We are looking at the condition of our community, our role in it,and theposition taken
by many followers of Christ and how their example should be a positive influence on our
lives as believers today.
Part 4 ~ America’s Constitution is being abridged
The Framers of our country knew a thing or two about the corrupt nature of man. They
toiled with the problems associated with the creation of a republic that was to be
committed to self-government while protecting the freedoms of all its inhabitants.
Having declared independence from a dictatorial monarchy, these founding fathers
labored together to adopt and ratify a Constitution that would set the rule oflawfor the
United States of America. It has been working very well until recently.
Our American Revolution was fought on moral grounds and the high calling of those
committed to their Judeo-Christian principles of faith. We don’t read much about this
era in our history today, and our children are not being taught the significance of this
extremely important time in our nation’s history. World War I, the war to end all wars,
was waged and won by God fearing and morally responsible patriots. Members of the
“Greatest Generation” answered the call and fought for our freedom and very way of life
in World War II. And, with the mercy and blessing of God, right thinking and morally
correct people again prevailed.
Since 1945, the leaders of this great and magnificent country have lead us in many
directions. Our blood and treasure has been committed to multiple major conflicts,
including the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, Grenada, the Persian Gulf War (in Iraq),
and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our allies are also at war and civil unrest
Our Constitution has come under attack. Since the early 1900’s, it has beenthe purpose
and intent of many government leaders to subvert,and even replace our Constitution
with a “progressive approach” to governing the masses. The Founding Fathers knew
there would be a time when this might occur, and they styled the document to protect
the Republic from such actions.So, what are the demagogues in D.C. doing? They are
ignoring their sworn responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution of these
United States of America, and simply accepting Executive Orders which oppose the
purpose and intent of the original document.
Separation of Church and State is not in the Constitution. But the First Amendment is:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof;orabridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; of the right of