By Nancy Thorner & Bonnie O’Neil –
Some attribute Donald Trump winning the election to him touching on issues which most American citizens believe are most important – that America is in a financial and moral decline. But Trump’s success still doesn’t answer when, how, and what caused the decline?
Some point out the moral decline began when a liberal Supreme Court demanded prayer and Christianity be barred from our schools, which was quickly followed with attempts by liberals to remove Christianity from all public places. When a law forbids something, most people believe the new law is put in place to protect people from harm, but nobody could possibly prove prayer is harmful to anyone. In fact, there is proof of just the opposite.
A quick look at the Court’s decision to remove prayer from our schools and all public places was based on the lie that our Founders wanted a separation of church and state. The liberal Supreme Court Justices used misinformation to justify their intentions. The phrase “separation of church and state” was used in a letter in which Thomas Jefferson responded regarding whether one denomination of Christianity should prevail over others in America. The intended meaning was intentionally misconstrued and used as the basis for banning school prayers. The following quote by Jefferson clearly indicates his strong opinion about a nation’s need for God – proving his opinion never would have been to exclude prayer from our children’s schools.
“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?”
That our forefathers embraced Christianity in the public place is easily proved as evidenced throughout our history. Consider that Scripture verses were engraved on many of our public buildings, even those in Washington D.C. Consider that most states mention “our creator” and/or “God” in the preamble to their state constitutions. Our early schools used the Bible for reading assignments and our early school textbooks were filled with biblical references. Most certainly, God was very much a part of America’s beginning and throughout our history. This Supreme Court decision lacked a credible basis, it lacked historical precedence, and it was unpopular with the general public.
No one can seriously deny our Founders were men of faith. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, nearly half (24) held Seminary or Bible School degrees. Their decisions reflected the Bible they honored. Even those who were not overt Christians nevertheless understood the importance of Christianity. They wisely knew faith in God benefited both the people and country in a way nothing else could. Morality is the backbone of a prosperous country.
Why did America begin abandoning all that made her great? Who can deny our nation is in trouble when we are 20 trillion dollars in debt, our economy is faltering, jobs are increasingly difficult to find, Obamacare has become unaffordable with healthcare costs at an all-time high, close to half of all Americans are on some type of welfare program, and racial tensions and violence have been steadily increasing rather than decreasing.
People who take to the streets to discredit and malign our brave police force are being financed by globalist like billionaire George Soros, and others, who fund groups and organizations to oppose the values of our Forefathers. Can anyone seriously deny that America has changed and is dangerously close to suffering the fate of other once great nations that lost their direction as a nation. It is true: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It is dangerous when our elected officials believe they are above the law or that they can initiate their own laws. Yet, there is evidence that has been happening.
It is wise to discuss the causes of the downward trend in America to get a better understanding of what and how to correct problems. There are many who believe the catalyst for problems began with the liberal Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. That law was considered the final atrocity that revealed we no longer could call America a Christian nation if we legalized killing the unborn. The Supreme Court claimed this law was passed to usher in safe and legal ways for women whose health or well-being was endangered due to an unwanted pregnancy. The plaintiff in Roe vs. Wade lied when she claimed she had been raped. The second intent of the Court was that abortions were to be legal, safe, and rare. That had no teeth for possible convictions, and thus Sixty (60) million babies have been aborted in America in the last 40 years, proving abortion in our country is anything but rare.
Those who find this number of aborted babies appalling would likely be horrified by liberal, self-admitted atheist Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood who stated:
“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Sanger also described Blacks, immigrants and indigents as: “…human weeds … reckless breeders …spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”
Those comments are hateful, and yet it is liberals who accuse Conservatives of being insensitive because they oppose the killing of innocent lives. Most recently, we discovered that Planned Parenthood also has been selling aborted baby parts for profit. However, this revelation was quickly dropped by the media, a few hands were slapped for allowing the information to go public, and Sanger’s Planned Parenthood continues to exterminate the unwanted with our tax money. Few among us have voiced our objections to a government that allows what can only be described by honest people as legalized massive murder of the most innocent and vulnerable among us.
The fact is we all must accept a share in the blame for the moral decline of America, because we have not been vocal or persistent in our objections to the liberal changes that have occurred on a rather regular basis. We rarely investigate all the candidates, and instead just vote based on their background, political party, and/or opinion on issues. We pay little or no attention to those we elect once they are in office. Most of us do not make it a priority to learn how our representatives voted on important issues that impact our lives. Also unfortunate is that only a small percent of American citizens even know the names of their elected officials, let alone keep track of how they vote. Even fewer hold them accountable to keep their campaign promises.
Can we save America from the fate of other once great countries who failed and fell? Yes! If enough of us take the time to be educated on facts, bills, and laws so we can discover which are detrimental and then share information with those in our sphere of influence. We must begin to talk with friends and relatives about political matters and share viewpoints, as well as call, email, or text elected officials to express our opinions.
To make America great again, we must join conservative organizations and strategize about simple ways to help make positive differences. It is important to talk to our church leaders about informing fellow Christians of important information that impacts Christian families. Christians want to support Godly, but they often don’t know how or where to seek information. What better place to provide information on moral subjects than in our churches with like-minded people?
For any who doubt our nation was founded by those who knew the importance of Christianity in our lives and understood this to be the mainstay of our country’s future, I urge you to visit the website below that provides the proof. As you read each amazing quote, consider how far America has wandered from what these astute early American leaders believed important for America. It is why we must stay devoted to restoring our conservative values, attend the church of our choice regularly, and begin building and restoring the values which allowed America to become a great country, with freedoms and rights many others only dream of having.
Let’s do everything possible to keep America from that last 10th step that defines the end of a free nation. We must prevent America from experiencing the horrendous fate of what happened to other once great countries who forgot the basics and lost everything. Even if we are not successful in stopping the decline and inevitable deterioration of America, at least those of us who tried to save our country will have the sweet peace of knowing we did all we could to prevent it. So, let us all commit do whatever possible in the months ahead to engage others in conversations about these issues while the opportunity remains and before criticism might no longer be considered a right.
The following quote from Ronald Regan, stated on October 27, 1964, is a warning to the American people of how fragile this nation is and what we must do to insure that future generations do not live tyranny:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United State where men were free.”
John Adams once wrote of the new republic: “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Are we still a moral and religious people? Sadly, I think we all know the answer to that question — even before the poll results were know on Tuesday, November 9th, 2016.