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Replacing God with Government

Attacks from the Left

Today’s attacks from the left are against two of America’s most essential values. Those values are faith and family. These two essential pillars serve as stabilizing factors in any society. The attacks on faith and family seem to be relentless.

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We have seen courts rule in Nevada casinos are okay to be open. But the courts’ rule in California churches must close. The U.S. Constitution includes a Bill of Rights. The First Amendment in the bill of rights specifically excludes religion from governmental interference.  In Oregon, they are burning the flag and the Bible.

How did we get to this point? It is not a coincidence we have gotten here. The left turn started in the late 1800s. Progressive ideology entered American politics after the Civil War. It really got humming with Teddy Roosevelt.  By the second decade of the 20th century, it was strong enough to cause more than one amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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With Wilson first, then FDR America began to embrace big government. Then in the late 1950s and into the 1960s the erosion of traditional American values took root. The values of faith and family started to lose influence in American society. The erosion has accelerated ever since. America no longer uses critical thinking; we emote.

The pillars of faith and family are key components of Judeo-Christian principles. America’s foundation is Judeo-Christian principles. All other principles such as fiscal restraint, freedom of conscience, and limited government are under assault as well.

Several factors led our nation down the progressive path. The social engineering of President Lyndon Johnson’s liberal Great Society is devastating to the family. Fathers no longer had to accept fiscal responsibility for the children they bore. These things are attacks from the left.

Government values replace religious values, moral relativism is the norm

Legalized abortion greatly devalues human life. Worse it further enabled personal irresponsibility and selfish, rather than selfless, behavior. No-fault divorce makes it easy for either spouse to walk away from the commitment of “until death do us part.” In doing so no consideration was given to the trail of broken children it left.

Today’s culture is one where those beliefs face mockery. Increasingly Judeo Christian values face criminalization. It is acceptable to persecute those who do not wish to use their skills to participate in facilitating abortions. It is laudable to cancel people who hold different views.

Many mainline “religions” swapped out the Gospel for social justice. There is a near-complete abandonment of absolute truth. This left a spiritual vacuum. It was a vacuum for progressive thought to fill. This new progressive religion seeks governmental, rather than faith-based, solutions.

Lost are the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. These are things we need for society to thrive. We are experiencing a series of attacks from the left. Leftists aim to make Government God.

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