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“A STEADY ASSAULT ON AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE”
by JB Williams, ©2013
(May 24, 2013) — Simply stated, they can’t control freedom, liberty, or any society which enjoys these inalienable rights. The fundamental desire of all progressives (aka Democratic Socialists) is to control all others for their own benefit. This is the opposite of freedom.
In sum, freedom (aka free will) allows every individual to make winners or losers of themselves, the right to self-determination. Leftists want the power to create winners and losers, always based upon making winners of those who support their political agenda, and losers of those who stand opposed.
In America, freedom and liberty are not luxuries afforded by our elected officials at the whim of their political ambitions. Freedom is not a gift from Congress, the White House or the Supreme Court.
It is a gift from a “free will” God, protected by our founding documents known as our Charters of Freedom, and paid for with the blood of heroes who give all in defense of these concepts. An undying belief in a “free will” God is the cornerstone of all freedom and liberty, period.
This is why leftists insist upon a false premise of “separation of church and state,” a term or phrase which does not appear anywhere in our nation’s founding documents. The aim is to separate morality and ethics from government, leaving in place an immoral, unethical and unrestrained government free to rule over all mankind for benefit of their own tyrannical ambitions.
This also explains why the first objective of communism and socialism (aka progressive Marxism) is the destruction of all free religious expression via creating “religion-free zones” such as education, government and even public areas. It explains the full-court press to feed sexual perversions into every facet of society, insisting that women have a constitutional civil right to murder their own offspring.
But a society which places its trust in a higher power will always know better than to trust simple men with dominion over mankind. As our Founders stated quite clearly, freedom and liberty are suited only for a moral people.
This is not to promote any form of theocracy. Once again, Amendment #1 of our Constitution strictly prohibits the government from establishing any theocratical form of government. It protects the open individual exercise and expression of all peaceful religions and the right to peacefully assemble.
All students of history know that the point of origin for the phrase “separation of church and state” is Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists following the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
It is Jefferson’s personal beliefs written in his letter to the Danbury Baptists in which he stated –
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
But to fully appreciate Jefferson’s commentary, one must fully appreciate what question was asked of Jefferson by the Danbury Baptists.
“Our ancient charter, together with the laws made coincident therewith, were adapted as the basis of our government at the time of our revolution. And such has been our laws and usages, and such still are, [so] that Religion is considered as the first object of Legislation, and therefore what religious privileges we enjoy (as a minor part of the State) we enjoy as favors granted, and not as inalienable rights.”
Of concern to the Danbury Baptists was the fact that seven of thirteen original colonies had already established individual state religions by the passage of the U.S. Constitution. The authors of the letter to Jefferson were seeking direct assurances from Jefferson that the Constitution of the United States did not authorize Congress (the only branch of the federal government with the power to make laws) to govern religion or infringe upon the free exercise thereof…
With a deeply held conviction to the “free will” God, the Baptists made the following statement, later affirmed by Jefferson’s response.
“Sir, we are sensible that the President of the United States is not the National Legislator and also sensible that the national government cannot destroy the laws of each State, but our hopes are strong that the sentiment of our beloved President, which have had such genial effect already, like the radiant beams of the sun, will shine and prevail through all these States–and all the world–until hierarchy and tyranny be destroyed from the earth.”
Jefferson responded quite succinctly…
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature would “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”
This is the point of origin for what we refer to today as the separation of church and state clause. It is not an actual clause found in the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights or any other founding document. It was Jefferson’s response to a very specific question posed by the Danbury Baptists… Does the Constitution give the United States government via its law-making branch the power to regulate religion through law. Jefferson’s answer… NO.
The letter from the Danbury Baptists was dated October 7, 1801. Jefferson’s response was dated January 1, 1802 and it was based upon the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified on December 15, 1791 which reads in part – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”
Under the First Amendment, the United States Government is strictly prohibited from making any laws governing the establishment of religion or making any laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion. The federal government is prohibited from creating or acting as a theocracy. It is also prohibited from infringing upon the people’s right to freely express their religious beliefs and convictions through public discourse.
So, how has the federal government managed to prohibit the free exercise and expression of Christianity in government and everything funded by the American taxpayer, while at the same time forcing the teaching of Islam under the guise of “tolerance” for the world’s most violent religious cult in those same places, also funded by American taxpayers?
And why would our federal government work to squash the teaching of Christian principles and values in a country which is more the 70% Christian, while forcing the nation to learn and tolerate the world’s most violent and tyrannical religious cult, Islam?
I started this piece with the answer to these questions… The Christian faith is based entirely upon the teachings of a “free will” God. Political leftists, who want to be seen by and treated as gods by society, the makers of winners and losers, must first eliminate freedom.
They must eliminate “free will…” They must destroy the world’s only “free will” God, a deity which both Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists referred to as “the Creator of all things” and the author of all inalienable rights. However, as a matter of settled American history on the matter…
We didn’t need the Supreme Court to tell us what our Founding Fathers told us repeatedly, basing everything they created on Natural Law and God-given Rights. But the Supreme Court did tell us, repeatedly…
In Vidal v. Girard’s Executors (1844): The Court produced a ruling which said, “Christianity is not to be maliciously and openly reviled and blasphemed against, to the annoyance of believers or the injury of the public.” The Court’s decision asked the question, “Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?”
In Holy Trinity v. United States (1892): The Supreme Court cited document after document from American history and concluded, “There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation.” The ruling states bluntly, “This is a Christian nation.”
In United States v. Macintosh (1931): The Supreme Court declared, “We are a Christian people…according to one another the equal right of religious freedom, and acknowledging with the reverence the duty of obedience to God.”
It wasn’t until 1947 in Everson v. Board of Education that the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment erected a “wall of separation” between church and state. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, author of the decision, stated, “We could not approve the slightest breach” of that separation. The Court cited no precedent from previous rulings. It was an open assault on America’s Christian heritage and the beginning an era in which the vast majority of Americans would be stripped of their freedom and their “free will” nation.
Still, according to recent stats on religion in America, 78.4% of Americans proclaim the Christian faith, 1.7% are Jewish, .7% are Hindu, .6% Muslim and 4% are atheist or agnostic. Why are nearly 80% of Americans allowing their government of, by and for the people to destroy “free will” by violating the First Amendment on behalf of a handful of non-believers?
The purpose of today’s misuse of the so-called “separation clause” is not to keep government out of religion, where it tinkers around all day on behalf of Islam. The purpose is to destroy “free will” (aka freedom and liberty) by forcing the “free will” God out of American society.
From the earliest settlements in America, our nation was indeed founded entirely upon Christian principles and values as stated in the Mayflower Compact which simply states –
“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland king, defender of the faith, etc. having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620.”
Let there be no doubt that America was indeed founded upon Christian principles and values by Christian men, on the teachings of the Christian Bible and the basis of freedom and liberty, free will.
The revision of history and destruction of America’s moral social fabric gained a foothold in 1947 and over the last sixty-six years since, the nation has been indoctrinated, driven from its Christian roots.
In Engel v. Vitale, Murray v. Curlett, and Abington v. Schempp (1962–1963): These three separate cases effectively removed prayer, religious instruction, and Bible reading from America’s public schools. At about the same time, students began to be taught that there is no God, no absolute truth, that the universe is a cosmic accident, and that they evolved by the chance collision of sea-slime molecules and hold the same status as apes.
In Florey v. Sioux Falls School District (1979): The Court ruled it unconstitutional for a student to ask at a school assembly, “Whose birthday is celebrated on Christmas?” In Grove v. Mead School District (1985): The Supreme Court refused to remove from the required curriculum of a class a book that referred to Jesus as “a poor white trash God.”
For the last sixty-six years, it has been a steady assault on America’s Christian heritage in the courts and within our federal government, despite the fact that the First Amendment to the Constitution strictly prohibits the federal government from making any laws that in any way infringe upon the free will right of American citizens to freely exercise and express their religious beliefs throughout public discourse.
The result is a completely anti-American, immoral and unethical government which now operates at odds with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and 78.4% of all Americans, even openly identifying 78.4% of the nation as “right-wing extremists” and “potential domestic terrorists” while promoting Islam with American tax dollars.
Why is the very real history so important to the future of our once great nation?
Because without our foundations, our house divided will fall, and it is crumbling right before our eyes as the Democratic Socialist Obama regime seizes control of every private sector asset and turns every federal agency against the people of the United States, using the full weight and power of the federal government to silence all voices of dissent and enslave a people who have lost touch with their past and control of their future.
What Democratic Socialists hate about free will is this… as long as a society believes it has a God-given right to personal freedom and individual liberty, it can be ruled by no man. America must rid itself of all progressive Marxist (aka Democratic Socialist) principles and values or it will not be able to save itself from total ruin.
Only a moral and righteous people are suited to do battle with the massive evil that grips America today. All others will falter in the face of evil. “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak; not to act is to act.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer