By Jerrol LeBaron
Our country is not the nation it once was. We can no longer guarantee the American Dream, and we are not that beacon of hope to the rest of the world that we once were. The torch is dimming. We all know this.
There are many things to blame for this. We can blame the political parties whose sole criteria in endorsing a candidate is whether that candidate has the resources to win and whether that candidate will vote party line. Voting ones conscience, performing a due diligence and thinking for oneself are nowhere on the list of criteria when a political party endorses a candidate.
By Jeff Holder
Is this the best we got?
That’s the nagging thought in the minds of many conservatives as they survey the candidates who want to lead our country. We talk often about “electability” and “lesser of two evils” and “picking the best of the bunch.” And we almost believe it. But deep down inside, we want a strong American conservative leader. Because we hope that he or she could give us our country back.
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:3)
By Neil Markva, Attorney
With state and federal governments now tagging Bible-believing Christians as “extremists” whom citizens must be wary, it’s time to examine the Biblical basis of Christianity and its role in our nation’s Christian heritage. For America has fallen from the pinnacle of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” marked as God-given unalienable rights in our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, to the point of imposed government’s complete control of our lives.
In 1828, Noah Webster published the American Dictionary of the English Language after 28 years of compiling it. The introduction of its 1967 reproduction states that the dictionary “was produced during the years when the American home, church and school were established upon a Biblical and a patriotic basis.” Webster is quoted as saying:
In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed…. no truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people….
Webster echoes the words of Jesus in His great commission to his disciples when He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” He announces His authority in heaven as the Son of God and on earth as the Son of Man created with dominion over the earth and everything in it.