The Progressives Are Destroying America

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When the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower, they brought the Bible with them. The reason they came here and endured such great hardship was this: They wanted their children to live in a society that was governed by Biblical principles. And their descendents, the Founding Fathers, fulfilled that dream.  They invented a new form of government. And they gave us a nation where we are  free to practice our religion and to govern ourselves.

American exceptionalism is the result of God’s blessing. And the Liberty that we enjoy today is a by-product of Christianity.

Throughout history, our leaders warned us that “Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” (Wm Penn) And “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”(Patrick Henry) “You can’t enslave a Bible-reading people.” (Horace Greeley) And the Bible was America’s textbook for the first three hundred and fifty years of our existence.

Noah Webster was the greatest American educator who ever lived. Look at what he wrote in his public school textbook, “History of the United States” in 1832: “The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.”

He was writing to school children. He gave them the following advice, and his words turned out to be prophetic:

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes; Corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.

If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.”

The Progressives measure our “progress” by how far we’ve departed from the teachings of the Bible. Look how how far we have progressed, in their eyes, in the past fifty years! The Ten Commandments are banned in public buildings. And it’s illegal to read the Bible in the public schools.

We were naive enough to let the Progressives remove the Bible from our culture. They knew they had to take our Bibles away before they could enslave us. They tell us there’s no such thing as truth, or liberty that comes from God. They want their government to be our god, and they want to make slaves of us all.

Why are they so afraid of the Bible? What’s in there that scares them so muchl?  It is the truth. And the truth is their enemy. They can’t stand it, and they can’t stand up to it. To them, truth is like Kryptonite to Superman.

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Hey Sleeping Giant, Wake Up!

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I’m sure that the Founding Fathers never envisioned a Federal government that would be hostile to Christianity. They created a nation where government, education, and Christianity worked together to protect the right of every individual to  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Dr. Benjamin Rush was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. He set up some of the first public schools in America, to teach children how to read the Bible. Noah Webster was known as the Schoolmaster of the Republic. His dictionary of the American language was published in 1828; and his Blue-Backed Speller was the most widely used textbook in America for over a hundred years. He practically invented American education.

Noah Webster said, “Every civil government is based upon some religion or philosophy of life. Education in a nation will propagate the religion of that nation. In America, the foundational religion was Christianity.

And it was sown in the hearts of Americans through the home and private and public schools for centuries. Our liberty, growth, and prosperity was the result of a Biblical philosophy of life.

Our continued freedom and success is dependent on our educating the youth of America in the principles of Christianity.”

When the Supreme Court kicked God and the Bible out of our public schools, they eliminated the most essential part education. This was the beginning of America’s  moral and economic decline. Since that time, as a nation, we have been getting dumber everyday.

The Secular Progressives measure progress by how far we’ve departed from Christianity. They know they have to take away our Bibles before they can take away our freedom. They have destroyed the most effective education system in the world, and recreated it into their own image. Now they want to completely destroy our unique American culture. They never stop trying to discredit the Bible, and to eliminate all references to the God who created us.

These enemies of God tried to change the Shining City on a Hill into their own Brave New World; but they have failed miserably. In spite of everything they’ve done, the Spirit of the Lord is alive and well in the hearts of the American people.

We are a nation of Bible-believing Christians. A USA Today/Gallup poll says that seventy-nine percent (79%) of Americans believe that the Bible is the word of God; and according to Rassmussen Reports, seventy-seven percent (77%) of Americans believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

That translates into millions and millions of right-thinking voters. If we could wake up this Sleeping Giant, we could restore God and the Bible to their rightful place of authority. Hey, Sleeping Giant, wake up! Wake up and help save America! Wake up and vote!

The Bible says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Psalm 29:2)  We have certainly experienced that reality.

Our lawmakers in Washington are terribly arrogant people, and they have the mentality of pimps. They think that the money we earn  is theirs; and they want to spend it all. In fact, they have already spent it all. They have spent our children’s money before they’ve even earned it.

It’s not too late to put an end to all of this foolishness. Clint Eastwood was right. We are the owners of this country; and the politicians work for us. We can fire them all, and replace them with people who will do what we want them to do. That would be a refreshing change.

We’re winning the culture war, not losing it; and we can certainly take our country back–at the ballot box.  We have a powerful ally; and with him, all things are possible. The Lord of Hosts is his name, and his mercy endures forever. We can do all things through him because he strengthens us.

This November’s election will determine the future of America and the future of your children. Please vote on November 6th. Even if you never vote, do it just this once. Do it for God and country. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

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How Do We Know Who to Vote For?

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I love reading quotes from the writings of godly people, because they are nuggets of wisdom and truth. I want to introduce you to Noah Webster, and to some of the things he said about the Bible and about selecting candidates for public office.

Noah Webster practically invented public education in America. His American Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1828, was our first dictionary. His “Blue-Backed Speller” was the most widely used textbook in America for a hundred years. He said “Education is useless without the Bible.” And he explained why this is true.

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws. …All of the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.

Mr. Webster included this advice on voting to the young readers of his American History textbook. He told them who to vote for.

“In selecting men for public office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate—look to his character. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for political stations. But the scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, men of truth, hating covetousness.

It is to the neglect of this rule that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breaches of trust, speculations and embezzlements of public property which astound even ourselves; which tarnish the character of our country and which disgrace our government.

When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility; he not only sacrifices his own responsibility; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but those of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.”

Mr. Webster’s advise makes perfect sense, but we have done just the opposite of what he said. We have been led to believe that religion has no place in politics, or in government; but that’s not true. Our Constitution and our government are based on principles of the Bible, and that’s why they work so well.

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