On July 22, 2003, my following syndicated article was published at WND.com. I share it today as a “From My Vault” piece. I’ll let you decide if what I wrote at that time is indicative of where we are today.
In or about the 10th century B.C., the question was asked: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
While America is today the leader and envy of the world, it must be noted that her foundations are being systematically destroyed. And if that which has been will be again – if pompous intellectual elitism led to the demise of brilliant civilizations of times past – it is well within reason to expect no less for America, should her people not turn again to secure her foundations.
The church as a foundation is under an all out attack. She has been driven from schools and the halls of government under the guise of a “separation of church and state.” From his grave, Thomas Jefferson undoubtedly curses the letter he penned to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut, containing the verbiage “separation between church and state.”
Pastors who dare preach the truth of their scriptures must be aware that certain elements who may reside within their congregations can file suit, citing hate speech. Religions that have served man since before the inception of our country are being corrupted from within by licentiousness and concupiscence.
From moments of silence to Christ at Christmas to blessings of meals to the Pledge of Allegiance, the church is under attack. If the malefic prevail, even our currency will have “God” removed.
Exceptions are made to accommodate certain “gods” and religions in public schools, while the “God” embodied in “freedom of worship and assembly,” is dispelled and restricted at every turn.
The home, ergo the family, is likewise under attack. Children can be and have been taken from parents by local governments over corporal punishment. Yet that same local government will imprison and /or sentence your child to death. In other words, it is OK for the government to imprison and kill your child, but it isn’t permissible for you (the parent) to spank your child.
Parental authority is frequently undermined in the schools – the same schools that in time past worked conjunctively with parents to mold children into assets to their communities and their country.
Many families today take more pride and place more value in being “friendly for the sake of the children,” than they take seriously the vow “… until death do us part.” Enter the very real potential of same-sex unions and the threat to the traditional family becomes even more real.
Teachers can teach political correctness and anti-war rhetoric; they can teach alternative lifestyle classes, complete with instructions on how to place condoms on bananas; but beyond that their collective record is abysmal.
In Florida, minority students are accepted into college, but are unable to pass the multiple choice FCAT test that requires only a 40 percent score and can be taken five times to pass.
In Pennsylvania, between one-third and one-half of prospective math and science teachers failed their certification tests. About one-third of applicants flunked special-education certification. Nearly 50 percent of prospective Spanish teachers failed their tests. More than one-third of the applicants failed both the pre-professional skills test in writing and social studies. On the “content knowledge” portion of the math test, 43 percent of the teachers failed. (Jane Elizabeth /John M.R. Bull, Post-Gazette – “Up to half of teacher candidates failing tests,” Jan. 17, 2002)
In Illinois 5,243 teachers failed key exams. The New York Times asked the question: “What to do about [New York] teachers who chronically fail their certification exams? Some in New York have failed 10 times – 3,000 have never passed.
Per the fourth part of a rapidly decaying foundation, I defer to Thomas Jefferson: “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is The Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” Are you listening Justice O’Connor?
The foundations of America are being destroyed. A watered down, diluted god of convenience; moral decay within the family; poorly educated teachers and students; and a government that governs for the posterity of itself is – agree or not – the death knell of our nation.
So begs the question to be answered: “What will the righteous do?”
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