A Forefather’s Day to Remember

By Jim MacDonald

Saturday, June 19, 2021, began the first annual Forefather’s Day celebration at the National Forefather’s Monument in Plymouth, Ma. It was a gorgeous day to be outside and near the ocean. The sun was shining as bright as the faces of the Convention of States (COS) supporters.

In 1620, the pilgrims came ashore in Plymouth, MA, to establish what has become the greatest country in the history of the world. Here we are, 401 years later, in front of a monument design as a tribute to the Forefathers from the Founders. The monument and all it stands for are breathtaking.

Michael Arnold, the State Director for the Massachusetts COS, began the afternoon welcoming the crowd to the activities. William Wrestling Brewster, a tenth-generation ancestor of the first governor of the colonies William Brewster, who arrived on the Mayflower, shared some history of that first year in the new land.

Next, Leo Martin, historian, and author of the book Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness, shared the story behind each of the five statues, contributing to the overall structure. The Founders designed the statue as a representation and tribute to the formation of Biblical government, as Moses wrote. The purpose is never to forget how we got here and provide a road map, should we lose our way.


Leo explained the Biblical World view of our government begins with the first and largest statue, which sits on top and in the middle of the structure. The lady statue’s name is faith. She points upward with her right hand towards God, where He reigns and oversees our government. She is holding the Geneva Bible in her left hand.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.—Hebrews 11:1

It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.—George Washington

Our Forefathers and Founders felt that all good governments begin with a strong faith in the one true living God of the universe. Unfortunately, today, many of our political leaders have rejected any assistance from God; therefore—faith has vanished. Thus, Marxism was rapidly ushered into our society.

Thank God, the Founders, having the wisdom that came from their faith in God, amended Article V of the Constitution to allow for a convention of states to restore the process of government and reestablish a Biblical World view. COS is the only solution that’s big enough to handle the problem.


The second of five statues is a lady sitting with her eyes closed and holding a tablet of the ten commandments in one hand and the scroll of Revelation in the other. Her name is morality, and it signifies that our moral values come from an internal search for the truth through faith in God. This morality comes from God and cannot be forced on anyone.

And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.—Romans 1:28

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.—John Adams

By rejecting God, America has lost her moral compass. Therefore she’s electing leadership with “worthless minds” who are inadequate to operate the government under a Constitution which relies on a people of “moral and religious” character and a strong desire for self-governance.


The third statue, a gentleman sitting by the name of Law, represents the next step to a Biblically-based government. Law has the book of laws in one hand, with his other hand extended forward, defining that any written law must have mercy in mind.

For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.—Galatians 5:14

Where there is no law, there can be no liberty, and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain, and universal in its operations upon all the members of the community.             —Benjamin Rush

All American laws should be written for self-governing, liberty-minded people. As man falls away from Godly principles, laws must become more oppressive to restrain the citizen. Today, laws are written to benefit certain political or business groups and are not “universally applied to all community members.”


Fourth is a statue of a young lady, presumably a mother, teaching her children with a Biblical World view. With the Bible in her hand, she teaches her children rather than the state teaching them. The Forefathers and Founders believed it to be the parent’s responsibility to train up their children.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correction, for training in righteousness.—2 Timothy 3:16

Say…whether peace is best preserved by giving energy to the government, or information to the people. This last is the most certain and the most legitimate engine of government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them. And it requires no very high degree of education to convince them of this. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.              —Thomas Jefferson

One of the biggest challenges we face as freedom-loving Americans today is our government-run school system only allows for a secular worldview. Our children are taught that Marxism presents a utopian form of government because it maintains equality of results among all people. However, it fails to point out that only a lower class and an elite class exist under Marxism. A small group is very wealthy, and everyone else lives very poorly—there is no in-between.


The final of the five statues is a gentleman by the name of liberty. He’s dressed to fight against all foes, both spiritual and carnal. Liberty is wearing the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth. He holds the sword of the Spirit, and his feet are sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. The only way to defeat liberty is by removing God from our government.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.—2 Corinthians 3:17

A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?—George Washington

America has removed the Spirit of the Lord from the public square, and freedom is fading. Without God, the armor is of no use, and we begin teaching the secular worldview. After educating our youth for several generations about Marxism, justice and mercy are no longer reflected in our laws. Without good laws, there is no civility, and evil prevails.

Morality then opens her eyes and looks outwardly. She sees all that the world has to offer, and she adores it. Power and money become her god, and corruption overcomes civility. Faith no longer points upward but points at herself because she believes she can control the outcome.


The National Monument to the Forefathers is a reminder and compass back to freedom and liberty. Before America plunged towards tyranny, we flourished as the greatest nation to ever exist. We need only to follow the path the Forefathers set for us.

To restore America, we need only to walk back the process that got us here. How? We the People must: pray for a spiritual revival. Learn, study, and teach the United States Constitution so we never fall for the next best utopian idea again. Get involved with the Convention of States to reinstate our government to the Constitution’s original intent. Then teach our youth and each succeeding generation the truth of our nation’s founding along with the Bible and America’s founding documents.

Let’s all begin by pointing our finger towards God and looking upwards for His guidance!

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