“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas recalls these timeless words of John Adams in his new book If You Can Keep It, in order “to urge today’s Americans to remember the ordered liberty at the heart of the American idea.”
Metaxas phoned in to the Matt Lewis & The News podcast this week to discuss the the virtues and mores that America has forgotten, and the secret to self-government.
If You Can Keep It implores us to remember the value and fragility of the American system, and the moral virtue that the founders understood as necessary for successful self-government and the preservation of liberty.
Surprisingly, one of the best ways to preserve our liberty, Metaxas said, is to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States. Without his likely appointment of a conservative judge to the Supreme Court, Metaxas argued, our precious system of ordered liberty could be permanently skewed by a liberal majority on the bench.
Among the many accolades for the poignant new book, Dennis Prager insists that “not only should every American read it—they should then read it aloud to their children and grandchildren.” The groundbreaking new book from Eric Metaxas If You Can Keep It is available now.
Stream the full podcast with Matt Lewis and Eric Metaxas here, and download the podcast on iTunes.