The mere fact that we are even having this question brought up today and that so many laws have been enacted in the notion that our nation was not intended to be Christian-based for the very sake of our national prosperity is evidence of the success of the enemies of this nation have had in depriving us of the knowledge and history of our nation. Too many of us do not know our history. So we are truly like a leaf so detached that we do not know that we come from a tree. All that one has to do is take a glancing look at the chaos and destruction that is occurring in our streets and the cratering moral and academic levels you will quickly see that it is not the good side that is winning. We are a Christian nation. It is what birth us, gave us life, and fed us. For the sake of our nation’s posterity, we have to reclaim our rightful heritage and reverence for our nation’s magnificent past and act accordingly.
Late former President Ronald Reagan prophetically said that, ‘Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” My only fear is that we may have already reached that point, if not passed it. We have created too many orphans to the very concept of freedom – of Americanism.
To me Americanism includes first, the love of God, love and respect of father and mother, love and respect of American culture and history, and last, but not less, love and respect of America’s founding principles – the Constitution for the united states of America and the Declaration of Independence, and with the innate drive to be independent and self-governing. But one must have the knowledge of their existence for any of the principles and concepts to have any relevance. The common thread that binds all of these concepts is a high degree of moral standards, via Biblical philosophy and principles.
Ever since the Supreme Court’s mis-application of Jefferson’s “separation of church and state” reference the federal government, particularly those of the liberal/progressive political persuasion, have been hell-bent on abolishing any presence of Christianity and God from public view to the point that many Americans view themselves as not only being not Christian, but of no particular religious foundation at all. The popular acceptance of secular religions and intuitively counter Christian philosophies to include even that of Islam is running rampant throughout our society, aided by the federal government, at the expense of our nation’s traditional religious beliefs and philosophies.
The explosion of single-parent households coupled with the politically redefining of marriage to include pairings of same-sexed persons have rattled the once solid foundation of the nuclear family, that of one man and one woman, to it’s core. And has disturbed and confused the building and structuring pillars that once raised a child to adulthood to clearly know and understand right from wrong actions, and to have a clear sense of the hierarchical nature of a civil society, rather than a society of few absolutes, less defined roles of behavior, absent defined boundaries, and a gross detached sense of personal responsibility with little or no fear of consequences. The self-evident negative consequences that actions such as having a child as a single parent and raising as child in a homosexual household is having on our society has been a generation or more children growing up without true guidance or structure from home as in past generations, grossly deficient in critical social skills, and eternally lacking moral and ethical integrity amongst not only our youth, but our society as a whole.
And as for the results of a grossly politically and civically detached American populous, it can not be described as anything but tragic! A September 2011 USA Today article reported on some findings from an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey that should make anyone who loves this great nation serious concern:
- Just 38% of the poll’s respondents can name all three branches of the U.S. government (executive, legislative and judicial) One-third are unable to correctly name any of the branches.
- 15% correctly say John Roberts is chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, but almost twice as many respondents (27%) correctly named Randy Jackson as a judge on TV’s American Idol.
- A majority of people (55%) incorrectly believe the Constitution was signed in 1776. That’s the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787.
As former Justice Sandra O’Connor said, “If we don’t know what makes this country special and worth saving, how will we know how to safeguard its promise of freedom and opportunity.”
It is my belief that when someone speaks of changing a person or a nation fundamentally they can only be talking of changing him or it from its core. Changing his or it’s belief structure. Changing his or its culture. And changing his or its self perception. Tearing him or it down in order rebuild it in an different manner. America from its inception has always been stubbornly masculine in personality, a independent-minded cultured nation, and grounded in and guided by Judeo-Christian principles. But more importantly, a politically engaged and educated people were always to be the most critical component for the nation’s survival as a free nation. Remember what Ben Franklin said after the first Constitutional Convention, we have a republic, IF WE CAN KEEP IT. But with the slow incremental introduction of collectivism, more and more personal responsibility being transferred to the government, and just the abandonment of the fundamental principles and beliefs that has made this nation the envy of the world for over 200 years, we find ourselves now with the federal government in control of nearly 10% of the nation’s economy and able to micro-manage the lives of nearly every U. S and American citizen with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare, and more Americans dependent on the U.S government for their very survival. Coupled with a frightful number of Americans lacking any knowledge or understanding of this nation’s founding principles, heritage, or the reason that makes this nation truly exceptional holds even more worrisome prospect for the nation’s future as one of a free-minded people. A CNN July 4th, 2013 article reported that, “A shocking 85% of Americans cannot correctly describe the “rule of law,” as bedrock a principle as we have. A similar percentage cannot identify the Constitution as the “supreme law of the land.” How can one defend something that they know nothing about or falsely indentify?
History tells us that you can not have freedom absent a high degree of morality and personal responsibility. And whether one chooses to admit it, the Christian Bible has been the cornerstone of America’s miraculous success. If one were to place Biblical principles next to the Constitution one would clearly recognize the connection between the two. The question I have to ask, if our Christian principles and fundamental values are to be removed from our society, what would we have to replace it with that would benefit us as much? What other’s nation’s successful principles would we adapt?
The importance of Christendom to our nation’s existence can not be questioned, but by one unlearned in our history. Congress in 1854 rejected a petition to separate Christian principles from government. Congress resolved, “Had the people during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle.” It is the next generation of American’s relationship to freedom and morality and the nation’s traditional Biblical principles and history that has served this nation well that is of extreme concern. Without the bounds of principles that has guided their forefathers and this nation to the prosperity that they have become too accustomed the future does appear to be problematic if this nation is to remain in any resemblance to what we were given.
The next time that you see one of those segments on TV where random citizens are asked the most basic of questions such as, What year was the nation’s Declaration of Independence was signed? and they express their blatant ignorance, or when you witness youths express no interest in American traditional religious values or history, or when you see a woman who has 10 plus children, with no financial means, and no job skills, unremorsefully speaks of how others, i.e., you and I, the government, should help pay for her and her children needs, to the degree that it makes you cringe intensely, just remember what G.W, [George Washington] said in 1796,“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle”.
And as Mr. Reagan prophetically said, “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth” The choice is ours.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but never thought that the day would come that Christendom would come under serious assault in this country not by an extreme American leftist group, atheist group, or anti-religious group, but by the government of the United States.
Lets first start off with the astonishing May report in Brietbart.com stating that the U.S military will actually Court Martial any solider who shares his or her Christian faith. Whats even more astonishing is that the report states, “Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.” That’s like someone from an atheist group helping develop the laws and procedures for the Boy Scouts of America. But, as sad as it may be to think of such an event, in today’s degrading culture such an event maybe easily accepted. The Establishment Media would only have to colour it under words such diversity or equality. But, that’s not the end of the military’s extremely bizarre religious cultural conversion. In April the U.K Daily Mail reported that U.S Army Reserves training material, “classifies Christians, including both evangelicals and Roman Catholics, as religious extremists, placing them in the same category as skinheads, the Ku Klux Klan, Hamas and Al Qaeda.”
The one thing that I was always raised to be certain of was that America would always be defined by its Christian foundation and principles and that the military would be the most glaring evidence of that just as it has been ever since the America Revolutionary. But so to, I never imagined that the American people would become so detached from the purpose, actions, and behavior of their government.
The orchestrated silent purging of our nations most cherished religious principles and culture doesn’t just stop with the military. Earlier this month a South Carolina High School Valedictorian had to rip up a per-approved speech to talk about his Christian up bringing and recited the Lords Pray to a roaring applause from the graduation audience. In 2009 a sitting federal judge actually banned prayer from government school events in Santa Rosa County, Fla. A Indiana college prohibited playing of the National Anthem at sporting events. And as early as 2005 a FOX News Poll stated that many American, 8 out of 10, see the courts as actually the hand that is pushing Christianity into the shadows and out of the view of the public. Must like when Moses was pushed out the view and consciousness of the public by the Egyptian Pharaoh.
We as a nation have strayed so far into the twilight zone that many of us are even questioning whether are not we are a Christian nation. In a CBS report, “Is U.S A Christian Nation?”, stated that just 77% of respondents called themselves Christian, as compared to 91% in 1948, and that a Newsweek poll stated that just 62 percent of Americans believe America to be a Christian nation. This is about the same time that Mr. O stood in Turkey as the President of the U.S basically denouncing any claim that we are a Christian nation when he said, “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation,”… “We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.” We have becoming a nation with no religious identity according to a Pew Forum on religion and public life. America is no longer the land for free religious expression, especially if you are Christian, as the Heritage Foundation in the Fall of 2010 report called, Religious Liberty and Expression Under Attack: Restoring America’s First Freedoms. In the report it pointedly stated, “All across America, religious institutions and individuals are being subjected to increasing restrictions on their free exercise of religion and freedom of speech—a crackdown that can be seen in a variety of different contexts ranging from employers or health care professionals being required to provide or facilitate abortions against the dictates of their faith to street evangelists and public school students seeking to share their religious viewpoints with others. This rising disregard for religious liberty represents a marked break from the long-standing American tradition of accommodating religious practice and expression that predates the ratification of the Constitution.”
Three questions should be asked by even the most passive observer. Why is this issue getting scant coverage by the American Media? Why is our nation’s religious identity being so brazenly attacked and denigrated with seemingly impunity? Why? And who does it benefit? Though I do not have all of the answers, but many may want to use the excuse of the separation of Church and State Clause in the Constitution. But, the funny thing is that there is no such clause. In fact, the whole convoluted and most miss-construed issue of Separation of Church and State comes not from the U.S Constitution, but the U.S.S.R Constitution of 1922-the former Communist Republic. The great irony is that Jefferson’s noted Separation of Church and State had to do with U.S. government NOT interfering with the religious freedoms of Americans – just as it states in the Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
But so to must we look at the person who heads the Executive Branch of the United States. The person who executes the laws of the federal government and sets statutory policies for the departments under his domain – Mr. Barack Obama. It is not to say that the suppression of Christianity is new in this country, but the veracity and vigorousness of the comprehensive attack that has been unleashed is nothing more than astounding. And one can argue that such an assault is being done with a little too much passion to be done begrudgingly or with any mental reservation. The question needs to be asked how does the fact that Mr. O was raised and heavily influenced by two fathers of Muslim backgrounds and origins and that he spent most of his formative years outside of the Continental United States Of America?
In any regard, the only truth is that the people who do not believe that individuals can govern themselves or that a nation can not be the beacon of prosperity, freedom, and liberty to shine the light on their mass flaws of human injustices and economic ineffectiveness are the ones who will benefit from the demise of America. And that these people can only succeed if we the American people forget, disavow, and or surrender our history, our culture, our customs, our fundamental religious principles, and our identity.