Coach Dave Daubenmire
September 15, 2011
It happened again last weekend.
I had the opportunity to speak at a Tea Party event on the eastern edge of Ohio that was labeled the “Restoring Freedom” rally.
It was one of the largest, best attended, Tea Party events that I have participated in. Most of these Tea Party events follow the same script. Usually there is someone who speaks on the Constitution, another who covers the creeping of Socialism in America, followed by an expert on the evils of Obama care, sound money policies, over-taxation, with some Patriotic/God-Bless-the-USA-type songs mixed in.
I jokingly tell folks that I was in the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party. Ever since I was sued by the ACLU for praying with our football players in 1997 I have been trying to warn America that our liberties were under attack.
I salute the efforts of the “regular Moms and Pops” who have given life to the citizen activism. Lord knows where America would be without them. If we could get the “men of the cloth” to get actively involved in opposing the sinful, tyrannical government spitting in the eye of the God the pastors claim to serve we would have a chance to restore a “form of Godliness” to this nation.
But my approach to the Tea Party is different. Although I believe in the Constitution and understand that we no longer follow it, and that we are rapidly being ruled by a tyrannical cabal of legislators, judges, and lawyers, the answer to America’s problems is not adherence to the Constitution.
The US Constitution is not a stand alone document, but rather, connected to the mission statement signed in 1776 entitled The Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration, our Founders stated that we are “endowed by our Creator” thereby linking our rights to the Christian God of the Bible.
All rights emanate from Him. America IS “One Nation Under God” whether we acknowledge it or not. God is sovereign over the entire world, not just America. But the difference is, there was a time when our government acknowledged the sovereignty of God over our nation. One Nation Under God is not a motto…it is fact. God IS above all…and we, government included, answer to Him.
The US Constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper if it opposes the “laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” Almighty God upholds all law, including the Constitution, and without His support, no document or doctrine of man will be able to stand.
Believing that the Constitution can save America is folly. Our second President John Adams said “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Our Founders understood what we today deny…that God is granter of all liberty…not the Constitution. The problem is Americans today are no longer moral nor religious.
Jesus, and His Word, is the Rock upon which this nation was built. The Constitution, without the Truth of the Bible, is sinking sand. The Constitution, apart from God, can not save America.
So, last Saturday, when my opportunity to speak came, I fed them twenty-minutes of fire.
the risk of sounding arrogant, I have had many people tell me that I
speak more powerfully than I write. And not wanting to feign a false
humility I explain that what I do is a gift from God.
He has given me the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, easy-to-understand manner. Straight-talking is what I call it…something rare today…laced with Truth…in a half-time locker-room coaching style. (Watch this one minute video)
Most like it, some do not. I love to repeat to the dissenters the words of Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men… “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.”
But I am encouraged. I am beginning to realize that more and more are willing to hear the Truth, even though fewer and fewer are willing to serve it up. There is a famine for Truth.
So, here is a paraphrase, cliff notes if you will, of what I told the Tea Party last Saturday.
America’s problems are moral/Spiritual, they are not political. Only a return to the Faith of our Fathers can save us. The Republicans won’t save us, conservatism is “Pretend Salt,” we hire mercenaries to fight battles that the Lord has mandated that “His Church” must fight, we joke about dishonest politicians and then return them to office, we have traded personal liberty for security, served mammon rather than God, given the teaching of morality over to government schools, dishonored marriage and the marriage bed, raised self-centered over-indulged children, and obeyed the decisions of the Supreme Court rather than the edicts of the Supreme Being.
And we have killed over 50 million innocent babies.
The Tea Party leadership doesn’t know what to do. The “moral issues” make them nervous because they “divide.” Did you hear a discussion of abortion on Wednesday night’s Tea Party debate? They are intent on creating a movement that can change this nation built on opposition to taxes, health-care, and big government. That movement is sure to fail.
The Tea-Party leadership is baffled because my presentation was interrupted five-times with thunderous standing ovations by the nearly 500 patriots in attendance. I’m talking foot stompin, hootin and hollerin ovations. You see, in their hearts, the people know that a return to Christ is our only answer…only no one is saying it. America’s salvation will not fly in on Air Force One.
They weren’t cheering me. They were cheering the truth. Truth is a rare commodity in America today. Few have the courage to speak it.
But here is where I honed in on the mostly grey-hairs in attendance…WE MUST STOP KILLING BABIES !!
Look folks, the first right the Declaration mentions is LIFE. It comes before liberty for a reason. No life, no liberty. No life, no pursuit of happiness. Rights are irrelevant if you never have the opportunity to live. If you consider yourself a Constitutionalist you HAVE to be pro-life. Life is the ultimate human right…more important than freedom, liberty, or smaller government.
God endows us with life…the Constitution supports that endowment.
Economic issues are strangling this nation as our leaders look for a way to put people back to work. The political answers are futile…tax cuts, social security reform, rolling back of regulation, getting “Constitutionalists” elected, extending unemployment, stimulus packages…
The answer is a return to life. The Tea Party must focus on babies as the life of the party.
Is it possible that our financial issues are directly related to our murdering of the unborn? Consider this: Abortion has robbed America of at least 100 million little tax payers. Would social security be in the condition it is in if we had 100 million more people paying into the system? If there were 100 million more taxpayers how many of them would buy cars, phones, refrigerators, computers, hamburgers, houses, baseball gloves, ipods, tires…How many jobs would that create?
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We have killed the goose that laid the golden egg. Every time we kill a child we kill America’s future.
We are being over run with people who do not appreciate America’s heritage…Muslims, Mexicans, and moral degenerates.
The separation of church and state has morphed into the separation of morality and state.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. -Psalm 127
Only a return to Biblical values can rescue this nation.
No one will say it. I just did.
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