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Monday, March 9, 2009

Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2009, 11:55 AM

It's a radical departure from the mission statement set forth in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the U.S. Constitution. Actor and activist Chuck Norris resists this mistake, and well he should.

That founding vision statement rests upon a Creator, not upon a federal-centric state. The fullness of life and liberty under God is protected, not attacked.

To throw that mission statement away, as secularists seem intent on doing, is to throw away a unique expression of the foundations of political freedom and economic liberty. We should not be surprised if the result is unfreedom and financial crisis, with a messianic regime ready to step in and save our souls. All we have to lose is our freedom.

Our current president says he is a Christian, and he has taken an oath to protect the Constitution. But his approach thus far bespeaks a fragmentation that seems to reject the wholeness and humanity that comes from applying verifiable information from a knowable Creator to political and governmental life.  One strains to see any real connection to either the Christ or Constitution of history.

What we hear instead is class warfare, idealistic envy, and group hatreds derived from an ignoble pedigree in the thought of Marx and Engels but brushed up with political god-talk that passes muster in the polls and focus groups of the moment. On the march is unsurpassed political greed, crisis mongering, and daily assaults on the intelligence and dignity of the American citizen.

These assaults march under high-sounding banners of diversity, tolerance, and choice. This emotional symbolism is as expected and as required by the dictates of positive PR and the techniques of cultural conversion. You don't really think they'd put barbed wire and aborted babies on their banners, do you?  Only the elite of the elite get to see the holy of holies.

The Founders set forth a mission statement sufficiently enwisened by information from the Creator that they were able to develop a profound and unparalleled political document. Tyrants may not like it, but the Founders relied on politically actionable content from our true Creator, and this made all the difference in the world. That has been, despite the imperfections that attend any people or nation in this broken world, the amazing story of the United States up until the recent past, when secularists began more desperately to reject the true mission statement of the United States to impose one of their own instead.  

There now is talk of tea parties, Alamos, rebellion, and Chuck Norris as President of Texas. Apparently, he's not the only guy around who has a better understanding of the American spirit than does the current occupant of the Oval Office.