Athlete Booth - CrossFit Games 2010
CrossFit Kettlebell - Tactical Athlete Booth - CrossFit Games 2010

In 1832, Noah Webster published his History of the United States, in which he wrote:

“The Brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the new Testament or the Christian religion.

The Religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights.  This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.

The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws… All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.

When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God.  The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty;

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes.

Corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the  rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.

If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.”