Charlton Heston is right. There is a “culture war” taking place in
America. He recently told the students at Georgetown University, “Today
the battle is for your hearts and minds, for the freedom to think the
way you choose to think, to follow that moral compass that points to
Political correctness is making slaves out of a once brave and
independent nation! A biology professor in Oregon is being dismissed
from his college classroom for daring to challenge the liberal education
elite’s pet doctrine, evolution. A 12-year-old boy in Michigan was
recently “separated” from his classmates and put in a special
“mentoring” program where some pointy headed socialist can monitor his
“thought processes” until it is determined that the boy is no longer a
threat to his school. What was his crime? Expressing support for the
First and Second Amendments to the Constitution!
All over the country, patriotic, God-fearing people are being
threatened, harassed and intimidated by government bureaucrats. Social
workers threaten parents who spank their children. Zoning boards harass
churches for everything from feeding the poor to even trying to control
the number of parishioners that attend worship services! Federal
employees are intimidated, as are public school teachers and students.
Businesses are required to endure egregious environmental regulations
that border on the insane!
Government today is completely inverted from its historic definition.
The Scripture says government is to be “a terror to evil works.”
Instead, government is fast becoming a terror to good works.
The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from
the consent of the governed.” However, government today is not securing
people’s rights; it is stealing them. Their powers are not derived from
the consent of the governed, but by brute force and intimidation!
Our Founding Fathers warned us of this day. President John Adams
said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with
human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was
made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to
the government of any other.”
America is fast losing its goodness, its sense of history and
decency. This is by design. Josef Stalin noted that America’s
gatekeepers were morality, patriotism and spirituality. He went on to
say that America would collapse if those virtues could be destroyed.
This is currently taking place. What was once considered aberrant is now
considered normal. Evil is called good, and good is called evil.
America is in desperate need of a third “Great Awakening.” We need a
renewed commitment to common decency, a revitalized appreciation for our
moral heritage and a rejuvenated desire for inward integrity. After all,
America’s strength has always been, not in hardware but in humility, not
in wealth but in wisdom, not in treasure but in trust, not in genius but
in God. Absent a revival of morality, patriotism and spirituality,
America is doomed!