Old Glory, she is called by some, and she has witnessed a tremendous experiment in self-governance. The heroes of America’s founding stood courageously against the tyranny of King George of England with the help of France. These Founding Fathers paid dearly for their stand, but most of them witnessed the birth of America – “land of the Free, and the home of the brave.”
But men being what they are – what we are – became corrupt along the way, as we always do, by the power associated with leadership. This is true from the lowest levels too the highest levels. Give a man or woman a title, and watch them change! It is the ugly side of human nature.
Over the decades now, the power of leading this great nation – most affluent, most productive, most compassionate in helping others, most competitive – has corrupted various members of our leadership. Never before in America’s illustrious history, though, as one man achieved so much at the expense of so many Americans. Never before in history, as a sitting President of the United States shown such open contempt and disrespect for the US Constitution, the people, and all America historically holds dear. In three short years, he has managed to strip us bear while the majority of Americans still have no clue, being lulled into blindness by false compassion and political correctness.
A vast and growing gulf now exists between those who understand the times and those who choose blindness. Yes, in most cases, it is their choice to ignore the truth, to ignore the numbers, to ignore the brilliance and size of the deception that has grown over the last several decades, to ignore the President’s seditious actions because to recognize them means to admit they were wrong. It also means they must admit to being off-center, maybe even in their own lifestyle.
“20 For since the creation of the world
His invisible attributes are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made,
even His eternal power and Godhead,
so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God,
they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful,
but became futile in their thoughts,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God
into an image made like corruptible man—and birds
and four-footed animals and creeping things.”
Romans 1:20 – 23 NKJV
This is a heavy truth. I condemn no one. It is our own actions, attitudes, and behaviors that condemn us and each of us is guilty. Decades of compromise have ruined us, and put us in a position to be raped by our own President. The scope of the deception is far too big to be the result of one man or even one small group of men, but our own personal compromise each of us – has allowed this tyranny to arise.
How does a nation, founded on Godly principles, permit abortion? Euthanasia? Whether Jew or Gentile, Catholic or Protestant, Baptist or Episcopalian, Jehovah G-d is the Life-Giver. How do we usurp his authority and declare ourselves supreme? He is not the one who brings illness, disease, and suffering. In many cases, it is out own stupidity that allows diabetes, heart disease, and so many others. Yet we blame G-d!
We talk about being open-minded toward the those who choose same-sex relationships. Homosexuality is nothing new. I imagine every culture since the “Garden of Eden” has had this element within its culture, and yet over recorded history, never has homosexuality been accepted as regular behavior for one very simple, very basic reason: biology! Where is the culture of same-sex families? Over the centuries, there have been many variables as far as “family” within a culture. Some with multiple women but one man, some with multiple men and one woman, but always the family unit that was primarily responsible for the propagation of the culture included both male and female participants. What has happened (or is happening) is the bad behavior of a small segment of society that is hateful toward anyone different than themselves whether by race, gender, religion, etc, – has caused (or is forcing) an unnecessary, but politically motivated moral adjustment guided by a politically motivated social compassion.
The Declaration of Independence says that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights … ” If all Americans could just abide by this, all would be well. This was what Rev martin Luther King, Jr longed to see … and this is what the Founder’s legally established. The fault lies with imperfect humans who have difficulty seeing all men as created equally under the Law. This is why the separation of Church and State is a myth as we are taught it today! Moral leaders are not only desirable, but absolutely necessary. It doesn’t mean the “establishment” of religion as a state entity, but values, virtues, morals (whatever word we want to use) are necessary for a people who seek to be Free! Freedom requires leaders who understand equality – who understand there are absolutes. Freedom requires that a man who harms another man is guilty of that crime regardless of skin color, creed, gender, religion. NO EXCEPTIONS! A crime motivated by hate is neither an justifiable excuse for the crime nor a reason for additional penalties under then law. Some think they are more equal than others, which obviously makes no sense at all. It’s not that any small segment of society needs additional protection under the Law (whether by race, gender, nationality, or religion), nor any additional favor, it’s that Americans need to observe the Law!
ALL Americans are created equal and have equal rights under the Law to obtain housing, employment, visitation rights, companion rights … to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If Americans cannot get past the hatred that now surges between the camps, we will fall victim to our own self-hatred and freedom will disappear!