“There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
Everything changes. That statement may seem obvious, but what we often forget is that change isn’t always positive. While we are inundated by promising messages of change, like Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, what change really amounts to is deterioration. Just as we all age, our philosophies are subject to a slow deterioration as well. The unfortunate side effect of an aging philosophy is that it will eventually be replaced by something else.
For quite some time now, there has been a targeted attack on Christianity in this country. However, over the last several years, the level of persecution has escalated rapidly. The reason behind the escalation rests squarely on the shoulders of our leadership. The Democratic Party has become the Party of the faithless. That’s not an exaggeration, or a smear, it’s just the truth. The faithless are drawn to the Party which best represents their positions.
The Democrats can believe—or not believe—whatever they want, but the problem starts when they attempt to stifle Christianity. The problem begins when their faithlessness turns to aggression. From the teacher who banned her student from reading his bible during his free reading period, to the HHS contraception mandate, our faith is being hammered. Secretary of State John Kerry saying this on his trip to Africa:
“Some people believe that people ought to be able to only do what they say they ought to do, or to believe what they say they ought to believe, or live by their interpretation of something that was written down a thousand plus, two thousand years ago. That’s not the way I think most people want to live.”
That is one of the most powerful men in the United States government slighting the beliefs of millions of Americans. That comment is outrageous, and wildly offensive. Will the media care? No. Will the Democrats care? No. They may even applaud him. But you know who does care? The million of Christians in this country. Even if you are not a Christian, you should be frightened by Kerry’s remark. His attitude toward Christianity is indicative of other aspects of his personality. He has a tight grip around the throat of the first amendment. The way in which he chooses to use his power is frightening.
But Kerry’s remark, the HHS mandate, and the bible ban are just the tip of an iceberg which we are quickly approaching. When one philosophy fades, others take its place. A vacuum is never a good thing. A vacuum creates an opportunity for something new, and potentially dangerous. What will replace our Christian nation when it eventually falls? And it will fall. The pendulum swings in opposing directions, and I can see a creeping fascism approaching; an ever-expanding government, an ever-widening wealth gap, and a population which is becoming more and more addicted to federal handouts. The pendulum has swung toward fascism before, and the results were nothing short of horrific. We are a dying nation, and we are dying because our faith is being stripped away.
When the leaders of a nation condemn the faith of its people, we are not far from fascism. The 2014 mid-terms, and the 2016 presidential election are our last chance, so far as I can see, to take the wheel away from those who would drive us into chaos.