Few will argue that we live in a great country. In the past it has been the greatest country in the world and perhaps it still is. However most of us are old enough to realize that we have fallen from such great height. One could think of about four sacred cows that we are never to question among many contributors to that fall:
Sacred Cow #1 Rights to Replace Responsibility:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 took several years to get ratified in fact a version of it was introduced about a hundred years earlier. It has gone far beyond any semblance common sense except for the lawyers and liberal politicians who use it for feeding frenzies and ballot box extortion. It was never intended to absolve us from our responsibilities but tragically it has. No matter how great the intentions Washington has a way of messing them up.
Sacred Cow #2 Credit to Replace Cash:
When (not if) they raise the credit limit this August our federal government will operating totally on a credit basis. The back room dealing and smoking mirrors are merely for show. Only fools or thieves try to spend money they don’t have. Do they really believe that spending can be cut from a budget that doesn’t even exist? Thanks to that nut John Maynard Keynes, baseline budgetting, and our irresponsible politicians, America (at all levels) has become the world’s greatest debtor nation. The secret of wealth (for the average person) is not in how much one makes but in how much one spends.
Sacred Cow #3 Public Education.
The National Education Association goes back over a hundred years. In the mid 1960′s it merged with the American Teacher’s Association and the way was paved for the destruction of public education in America. Our public teachers are now inspired by the godless sway of progressive secularism. History, science and social behavior have been soaked with enough political correctness to turn our kids into brainwashed robots of socialism. Vladimir Lenin asked for 12 years (8 in one speech - 4 in another) to indoctrinate our kids and we obliged him
Sacred Cow #4 Separation of Church and State.
The biggest contributor, however, is the lie that America is a godless nation. It is embodied in the doctrine of Separation of Church and State, which was introduced through a 1963 Supreme Court decision taking prayer out of the Public School System. The culprits: Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, who led the fight in the Supreme Court, and his manipulator Madalyn Murray OHair. With the aid of liberal politicians they were able to bring into question America’s true Christian heritage.
Here are quotes from some great Americans. The author tried to stick to one-liners but these were men of not a few words.
Thomas Jefferson “Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians.”
Abraham Lincoln “The times are dark, the spirits of ruin are abroad in all their power, and the mercy of God alone can save us”.
Ulysses S. Grant “To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”
Theodore Roosevelt in his Inaugural Address (March 4, 1901) “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
(The Supreme Court of the USA)
1931 “We are a Christian people . . .”
1963 “Secularism (godlessness) is unconstitutional . . .”
1980 “The Bible may constitutionally be used in an appropriate study of history, civilization, ethics, comparative religion, or the like.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt “To the Armed Forces: As Commander-in-Chief, I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower “The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”
Ronald Reagan “If we ever forget we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
Quotes from, “America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations” by William J. Federer (1994) FAME Publishing.
So let’s talk about Revival in America for today !