By Kelly OConnell (Bio and Archives) Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Underneath the maelstrom of America’s political crisis is a question that demands an answer. The question: What is America’s ultimate source of authority? Have we finally begun to evolve into humanism, as leftists claim—after centuries of ignorant, bigoted and sexist Bible fixation?
Or, can our historical beliefs be preserved in the face of a godless onslaught? Must the US now walk into an atheist worldview, complete with matching societal and political implications? The identity of American authority is the question of the age. And our answer will certainly decide the fate of America.
The battle between belief systems is as old as Israel battling the Philistines, and as recent as the West versus militant Islam. In fact, every true battle may have a spiritual core. This is in fact what Lord Horatio Nelson believed when he took on Napoleon’s plan for world domination, which would have created godless global tyranny, had Bonaparte succeeded.
It is fortunate the absurd poseur Barack overplayed his hand on the horribly malformed Affordable Healthcare Act. Watching Obamacare unveiled, finding each function ill-designed, broken or non-existent—we have a miracle of incompetence. And yet, seen historically, failure and incompetence are not the exception, but the rule in Marxist kingdoms. The spectacular failures of Lenin, Stalin and Mao instruct us the methods and goals of this ideology are not just mistaken, but impossible, and dangerous to the nth degree. Let us hope America fights off the toxic fumes of socialism and returns to or First Love before it’s too late.
I. Failure of American Authority: Biblical or Humanistic?
America is presently confused as to the definition of truth, or its source. This is obvious at the increasing popularity of gay marriage by supposed Christians, as well as support for the forceful confiscation and redistribution of property by presumed Constitution advocates. Yet, America was once a biblical culture, and probably expressed its biblical beliefs as well as any in history. For example, the liberties promised by Jesus in the Bible… “Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free” (John 8:32) were expressed and defended in the Constitution. The crowning achievement of the Founders was the First Amendment’s tripartite defense of Speech, Religion and the Press.
Scholar Donald Lutz, in The Origins of American Constitutionalism, noted the Constitution itself was based upon the covenant-styled colonial…………..