FROM THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION:
Bill of Rights
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
WHERE, pray tell, does this Amendment say one word about the BANISHMENT of religion from our society?
What I do not now, and never will, understand is HOW that very clearly worded, unambiguous amendment has been so misinterpreted over the years – and by some very well educated, supposedly intelligent men and women.
Regardless of how it has happened, the fact remains that the “secularists” are doing everything in their power to remove faith and values entirely from the decision making and public processes in this country, entirely to our nation’s detriment.
So what can or should we do about this relentless assault on the foundation of our nation’s most basic structure?
To start with, we must rigorously adhere to OUR own personal faith and values, whatever that might be. I have been pretty casual about my Catholicism for years, but in recent years, not so much! Many things have conspired to draw me back toward my faith, including the despicable examples of immorality and licentiousness exhibited by our former President, the appallingly amoral William Jefferson Clinton, to whom it has always appeared to me, faith is only a stage prop for political purposes.
In addition, the clear and absolutely unwavering faith of our current President has been an inspiration. Perhaps the greatest refutation of the “Bush lied” canard is my strong belief that George W. Bush’s own spiritual and moral compass would not permit him to do so.
There is so much evidence in our daily “bad” news of the compelling need for a return to the morality and belief structure of former generations. School shootings, rampant promiscuity (and the accompanying diseases), amoral politicians (well they’ve mostly always been that way to some degree but in my view, they are far worse than ever), the attitude that “if it feels good, do it”, the utter garbage being foisted upon us by the moral bankrupts of this world – in books, movies, television and particularly music, the incessant and dangerous drug dependency of so many Americans (prescription drugs are STILL drugs). People don’t try to get through tough times supported by character all that often any more. Instead they pop a Xanax or have a couple of shots of Scotch!
We have a great example of steadfast morality in our President. As individuals and as a nation, we should be striving to emulate his example.