THE AMERICAN DREAM: "NEVER HAVE SO FEW STOLEN SO MUCH FROM SO MANY"
Without approval of Congress or public opinion, a few unauthorized
individuals have blatantly changed the spiritual concept of our Nation’s legal
system and erased its’ religious heritage.
A few years ago a pastor and his wife visited Washington, D.C, and, among
other sites, visited the United States Supreme Court. Standing inside, they
gazed upward at the magnificent marble sculpture of Moses holding the Ten
Commandments. There is no mistaking the significance of this massive
artwork by Jewish artist-sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The pastor knew the
sculpture’s history. As he and his wife stood admiring it, what startled them
was the guide’s explanation of its’ meaning. She said, "Between the images of
the people depicting the Majesty of the Law and Power of Government
(Moses), there is a tablet with ten Roman numerals, the first five down the left
side and the last five down the right (the Ten Commandments). She went on,
"This tablet represents the first ten amendments, or what we call "The Bill of
Rights." The pastor was shocked at her ignorance! The ten amendments?
What happened to the Ten Commandments?! He couldn’t believe his ears.
The Commandments were gone. Replaced by "amendments." Who authorized
such a sweeping change? When confronted about the alteration, the guide
knew nothing of Moses and the Law of God--or the carvings’ original
meaning. She was merely repeating what she had been told to say.
The substitution of "amendments" for Commandments was not implemented
by Congress and democratically-made choices of the American people but by
a small minority whose names remain hidden and faces unrecognized.
Hear this: The voice of the people had been silently replaced by an
unidentified few. Mentally, make a quick trip to Russia and the replacement of
government by a small mob. The same thing had happened in America. In
contrast, James Madison, a chief contributor to the Constitution, explained the
Document’s relationship to God: "We have staked the whole future of
American civilization, not upon the power of government but upon the
capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten
Commandments of God." In 1892, the United States Supreme Court declared,
"Our laws and institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the
Redeemer of mankind." Today that attitude has changed. A few private
individuals have taken it upon themselves to correct the Supreme Court and
Madison’s erroneous ideas.
This kind of political deceit is not new. Hear me: In parts of the old Soviet
Union less than 5% of the population were card-carrying Communists--but
they forced total control over the 95%. In the United States approximately 5%
of the population are atheist. Yet this 5% are aggressively forcing control over
the 95% and stripping the U.S. of its’ religious freedom and national heritage.
The ACLU–American Civil Liberties Union–is leader in that effort.
Instead of banning references to God in government, the writers of both the
Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution urgently encouraged the
people to call upon Divine Providence. The Constitutional Convention was
failing until Benjamin Franklin rose and urged the men to pray. Every
President since has sought the Nation’s prayers. This was the concept imbued
into both historic documents--the Declaration and Constitution--and was the
attitude the Founding Fathers expected of all future generations. To deny that
obvious truth is to resort to fraudulence and deceit. But, the 5% are doing that.
Our Founding Fathers did not leave us without guidance as to their intent for
the merging of civil and religious matters in American life. Today, these men
are being replaced by traitors to the cause of freedom. Our forefathers clearly
expressed their position in the Declaration of Independence when they said:
"And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection
of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, and
Fortunes and our sacred Honor." When the U.S. Supreme Court building was
constructed with Moses and the Ten Commandments given the most
prominent position, it was with the full blessing of Congress.
President John Quincy Adams explained, "Our Constitution is designed only
for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government
of any other." He went on to say, "The highest glory of the American
Revolution was this: It connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of
civil government with the principles of Christianity." Of the Declaration of
Independence, he declared: "It laid the cornerstone of human government
upon the first precepts of Christianity." Note the expression "indissoluble
bond." Where do the 10% get support for their position? Not from the
Constitution or its authors. It comes from their self-centered deceitfulness to
ignore the will of the masses, to suppress the 90% majority and accommodate
their own egoistic ways. How is their tactic different from the tactic of
Communism’s 5%? There is no difference. Were the men aliv