America is in decline. I hate to be the one to have to break that to you. We are in decline because we have failed to follow God's Big Law. We have been guilty of breaking His commandments through our history and God has still blessed our republic. I think it's because we have always recognized God for who He is. Now, we are guilty of violating the One; the big One, Numero Uno; thou shalt have no other gods before me.
You don't have to bow down to an idol to worship other gods. It's a matter of where you place your faith. You can't look at the 220 Representatives and 60 Senators that have voted for these so called "health insurance reform" bills and tell me they don't place their faith in government. After Welfare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, failure, after failure, after abject failure and they still want the government to control health care? How else do you explain it? There is no logic to it. It has to be a religion.
They will stoop to any means to advance their cause. Senator Mary Landrieu sold her vote for language in the bill to get $300 million for Louisiana. It has been called the New Louisiana Purchase. Of course, she is now saying that she only voted to move the bill to debate and has not decided how she will vote on final passage. Senator Landrieu obviously thinks we all just fell off the turnip truck. The language for the $300 million is in the bill. If the bill does not pass, Senator Landrieu does not get the money.
Their appetite for control extends to the smallest of things. Recently, Senator Chris Dodd proposed the Government should start regulating frequent flyer miles. I'm sorry; didn't the airlines invent the frequent flyer programs? Now we have a U.S. Senator that thinks the Government should manage frequent flyer miles.
It is not limited to the United States. A hacker has broken into Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in Great Brittan and uncovered emails proving that the idea of anthropogenic global warming is an absolute hoax. I thought Fred Thompson had the line of the day when he said, "We found out that man made global warming is in fact man made-up global warming." The so called "scientists" who promote it have used tricks to make their data fit their agenda, hid data that did not support their cause, attempted to discredit skeptics and deleted damaging documents they feared might become public under the Freedom of Information Act.
You might say that these climate alarmists worship the earth and you may be correct in some cases, but their "solutions" all have at their root government control. In this case a world government. They are promulgating a hoax to advance a government system. So these climate alarmists are basically just another group of government worshipers.
It is inarguable that progressives are on a mission to eradicate Christianity from all public discourse; but why? It's because the progressives know that our liberty comes from God. So in order to take our freedom and independence they must remove us from God, or remove God from us. That is the point of the progressive movement, place people in bondage to an authoritarian government. They want people to depend on government, place their faith in government. That will empower the progressives because they are the government.
The progressives have been in a fifty year endeavor to remove Christianity from the public schools. It's not really an effort to remove religion, but specifically Christianity. I taught in public schools for a while, so I know this first hand. You can be a professing Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist and go to school and no one will bother you. But if you are a Christian, you better keep that under wraps or the powers that be will come down on your head. For the same reason, Christianity produces free and independent people and the progressives can't have that.
We as Christians are called upon to be salt and light in a dark world. We can sit back no longer. We can't hide in our churches. I know, we've all been told that there is a separation of church and state, but that is not in the Constitution. The Constitution simply says that the Government cannot tell you how to worship God. It does not say (or imply) that professing Christians cannot be involved in Government. Call your Congressman, write letters, run for school board, run for city council, run for Congress and most importantly, always vote. If we want good Christians running for office, they must know that there is a dependable block of Christian voters behind them.