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ReligionandPolitics

Harvard Professor of Business Education Clay Christensen spoke with a Marxist economist from China, coming to an end of his Fulbright Scholarship. He asked the Chinese economist if he had learned anything surprising in his studies at Harvard. The economist said, yes, he had. And,then, unexpectedly, he said: "Yeah, I had no idea how critical religion is to the functioning of democracy. The reason why democracy works," he continued, "is not because governmenet is designed to oversee what everybody does, but rather democracy works because most of the people most of the time voluntarily choose to obey the law. And in the past, most Americans attended a church or synogague every week. They were taught there by people they respected." My friend went on to say that Americans followed these rules because they had come to believe that they weren't just accountable to society, they were accountable to God. Christensen concluded that if you take away God, you just won't be able to hire enough police to keep the people safe.

The United States of America is no longer safe because its government has succeeded in evicting God from the lives of our children, from our military and even from our churches. And we wonder why crime is, once again, on the rise across the land.

If you recall, in Barack Obama's first book—you know, the book every wannabe presidential candidate writes to hype himself for the job in the Oval Office: Dreams From My Father. Obama said (on page 261): "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction..." Well, those winds shifted. In a Sept. 25, 2012 speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said: "The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam."

Obama fully dropped the Christian facade that he hid behind in 2008 as he campaigned for the White House. pretending that Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, which preached a radical, Afrocentric theology, practiced mainstream Christianity. They did not; and they do not. Beginning with Arab Spring in December 2011 and through the spring of 2012, Obama began shedding the fake Christian facade, and became increasingly anti-Christian. Obama sided with the Muslim Brotherhood when they overthrew the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak and quickly recognized the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood government. During the same period, he openly acknowledged his Muslim roots and islamic faith, saying that "...the call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds at sunset."

While many Americans believe that the official attack on religion in the United States began with Obama in 2010, in point-of-fact, it did not. It began two and a half decades before Obama im May, 1989 with a brochure mailed to every American Bar Association member law firm by the ABA, advertising a seminar for "...[a]ttorneys who want to be on the leading edge of an explosive new area of law"suing churches, Christian leaders and Christian activists.

The seminar was entitled: "Expanding Use of Tort Law Against Religions." While this would trigger a new phase of attacks on Christianity, in reality, the assault on the Christian Church was launched shortly after the end of World War II with the birth of the United Nations and the re-emergence of the globalist movement that lay dormant for two decades.

The first attempt to create world government failed in 1920 when our 28th president, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was unable to convince Congress to join the League of Nations and surrender America's sovereignty to a world government headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

In 1920, the globalists who plotted to erase American sovereignty and reshackle the United States to the crown heads of Europe couldn't understand why, with generational world peace as the objective, the US Senate declined to ratify the Treaty of Versailles simply because it meant surrendering the nation's sovereignty to the Eruopean socialists in the Hague. In the view of the social progressives, if every nation on Earth surrendered their external sovereignty, it would end war for all time by forging a world government which would have the authority to eliminate the private ownership of guns by all peoples—particularly the United States—within the global union. Of course, the nations which will not join this global confederation under the control of the Hague will be the totalitarian regimes in the Muslim world, China and the re-emerging Soviet Union.

By 1989, when President George HW Bush claimed we were now part of a "New World Order," the utopians realized three things. First, they realized they were rapidly running out of time. Second, they realized that voluntary world government could not become a reality in their lifetime because Christian America knew that liberty is not a gift of the State, it is a perpetual gift from God. And, finally, the government realized that Christianity was so plasmatically bonded to patriotism that as long as the United States remained a Christian nation, it would never willingly surrender neither its sovereignty nor its liberty.

The attack against Christians and the outlawing of Christianity as a racist religion was behind schedule. The globalists were running out of time. While the utopians still don't get it, the clock that is ticking down isn't their clock, it's God's. And His timeline is right on schedule.

And, that's why the utopians who were attempting to create one-world government at the end of World War I were slow to grasp the depth that the nationalistic fervor that fuels patriotism is rooted in faith—Christian faith. It became very clear to the globalists between the two world wars that, before American sovereignty could be breached, the utopians— aided by corrupt political hacks, judges, and bureaucrats—would have to erase Christianity from the hearts, minds and souls of the American people before the United States could be re-shackled to the Old World Order.

Because the American people struggled so hard against impossible odds to gain their freedom from the overlords of Europe, the Founding Fathers of the United States understood that more than anything it was the patriotic pride of the colonial soldier that buoyed him through the war America should have lost. And it was patriotism that made the United States the greatest nation in the history of the world. If they missed it in 1920, the overlords of Utopia got it in 1946. That year the attitude of the federal courts changed. The restriction placed in the 1st Amendment by the Founding Fathers against their newly formed government—"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."—would be shifted by activist federal judges away from the government and used against the people whose right to worship without restrictions could not be constitutionally abridged by the government or the courts.

From 1946 until 1965 the battle was waged almost entirely from within the citadels of public education as the American Civil Liberties Union was drafted by the utopians in the American Bar Association to carry the separation of church and state banner in the battle against God in the courtrooms. In 1946, after the State of New Jersey enacted legislation that provided the venue for parochial school children to ride to their Catholic schools on public school buses, a Ewing Township taxpayer, Arch R. Everson sued—based on two previous Supreme Court decisions, Reynolds v. United States [1878] and Pierce v. Society Sisters [1925]—and argued that the school board was supporting a religion. The case was argued before US Supreme Court on Nov. 20, 1946.

The decision in Everson v Board of Education came down on Dec. 2, 1947. The socialist school board won. The American people lost. In Everson, the high court did two things. First the activist New Deal court legislated from the bench by coupling the 1st and 14th Amendments. In doing so, the justices were able to apply the prohibitions that the Founding Fathers applied only against the federal government against the States. Second, it more clearly defined what Reynolds v United States [98 USC 145] viewed as a wall of separation between church and state, creating by definition what has since become known as "the establishment clause."

It's important to stop and examine the inherent ideology of the court that declared war on religion in America. It was a mirror reflection of the very first Supreme Court—philosophically opposite of the views of the high court justices picked by George Washington. The first US Supreme Court contained five justices: John Jay, John Rutledge, William Cushing, Robert Harrison, James Wilson and John Blair. While all of them were Federalists, each understood that the Constitution not only prevented any legislative body in the land from restricting the right of the people to worship, it also prevented any court in the land—the Supreme Court as well—from restricting or abridging that right.

The 1st Amendment was a safeguard designed specifically to prevent the federal government from creating a state-sponsored religion, or from interfering with the rights of the people to worship God as they saw fit when, where, and how, they wanted. The New Deal Court that heard Everson was appointed almost exclusively by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its justices were largely socialist activists who had signed on to the Roosevelt agenda. And topping FDR's agenda was converting the League of Nations into the United Nations—and creating world government. Roosevelt, like most of the world's leaders, believed that establishing world government was the only way to prevent war. Believing the adult generations of the world had too many homegrown prejudices to live war-free, the UN concentrated on indoctrinating the children of the world—the next generation of adults—to live together in peace.

The liberal establishment has unilaterally controlled the philosophical slant of the US Supreme Court since 1937. Today there are four conservatives on the high court: Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. There are also four liberals: Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer. The swing vote is Anthony Kennedy. If Stevens or Ginsberg had died before Bush-43 left office (with the Senate in the hands of Republicans), he would have appointed a conservative to replace whichever one left the court. It would have been the first time since the 1936 Hughes Court that conservatives held the majoirty the Supreme Court. The left has controlled the ideological slant of the Supreme Court, unabated, for the last 80 years.

As long as the liberals control the Supreme Court, the attack against Christianity will continue in the United States. If a major philosophical change on the high court does not happen soon, religious liberty will be legislatively abolished and Christianity will be branded as a racist religion, justifying the "Village" in erasing it from the American society. It was because of the deliberate politicizing of the high court that the virulent attack on Christianity was allowed to happen, and why it is tolerated by the judiciary. For that reason, it is critical that conservatives do not desert the Republican Party in 2016. If they do, and a third party candidate strong enough to pull 5% of the Christian vote away from the GOP enters the race, the Democrateven if it's Hillary Clintonwill be elected the 45th President of the United States with about 33% of the vote (due to vote fraud). If that happens, the Senate will likely fall back into the hands of the Democrats, and Christianity in America will be doomed. The liberal judiciary in the United States will completely erase the tenets of Christianity from the landscape of America by successsfully branding it a racist religion, and allowing civil rights groups to sue Christianity out of existence.

Under what is now referred to as The Establishment Clause, Associate Justice Hugo Black wrote "...[t]he establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the federal government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can it force nor influence a person to go to or remain away from church against his will; or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbelief, or for attending church or not attending. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the federal government can, openly or secretly, participate in (for or against) the affairs of any religious organizations or groups or visa versa."

That's why Christianity is under attack. The globalists must destroy the taproot of liberty in the United States before world governance can be achieved because the American people will not willingly surrender their sovereignty to a world government dominated by those who wish to destroy us. This can only be achieved by destroying the bedrock of faith—Christianity—in America. It is important to the globalists for several reasons. First, the Declaration of Independence affirms that our rights are inalienable. If our rights come from God, people cannot take what God gave—at least, not without a second revolution. If, however, that Deity does not exist, then the Declaration of Independence is just so much poetic rhetoric, and our rights can honestly be construed to come from man and are conditioned on the whims of government. Tragically, a nation whose strength comes from its faith in Jesus Christ loses more than faith when it destroys the tethers of faith that binds them to the God who made them strong. In the end, that nation will perish from its lost faith.

To achieve world unity—something that is absolutely essential to create a workable world government devoid of prejudice, hate and war—theological, political and economic parity must exist. That can happen only if Christians are allowed to worship God as we are so admonished by His Word. But that won't happen, because the secularists and globalists finally understand the "problem." Christians know their rights are inherent. They are God-given. Because of that, in America, religion and patriotism are core-linked. The United States will not willingly surrender its blood-bought freedom to a socialist global State that will strip us of our right to worship the God of our fathers because liberty is God-breathed and not a retrackable right that is doled out by the State like party favors. The global state will not happen until religion is destroyed and Jesus Christ is erased from man's vocabulary and from his day-to-day life.

That's why an army of over a thousand anti-Christian lawyers entered the fray. And, conversely, that's why hundreds of municipalities and thousands of businesses decided that taking Christ from school, from the military, from the American home, and even from our churches, wasn't worth the fight to keep Christ a part of our lives. Too many businesses, municipalities, homes in HOAs, churches, civic groups and fraternal organizations have surrendered to the threats of lawsuits—even when those threats come from social progressive athiests who believe, the 1st Amendment notwithstanding, that Americans should not be allowed to display a manger scene at Christmas, or even use the word "Christmas" to describe the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ—solely because the name of Our Lord and Savior is found in the word Christmas. The only reason why democracy works is because God is an intergral part of it. Erase religion from democracy and you will trade liberty for bondage. But then, after all, is that not the reason for this exercise in tyranny?

 

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