Engines are designed with specific fuels in mind right from the start. When we pull up to a “gas” station we are faced with many “choices“, yet really no choice at all. If we choose the wrong fuel our vehicle may suffer from poor performance, more mileage, shortened engine life, or with the wrong combination; immediate permanent internal damage.
What some may find interesting is that the same 3 elements go into making all of these fuels; Hydrogen (H), Oxygen (O), Carbon (C). That’s it. The difference may be as subtle as odor or price to those of us pumping fuel into our cars. But to the engine, or anyone who has dabbled in organic chemistry, the difference between these fuels is immense.
On average diesel is C12H23. Octane is CH3(CH2)6CH3. Ethanol is C2H5OH. I won’t go into all 18 isomers of octane or who knows how many isomers in what percent make up over the road diesel. The big point is that even though the basic elements are the same carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, they have vastly different combustion characteristics and therefore a humongo difference to your engine. Remember immediate permanent internal damage? A diesel engine will not accept that ethanol as basically the same as diesel and just decide to run fine. If you don’t believe me, please don’t try it.
Nations, like engines are designed to run on different cultures and types of people. Islamic nations require Muslims, while most socialist states require a faith in government above God. Since the start, our nation was designed to run on Christians; various octanes; occasionally a little E85 or other faiths in small percentages. But due to our design, if we want to enjoy a smooth running high performance liberty, freedom and happiness engine, we need Christians in our tank. Our nation’s original designers and a few early mechanics drew up the design based on the Christian type of fuel.
Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other. (John Adams)
When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for 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 [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; … If [our] 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. (Noah Webster)
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were….the general principles of Christianity….I will avow that I believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are so unalterable as human nature. (Samuel Adams)
There are many other supporting quotes, most probably volumes, also indicating that our nation was designed to run on Christian morals. I’ve read that at least 50, maybe more of the signer of the Declaration of Independence were some variety of Christians. And if my memory serves me at least 2 dozen of them also had Christian seminary degrees. These men were not atheist, agnostics, Hindus, or Muslims etc. When they referred to God or the Divine, they were referring to our Christian God.
So while we may be able to haul around 5 gallon jugs of E85, Islam, diesel or Atheism, our nation was not designed to run on them. If we are stupid enough to start pouring them into the tank we should expect our nation to knock, ping and destroy itself from the inside out.
Unfortunately, we’ve been knocking and pinging for the last 4 or 5 decades, since a couple of courts required us to peel off the “Christian fuel only” sticker on the filler cap. I can’t read the news without praying that we will pull over at the next service station, rather than stomping down harder on the gas, vainly hoping that our engine will stop making so much racket.