The people’s delegates who framed America’s governing Charters came from several different Bible-believing church denominations. This statement by President John Quincy Adams reflects the values of virtually all the delegates, “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon the earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies, announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets.” Faith, prayer, conviction, courage, justice and action go hand-in-hand.
First Amendment religious protections from government bosses were accomplished by communities controlling education according to God-honoring family values, and God blessed America.
It was a clear betrayal of the people when a handful of lawyers on the federal Supreme Court forced a secular monopoly interpretation of First Amendment law upon the states and local public schools. Obviously, no one imagined that a judiciary branch of the federal government would force the loss of religious liberty and decapitate Tenth Amendment state and community statutes. It was naturally assumed that the government would maintain friendly relations with the over a dozen faiths represented by the states’ delegates who crafted the Constitution. The tyranny of judicial corruption and subsequent loss of citizen control over the soft sciences in public schools has led to cultural devastation.
We see the harm done to students’ chances to succeed (and thus the nation) by unions empowered to enforce teacher tenure guarantees. Positive improvement in America’s public schools cannot occur as long as the teacher unions are government adjuncts empowered to collect dues from teachers who are paid by a forced tax on the citizens.
The same is true of lifetime tenure for lawyers on the federal Supreme Court. What is the difference in the tyranny of a supremacist king who is not subject to periodic review and removal by direct vote of the people or the tyranny of a committee of lawyers on the Supreme Court who have the same power and are not subject to periodic review and removal by a vote of the people? Lord Acton, the British historian, reminds us: “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
The Bill of Rights remained alive and applied as written until twisted by a handful of God-wannabe lawyers on the Supreme Court. This violation of constitutional law is an insult to the people and a devastating violation of the rule of law. If today’s liberal judges would recognize the devastating cultural and civil consequences, admit it and change, they would deserve to be forgiven. Ronald Reagan recognized that the harmful impact of liberal open-mindedness was wrong, changed directions, and is considered one of America’s most honored presidents.
Defend America and the foundation that made her great. Encourage the defenders of values in our day, including the parents and grandparents who home school or send their youth to God-honoring schools that have no part in atheistic propaganda.
~ D. Norris