“We are a religious people and our institutions presuppose a Supreme Being” (Justice William O. Douglas, 1952).*
“America has freed more human beings from the clutches of evil than any [other] nation on earth, and we are a relatively young country. Even though continental Europe, in its posture of pseudo-sophistication, might consider us the country cousin of the family of nations, when these same Europeans needed to be rescued–often from themselves–we were there to rescue them. We have done it many times and in many ways around the world. At enormous costs to ourselves, we have gone into (and out of) dozens of nations in order to make the world a better place–even those nations that were our deadliest enemies, like Germany and Japan after World War II. What MacArthur did in Japan, and what the Marshall Plan accomplished in Europe, are without historical equal, and they indicate what we think our high calling on the planet really is! They also indicate the American penchant for forgiveness and generosity, which surpasses all others” (Dr. Jack Wheeler, The Ugly Liberal American, page 4, quoted by The Schwarz Report, May 2008, Vol 48, number 5).
George Weigel, highly respected author, said at a Seattle Pacific University symposium regarding the departure from representative citizen control over government policies: “It not only seemed to me an act of infidelity toward the past, it seemed to imply a program for the future, namely, state-enforced secularism.” In an interview with Kathleen Braden, Weigel laments political decisions made bureaucratically rather than according to the popular will, and trumpets the need for spiritual revival in America and for citizen action as “salt and light” (George Weigel, author of The Cube and the Cathedral, “A Conversation With George Weigel,” Response Magazine, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, Autumn 2007, 18-20).
Supremacist judges, liberals (progressives) in education and their converts in the media have deceived millions of people into believing that privacy rights, social justice and diversity require public acceptance of evil life practices, homosexuality and baby genocide. The loss of American values arises directly from unelected liberal judges-turned-legislators and the ensuing defilement of traditional American jurisprudence. (from p. 56).
Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? (Thomas Jefferson).**
“Truth [when communicated] is great and will prevail if left to herself … she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them” (Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty, 1786, cited by Hamilton Albert Long, The American Ideal of 1776, Philadelphia: Heritage Books Inc., 1963. xxii).
Without a vibrant and vital Christianity, America is doomed, and without America, the west is doomed. Which is why I, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, devoted to Jewish survival, the Torah, and Israel am so terrified of Christianity caving in (Rabbi Daniel Lapin).
*Zorach v. Clauson, Docket 431, citation 343 US 306, 1952.
**Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, (Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1794), Query XVIII, 237, MS-176.
~ David Norris