Our founders had much to say regarding what kind of people we need to be in order to have a successful experiment in self-government. They laid out a formula for success, tried and true, after thousands of years of social experimentation.
Contrary to what many people would like to believe, mankind has not changed. There is no improved version. We still suffer the seven deadly sins of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams, 1798
Over the decades past, there has been much deliberate confusion spread of the men who founded this country, attempting to delegitimize them. They say they were Deists, believing that God created the universe and then departed, having nothing further to do with mankind…nonsense! Some may have been, like Thomas Paine or even possibly Thomas Jefferson. But these people were in the minority, with the vast majority believing that religious faith in the God of the Bible was essential to the formation of a self-sustaining democracy.
It was and remains a ploy to degrade our country and founding, to put it in a place more conducive to diminishing our Americanism.
Jefferson never claimed to be a Deist, but always claimed to be a Christian. After reading his works, it would be reasonable to believe that his antagonism toward Christianity was, “To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others.” Jefferson often complained that people judged him without having read his material. And when reading his letters later in life, he, as is so typical, softened from his positions as the brash and younger intellectual. One could say he even found his faith. Jefferson did, in later life, believe in an afterlife…the immortality of the soul was for Jefferson a “guarantor of morality.”
It has been said America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals. Or, as some would say, America is an idea, not a race. But Churchill often referred to the entirety of America as the American Race. As hoped by the founders we became E Pluribus Unum, ‘Out of Many One.’
Our enemies know this and have worked diligently to change those ideals, to split us up by race and class. Hence, Supreme Court Justices, liberal judges, the media, and educators have worked to find foreign precepts, other answers from other sources to the vital questions of the day. Like the song, they looked in all the wrong places.
In 1962, the Supreme Court, in their stubborn ignorance, decided that prayer had no place in public school, that it was an establishment of religion. If that was the case, why was it an established practice from the very genesis of our country? I remember, while growing up in the New York City public school system, a student was chosen to read any Bible verse of their choosing in front of the entire school at every auditorium program. The Christian kids chose the New Testament, while the Jewish kids chose the Old Testament. I don’t recall any complaints. Was a national religion created by this act…not at all. It was simply an act of reverence for the God WE SAY gave us our natural rights, and our freedom, that we boldly claim we trust on our currency.
Is the country better off today? Hardly! We have every form of degenerate behavior now out in the open for all the world to see. And then, watching in horror as Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and scores of other leaders show approval and declare that it’s the American way.
Incredibly, the original intention was always that freedom of religion will be for all religions. That freedom also comes with responsibility. Of course, today we get Satanists and every other form of idolatry fighting to demand equal time. That is not an indictment of our country, but an example of their intent to destroy it.
Some will say that race has stained our nation, that the blemish will never come out. Yet, twice, the people chose a Black man to be president, only to listen, through the chip on his shoulder, his hatred of America, and watch him as he tore the scabs off the healing wounds of the past, reminding everyone that we were all racists, beyond redemption, all while doing little or nothing for the people he called his own. Such hypocrisy.
Some say America does not work for everyone. Agreed, It does not work for the immoral, the atheistic, the sluggish, those that cannot find within themselves to do better tomorrow than they did today. They become strangers in a strange land, yet demand to reap benefits not earned.
Our country is suffering from wandering in the wilderness, worshipping golden calves, having no direction with leaders that are just as lost.
In times past God has always been at the helm of the struggles we have endured, a level of protection covering us. Our fight for independence is filled with God’s intervention, but now I believe it is no longer the case. We have crossed too many red lines, engaged in too many unnecessary wars, wasted too much national treasure, have too many stupid people in government, and become too absorbed in reinventing mankind. We have all gone astray, some for sins of commission, others for sins of omission, sitting on the fence. As my mother would say, “You know right from wrong, now act like it.”
Are we unfit for our government…Yes, but the end is not yet. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of the Bible, the God we’ve held up as the author of our natural rights, is merciful and patient, waiting for us to come home. As John Adams said:
“There is no nation on earth that can enslave a nation who trusts in God. And no power on earth, foreign or domestic, can prevail who goes up against such a nation.”