When obvious, simple truth answers difficult problems, denial is common because we want to believe that the solutions must be more complex. Our defensiveness demands this; otherwise, how did we miss it? When the problems and the solutions remain unsolved for 50+ years, fragile egos double-down to prevent the unthinkable: being wrong for nearly a lifetime.
Godlessness and the deconstructing of traditional families and their values explain most of today’s social problems. This began in the 60’s when the Feminist Movement declared war on men and the courts declared war on God. Concurrently, concepts of shame, disgrace, humility, honor, chivalry, duty, character and courage were banished in the name of building self-esteem. What was once earned was now expected, without merit, and progressive idealism replace religion on the Left.
Thomas Jefferson warned us: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever…”
We must awaken from the 50+ year coma that has enveloped us and reject the lie that the United State of America is not a Christian country. Our country was founded on Christian principles. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 24 held either seminary or bible school degrees. Until we return to biblical, Christian centered lives that guide and define our actions as morally responsible people, nothing else really matters because God and faith come before all else. Corruption occupies the space from which God was rejected.
John Hancock offers wisdom shared hundreds of years ago but just as powerful today. “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”
The first Civil War of the North and South, fought with cap, ball and bayonet is today becoming the second Civil War; Right and Left, fought with words, ideals, history and God’s blessings that left unheeded will mark the demise of a nation, the spoiling of a noble and infinite ideal, and the ruinous end to the greatest experiment ever undertaken in mans attempt at self-governance, today still, the envy of the world.
The American founder’s values are worth dying for. The final sentence in the Declaration is a shared oath. “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
When citizens asked Ben Franklin what kind of government we had, he said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Can we keep it? Are we worthy of our Fathers?