We Knew Morality: God Help Us Now

Nothing in U.S. history has ever happened that can legitimately justify restricting Americans’ natural and God-granted right to self-defense, in any manner, and to arm themselves towards that purpose, including mass shootings at our schools. To the contrary, these atrocious and horrible events show precisely the reason America must reject the far left Democrats’ and liberal Christians’ insistence on “gun free” zones and more gun control, since the real problem is found in a society that has embraced every immoral act imaginable as normal, rejected Our Founders as “racist” conquerors and rejected God in our schools.

One can make any argument one chooses, but guns are only the means of these murderous rampages, not the cause. There is something deeper and diseased in the soul of our society, and it transcends the gun debate.

As usual, the opportunists and gun control apologists wasted not one second to exploit the tragedy of seventeen murdered students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on February 14th, to pursue stronger gun control measures for political gain; and for all their denials and lies, make no mistake, the anti-gun coalition’s goal is to rid the country of firearms and erode and eventually eradicate the Second Amendment, come hell or high water, through new laws, outright bans, and ultimately the confiscation of firearms in America.

George Skelton, an LA Times journalist, opined shortly after the Parkland, Florida shooting that “mass shootings will continue in this country until we finally ban mass shooting weapons”. This simplistic view fails to note criminals will still acquire these weapons, and it ignores any personal responsibility of the perpetrators.

Despite Chicago’s strict gun laws and its attempts to outlaw firearms in the city altogether, there were more than 4,000 shooting victims in Chicago in 2016, according to NPR. Still to this day, Chicago continues to suffer from a massive number of firearm related crimes.

Most of these murderers are the product of atheistic, secular humanist homes and public schools, which have generally not allowed Judeo-Christian morality any real voice or advocate, and our overly permissive society has enabled them, through moral relativism and Marxist cultural garbage, by blaming society for their troubles. This indoctrination blinds the weak-minded to their own bad choices, to the point that they see nothing wrong with taking a human life, for whatever the reason in their twisted and evil hearts and minds.

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago wrote in 1986: “We have not yet seen the final result of humanism in the United States. We are still coasting on the values derived from our Judeo-Christian heritage.” Unfortunately, the immoral philosophy of socialists and their atheistic logic has put the brakes on morality in our country, since 1962, and America is witnessing the tragic results.

The anger and anguish of those who lost family and friends at Parkland, Florida and through other gun violence is understandable, but passion and demands, for the violation of decent law-abiding citizens’ rights and the erosion of individual liberty, are not a substitute for cogent thought and critical analysis. Whether these psychopaths use guns, cars, planes, knives, axes or hammers, murderers will always find something to use as a weapon, as seen across America’s history.

In 1927, a disgruntled teacher detonated over five-hundred pounds of TNT at Bath Consolidated School, in Bath, Michigan, killing 44 people. This wasn’t the first bombing in America’s history either; there was the 1886 Haymarket Square bombing in Chicago, that killed eight, and there was also the 1920 Manhattan bombing that killed thirty people.

Recently, Reverend Paul Blair, a Baptist minister with Reclaiming America for Christ, made the following pointed observation: “In the school parking lot, every fourth car was a pickup truck, most of which had a rifle rack in the back window, a deer rifle hung on the rack and the windows rolled down. We never heard of such a thing as a school shooting. We knew right from wrong. We knew morality. Most of the students went to church as did most of our teachers.”

On February 22nd, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association, spoke before the Conservative Political Action Conference, stating: “Evil walks among us, and God help us if we don’t arm our schools and protect our kids … To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun.”

At the same American Conservative Union CPAC meeting, Dana Loesch stated: “The government can’t keep you safe, and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely solely upon the protection of the same government that’s already failed us numerous times … “.

No matter one’s position on firearms, if communities really want to protect their children, they must place trained and fully capable, proven, armed guards in our schools, not spectators and cowards such as Scot Peterson, a guard at Stoneman Douglas, who stood outside the school for four minutes and did nothing. We must make certain any potential mass murderer understands that schools are no longer “gun free” zones, and hard righteous men and women stand prepared to end their life with extreme prejudice.

I Timothy 5:8 says a man who “does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household” has “denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever“. How much worse is the man who would allow his family to be violated and murdered in his presence? Or stand outside a school as a slaughter ensues?

Commanded by Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves, if we fail to do everything we possibly can to protect the innocent, are we truly seeking to obey these red letter words?

Aside from all the aforementioned, our right to stand against any tyrannical government, foreign and domestic, presents the foremost reason Americans’ must retain our right to own high capacity semi-automatic weapons. While Christians are not to engage in vengeance, the right to self-defense is as ingrained in the history of God’s people as it is in that of humanity, from America’s War for Independence to resistance and revolts against Nazi Socialism and Communism. And, if not for good people using arms to defend themselves against evil people and especially evil governments, no freedom would exist on earth today.

Mass murders won’t be stopped in America by banning guns, but they might be slowed or halted by ensuring all children reach adulthood with substantive hope, meaning and purpose in their lives, beyond immediate and material satisfaction. We can no longer allow our children to be dragged under by the ongoing nihilistic currents in our society, that hold nothing matters, nothing is good and nothing is evil, and all is centered on self.

The solution lies in advancing absolute truths in our schools once again, and God’s truth, too.

February 23, 2018

~ The Author ~
mr_smithJustin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Dept – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Magestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.

19 thoughts on “We Knew Morality: God Help Us Now

  1. Justin O Smith

    Your reply is ludicrous, absurd and based on your own false assumptions on what you think I believe.

    I full well know that not all atheists engage in criminal acts, but I ask you, is it because they are such virtues of morality, or is it simply from discipline and fear of being punished? I only note that their efforts in our society have been aimed at attacking those things, which actually serve to promote decency and good in our society; in other words, they have aided the immoral proponents either knowingly or inadvertently and directly contributed to the nihilistic behavior exhibited by so many of our youth today.

    As to your assertion that man “is naturally a good, normal, moral and ethical person”, I must assume You’ve never raised children or reviewed humanity’s earliest history prior to the advent of Christianity People learn right from wrong by being taught; they don’t leap from the womb naturally epitomes of virtue, although some may exhibit a greater propensity for either good or evil.

    And, from what I have seen throughout my lifetime, generally speaking, most, not all, atheists are not pillars of the communities in which they live and leave much to be desired as human beings.

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  2. Justin O Smith

    “My King was born King. The Bible says He’s a Seven Way King. He’s the King of the Jews—that’s an Ethnic King. He’s the King of Israel—that’s a National King. He’s the King of righteousness. He’s the King of the ages. He’s the King of Heaven. He’s the King of glory. He’s the King of kings and He is the Lord of lords. Now that’s my King.

    Well, I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don’t try to mislead me. Do you know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. My King is the only one of whom there are no means of measure that can define His limitless love. No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of the shore of His supplies. No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing.

    He’s enduringly strong. He’s entirely sincere. He’s eternally steadfast. He’s immortally graceful. He’s imperially powerful. He’s impartially merciful. That’s my King. He’s God’s Son. He’s the sinner’s Saviour. He’s the centerpiece of civilization. He stands alone in Himself. He’s honest. He’s unique. He’s unparalleled. He’s unprecedented. He’s supreme. He’s pre-eminent. He’s the grandest idea in literature. He’s the highest personality in philosophy. He’s the supreme problem in higher criticism. He’s the fundamental doctrine of historic theology. He’s the carnal necessity of spiritual religion. That’s my King.

    He’s the miracle of the age. He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him. He’s the only one able to supply all our needs simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak. He’s available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He’s the Almighty God who guides and keeps all his people. He heals the sick. He cleanses the lepers. He forgives sinners. He discharged debtors. He delivers the captives. He defends the feeble. He blesses the young. He serves the unfortunate. He regards the aged. He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek. That’s my King.

    Do you know Him? Well, my King is a King of knowledge. He’s the wellspring of wisdom. He’s the doorway of deliverance. He’s the pathway of peace. He’s the roadway of righteousness. He’s the highway of holiness. He’s the gateway of glory. He’s the master of the mighty. He’s the captain of the conquerors. He’s the head of the heroes. He’s the leader of the legislatures. He’s the overseer of the overcomers. He’s the governor of governors. He’s the prince of princes. He’s the King of kings and He’s the Lord of lords. That’s my King.

    His office is manifold. His promise is sure. His light is matchless. His goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never changes. His Word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I wish I could describe Him to you . . . but He’s indescribable. That’s my King. He’s incomprehensible, He’s invincible, and He is irresistible.

    I’m coming to tell you this, that the heavens of heavens cannot contain Him, let alone some man explain Him. You can’t get Him out of your mind. You can’t get Him off of your hands. You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him. The Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out they couldn’t stop Him. Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him. The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree about Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him. Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him. That’s my King.

    He always has been and He always will be. I’m talking about the fact that He had no predecessor and He’ll have no successor. There’s nobody before Him and there’ll be nobody after Him. You can’t impeach Him and He’s not going to resign. That’s my King! That’s my King!

    Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Well, all the power belongs to my King. We’re around here talking about black power and white power and green power, but in the end all that matters is God’s power. Thine is the power. Yeah. And the glory. We try to get prestige and honor and glory for ourselves, but the glory is all His. Yes. Thine is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and ever and ever and ever. How long is that? Forever and ever and ever and ever. . . And when you get through with all of the ever’s, then . . . Amen!”

    Delivered by S. M. Lockridge (born Shadrach Meshach Lockridge, March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) , who was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African American congregation located in San Diego, California, from 1953 to 1993. He was known for his preaching across the United States and around the world.

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  3. Mark

    One of the problems I have with atheists is not their individual morality or lack of…or their personal desire to have nothing to do with God or religion (two different subjects) or anything about them within the confines of the Constitution and Bill of Rights…but too many seem to me to not only want God out of their lives (which is their free will – free choice)…but they also want Him not to rear His divine head in any way, shape or form in the lives of Believers…no matter the HIS-STORY of Him that is intertwined within U.S. and the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    I don’t mock atheism and I don’t want to see them or their religion (wow-talk about faith) banned…but it seems to me many of them both mock and want to ban the Jewish-Christian God of the Bible (old & new) from U.S. at every opportunity.

    They seem ok…for the most part with other gods…especially what I preceive as their most important one…themselves.

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    1. Justin O Smith

      Your point is Excellent and spot on accurate, Mark.

      The atheists do not want equality under the law. They seek privilege above and beyond the law at our expense and to the nation’s detriment, as they attempt to force believers to somehow validate their blasphemy and disbelief. As You note, they seek to banish God and our right to worship to backrooms and closets and out and away from the public square and any public forum, in spite of the Original Intent of Our Founders.

      God Bless You for Fighting the Good Fight and God Bless Our Beloved America. She needs Him now more than ever.

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  4. Mark

    Thanks Justin…I agree…

    I find that atheists are similar in a way to the homosexuals…they don’t want equality they want special “rights” both at our (Believer’s) 1st amendment expense…plus (to me) they seem desperate for any type of forced validation, real or imagined…force fed PC, court activism making laws, media brainwashing, anyway they can get it or shove it down Believer’s throats. They will look into their own mirror…but turn from God’a.

    I don’t see their sin any different then my long and ugly record. Long ago I came face to face with my picture of Dorian Grey…in God’s mirror…laid it at the foot of the cross.

    Still have to keep short accounts.

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  5. Justin O Smith

    In the Chain of Human Events
    by JUSTIN O. SMITH November 22, 2017

    “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields” — Lt Colonel John McCrae / Second Battle of Ypres

    The forty foot tall Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, at the intersection of Maryland Route 450 and US Alternative Route 1 and just five miles from the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Court’s cross-hairs, is the object of the American Civil Liberties Union’s and atheists’ hatred, along with their hatred for many other inherently Christian Latin crosses in America, and it is also the source of incoherent confusion for too many federal judges. If the American people do not battle most fiercely to reverse the 4th Circuit Court’s recent ruling on October 18th, that found the Peace Cross presence on public land to be unconstitutional, these anti-American groups will boldly continue their purge of anything in the public square that remotely resembles religion; and, liberty and freedom cannot long survive, unless Americans once and for all definitively crush these advocates of a public arena free from God.

    Started in 1918 and completed in 1925 using contributions from private donors and the American Legion, the Peace Cross honors 49 men from Prince George’s County, who died in WWI. It was erected on July 13th, 1925, and it has stood as a memorial and a gathering place for the community for 92 years, inscribed with the words VALOR, ENDURANCE, COURAGE and DEVOTION.

    A two-to-one vote by a three judge panel overturned the Maryland District Court’s previous 2015 decision, that the use of a cross as a military symbol of courage, sacrifice and remembrance, does not mean the state sponsors a particular religion. The plaintiffs, American Humanist Association (AHA), alleged that the cross unconstitutionally endorsed Christianity, and the Court determined the memorial “excessively entangles the government in religion”, as they justified their decision through the fallacious notion of “separation of church and state”.

    Chief Justice Roger Gregory wrote the dissent and noted that the Establishment Clause does not require “purging” religion from the public square, but requires only governmental “neutrality” on religion. He added, “In my view, the court’s ruling confuses maintenance of a highway median and a monument in a state park with excessive religious entanglement.”

    The First Amendment [Faith-Freedom.com & Wallbuilders] compels government not to eradicate religion from the public arena, and although it forbids the establishment of a state religion, it doesn’t forbid the sponsorship of religion. If the expression of religious beliefs is an inherent God-designed part of human nature, as the Declaration of Independence proclaims, then government acting to remove religion from the public square would have seemed to our Founding Fathers to be acting in a manner antithetical to our founding principles.

    Even should the Peace Cross be solely a Christian symbol and not also a war memorial, the argument offered by the AHA is quite a stretch. Establishing a state religion is a deliberate act by the government, as in the manner the world witnessed the USSR implement militant atheism. It doesn’t happen through scattered memorials, that were erected by private groups long ago to remember the fallen.

    However, the courts have not been consistent on this issue. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the five foot cross erected in 1934 on Sunrise Rock, in the Mojave National Reserve, and also honoring Veterans, did not violate the Constitution; but in 2012, the Supreme Court let stand a lower court’s notion that the 43 foot tall Mount Soledad Memorial Cross, in La Jolla, California, was a violation of the First Amendment.

    The Bladensburg Peace Cross, listed in the National Registry of Historical Places, is one of the few WWI monuments in the United States. It was erected during a time when the Cross was a commonly understood symbol of suffering, sacrifice and hope.

    When exactly did the Peace Cross begin to violate the Constitution? Never.

    In 92 years, the Cross remained unchanged, but America’s judges became intolerant activists after the 1947 Everson case. Leftist activist judges at all levels of the judiciary, who wallow in a sewer of anti-Americanism, have advanced the flawed premises of the anti-Christian bigots from groups like the AHA, and they have violated the Constitution in impermissible fashion, by interfering with the free exercise rights of people, who simply sought to acknowledge their Christian heritage and honor their war dead.

    The First Liberty Institute and other defenders of the Peace Cross fear, that if the 4th Circuit refuses their request for the full court to reconsider the case, a dangerous precedent will be set. This will endanger other national treasures, such as the 24 foot Cross of Sacrifice, which was a gift from Canada that has stood in Arlington Cemetery for 90 years. The Argonne Cross, also at Arlington, marks the graves of more than two thousand Americans, whose remains were interred in 1920 from battlefield cemeteries in Europe.

    The American Humanist Association has also sued the city of Pensacola, Florida over a cross that has stood in Bayview Park for 75 years, built on the eve of WWII. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward describes the cross as “an integral part of my town’s fabric, a symbol to our local citizens — religious and nonreligious — of our proud history of coming together during hard times.” This case is on its way to the 11th Circuit Court.

    Immediately after the October 18th ruling against the Peace Cross, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan wrote a letter to his attorney general directing him to support a legal challenge against the ruling. In part it read: “The conclusion that this memorial honoring Veterans violates the (Constitution’s) Establishment Clause offends common sense, is an affront to all Veterans, and should not be allowed to stand. I believe very strongly, that this cherished community memorial does not violate the Constitution. Your office will be Maryland’s legal voice in this important litigation.

    While it may seem like a win each time a legal team saves one of these crosses, by illustrating its importance as a war memorial and settling for a land transfer, as performed by Congressman Duncan Hunter in the Mount Soledad Cross case, rejecting the distinct religious value the Cross has traditionally held in Christianity is not the proper direction. Our soldiers died protecting the rights that are defining characteristics of our democratic Republic and, specifically, our First Amendment. And with our religious liberties central to this issue, Congress must provide clarity to an establishment jurisprudence in shambles.

    The idea that the public display of a Christian cross on public land should be forbidden is deeply anti-American. Our country’s topography is indelibly marked by crosses, so where does this all end for the AHA and militant atheists in their unhinged agenda to remove any semblance of religious symbolism from the public sphere?

    Where will the atheists ever draw the line?

    Regardless of who likes it or not, America was founded by a people, who were 98 percent Christian well into the 19th Century, and they intended America to be a Christian nation tolerant of all other religions. The first calls for America’s independence, in 1769, were issued by a group of young writers from Yale College, who were fiercely Christian, led by John Trumbull and Timothy Dwight.

    John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president, wrote: “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked to the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human governance upon the first precepts of Christianity.”

    George Washington declared: “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

    This attack on the Peace Cross is also an attack on America and an attempt to undermine the idea of America, predicated on each individual’s inherent right that lies deep within our heart and soul to have individual recourse to a power greater than the state. This is a war against our Christian faith and our shared memories that we must win, if we wish to prevent America’s descent toward the darkest days of antiquity and preserve for America’s Children the Heritage of Liberty our Founding Fathers left for us.

    Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/in-the-chain-of-human-events#ixzz58BTQlAKz
    Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

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  6. Justin O Smith

    August 7, 2017
    The Fallacy of ‘Separation of Church and State’
    By Justin O. Smith

    The Founding Fathers believed that government’s role in religion should be limited. We cannot discount that the First Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law” either establishing a state religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Rather than articulate an affirmative responsibility for government to protect religion, the Founding Fathers felt that it was enough to keep the government out. If nothing else, the language of the First Amendment makes it clear that the goal was to restrain government when it came to religion.

    There is no suggestion the Founders felt the establishment clause and the free exercise clause were in any way competing. Otherwise, why would the Founders include the two clauses together? The point was to keep government out of both realms. Both clauses were needed because it was not sufficient to restrain government from establishing a state religion; government also had to be restrained from any attempt to interfere with religious practices and beliefs. The negative language of the First Amendment does not prohibit Congress from passing a law that promotes religion, provided the judgment does not promote one religion over others.

    Before the bad law and judicial activism that started with the abuse of the Constitution by Justice Hugo Black in Everson v. Board of Education (1947), the states were not prohibited under the First Amendment from establishing religion, and nowhere in the debate on freedom of religion in the first Congress is there any mention of “separation of church and state.” Our Founders’ own writings clearly show that they never intended for public officials to check their convictions and beliefs at the door to their offices. They would have been shocked by the Court’s excessively broad interpretation of the First Amendment, given the language the Founders crafted with the belief that it would protect open expression of religious beliefs in America. The Founders most certainly would have rebelled against the idea of an absolute “separation of church and state” and the use of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to eradicate all Judeo-Christian references to God from the public square, because these ideas are incompatible with the original intent and unalienable rights granted to each of us by our Creator, thus making them erroneous and historically unsupportable.

    On New Year’s Day 1802, Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists to assuage their fear that the federal government might one day attempt to condition religious freedom as a right granted by the state. Jefferson, an Anti-Federalist, clearly stated his intention to keep government out of religious affairs rather than empower it to remove religion from the public arena: “Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in the behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural rights in opposition to his social duties.”

    The First Amendment compels government not to eradicate religion from the public arena. If the expression of religious beliefs is an inherent God-designed part of human nature, as the Declaration of Independence proclaims, then government acting to remove religion from the public sphere would have seemed to our Founding Fathers to be acting in a manner antithetical to our founding principles.

    It is almost as if Justice Black decided that the First Amendment is equivalent to the biblical admonition to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s, under the assumption that a discernible distinction could be made without conflict between what is Caesar’s and what is God’s. The whole point of the First Amendment’s attempt to protect freedom of religion is that over time, Caesar tends to intrude upon God.

    In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled in McCollum v. Board of Education, 333 U.S. 203 (1948) that religious education provided by churches on public school grounds in Illinois during the school day is unconstitutional. Then in 1952, in Zorach v. Clauson, 343 U.S. 306 (1952), the Supreme Court found that allowing New York students to leave school grounds for religious education is constitutional. Dissenting in Zorach, Justice Black wrote, “I see no significant difference between the invalid Illinois system and that of New York here sustained.” If Justice Black, the author of the court’s majority opinion in Everson, could not distinguish these cases, how could state, county, city, or municipal school officials be expected to make the distinction reliably?

    A godless public square could not be more antithetical to what Our Founding Fathers thought they were achieving when drafting the First Amendment, and the courts distort precedent whenever they use the establishment clause to crush all things religious. Ironically, the very language crafted to protect religious freedom has now reached the point at which Americans can be assured freedom only from religion in all places within this nation, with the possible exceptions of prayer confined to church and free expression of religion confined to the privacy of one’s home.

    Jefferson made a poignant remark in “Notes on the State of Virginia,” XVIII, p. 237, which clarifies his thinking: “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?”

    Why didn’t the Supreme Court choose this text for its ruling? Or Jefferson’s use of “natural rights” in other documents? Justice Clarence Thomas once stated: “[T]his Court’s nebulous Establishment Clause analyses, turn on little more than ‘judicial predilections[.]’ … It should be noted that the extent to which traditional Judeo-Christian religion is removed from the public square and the public schools, it is replaced by other religions, including Secular Humanism, which is specifically recognized as a religion by the Supreme Court.”

    In order to combat this assault on religious freedom and religious liberty, to date, twenty-one states have enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Acts since 1993. Ten states are considering legislation on the topic this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Virginia amended its state RFRA, but otherwise, no states have passed their legislation.

    For eight decades, the ACLU has been America’s leading religious censor, waging a largely uncontested war, until recently, against America’s core values, utilizing every fallacy, piece of misinformation, and outright lie imaginable in its war against religious liberty, with the support of much of the current Marxist media. Both are intent on destroying traditional America, including the nuclear family. We now live in a country where our traditional Christian and Jewish faiths and religions – civilizing forces in any society – are openly mocked, persecuted, and increasingly pushed to the margins, and our weapon to stop them is the Founding Fathers’ own words and their original intent regarding the U.S. Constitution.

    Ultimately, two very diverse thinkers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, concluded that without virtue based on a solid belief in God, liberty is inevitably lost. In other words, if the Supreme Court, through the efforts of communists and atheists and ACLU prompting, succeeds in removing the Judeo-Christian God from American public life, a foundation pillar upon which American liberty has depended will be removed, perhaps irretrievably. Without the open expression of religious freedom so fundamental to American liberty that it is written into the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, American liberty will not long persist.

    Americans cannot and must not allow the communists and atheists of this nation and the ACLU to secularize America to the point where our tolerance is turned into silencing and punishing religious speech. Life is valuable, marriage is a God-ordained institution between one man and one woman, and families comprise a father and a mother with any number of children. Any attack against Christianity and Judaism in America using the fallacy of “separation of Church and State” is simply an attempt to further undermine not only our U.S. Constitution and religious liberty, but also our entire traditional American way of life. Do not accept the fallacy.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/the_fallacy_of_separation_of_church_and_state.html

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  7. Mark

    Mike, Mike, Mike,

    In the Constitution the Founders said all men were created equal…and you and I both know they meant created by God…His design of marriage is evident in His book. One man and one woman. Just because sinful man fell and fell over and over again and the Bible records everything does not mean God hasn’t made clear His standards (the Law) and His salvation (Grace at the cross).

    We are all sinners buddy…put me at the head of that list.

    Just because 5 American lost activist lawyers in black dresses:
    – Kicked God out of our schools (hmmm…how is that working out?)
    – Legalized the murder of the unborn (legalized Holocaust…shame…shame on U.S.)
    – Legalized same sex marriage (I was fine with Civil Unions)

    Doesn’t mean their trifecta of sticking their fingers in God’s eye was “granted in the Constitution”. That is your wishful thinking and to our shame (the American people) for allowing them to shove all three down our throats and not rising up in mass and tar and feathering the Supremes…while running them out of DC on a rail.

    As far as the government and taxes…I am a fan of neither and feel the debt, waste, fraud, and pure greed we are seeing exposed daily by corrupt professional politicians and the Cultural Marxism infesting our country like a communist plague should lead to three draconian reactions: term limits, massive government reform and massive government reduction.

    As far as your close: “My point is that if we are to treat all persons “within the jurisdiction” as they are “equal under the law,” then my marriage should get the same recognition and tax treatments as your marriage.”

    When the law has been perverted and created out of thin air on issues like God in our schools, baby murder, and homosexual marriage by the branch of government that was supposed to just interpret law, not declare it…and the Executive and Legislative branch do nothing…it is time for the people to rise up in the voting booth (first) and stop the destruction of their country and society.

    I hope Trump gets two more Supreme picks!

    If that doesn’t work then it may be time to water the tree of liberty.

    (heading to bed – but I will answer your other post after I read my Bible and get some sleep)

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  8. Mark

    Justin,

    You are the MAN!

    My new hero…outstanding posts. You have said it much more articulate and thunderous than I.

    Mike,

    I use to be a secular warrior…now I’m a prayer warrior. I required a supernatural Road to Damascus experience, not because I was lost in religion as Paul was…I was just lost in my own pride, success, wounds, and self indulgent sins. Idiots like me seem to require a supernatural direct touch.

    Obviously we have opposite world view beliefs and I have no doubt you are a “good morale man” by secular standards…however that and a belief in nothing past yourself will eventually get you what you are choosing, an eternity of separation from your creator.

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions by good men and women who are blinded by the god of this world…and sad to say many will end up with exactly what they wished for.

    You are now officially on my prayer list…so get ready buddy…God’s mercy in not only new every day, it is relentless.

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  9. Mark

    Mike,

    Just one point about Democrats:

    A Progressive is just a Liberal in a hurry
    A Socialist is just a Progressive in a hurry
    A Communist is just a Socialist in a hurry…running down the road to hell

    The Democratic Party of today is owned by Communists Marxists wolves in Liberal sheep’s clothing.

    The Donkey should be replaced by the Jackass…

    And the Elephant with no memory (for the most part) has been replaced the RINO

    They both are corrupt Swamp creatures.

    We need to go Back to the Future…with the Constitution.

    (I like you – but your last paragraph is ludicrous).

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  10. Mark

    Mike,

    What makes you think your background is anything unusual or more experienced than many of the former military, combat veterans and police/federal agency veterans (who have been in countless life and death situations and or firefights just defending our border) commenting on this blog.

    Obviously Nicky New Guy you haven’t been here long.

    I’ve have never been glared at by Communists soldiers or had a beer with any…but I do have scars on two of my limbs and a blown out ear from two Commies who almost killed me. I killed at least four of them that I know for sure…but there were many, many more (defenders of the workers’ paradise) I faced mostly with an M-60 in over 30 firefights…they were a formidable brave enemy, we often just found blood trails or chunks or just parts of them. Oh yea, and about 30% of my company was KIA.

    Now, that little bit of arrogance in your last post is pissed me off.

    If you don’t think the Democratic Party of 2018 isn’t bursting with Limousine Liberals, Celebrity Hypocrites, Lying Leftists Media Mouthpieces, Snowflake Socialists brainwashed by Marxist Professors, Communists, Globalists, Open Border Utopian Believing Useful Idiots, Animal Farm Napoleons, haters and enemies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights who especially despise our “In God We Trust” Judeo-Christian traditions…then maybe part of the Berlin Wall hit you on the Left side of your Democratic head?

    This an’t JFK’s Democratic Party…its The Petulant One’s. The greatest Trojan Horse sine the battle for Troy.

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  11. Mark

    The Democratic Party 2018

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

    ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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  12. Mark

    Mike,

    Ok, I appreciate that.

    Let’s debate.

    1. DEMOCRATS: I’m a lifelong Independent not fond of either party as both are full of corrupt elites – Term Limits is the only solution for the professional parasitical politicians infesting both parties….I would love to see a real 3rd party not just a spoiler.

    However, the Democratic Party has been steered so far to the Left by Obama and the tactics of Saul Alinsky (he had successfully used) along with their Pro Death (what is the opposite of Pro Life?) Political Correct word police identity politics, Health Care Control – You can keep your doctor if…no none of us were able to, Gun Control, Carbon Tax Control, Redistribution of Wealth Control, unconscionable debt, it’s a longer list…I see them as the party of BIG BLOATED FAT CAT GOVERNMENT “CONTROL”.

    I have plenty of choice words for RINOS and Trump has many shortcomings but I’ll take him over the Billary…for now.

    Plus, come on…the Democratic Party opened the border flood gates for VOTES and the demographics of one party rule…you know that and so does any intelligent observer. I have Hispanics who married into my family – who I love –that doesn’t mean the Statue of Liberty is a cultural – demographic – political suicide pact with the Southern Hemisphere!

    My father was a coal miner/factory worker, my mother never worked, and everyone in my family were blue collar dyed in the wool multiple generation Democrats…but Ronald Reagan started to change that and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton finished it. The last Family reunion almost 100% were 100% done with the Democratic Party.

    2. LIBERALS: Too many brainwashed by Marxist professors, Big Media, Hollywood. Too many others making political decisions on feelings and emotions and group think echo chamber Utopian wishful thinking and believing. Cultural Marxism is an intentional stratgy and a disease.

    I went to college after the military in the 70’s…I had a baby face and they thought I was just another fresh impressible face just out of high school, the indoctrination was obvious, constant and everywhere…it was comical to me. Many of the kids around me were empty vessels filled with Leftist clap trap…and they ate it with a spoon smiling.

    3. SOCIALISTS: Bernie…HA! The clown spent his honeymoon in Moscow! He has become a wealthy man and now has three houses! Come on Mike, four years of Bernie (or any PC-BS Socialists after 8 years of the Petulant One’s damage) and the Peanut Farmer would start looking good. Can you say Venezuela? We all would feel the Bern went when there hardly any food…Man, I can’t wait until we are all eating the zoo animals like they are in Venezuela.

    Look, the Left is a hydra head…the biggest international head belongs to the Gangster Bankers…they are pure Globalists and will use Marxism for what is has always done…murdered millions once they have complete and total control…and they will never be able to accomplish that New World Order dream until the 2nd Amendment is destroyed…because the 2nd Amendment ensure all the others.

    When I say a Progressive is a Liberal in a hurry…a Socialist is a Progressive in a hurry and a Communist/Nazi is a Socialist in a hurry…it is because they are only separated by the degrees of severity in-between their natural stages of eventual evil evolution into Stalin, Mao, Castro, Hugo, Pol Pot, etc.

    The road to hell is paved with the sweet, compelling words of the Lefts favorite phrase: “The Greater Good.”

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  13. Mark

    Mike,

    Before you reply on my connecting the dots from the now wide and deeply radicalized Leftist Democrat Party of 2018 and the Progressives, Socialist, Communists & “Nazis” that have coalesced together under the Donkey (that has become a Jackass) consider this below:

    Hitler was a Socialist and his spawn can be seen in their tactics and garb in the Antifa movement that has found a home in the Democrat Party. This post (if read in its entirety) will prove that.

    Last year at a Free Speech rally at the age of 67 I stood shoulder to shoulder with about 75 other Americans who believe in free speech…against about 200 Snowflakes and 25 serious Antifa types while they tried to shut and shout down (with whistles and drums) a 27 year old former Muslin man (now a Christian) who was speaking against Sharia Law. We had a permit the Snowflakes and Antifa did not…yet the police (city and state) let them drown out the speaker for about 20 minutes.

    I was probably the oldest man in the line to protect the speaker but trust me…I was ready (and I’m still more the capable) to fight if necessary…and if the City Police and State Police had not been there there would have been a brutal and ugly melee brawl.

    We all came on our own…the snowflakes and Antifa were bused in. We had a few unique homemade signs…theirs were all professionally printed and identical. They had a huge red Hammer & sickle Commie Flag we had multiple American flags.

    I don’t just blog…I’m ready willing and able to stand and fight (once again) for what I believe in.

    This article below is published on the internet only. This is the version of May, 2016. This version is largely a remedial lesson in pre-WW2 history for those who know only what they have learnt via school textbooks, popular encyclopedias, movies etc., not the unvarnished truth.

    The article therefore does to a considerable extent go back to original sources and has to provide a lot of information that is not generally known. This does make the article rather long. For those who already know the history of the period well, however, there is a June 2001 version of the article — which is MUCH shorter. You can find it here. To make this longer version more navigable there is a clickable index at the end

    HITLER WAS A SOCIALIST
    John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.)

    EPITOME:

    Hitler was a fairly mainstream Leftist of his day. It must be remembered that he gained power by way of a democratic election, not by way of a revolution or a military coup. If any of that seems wrong to you, you need to keep reading

    In conclusion: It was the Left who were on Hitler’s side, not the conservatives. And the Left were on his side because he was one of them.

    http://jonjayray.tripod.com/hitler.html

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  14. Mark

    Oops…looks like even the Communists are admitting in print to their loyal 5th column they are eagerly riding on the back of the Donkey since 2015. (Actually they started with FDR…but what the hell Uncle Joe was such a sweet guy).

    Me thinks either the rank and file of the Democratic Party are either being duped or don’t know what really is going on or how they are being used. (Where is Hubert Humphrey when you really need him?)

    Do you Mike?

    January 30, 2015
    Head of Communist Party USA announces plan to work with Democratic Party
    By Thomas Lifson

    John Bachtell, chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA, has penned a 2,000-plus-word essay explaining to his True Believers why the party has chosen to use the Democrats as its vehicle. Eric Owens of the Daily Caller noticed and excerpted some of the gems from the cant-laden prose, but let me offer my own summary.

    First of all, Bachtell faces a tricky “internal contradiction” (to borrow a bit of Marxist jargon). He has to justify the separate existence of his organization, while at the same time telling members that the Democrats are the (current) vehicle for achieving their aims. So the essay is misleadingly and emphatically titled “A radical third party? I agree!”

    But that radical third party, like the workers’ utopia, is for the distant future. Right now:
    … we are part of building the broadest anti-ultra right alliance possible, uniting the widest array of class (including a section of monopoly), social and democratic forces. This necessarily means working with the Democratic Party. This differentiates us from those left groups who underestimate the right danger and overestimate the readiness of key class and social forces to bolt the Democratic Party.

    … our objective is not to build the Democratic Party. At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda. We are about building the movements around the issues roiling wide sections of people that can help shape election contours and debates.

    Got it? The commies are using the Democratic Party. It may be in thrall to Wall Street, but at least it is not Republican or (worst of all) Tea Party. The commies absolutely hate the Tea Party. Exactly why is never specified, but boy oh boy, they are like a crucifix to a vampire for the commies.
    Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is where the action is:

    Labor’s [by which he means communists’] allies are also building independent formations inside and outside the Democratic Party.

    Hmm, that sounds a lot like infiltration. Shades of Joe McCarthy, only from the pen of the head of the Communist Party USA.

    Back in the 1940s, Communists were also infiltrating the Democrats, but back then, there was resistance. Hubert Humphrey rose to national prominence as mayor of Minneapolis when he crusaded to drive the commies out of the Democrats. He was joined by a large cohort of anti-communist Democrats, people like Henry Jackson.

    Somehow, these days, there is no expectation of resistance to this infiltration.
    Hat tip: Bryan Demko

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