As I once again gazed upon last night’s dazzling pyrotechnic display, I was struck by the fact that most of those in the raucous crowd have no clue of how the booms and brilliant spark showers mask the disaster coming upon America. We are rapidly losing the cherished freedom those grandiose fireworks represent. Our government is out of control with maniacal spending, dishonesty, intrusive practices, and absurd policies that curb freedom and encourage debilitating socialism. These things are reprehensible; however, far more detrimental is the moral decay, loss of common sense, and historical ignorance of American citizens. These grievous conditions will do more damage than government policies because without an intelligent and honest populace to curb government excess, we are doomed. Thomas Jefferson said (paraphrased) that a citizenry that ignores the roots and basis of their freedom, and forsakes an education in founding history and values, is unworthy of that liberty.
Freedom demands maintenance. It is like a garden, a home, or an automobile – it must be maintained in order to offer continuing service and benefit. Freedom requires intelligence and knowledge. Free people need to know what freedom is, its origin, and the means to maintain it. Modern Americans are significantly ignorant of those basics.
A classic example is the segment of the Jay Leno Show where people on the street are challenged with inquiries for answers that should be basic, essential knowledge for all American citizens such as: “Who was our first president?” or “Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?” These perplexed respondents display “deer in the headlights” expressions while consistently replying with the wrong answer or an “I don’t know.” This is pathetic. The same shameful displays occur on the Bill O’Reilly program during the “Watter’s World” segments in which Watters conducts similar interviews with identical pitiful results.
For the past four years, I have been studying this issue, crafting advocacy blogs, and working on Twitter to inform the public and obtain dialogue on these issues. It is appalling how much ignorance is spewed on Twitter and how many responses display that lack of historical knowledge or any adherence to morality. Everyone is creating their own standards which is a deadly recipe for societal decay and anarchy. Moreover, an appalling number of self-proclaimed patriots on Twitter appear to be no more than glory hounds contending for recognition and egotistically building followers. They are all talk and too afraid or cowardly to step out from behind their computer or smart-ass phone and take true action to preserve America. Talk is cheap. Anyone can rant about injustice. What is necessary, is for people to boldly assume the stance of our founding fathers who realized that after all their talk, only real action could remedy the problems.
Freedom requires morality and responsibility. Without a moral base of integrity and honor, a society cannot go the distance. Eventually it will decay and disappear like other great civilizations in history such as Rome, the Incas, the Mayans, and the Aztecs. America was established on solid moral principles found in the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. Some of them questioned the divinity of Jesus, but our founders were unanimous in their belief that God’s guidance was the key to success and His morals were the basis of a lasting and prosperous nation. They were not perfect Christians and some detractors accuse them of being deists, nevertheless the founders well knew the lessons of history and were convinced of the importance of God’s moral precepts to promote a healthy society. That is why the Declaration of Independence refers to our creator and that is why the Bill of rights is based on biblical moral guidelines and that that is why they gave God credit for American freedom.
Now, in an attempt to deny the above facts, I hear many ignorant souls retort that because God is not mentioned in our constitution, that my statement is false. However, this mentality is proof of just how dumbed-down our citizenry has become. Of course, God is not specifically mentioned – that is by design. The first amendment specifically prohibits a state sanctioned religion; therefore, references to God would have the appearance of sanctioning a religion. The creator’s name may not adorn the documents pages, but anyone familiar with the Bible’s New Testament will clearly see that God’s moral precepts are interwoven into the first ten constitutional amendments, I.E., the bill of rights. His name need not be displayed to prove these as God inspired documents.
Other antagonists argue that America is not a Christian nation and because of that, we are secular with no responsibility to God and not bound by religious dogma. They are correct in their claim that we are not a Christian nation. The founders viewed Christianity as a religion; therefore, it was protected, but not sanctioned. These arguments attempt the erroneous equation of religion and moral principles. Religions can adopt moral codes, but adhering to moral standards does not make one inherently religious. You should note that the opponents deviously define good moral precepts as offensive religious dogma. Our early colonies were populated by refugees escaping truly oppressive religious dogma and in a quest for the solid truth of God’s Word, not wayward church legalism. Our first amendment is the glorious remedy for that quest.
Honor is a lost art. Common sense and I.Q.’s are in serious decline. Knowledge of our history is sadly missing and too many do not even care. God and His morality is our foundation and anchor. God provided the concepts and tools that built us and His blessing is the glue that will hold us together. Today’s America, rife with rebellion against their Creator, steeped in immorality, darkened by corruption in the political realm, and headlong into selfishness and hedonism is in a downward spiral to oblivion. How long will God allow that to continue? Or will He just give us over to our destructive tendency and let us bury ourselves?
First we had the “free love” and rebellion against authority in the 60’s, then the horror of abortion as birth control that has murdered millions of the innocent unborn, now we have the scourge of perversion in the gay rights crusade. This diabolical movement is a grand deception feigning human rights, civil rights, and equality claims, but it is purely a devious plot to remove God’s influence in our nation and promote sexual deviancy as just normal “love”. Gays demand full acceptance as normal when the bible clearly condemns their immoral lifestyle as a perversion of natural and proper Male and Female sexual union and marriage. God loves these people, but He hates their sin. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing, but most gays selfishly dash headlong to their demise by denying reality, demanding a sick mutation of marriage tradition, a new morality, legality, and government/societal sanction.
However, what is worse is that they are being heinously manipulated by dark, back-room forces behind this new morality. Gays and their supporters are played like helpless puppets. A new order is being built by any means possible. These forces use ignorance and misguided zeal to assist in this process, but once their goal is achieved, gays will be discarded and destroyed because their perceived rights and equality cause is actually counter to the new age philosophy. Homosexuals and their supporters will be hated by the new regime. They will be outlawed and killed to purge and cleanse society. That is the tyranny of the Communist and Islamic method. The new order will be either a mutated new version of Communism, extremist, Quran inspired Muslim oppression, or something even worse.
Many of the misinformed discount these claims as lunacy, bigotry, and religious intolerance, but all the seeds of this revolution have been slowly sprouting in every area of our world for at least 50 years. Furthermore, Islam is not a religion, it is a dangerous ideology like fascism or communism. I t cleverly masquerades as a religion to protect their domination expansion and hide the reality of their scheme. Ayn Rand, in her magnificent and prophetic masterpiece, “Atlas Shrugged” granted us an ominous look at this future. She saw it coming in the ‘40’s; we are now dangerously near the new order.
The capstone of decay is our current leadership’s insatiable need for greater and greater corruption, scandal, deception, and subversion of American ideals. Our president taunts and dares us to sue him over his flagrant violation of constitutional law and refusal to work with congress to solve the pressing issues of our time. His administration is masterful in evasion of truth and cover-ups. It wallows in covert actions like spying on opponents and targeting them for government harassment. It suppresses the truth about Muslim infiltration and allows the rapid growth of global Islamic strangleholds. The Obama regime is by far the most corrupt and vile ever experienced in American history. Why do Americans tolerate the subterfuge and tyranny?
We must wake up before it is too late to save the American way of life as it was intended. In fact, though I hope not and diligently work to avoid, it may already be too late. Like Dennis Miller says, The ship has left the dock, it’s over. It appears that we are on track for an inexorable march toward collapse. How long will this take? Who knows? But, if we cannot turn the tide, it will happen just as with other civilizations that ignored the writing on the wall. The time for talk is over. We need serious action!
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For truth, justice, God’s morality, honor, and the original American way,
The Word Guru
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