UI – Part 486 – America – a Christian Nation
Make America a Christian Nation Again
Is it time for a constitutional amendment to make America a Christian Nation and recognize God as our creator. Oh how that would make the atheists squirm. However they could still be atheists. If America were classified as a Christian Nation, under God, recognizing there is a supernatural force, our freedoms would not be diminished. An individual could believe in God or not believe in God. It is the Nation that would accept God as our supreme being, even if a person does not.
America During Obama’s Term
American teenagers could be arrested today for delivering a prayer. That is the kind of nation we live in. But that is not the kind of Nation our Founders ever envisioned. America was fundamentally transformed by the Obama Administration. Where did this hateful resistance towards Christians come from?
Other actions marginalizing Christians include: An 11-year-old student penalized for mentioning Jesus in a Christmas poetry assignment; a Principal and Athletic Director were charged with criminal contempt because they prayed over a meal; a Christian acapella group was told they could not perform “Mary Did You Know” at their University because it was religious. They were directed to only sing secular songs; a library banned a Christian group from meeting to discuss natural marriage unless the group also included supports of same-sex marriage; Allstate Insurance Company fired a staffer for allegedly using a company laptop to write a column against homosexuality. The company allegedly said the column violated its diversity standards; San Diego firefighters were threatened with disciplinary action if they refused to participate in a gay pride parade. The firefighters were subjected to verbal abuse and sexual gestures during the parade; a woman who rented out rooms in her home was sued after she refused to rent to a same-sex couple; a bank was forced to remove religious Christmas decorations under orders from the Federal Reserve. And there is more.
There is a movement afoot for a constitutional convention to alter a number of things. Here are a few items to be considered:
- Term limits for members of the Senate and House of Representative.
- Age or term limits for judges, to include federal and supreme court justices.
- Creating voting standards that apply in all voting districts.
- A provision to Balance the Budget, thus requiring the pain necessary to make ends meet and reduce America’s dependence on debt.
- A universal service requirement, service to America, for all able bodied men and women 18 to 30, or so, to serve America in some capacity, military only one choice; include weapon training.
- Reduce campaign times for Presidential elections, i.e. no stumping on propagandizing for more than 6 months.
- Campaign finance reform.
- No public service Unions permitted.
And I would add declaring America a Christian Nation. Open the doors to public displays of crosses and discussions about God, encourage reading the Bible in public schools. Refer to biblical passages in school articles, speeches, and compositions. If someone loves God let them say it. Love America. Be a champion for freedom. God made us free.
Impact on Islam and Other Religions
How would this impact Islam. Well consider this, Islam would not become an ideology that would be considered by any member of our legislature as protected by the freedom of religion clause. Not even be considered a religion, placed more on the level with communism, fascism, naziism, and other ideological programs that place autocrats in power and make judgments on citizens without their consent. Human rights comes directly from the pages of the Bible and can remain in place, practiced and adhered to as a constitutional edict.
The Founding Fathers were brilliant men. There is an emergency clause in the Constitution in case the federal government got too big and out-of-control called Article V. It allows the States to bypass Congress and call a Convention of States to propose amendments to our Constitution and rein in the federal government. Now is a good time to clean up areas that have made the swamp in DC possible.
“The survival of the West depends on Americans reaffirming their Western identity and Westerners accepting their civilization as unique not universal….” (The Clash the f Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, by Samuel P. Huntington, 1996, Simon & Schuster, NY, NY. )
Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” That can remain, even if we collectively accept our Christian and Biblical foundation as the true footing for America.
However we can reaffirm our loyalty to our flag and the cross as symbols of our cultural identity. We can curb the progress of secularism invading our borders, our schools and universities, and our government.
A Christian Nation
If in America the Evangelicals can elect Trump by the largest margin of any President they can back a constitutional amendment to declare America is a Christian Nation. Join the movement to make America Great again, morally sound, and focused. America is one Nation under God. Let it never cower in the face of the grace that has been made possible for everyone.
Grace and Peace