We, as a nation, are once again in the throws of a Presidential election. In just thirteen months we will have to decide again which direction we want our Constitutional Republic to go. The choice this election cycle is clearly one of the most, if not the most, critical We the People have had to make in our 230 years as a Constitutional Republic and 243 years as an independent nation. The question of this election is nothing more nor less than do We the People want to remain a Constitutional Republic or do we want to move further to the Left toward Totalitarianism, remain a Republic just right of center, or move further to the Right toward Anarchy.
There are those on the Left, the Socialist-DINOs [Democrats In Name Only] and the Progressives of both parties, who clearly want us to continue our march toward a totalitarian Welfare Socialist State. These power hungry politicians wish to form an oligarchy where We the People become their servants [slaves] dependent on them and the federal government for everything. There are those on the Right, Libertarians and the extreme far-right, who clearly want us to move toward Anarchy. They desire absolute freedom from government interference or restriction. Correct thinking Americans, including Christian conservatives, would prefer that we have Constitutional Restoration where the federal government is the servant and We the People are the rulers as contained in our 1787 U. S. Constitution. This is the position that our Founding Fathers gave to us along the continuum between Totalitarianism and Anarchy. A position often referred to as “just right of center.”
There are many Americans, including Christian conservatives, who seem to agree that our Constitutional Republic is infected with a malignant cancer which I identify as the Socialist (Progressive) Ideology. An ideology which infects both the Democrats and the Republicans and is the root cause of our pending destruction unless we can correct our course. Many of these Americans also seem to only want to treat the symptoms of our malignancy rather than the cause itself. It is clear to me that We the People must return to our past if we are to have a future and “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
Additionally many of these Americans believe that “Christian conservatives” are misdirected in their efforts to save our Constitutional Republic. They seem to believe that We the People should be concerned about the “math” first. It may be that we, as a nation, need to treat our $22.5 Trillion national debt first but how does one do that without treating the cause of that debt? We may need to stop our internal bleeding immediately but if we do not treat the cause of our hemorrhage, the plethora of social-justice programs, we, as a nation, cannot afford all our efforts will ultimately be to no avail.
Many of these folks, albeit a minority of Americans, are professed agnostics or atheists. In general, these are folks who hold the view that any ultimate reality is unknown and probably unknowable. As “Christian conservatives,” we need to be tolerant of their belief that there is no god, supreme being, or ultimate power in the universe. We do NOT on the other hand have to accept their point of view. They are of course free to reject our Judeo-Christian heritage and the Judeo-Christian principles that our Founding Fathers inculcated into the founding documents of our Constitutional Republic. After all, God’s greatest gift to man is his “moral agency” – the right to choose.
“Christian conservatives,” have to be tolerant of LGBT community but they do NOT have to accept homosexuality, same-sex unions, or the destruction of the traditional family.
“Christian conservatives,” have to be tolerant of the pro-choice movement but they do NOT have to accept the genocide [murder] of some 60 Million unborn children of God in a nation that declared its independence based upon the unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and Property.
“Christian conservatives,” have to be tolerant of environmentalists but they do NOT have to accept their destruction of our economy by their placing the environment before We the People and our Constitutional Republic.
“Christian conservatives,” have to be tolerant of non-Christians but they do NOT have to accept their beliefs for the rules that govern our Constitutional Republic particularly rules, such as Sharia Law that would supplant our Constitution in violation of Article VI.
“Christian conservatives,” have to be tolerant of many divergent views but they do NOT have to accept them in our civil society which was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles. If there are those who want a different civil society than the one established by our Founding Fathers, they are free to emigrate and establish one based upon their beliefs, but they do NOT have the right to destroy our majority Christian nation, our Constitutional Republic, our civil society.
In summary, “Christian conservatives” are required by their God to be tolerant of sinners but they do NOT have to accept the sinners’ sins as the norm for our Christian nation, our Constitutional Republic!
Our history is poignantly clear. When our Pilgrim ancestors landed upon Plymouth Rock in 1620, they acknowledged Almighty God and established their Colonial government based upon Judeo-Christian principles in the Mayflower Compact. As others came to the various thirteen colonies they did the same. They did so from their separate Christian denominational views, but nevertheless they did so. Even those who came for economic reasons in the South still acknowledged God in the establishment of their Colonial governments.
When they came together to petition King George III and the Parliament for their grievances and their rights as freemen, when they wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they acknowledged the Creator and our unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and Property as an endowment from Him.
When they met in Philadelphia in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, it was stated by the venerable Ben Franklin, ”I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that except the Lord build the House they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.”
Our Second President, John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers, stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
From 1620 and the landing on Plymouth Rock, through the establishment of the United States of America, and on through the crucible Civil War, the building of a nation from ‘sea to shining sea,’ the industrial revolution and two World Wars our nation grew and prospered because of our Judeo-Christian principles and our acknowledgment of God Almighty’s hand in our destiny as a beacon of hope in a world of darkness.
It was only when the Fabians brought to our shore in 1905 the ideals of atheistic Karl Marx and Frederick Engles, the ideals of the atheistic Communist Manifesto and Socialism, and infected Academia that we began our decline. Very slowly at first but throughout the Twentieth Century this process accelerated because “main-stream” Christian Americans were tolerant.
So what happened in 1905 that changed the dynamics of our Constitutional Republic? The universities became infected by the Fabians and they stopped teaching Adam Smith, John Locke, Frederick Bastiat, etc. in favor of “Marxist Socialist diatribe.” It took less than twenty years for these “ideals” to begin to infect the thinking of our political leaders. It was President Wilson who first began the process of referring to our Constitutional Republic as a “democracy,” in his World War I battle cry to “Make the world safe for democracy.” A slogan that should have been to “Make the world safe for Liberty.” In less than another twenty years it was FDR who embarked on destroying the self-reliance of We the People through “social-justice,” and when the Supreme Court struck down parts of his “New Deal” he set about to place Justices on the Supreme Court that would uphold his views.
But through all this our nation still acknowledged Almighty God and the Judeo-Christian principles which made our nation great. Through all this the Supreme Court held that our Constitutional Republic was a Christian nation. It was not until 1947 that the Supreme Court became infected with judicial “Seeds of Destruction.” It was then that MR. JUSTICE BLACK, without citing a single precedent, began the re-definition and transforming of our 327 year old Christian nation into an amoral nation with a state religion of atheistic secular-humanism. A process that reached its logical conclusion in 1973 with Roe v Wade and the legalization of abortion and the destruction of the unalienable right to “Life.” A decision that has brought about the genocide of some 60 Million unborn “children of God.”
The political “Seeds of Destruction” which began with FDR were followed by the plethora of social-justice programs which have engendered an “entitlement mentality” among a large segment of the populace. Programs which as Thomas Jefferson predicted, wastes “the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them;” and, which effectively has already made that segment of the populace “slaves” of the Federal Government. These can be seen in the policies and programs of:
- The New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President [1933-1945]
- The Fair Deal of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President [1945 – 1953]
- The New Frontier of John F. Kennedy, 35th President [1961 – 1963]
- The Great Society of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President [1963-1969]
- Winning the Future of Barak H. Obama, 44th President [2009 -2017]
- The proposed outright socialist programs being touted by the Democratic candidates for President in 2020.
Generally speaking all of these federally administered social-justices programs violate the Tenth Amendment. These programs rightly belong to the several States as they have nothing to do with international affairs or inter-state commerce. The Founding Fathers stated it well in the Preamble to the Constitution. The Federal Government was to “provide for the common defense,” but it was ONLY to “promote the general Welfare.” To “promote” is to encourage. To “provide” is to accomplish.
There is a popular country and western song that says, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” For 327 years our Constitutional Republic stood for our Judeo-Christian principles and heritage and we prospered into the greatest nation the world has ever known. Since that time, 1933, we have been sliding down a “slippery slope” because of “political correctness” and the removal of Almighty God from the public sector until now in the beginning of the Twenty-first Century we are on the brink of national suicide! It is my testimony to you that neither man nor a nation can get ahead by leaving God behind. I testify to you that our history as a nation supports this view. The evidence is clear that when We the People, as individuals and a nation, acknowledged God – WE AS A NATION PROSPERED. Since We the People, as a nation, have forgotten God – WE AS A NATION HAVE BEEN IN DECLINE!
Many of our citizens seem to have fallen prey to at least some of the cancer, the Progressive (Socialist) Ideology, infecting our Constitutional Republic. Many seem to have accepted the “revisionist history” developed by academia during the nineteenth century to change our Constitutional Republic into a Welfare Socialist State by denying the hand of God in our history. A “revisionist history” first taught in the universities, then in the public school system to re-educate the rising generations and make them “pliable” to the socialist lie.
Remember what Ben Franklin said in 1787, ”I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that except the Lord build the House they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.” I, for one, concur with his sentiments.
So my fellow citizens, We the People, as a nation, can treat the symptoms of the malignant cancer infecting our Constitutional Republic or we can join with “Christian conservative” in treating the cancer itself. It may be that we need to apply a tourniquet to our $22.5 Trillion debt first, but that does NOTHING to cure our Constitutional Republic of the malignant cancer, the socialist-progressive philosophy, infecting us. The battle over the debt is but one battle in the war for Constitutional Restoration!
What do I mean by Constitutional Restoration? The only thing that will remove our national cancer is a return to the sound Constitutional government established by the Founding Fathers and bequeathed to us by our great-grandparents. A government that rose to greatness over 327 years by adherence to its foundation of Judeo-Christian principles and an acknowledgment that Almighty God rules in the lives of nations. Judeo-Christian principles and a God which our Founding Fathers acknowledged when they wrote our Constitution and used as the basis for its separation of powers “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.” [Isaiah 33:22]
I, as a “Christian conservative,” choose to join the fight for Constitutional Restoration — to win the war.
I, as a “Christian conservative,” choose to go for the cure and to win the war through the removal of the malignant cancer infecting us as a nation – the cancer of the Socialist-Progressive Ideology.
I, as a “Christian conservative,” stand with Joshua of old who said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
I, as a “Christian conservative,” choose to acknowledge the words of our National Hymn written for our Centennial celebration and their meaning:
God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.
Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
In this free land by thee our lot is cast.
Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay,
Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.
From war’s alarm, from deadly pestilence,
Be thy strong arm our ever sure defense.
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead them from night to never-ending day,
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.
I, as a “Christian conservative,” choose to acknowledge the words of the fourth stanza of America and their meaning:
Our fathers’ God, to thee,
Author of Liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With Freedom’s holy light.
Protect us by thy might,
Great God our King!
I, as a “Christian conservative,” choose to acknowledge the words of the third stanza of our National Anthem and their meaning:
Oh, thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
I, as a “Christian conservative,” choose to acknowledge God’s almighty hand in our heritage as a Constitutional Republic.
I, as a “Christian conservative,” intend to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,” for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I, as a “Christian conservative,” intend to win the war for Constitutional Restoration for with Patrick Henry I say, “Give me Liberty or give me Death!”
I pray that ALL “Christian conservatives” will join in the effort for Constitutional Restoration!
May God Bless and Save the United States of America —
Our Constitutional Republic !