Why do progressives work so diligently to weed Christianity out of the body politic? They wish to rewrite the Declaration of Independence as follows: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal (and must remain so), that they are endowed by the State with certain conditional Rights, that among these are Life, (provided it is of sufficient “quality”), Liberty, (if proper behavior and attitudes are maintained), and the pursuit of the Collective Good.”
Let us consider these items one at a time.
1. Undermining our society’s Christian foundations
Eliminate home schooling and force everyone to place their children in the hands of NEA propagandists to be indoctrinated with progressive biases.
Next, define religious schools as child abuse as pretext to shut them down and give the progressives a total monopoly over the minds of our children.
Pull down visible religious symbols, and prohibit any religious activity in school.
2. Instituting the culture of death
“Progressive” social democracy constitutes the culture of death: abortion, euthanasia, “mercy” killing. The camel’s nose under the tent flap begins with the notion of “terminally ill” patients. But soon it expands to the “terminally inconvenient." Elitists then decide if your “quality of life is sufficient” to allow you to live.
If the progressive purpose provides “security to all citizens”, the State then claims the right to enforce things in your life that benefit the State. “You must wear a motorcycle helmet! If you bang your head, and become a vegetable, it will cost too much to care for you!” True enough. But what about the next step? “Living too long is ‘unfair’ because you consume more than your “fair share” of welfare resources!”
“Upon receipt of this letter, you are hereby notified that upon reaching your 72nd birthday, your retirement and Social Security benefits are terminated. You will vacate your government apartment, surrender your accounts and possessions to proper authorities, and report to the euthanasia center by no later than 10:00 PM on January 16th.”
Another outrage: the progressive obsession with casualties in Iraq, used to undermine the war effort. 4000 brave men and women lost in the fight against a world-wide barbarous Islamic tyranny over the last 5 years. Regrettable, but what about the 3700 lives snuffed PER DAY by abortion? Or what about the 42,000 a year killed in automobile accidents?
3. Hypocrisy in action
Abortion, by far, is the biggest killer of Americans, with the total of over 1.2 million deaths per year! In 1973 we discovered we were expecting our son Glenn. The nurse casually asked my wife “do you want to keep it”? I remember the cold chill and horror I felt at the time. (My cherished son an “it”!) Yet tens of millions of Americans my son’s age have been murdered by their parents before they had a chance for life. If the progressives really cared about life, they would be on the other side of this issue.
Theologically we’re in trouble: King Manasseh of ancient Judah (697 to 642 BC) “..did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” (2Chr 33:2). His greatest sin was “he burned his sons as an offering in the valley of the son of Hinnom” (2 Chr 33:6). King Manasseh revived the ancient Canaanite practice of sacrificing children to Moloch. How many children were burnt alive in the 55 years that King Manasseh reigned? Tens of thousands? Even the piety of his grandson, King Josiah, was not enough to redeem the Jewish society from the punishing destruction of 586 BC.
Yet WE have “sacrificed” tens of MILLIONS to our false gods of selfishness and convenience! If people are an asset, how much richer and stronger our society would be today if the 50 million young people my son’s age were alive today! If people are an asset, why are we thus destroying the very future of the society?
Progressives strive to make children unfashionable. The very class of people most able to raise fine children are the very ones killing them! “Progressive” society prefers to subsidize generation after generation of welfare dependent single mothers who spawn illegitimate children for income!
We believe our God is a loving God. But He is also a just God. Can we really think we will NOT be held accountable for this unquestioned sin of abortion?
I saw a bumper sticker stating “A voice for choice: every child a wanted child!” I gagged! Why not this? “A voice for choice: Every Citizen a wanted Citizen /s/Adolph Hitler!” The roots of Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood go deep into Nazi Eugenics that any genuine liberal would abhor!
4. Finally, “liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
See how progressives handle these in areas they already control: on campus! speech codes, political correctness, intolerance of diverse points of view. The party line in spades! Imagine society completely controlled by progressives: Look what’s happening in Canada as we speak.
If our society wishes to preserve the liberties it now takes for granted, it must remember and heed the words of one of the founding Fathers, Patrick Henry: “Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. 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 a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”