Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The following letter to the editor was in the Peoria Journal Star today (July 4, 2006, page A4).  

“Today we celebrate our national birthday, remembering that the Declaration of Independence became official on July 4, 1776.  It is of note that this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower declaring “In God We Trust” our official motto.  Eisenhower and others recognized that this had been our unofficial motto throughout the years.

If our nation renounces this relationship between God and country, we do so at our own peril.

The voice of Thomas Jefferson, who crafted and signed the Declaration, still speaks from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., which has these words: ‘Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.’
In one of his earliest acts as President, the first Thanksgiving Proclamation, George Washington said it was ‘the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.’

As we observe this dual celebration of the birth of our nation and the official declaration of our long-standing motto, let’s not forget our heritage and those driving convictions which brought our nation into existence and which are the very essence of who we are.  From our earliest days, we have declared ‘In God We Trust.’  To fail to remember would be something other than American and will lead to eventual disaster.”

Robert J. Springer

The revisionists of American history have continually denied the emphasis placed upon the importance of GOD in relation to the beginning of and the growth and prosperity of our nation.  Their dream and desire is to remove GOD from the fabric of our national life.  For the vast majority of our national history we were not hesitant to call upon the name of GOD for HIS divine guidance.

Then the ACLU and similarly minded people began their insidious campaign to remove all reference to GOD and reference of GOD from the public arena.  They convinced a power hungry Supreme Court that the “establishment clause” was actually a “wall of separation clause” although no such wording is in the First Amendment and that concept was not the standard in the United States for most of our history.  They even blatantly claimed that the wall of separation was best for those who believe in GOD although admittedly they personally don’t.  (How kind and generous of them to worry about our wellbeing!!!)  

Also in today’s paper (July 4, 2006, page A2) was a short article about a federal court decision in San Diego, California.  According to the article, a cross has been on property owned by the city of San Diego “off and on for nearly a century” and continuously since 1954 when a cross was used as a part of a Korean Conflict Memorial for veterans who had served in the military during that period.  According to the article, a federal judge had ordered the cross removed and had imposed a $5,000 a day fine on the city for each day it was not removed starting on August 2, 2006.  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy decided the proposed fine should not take force on August 2nd.  Of course, the eventual outcome is not yet known.

At this point in time, a federal court has decided that a cross on city land is a violation of the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment.  That is, in the court’s thinking putting a cross on public land is an attempt by the city of San Diego to establish a state church.  That thought would be ridiculously funny if it wasn’t so perverted.  

That’s like my wearing a Green Bay Packer T-shirt and declaring that I have established a Packer franchise in Morton, Illinois.  The Bears will be playing against us on October the 15th at 1 p.m.; tickets are $200 each for our best seats; order tickets now at http://www.christiangunslinger.blogspot.com/; an exciting game is guaranteed.

Do we truly trust in GOD?  If we do, it is time (past time) to take the country back from the deviants who don’t believe in God or moral values and now make far too many decisions which are harmful to our national wellbeing.  Take back the nation or GOD may well do it for us.    


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