What are the consequences that befall nations when partisan authoritarians take God, with moral accountability, out of education? Typical of empires that have cluttered cemeteries throughout human history, the Soviets had flooded their empire with propaganda. Darwin’s theory for human origins had become the basis for education. The consequences included growing alcoholism, youthful insolence and irresponsible attitudes toward work and self-support.

At a United Nations forum on December 7, 1988, Mikhail Gorbachev, atheist leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991, acknowledged that the God-rejecting dogma of Karl Marx and Charles Darwin was an utter failure. Reflecting upon the disintegration under the secular progressive government, Gorbachev said: “The compelling necessity of the principle of freedom of choice is … clear to us. The failure to recognize this … is fraught with very dire consequences … Freedom of choice is a universal principle to which there should be no exceptions. We have not come to the conclusion of the immutability of this principle simply through good motives. We have been led to it through impartial analysis of the objective processes of our time. This objective fact presupposes respect for other people’s views“ (George P. Schultz, Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan, Turmoil and Triumph, New York: Macmillan, 1993, p. 1107. This book traces the moral and economic collapse of the Soviet Socialist Empire).

Gorbachev tried to prevent the collapse of truth-trashing socialistic rule. To do this, he adopted Perestroika, allowing the people to be informed and free to communicate. He also legalized property rights, but socialism had gone too far. Beginning in 1989, the puppet Communist governments in captive countries controlled by the Soviets were overthrown by the people. The Soviet Union fell apart when captive countries quit contributing the revenue required to keep the socialist economy going.

Whether or not Gorbachev realized it, the Soviet empire was being forced to acknowledge that those who reject the sovereignty of man under God over government run into the immutable laws of creation’s nature. Those laws support life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In contrast, the vacillating laws of man lead to exploitation, cultural decay, poverty and tyranny.

Writing of Perestroika, Gorbachev’s wife Raisa said: “Our society has set out on the path of renewal and of demolishing totalitarianism and the obsolete command system of administering the country” (Raisa Gorbachev, Reminiscences and Reflections, Harper Collins, 1991, p. 174).

Both the Webster and Random House dictionaries identify socialism as a “Marxist theory.” Winston Churchill stated: “Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state.” He also said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

When majorities on our Supreme Court force changes in our laws that reject the moral and God-honoring predicate of the United States Constitution, they have, in effect, empowered truth-trashing by radicals in government schools. Separation of the right of church clergy to dictate (separation of church and state) does not justify the removal of “In God We Trust” as a publicly held standard. “Liberty and life are the gratuitous gifts of heaven. I shall certainly be excused from adducing any formal arguments to evince, that life, and whatever is necessary for the safest of life, are the natural rights of man. Some things are so difficult; others are so plain, that they cannot be proved” (Supreme Court Justice James Wilson, Lectures, delivered in the College of Philadelphia 1790-1791. Volume II, Part II, Chapter 1, Lorenzo Press, 1804).

~ D. Norris

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