If Wilson Was Right by RoseAnn Salanitri
As a passionate patriot and creationist, I have often tried to explain the impact of evolution on government to many like-minded compatriots – often to politely closed ears. I am humbly asking those reading this to hear me out one more time.
History regards President Woodrow Wilson as the father of today’s Progressive Movement. Candidate Wilson was an articulate Princeton professor and governor of New Jersey. However, those sending their progeny to sit under his tutelage would have shuddered to learn that Wilson encouraged his students to disregard the opinions of their parents. Here are some excerpts from his 1912 speech entitled What is Progress?.
I should like to make the young gentlemen of the rising generation as
unlike their fathers as possible…
He based this on Darwinian evolution, teaching that the older generation was lower on the evolutionary scale. Therefore, these “young gentlemen” were wiser than the generation that preceded them simply because they were higher on the evolutionary scale. He applied this to government as well as our Constitution. He said:
Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure
and in practice.
He employed this premise to cleverly discredit our Founders and their biblical worldview. He went on to say:
The makers of our Federal Constitution read Montesquieu
with true scientific enthusiasm. They were scientists in their way
—the best way of their age—those fathers of the nation.
Jefferson wrote of “the laws of Nature”—and then by way of afterthought—
“and of Nature’s God.”
And they constructed a government
as they would have constructed an orrery—to display the laws of nature…
The government was to exist
and move by virtue of the efficacy of “checks and balances.”
The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine, but a living thing.
It falls, not under the theory of the universe, but under the theory of organic life.
It is accountable to Darwin, not to Newton.
It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life. No living thing can have its organs offset against each
other, as checks, and live…
When Wilson said that government is “modified by its environment” he meant that our Constitution should evolve as an adaptation to our environment, as he believed we evolved.
If Wilson was right, our Constitution would be an antiquate document designed to govern a people on a lower evolutionary scale. Wilson also did not support our check and balance system, without which tyranny would have an unrestricted path to dominance.
If Wilson was right, children would be more evolved than their parents. Ironically, if Wilson was right, he should not have run for the presidency. That job should only have gone to the twenty-somethings, since they were higher on the evolutionary scale than he was.
If Wilson was right, the biblical creation account should be considered nothing more than a crutch to support an antiquated belief system based on the ignorance of those on a lower evolutionary scale. It would logically follow that the rest of the Bible should likewise be disregarded as the primitive belief system of those unenlightened by modern science. This would leave Wilson’s “young gentlemen” to decide what was right or wrong in their own eyes: politically, morally, and spiritually – and without the influence of out of date historical references.
If Wilson was right, then our “inalienable rights” that we were endowed with by our Creator, as noted in our Declaration of Independence, were rightfully the purview of those that govern us, since the idea of a Creator would be an antiquated and uneducated idea.
If Wilson was right, the genocidal policies of Hitler, Moa, and Stalin would be defensible, since they argued that these policies were supported by the lower evolutionary levels of their victims.
BUT…Wilson wasn’t right. Wilson wasn’t right because Darwin wasn’t right. Unfortunately, our children are being indoctrinated with flawed theories and hoaxes that support evolution. Lincoln once said: “The philosophy in the classroom of one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” We are seeing that play out in government today.
The true tragedy is that there is a plethora of credible evidence to challenge this, but it has successfully been censored from the general public – allowing these destructive theories and philosophies to challenge the faith of our young people. This leads them to the logical conclusion that our Constitution is a living document that is antiquated and inadequate for the 21st century.
We can change that.
Here’s the plan:
We promote the truth within our personal spheres of influence by circulating and distributing relevant newsletters to as many as possible. They will be designed as a counterpoint to the evolutionary theories that students are being bombarded with day and night, and many will be based on the Common Core mandated Biology books being used nationwide for high school sophomores . These newsletters will be made available on this entity on a semi-regular basis – so keep watching. Please share them with your church’s youth groups, with your children, your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or any organization that may be within your sphere of influence. After all, the government isn’t responsible for educating our children – we are!
While living in Nazi Germany, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said:
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
This is our time to speak. It is our time to strike at the heart of the beast that is devouring our lives, our liberties and our Constitutional Republic. Will you stand with our Creator, or will you stand with the beast? The decision is yours.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here