Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Decline and Fall of America

Most Americans remain unaware of what’s taking place right under their noses. They continue to go through the motions of living completely ignorant that their very existence is, on a daily basis, being altered. Interestingly enough, William F. Buckley Jr. asked in an essay, “If you lived in a declining society, could you know it?”

By the time the Roman Empire died in 476 AD, few noticed, few cared and few stood up to do anything about it. If you look at America today, we can find strikingly similar events that eventually collapsed the Romans.

Our values are being corroded – daily. One needs only to look at the latest poll on gay marriage’s approval. Marriage, its definition, need not be altered, but it is being altered b/c our children are now indoctrinated to believe gender does not define marriage. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, in her note entitled, "The Home in the Heart of Scripture," says: "At the dawn of creation, God’s first institution was not the church but the home. The garden paradise was prepared, and the entirety of God’s creative handiwork was accomplished in the preparation for man. Throughout Scripture is found concern and careful direction in timeless principles governing this primary institution which binds a man and a woman together as one to engage in spiritual ministry, including companionship, dominion, procreation, and worship. This institution we call the home" The forces of humanism and secularism in America have launched an all-out offensive against the traditional institution of the home. Threats to the traditional American home are coming from all sides. Homosexual marriages are becoming more and more common, and the Gay Task Force is pushing for adoptive rights for "gay" couples. Check out II Timothy 3:3.

On the Personal Responsibility front we find higher and higher taxes to further the ‘redistribution of wealth’. This notion became part of the American way of life with the New Deal and the Great Society. The result has been an excessive burden of taxation on the middle, working class of Americans. Check out II Thessalonians 3:10.

Bill O’Reilly way back in 2004 spoke about morals. See if anything has changed – or if it’s escalated: Bill said: First, secular forces have destroyed any rendering of Judeo-Christian philosophy in the public school system.  Many teachers are now ordered not to make value judgments on behavior and not to push any specific moral standards.  Thus children receive little if any moral guidance in class. Second, with the rise of single parent homes, more and more American kids wind up unsupervised for long periods of time, left to the television set or the computer, where harmful material comes at them like rain in a thunderstorm. Third, major corporations now traffic in sex and violence to an extent never before seen in this country.  Americans spend more than $10 billion a year on porn every year.  And violent video games gross billions more for corporations. Fourth, peer pressure to actually reject immoral behavior is virtually non-existent in many places.  The code of silence about bad behavior is an infectious disease among Americans. ….America is lacking a strong moral compass.
Check out Galatians 6:7.

Our very principles are being altered – is anyone noticing? The Founders asserted America’s independence by claiming that certain truths are self evident, according to the “laws of nature and nature’s God.” They designed a political framework for our nation based on liberty, equality, and a limited government that derives its authority “from the consent of the governed.” But do our founding principles endure in their true form today? In these tumultuous times, as government grows ever larger and more intrusive, many Americans fear their country has veered off course, in a direction inconsistent with our founding ideals.

In We Still Hold These Truths, Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding argues that due to the decline of civics education and the rise of the entitlement state, knowledge of our founding principles has declined. This is of course the case and we witness it as the WH professes that our founding principles are outdated and that our Constitution is a living breathing document, and Obama in his speeches leaving very pertinent lines out from the Declaration of Independence when he quotes it. Check out Proverbs 6:16-19.

We have allowed a huge injustice to happen and we have ultimately, as a society, turned our back on America’s true principles. Feeling nauseous? Unfortunately, we have betrayed ourselves with our silence and years of apathy. In Deuteronomy 28:1-5 it is written
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.  In 15 it is written “But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. 16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. 19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. We have been duly warned.  
Thomas Sowell is on youtube speaking about dismantling America. Take the time to watch it. The moral of the story is this: WE’RE IN TROUBLE.
You already know the answer to what ails us. We must cut from our lives political correctness and fear not as we speak out every day on the injustices, attacks and corruption of our morals, values, principles, and personal responsibility. The government will try with all their might to make our nation believe what they are pushing is the new norm. We must stand vigilant in defying their disdain for all that is good.

The decline and fall of America rests in our hands. There is only one way out and we are the ones that must take the lead.

I ask God to Bless America and to bless YOU for all that you do. I ask that he gives each one of you reading this the courage and words necessary to do our part in keeping our Republic alive and directing America away from its fall from grace.