By Bill McCarlthy
From 1962 onward, America has been on a downward spiral, slouching towards Gomorrah. What are the 12 principles of this downward curve?
First, secular humanism. In 1933 and again in 1973, prominent men in America signed the Humanist Manifesto which stated that man, and not God is in charge of all things. This manifesto went on to reject any belief in God or religion. John Dewey, one of the signers, is the founder of modern progressive liberal education.
Tenets 1, 2 and 3 were:
Tenets 4, 5, 6 Stated:
Tenets7, 8, 9 and 10 Stated:
Tenets 11, 12 and 13 Stated:
Tenets 14 and 15 Stated:
Two, the separation of state from God. Until 1962 we were a nation under God. But then, five members of our Supreme Court did something unconstitutional. They made a law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. It was a law that would have far reaching consequences for it prohibited the two most vulnerable groups – teachers and students – first of all from praying and second of all from following the Ten Commandments.
The downward spiral in education and society has caused the greatest cultural shift in American history. Every known social evil including promiscuity, pornography, sexually-transmitted disease, teenage pregnancy, drug use, violence, vulgarity, and even murder have escalated frighteningly in American schools. In many large cities, we use the expression “an educational meltdown.” Last year, 70,000 high school students could not read their own diplomas.
Three, abortion on demand. Beginning in 1973 with Roe v. Wade, we no longer held that human life was endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, the first of which is the right to life; and we began the wholesale slaughter of unborn American citizens. This has been the greatest scourge to our land.
Four, divorce on demand. Since 1962, there has been an escalation in the breakdown of family life, especially through divorce. No longer do the courts frown on divorce. They, in fact, encourage it in every way possible. For many millions of American young people, marriage itself is expendable. 65 percent of all marriages of people under 30 end in divorce within the first five years of marriage.
Five, pornography on demand. People falsely claiming first Amendment rights have made pornography to be part of mainstream America. It proliferates our screens, TV and Intemet, our magazines, and unfortunately, our minds and our hearts. Throughout the world, the image of America is that we are a nation of low morals, for we have exported our pornography abroad.
Six, the homosexual revolution. Disassociating morality from law, we are encountering a homosexual revolution. Everywhere you turn, you hear "Gay Rights." Many people do not want to exclude active sodomists from the military or leadership in such organizations as the Boy Scouts. Millions of American youth are being deceived through the efforts of Planned Parenthood, the People of the American Way, and Gay Rights groups and lobbyists. Very young children are being taught to accept homosexual couples as the norm. And now, there is a move to authenticate homosexual "marriages".
Seven, the sexual revolution. Beginning in the sixties with the advent of modern American permissiveness, promoted first by rock and roll and then by heavy rock music, we have seen a shocking explosion in promiscuity especially among young people. Traditional Christian modesty and virtue is mocked, even in college classrooms. And co-ed dorms have become the norm on college campuses. Promiscuity now has become mainstream America. And most young people are now psychologically and sociologically unfit to enter a Traditional Judaic-Christian marriage.
Eight, the women's movement. Hand-in-hand with the sexual revolution is the modern American liberation movement in which women have attempted to free themselves of any restraint that might have come from moral or religious conviction. Many millions of women claim freedom of their own bodies, not only to prostitute them but also to abort any children that might result from promiscuous activity. Traditional feminine virtue and mission have been severely threatened by the onslaught of the feminist and the sexual revolution.
Nine, the media. The media in America bears much of the blame for the collapse of traditional American values. It has not been, by and large, pro-God, pro-family or pro-life. It has attacked the Christian church on almost every front, especially in the area of religion and morality.
Ten, the legal profession. The legal profession has so prostituted itself that lawyers have made what was traditionally right to seem wrong, and what was traditionally wrong to seem right. They've turned each commandment upside down.
The first commandment they violate by talking about separation of Church and state. The second commandment is violated by allowing profanity to go unchecked in favor of free speech. The third commandment is violated because they object to what used to called "Blue without parental consent and by too-freely entering into divorce choice laws. The sixth commandment is virtually obliterated as sodomy, promiscuity and pornography are all protected by liberal laws.
The eighth commandment is violated when lying is officially sanctioned even when it occurs in the White House and our elected officials officially lie to cover up a lying president. It's hard to discover any area of evil that they do not endorse.
Eleven, the medical community. The medical community has forsaken its traditional role. The absolute scandal of the American medical community is that they are on record for being involved in the destruction of 100 million innocent unborn babies. They are also on record for being in support of stem cell research that would destroy human life.
Twelve, the Supreme Court. Of all the agencies in America that have betrayed the American ideal, the most flagrant is our supreme court itself. By a use of raw judicial power, they have set this nation on its great decline. They no longer uphold the laws of nature or the laws of nature's God or the God-given inalienable right to life of every American citizen. They have contradicted the Constitution over and again. In fact, they have set aside its basic principles by calling it, in liberal terms, "a living document." By that they mean they can contradict its basic tenets.
The legitimate purpose of governments since the founding of America has been to protect the lives, liberty and prosperity of its citizens. James Madison summed it up well when he stated, "We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
Our Founding Fathers based our system of government on the First Commandment, "Thou shalt have no other god before Me." They understood clearly that we were created to serve God, not the state. Since we were created in God's image, government according to their original vision should be an aid to secure, man's God-endowed rights. They instituted a system of representative government with clear limits on what government could and could not do. This was clearly and meticulously carried out to ensure individual freedom.
Today our government is threatening our basic freedoms. U.S. Senator Jesse Helms provides the answer, "When you have men who no longer believe that God is in charge of human affairs, you have men attempting to take the place of God by means of the super state. The divine providence of the All-Powerful State, I believe that this is the source of deep weakness in America, because it is a transgression of the first and greatest commandments."
Woodrow Wilson said, "The history of liberty is a history of limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the powers of death, because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties."
(Reprinted with permission from God Bless America: God's Vision Or Ours? Published by Queenship Publishing, 2003, pp96-102.)