By J. D. Pendry
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone Psalm 118 (NIV)
There is a distinct “God, Family, Country,” American culture. Along with the foundation of God-given freedom, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and small non-intrusive government. Our culture is what made America a great nation. As one people one culture, we stand strong and offer the best hope for our country and the world. If we are at odds as many, self-interested entities we fail. We lose what our ancestors sacrificed to provide for us. We smother out the torch of freedom kept ablaze by those who came before us and struggled mightily for freedom and civil rights. When freedom’s light goes out in America, the rest of the world will too be in dangerous darkness. God Blessed America. American Journal
If you want to bring down a structure, you must weaken what makes it strong – the critical parts that keep it standing steady. It’s an enduring principle and applies to everything. Whether a building, a person, a society, or a nation. Weaken what makes and keeps it strong and eventually, and catastrophically, it falls.
Here in the land of the free, the pillars of our nation are under attack and have been so, mostly unchallenged, for decades. Too many of us, and especially those ignorant of history and the world, take for granted that the free America we know will always be here. And even improved once we rid ourselves of the people with which we disagree and fundamentally transform ourselves into a communal Socialist utopia. Sigh. Any in public life who might stand in the gap are frightened into fetal positions by the politically correct. Political correctness is the modern-day moniker and hiding place for Communism. An atheist philosophy that cannot compete with a higher moral authority or anyone who rejects groupthink.
Recent events show those who want to destroy our culture and country are entering their endgame. For decades, we’ve allowed weakening of what buttresses our civil society. Could it be they believe now is their only real chance? They own the top tiers of the State Department, Department of Justice, establishment Washington, Academia, and the major media propaganda machine. Over the past two years, we’ve seen evidence of it from the top of our government right down to street level thugs. Their coup attempt failed now they grow bolder with public statements and acts of street violence unchecked by sympathizing local governments. They’ve demonized and neutered local police forces. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. They will not give up unless completely and thoroughly destroyed.
War on God and Christianity
I remember beginning each school day with the Lord’s prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, but I expect fewer Americans do. Prayer in school ended with the 1962 Supreme Court decision in Engel v. Vitale. It’s a faulty decision and one that tipped the First Amendment establishment clause upside down. To see this, one need not have a Constitutional law degree, but only a basic understanding of the history of our beginning. The first people to arrive in the new world were escaping religious persecution of England’s one religion, the Church of England. In historical context, the purpose of this amendment was to protect religion from government interference of establishing and imposing the government’s form of religion on the people. Engel v. Vitale reversed history by restricting the people’s freedom of religious expression and changed the intent of the clause to protect the government from religion rather than protecting individual freedom of religion and religious expression from the government.
Using this faulty court decision, we’ve removed God from the public. First from public schools, then from the public square. Young people were no longer introduced to the concept of a creator or higher moral authority. No one was forced to pray. No one was singled out or shamed for not praying. What was accomplished was removing the central strand of moral fiber from society and removing it at a most critical time of cultural development. Childhood.
At the behest of radical atheists, public schools do not allow prayer. Now, our children, shielded from prayer or any form of Christianity, are taught about homosexuality, while Drag Queens teach toddlers there’s no such thing as boys and girls. Public schools are starting our children off with moral indoctrination. Beyond that, children are no longer taught history of the Pilgrims fleeing religious persecution instead they’re taught about early settlers and colonizers. They are growing up ignorant of the role Christianity played at the start of our country. Hey, but now they have an appreciation for homosexual culture.
War on the Family
Let’s start with President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society war on poverty. Here’s a brief assessment of its impact on families:
The War on Poverty created negative incentives. Instead of promoting the growth of healthy families, the welfare system discouraged them. A single mother could receive larger payments from Uncle Sam by remaining single than by marrying the father of her child.
Over time, many fatherless children entered the world. The welfare checks showed up month after month, regardless of how their parents spent their days. As these boys and girls grew up without fathers around, they came to regard such households as natural. The social safety net, designed to be a temporary help to the people in need, instead kept them trapped in government dependency.
They stayed trapped in poverty as well. Here’s a full explanation of President Johnson’s so-called War on Poverty: How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty: The Economics and Politics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity It’s long, filled with statistics, politics and insanity and your eyes may begin to bleed before you finish, but if you muddle through you’ll discover the birth of many well-intentioned failures still affecting our country and families today.
Here’s another long report from the Pew Research Center. Johnson’s war is but one aspect of changing American culture contributing to the rise of single parent households. When the report was published, 31% of the children in single parent households were living below the poverty line and 21% of those with unmarried cohabiting parents were as well. In 1960, 73% of children were living with two parents in their first marriage. By 1980, it dropped to 61% and by 2014 it was only 46%. Less than half of American children are living with parents in their first marriage. Less than half of America’s children grow up in a traditional family.
Nowadays we embrace unnatural non-reproductive family relationships like homosexual marriage with adopted children. Some women are choosing artificial insemination as a method of becoming a single mother without a relationship or no children at all. Birth rates are too low to replace the population. Through abortion, more than 60 million American families ended before they began thanks to another tragic Supreme Court decision.
Over decades, seriously flawed Supreme Court decisions and social justice policies caused a cultural shift away from God and toward destruction of the center pillar of our nation, the nuclear American family. Our future is dying one family at a time.
Deconstruction of America
History can be well written only in a free country. —Voltaire
History is being rewritten. A critical element of our history is our Judeo-Christian values system. It’s the foundation of our government, our laws, and our Constitution.
The Schools could not describe the religious origins of American freedoms without violating Engel v. Vitale. For this reason, the Pilgrims had to be deleted from our children’s textbooks. Thus, in 2002, the new Jersey Department of Education removed references to the Pilgrims and the Mayflower from its history standards for school textbooks…. The problem? “The word Pilgrim implies religion,” said Brian Jones of the Education Leader’s Council, adding, “It’s more difficult to talk about the Bible and the Puritans.” Some school systems blur historical truth by referring to the Pilgrims as “early settlers,” “newcomers,” or “European colonizers.” “DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America” —David Horowitz
In 1986… Professor Paul Vitz completed a study of sixty social studies textbooks used by 87 percent of public-school students. Among his conclusions:
There is not one story or article in all these books, in approximately nine to ten thousand pages, in which the central motivation or major content derives from Christianity or Judaism. Horowitz
When young people do not know their history or the origins of their country they are easily influenced. They learn from biased texts and too often from biased ideologues impersonating teachers. On the back of not knowing our true history in the context of it’s time, they are susceptible to ideas of Socialism, Communism, Atheism, and eliminating the Electoral College.
When I was in elementary school, I was encouraged to read the biographies of our founders and many of them I did. I read other as well. I always thought it important to learn about important people. People who made a difference. One of my favorite biographies as a youngster was George Washington Carver’s. An incredible story. Pick it up and read it sometime.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. H. G. Wells
We cannot live in the past. No one alive today is accountable for the actions of people of their time. Nor is anyone alive today qualified to make judgment. Neither can we predict the future, but we can send children uneducated in history toward catastrophe.
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