Thursday, October 16, 2008

One Nation Under God

We seem to be in constant debate as to whether or not this nation was formed under Biblical principles. I would like for people to consider the fact that America has had the same government in place for over 200 years. That is no small feat. No other nation in all of human history has had a governmental system in place for this length of time. Is that enough to make a person wonder why that is? There are very many countries in the world, and many Americans espouse the politically correct, cultural belief that they are all equal. Holding this belief, for many, makes them feel as if they are expressing tolerance and fairness. In some cases, holding that belief is not enough. It is sometimes necessary, for some, to not only believe that other cultures are equal in moral standing, but that America is immoral.

America definitely has things in its past history that can be considered ugly and unjust; every nation does. But does the good outweigh the bad? Freedom; the word is so important yet is meaningless to those who don't understand how we obtained it which also means they don't know how to maintain it. I do have very strong beliefs as to what belief system is responsible for our foundation as a nation. It is very interesting that even before I became a Christian I believed that the foundation of the US Constitution was Christianity. I thought it was common knowledge. Those who believe otherwise fall into different categories but two of them are those who wish to remove the knowledge of our Christian foundation and those who have been taught that there was no Christian foundation to this country. The former's motive is somewhat malicious, to say the least, but the latter may not be. If we are to " the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity..." then maybe it's time for the latter group to take the time to actively learn the true history of the founding of the United States of America.

I won't be here on this earth forever and I'm not sure that America will wake up to the truth in my lifetime, but I sure take seriously the fact that we should be securing the Blessings of Liberty to our Posterity and I would sure hate to think that my children and grandchildren will have even less freedom than we have today. It's not only possible, but it's happening because we have less freedom today than our grandparents did. Do you think that some of our ancestors would be shocked at the fact that our children are not allowed to pray in school? We used to be able to pray in school and in a public setting. Why not anymore? If the founders opened with prayer every time Congress was in session and Congress still to this day opens with prayer, isn't it obvious that it was never the intention to remove the Christian worldview from government? Why do our coins read, "In God We Trust"? Those who misuse the phrase "Separation of Church and State" (which is not in the Constitution and has no real
legal standing) and wish to have those words removed cannot explain why those words were put on our coins in the first place.

American citizens have become victims of the Boiling Frog Syndrome. The syndrome is as follows: If you place a frog in a pot of boiling hot water the frog will, of course try to immediately jump out of the pot. But if you place the frog in a pot of cool water and turn on the fire under the pot, as the temperature rises the frog will drift into a relaxed state as if in a warm bath. Before long the frog will boil to death. The gradual increase goes unnoticed by the frog. Has the gradual increase in governmental control gone unnoticed by American citizens? For most, yes. We have allowed breaches from our government that would have been met with armed resistance 100 years ago. The federal government is constantly conducting activities that are not authorized in our Constitution and we, as a whole, have remained silent. We are being led like sheep to slaughter and most are unaware because their focus is on things they believe to be rights, but are not. While we're fighting against or for homosexual marriage our money is
deliberately being debased for the purpose of destroying the American economy. While so many are focusing on abortion, farmers in this country are being paid by our government to not grow crops. This will soon lead to a deliberate food shortage. So when this country ends up looking more like a third world country with no money and very little food, those who push for these social/moral issues can take comfort in knowing that homosexuals can get married and the 13 year old girl next door has the right to abort her baby without her parents knowledge. These issues are important, but would not be issues of such enourmity if we as citizens remained focused on keeping the governmental system in check.

Are we still One Nation Under God? Maybe not. Can we get back there again? I sure hope so, because citizens that are one nation under God would do a much better job of prioritizing to ensure that their posterity will live in a nation that recognizes their unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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