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The "Moral Code"

Shortly following the Japanese attack on the US Naval base in Hawaii in 1941, US Admiral Nimitz made an on-site assessment of the damages rendered by the Japanese navy. He noticed that, even though the US had no credible defense established on the island, the Japanese had not followed up their successful naval-air campaign with an invasion of the island's base which would have positioned the Japanese with an ideal opportunity to launch an invasion on the US west coast.  He also recognized that the Japanese attack had not included destroying the ship repair facilities on the Pearl Harbor base and even the above-ground fuel oil tanks holding four million barrels of oil had been left untouched! Nimitz was confounded but made a statement that expressed his conclusion to the only credible answer for the enemy's strategic oversights: "By this time you will agree that the good Lord was looking out for us although it didn't seem so at the time." (From "Nimitz, Reflections on Pearl Harbor"by William H. Ewing, Fredericksburg, TX, Admiral Nimtz Center, c1985).

 

There was no logical, rational, concrete answer as to "Why?" the Japanese had overlooked what should have been priority targets during the attack. The Japanese forces were elite and extremely efficient investing immense planning and preparation for all of their campaigns. They were a proven military power having already conquered much of the Asian continent. Their oversight of what should have been obvious targets resulted in the US being able to make a rapid recovery and response in what would otherwise have been a catastrophic situation. Yet it was as though the mighty hand of God intervened on behalf of the United States and had limited the destruction of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Time and time again, history portrays the dominating strength and ultimate victory of those functioning on the principles of justice, freedom, and liberty over those would-be aggressive oppressors who seek to defeat and dominate. This is "fact", proven by repetitive applications. It is not simply some whimsical, mystical, solution offered by religious fanatics. It is obviously the "truth" for anyone intelligent and objective enough to observe and recognize it. It is evidence of an undeniable moral law of "right=positive consequences" vs. "wrong=negative consequences". It is a law that applies to individuals, businesses and entire national governments as decisions are made. One cannot practice egregious acts without experiencing the consequences of regret and pain that come with the fruit of immoral intent.

This President will function with the realization that everything he does must acknowledge and seek to fall within the boundaries of this "Moral Code". The "Moral Code" is not some sort of book or document with instructions that you follow. It is not a list of "do's and don'ts". Even the  US Constitution cannot be applied as being the "Moral Code", although a "Moral Code" was obviously used when the Constitution was penned. It is a standard for moral behavior and it relates to every aspect of governing; economics, defense, the judicial system, or method of legislation. This "Moral Code" is the strongest commitment, even to the point of being a sacred commitment, to function and perform in a manner that one would behave if under the close watch of the highest possible court of righteousness.

When the President's highest priority is to function under the premises of this "Moral Code", the people know what to expect. Decisions will be predictable and consistency expected. The level of trust will increase because the citizens will know that their President must keep their best interest forefront. That is what the "Moral Code" demands.

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