There have been many times in America’s past when there was great doubt as to whether America would survive. Shortly after we won our independence from Britain we found ourselves embroiled in another war with them. At one point all of Washington, D.C. fled the city as British troops came in and burned the capital. As stated in a previous column Providence aided our side by bringing in a storm that had not been seen in that area and put the fires out.
As our nation struggled to establish itself there were many obstacles that had to be dealt with. A nation ruled by the people with their chosen elected officials had never been done before. There were many unknowns that the Founders faced. But because the Founders had their eyes on God these obstacles were overcome and by the 1830’s we had proven that our form of government could flourish. In 1835 Alexis De Toqueville travelled to America to see if he could determine why America was so successful. He was amazed at the way Americans viewed religion. In his book Democracy in America he wrote: “Freedom sees in religion the companion of its struggles and its triumphs, the cradle of its infancy, the divine source of its rights. It considers religion as the safeguard of mores; and mores as the guarantee of laws and the pledge of its duration.” He also stated: “Religion is no less the companion of liberty in all its battles and its triumphs; the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims. The safeguard of morality is religion and morality is the best security of law and the surest pledge of freedom”.
Our Founders knew that our continued existence depended on our ability to keep God first in our lives and in our government. When the Civil War broke out both sides believed that they were right in God’s eyes. The South was fighting for States rights, the North fought for everyone’s rights. Abraham Lincoln was once asked if he thought that God was on our side and he responded that that was not his concern at all but whether the North was on His side. This mindset had been set throughout our history. When speaking about our Constitution James Madison stated: “We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”
In this last century we have seen America drift away from these moorings to the point now that the Democrat Party thinks they are God. Nancy Pelosi stated a few years back the “We don’t need God any more we have the Democrat Party”. In the 2012 Democrat convention when there was a vote to put back into their platform a mention of God a voice vote clearly said no. The vote was take twice and it is clear, both times, that the answer was no but the moderator said the yes vote won and the crowd booed. In 2008 we had drifted so far from our founding that a muslim was elected to the presidency.
And then in 2012 he was re-elected. I firmly believe that massive voter fraud allowed this to happen. Many counties across the nation reported 100% of their votes were for Obama, a statistical impossibility, and there were hundreds of districts that reported well over 100% voter turnout. Colorado had one county with 132.00 registered voters recorded 247,000 votes, all for Obama.
This election will determine the future of America. We will either begin a reverse course and become great again or we will follow the path of Venezuela and Greece. I believe that God has used America as the main source for the gospels spread throughout the world. I don’t think He’s done yet and that means that America isn’t done.
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1. Roger Anghis, Defining America’s Exceptionalism, (Bloomington: Westbow Press 2012), p. 17.