Today (December 7th) marks the 72nd year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor naval base. How sad that this date - which would live in infamy - has been nearly forgotten by toady's American population and especially our youth. Tragically it has been the successful revision of our American history by the Left and the evils of it that has made us weak and vulnerable to a present day "Pearl Harbor" of exponential proportions.
There are many parallels to the Titanic and United States of America that we can see today. Both seemed invincible and yet both were destined to doom. As the Titanic of old could not float with a huge fatal hole in her hull, so also America cannot stay afloat with a hole of a dominate godless, licentious and moral relativistic society only seeking to do evil and lawlessness.
States have gone bankrupt, been invaded by foreigners, experienced massive power outages, and have seen terrorist attacks successfully waged upon them, with no effective protection from the government of the Union. Always, the response of the Union has been a knee-jerk reaction that results in higher taxes, more government agencies which snoop and spy on us, and less freedom for the citizens of the States. Might not the Citizens of New York, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, or Texas have fared better if they didn’t have to rely on the celebrity-politicians in Washington, D.C. for their own security?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" was an all-out assault on the U.S. Constitution and the American way of life. Though few everyday Americans saw it at the time (media coverage that reached average Americans was relatively minimal in those days, and people still had an instinctive trust in our government), most of what FDR rammed down America's collective throat during his four terms was blatantly unconstitutional. Burt Folsom, author of "New Deal or Raw Deal, spoke with Bill Whittle about FDR and how President Barack Obama's policies seem to be a continuation of that same un-American, counterproductive socialist bent.
If you're not familiar with David Horowitz's story, you need to watch this video. I know a lot of these details from having read his "Radical Son" book in which he details his journey from a radical Leftist and son of card-carrying communists, to a conservative. Like many liberals, it took a cold bucket of reality to wake him up. In his case, it was the realization that his Lefty friends were extremely dangerous.
The Heritage Foundation recently released the 2013 Index of Dependence on Government, and things continue to look terrible for the land of the (once) free and the home of the (formerly) brave. We've gone from a people who would brave an ocean on leaky ships in order to sail to a primitive land of hardship just to be free...to a nation where half or more of us are enslaved to an out-of control government that refuses to obey its highest law (the U.S. Constitution) and confiscates the property of some Americans to give that property to others it deems more worthy of having it.
In 1788, eight years prior to his Farewell Address, George Washington wrote: “[T]he [federal] government … can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people.” We are in danger. As our national virtue melts away, it strains credulity to deny that we are entering, as Washington warned, a dark era of American despotism. Like water to the gulch, such despotism pervades in the absence of religion and morality.
When I read "Congress Declares Christianity America’s Religion" at the Right Side, I knew I had read that before. Then I remembered. I read it a few years ago in The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States, written by Benjamin Franklin Morris in 1864. Rather than finding that government should be divorced from the Christian worldview, the congressional investigation found exactly the opposite: our government rests upon God's truth.
Many people who don't know better (and some who do) say the Bible is full of errors and can't be relied on historically and scientifically, much less for our eternal destiny. What many of these people (and many more) don't understand is that you will never find a book with more ancient manuscripts closer to its original age, with fewer copying errors--ANYWHERE.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness...Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964