Christians are a supermajority in “Our Great United States;” and we Christians, I believe, are the pillar of this nation.
Historical examination substantiates our Christian heritage: Alice Baldwin, PhD in 1926, completed her doctoral thesis on the topic of “The New England Clergy and the American Revolution.” In the course of the book Ms Baldwin mentions “Election Messages,” one of those election sermons is here mentioned:
Samuel West, [Natural Law: The True Principles of Government] (1776)
The day after that message: IN COUNCIL, May 30, 1776. On motion, Ordered, to wait on Rev. Mr. West, and return him the thanks of the Board for his Sermon delivered yesterday before both Houses of Assembly; and to request a copy thereof for the press. PEREZ MORTON, D. Secretary.
We Became the United States in 1789
Before and after our beginning as a new nation our people created expressions to convey that ours was a Nation brought about by the providence of God: Sayings such as
- In 1630, “For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill,”
- In 1789, “A beacon of liberty and democracy to the world,”
- In 1832, “Destined to lead the way in the moral and political emancipation of the world.” And
- In 1845, “Manifest Destiny.”
These sayings give us the feeling that the people of the USA were more than happy with their new land and their new form of government.
Attitudes have changed; we seem to be in a spiral downward to the eventual our failure as a nation; I believe that this downward spiral started at about the time of the Spanish American war in 1898.
It is, I believe, not to late to restore our country.
Some of the problems we face that must be fixed or the future will continue to spiral down. Here are a few:
- Inflation from our beginning in 1791,
- $18.8 trillion (and growing) national debt,
- Unfunded Liabilities to Exceed $127 Trillion,
- No budget surplus since 1957 (59 years ago),
- 106 million persons on welfare, and
- Excessive taxation and accompanying excessive cost of living.