I had an experience of logic; that still has my reasoning somewhat off balance.
The genesis of the conversation was the wonder of the “Constitution!” Now that would seem pretty straight forward, and easily full of wonder to discuss, but a presentation was made that dumbfounded me.
Here was the crux that confused me. We need to do something about the Constitution as it is not relevant to our present day condition!
Now everyone knows that I think the wonder of the Constitution is as George Washington told Lafayette, what we have created in nothing short of a miracle. You’d think I’d been off on a diatribe.
Yet I was stopped short by the next statement, interestingly one I think is wholly apropos; "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Quoting John Adams
The conversation continued; “we certainly aren’t the population of the identity of the constitutional requirements; so is it not obvious it is inadequate?”
I have to admit that stop my brain from processing for minute. As one who believes in the Constitution I understand the fact that no government can exist without the support of the people; unless it is a totalitarian dictatorship.
Then I thought about it a second, what was the design of Antonio Gramsci, as a cultural communist to destroy this nation? The design was first you must destroy Christianity for as long as America has Christianity they will have the foundation, the sinew to hold their society together. Why, he advocated cultural hegemony to destroy the homogeneous, Christian, capitalist society of this nation.
I never thought to think just how successful Gramsci’s has succeeded. Nor had really stopped to think, who were his allies? He originally identified the importance of this nation preserving its foundation of Protestant Christianity must be destroyed?
It took little research to understand that this wasn't something unique. In fact, the opposite was true; many identified this requirement that it runs throughout the empirical history of this nation and all those who identified our strengths.
"The American Constitution is remarkable for its simplicity; but it can only suffice a people habitually correct in their actions, and would be utterly inadequate to the wants of a different nation. Change the domestic habits of the Americans, their religious devotion, and their high respect for morality, and it will not be necessary to change a single letter in the Constitution in order to vary the whole form of their government." Francis Grund
"[Liberty] considers religion as the safeguard of morality, and morality as the best security of law and the surest pledge of the duration of freedom."
"I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies; and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast commerce, and it was not there. Not until I visited the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Alexis de Tocqueville
"No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." George Mason
"A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.... While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.... If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security." Samuel Adams
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . .reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles." George Washington
Is this not perhaps why the “Constitution” with its addition of the “Bill of Rights” states so directly: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
Who can say our congress, and their legislation has not established a national religion. A religion so demented it is one of those who are “Absolutist.” For in the Protestant Christianity, no one, no one but the individual can decide if your faith is in the belief of Christ. No government can force you too. No entity exists that can make you a Christian; except the choice of the individual.
Yet in this nation, the national religion of the Congress—“atheism”—not only is advocated by actions of legislation in some misconstrued reading of these simple words; “no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
How can the court not understand that they have no power authorized by our constitution to make legislation created by are congress with the same blindness advocating those who say there is not God, have more rights to influence our governance than those who by faith believe there is a God?
Our journey is long. Our choices are few. Do we become this secular, non-moralist nation we in our actions seem to be? Or is the path of understanding the wonder of the foundations of Christianity, valuable enough to reinstitute, and make the people that Constitution was so eloquently, and wondrously, designed?