The great experiment in democracy is in trouble.
We have only to look at the presidential election to see the truth in that statement. Apparently anyone can become president.
It is hardly believable that same-sex marriage was legalized in the U.S. only one year ago. In the brief time since, the moral ground beneath us has shifted with the force of tectonic plates in quake.
Not since William Wallace painted his face blue and led his native Scotland to a rousing victory over England has the world so needed someone to raise his fist and shout “freedom!”
On Broadway, the most popular show lauds our founding fathers (who, little did we know, were hip-hop artists!). But the freedom today’s culture celebrates is license, not liberty. In a few short decades the nation has abandoned the very principles on which it was founded.
Our founding fathers established this nation with a few basic understandings: individual rights are derived from a Creator and our civil laws are based on “the laws of nature and Nature’s God.” The great experiment in American democracy is also built on the presumption of an educated electorate, culture with a conscience, and society with a solid moral foundation. Tocqueville observed that in a democratic republic, education about the constitution and morality must remain inseparable.
Yes, our founders were sinners: ambitious, schemers, slaveholders, adulterers. But knowing the wickedness of the human heart, they crafted a system they hoped would hold those wills and ills in check. They held high the rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” and more specifically, the basic freedoms of religion, the press, peaceable assembly, and the redress of grievances against the government.
Good luck with that. We can’t even get the Social Security Administration to answer the phone without a three-month appointment.
Congress is in gridlock, the Supreme Court issues endless rulings irrespective of morality, and the Administration makes edicts that endanger the psychosexual well-being of our children—all in the name of freedom. All in violation of basic common sense.
Not since William Wallace painted his face blue and led his native Scotland to a rousing victory over England has the world so needed someone to raise his fist and shout “freedom!” But it’s not freedom to have our own way that we need. What America needs is a fresh understanding that true freedom is liberty to be and do what God intends. Freedom that truly respects human dignity doesn’t allow people to destroy themselves and the nation by liberty gone wild.
Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.
The rest is just illusion.