Renew AmericaLinda Kimball
From the time of this nation's founding on through to the current era, the majority of Americans saw God as the Ultimate Authority, the Bible as their ultimate guidebook, and the Old and New Testament moral law as their highest principles.
In a commentary entitled, â€œConservatives Begin to See the Light,â€ Joseph Farah describes the ultimate principle---the ground of being-- on which our nation was founded:
â€œThat we are created in the image of God and are accountable to Him. Without that recognition, we are virtually incapable of self-government, which requires us to be able to distinguish right from wrong, as defined by God. God has created certain institutions for His purposes and for our benefit. Among these is marriage, the family and government. But any government that exceeds its limited authority or attempts to usurp the authority of God is unworthy of its power. Real conservatives believe in the tenets of the Declaration of Independence which explains that our rights descend from Godâ€”and that they come with responsibility as well.â€ (source: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=263177)
In other words, God the Father created all things Ex Nihilo (special creation). He is God, fallen man is not God. He is the Ultimate Authority, fallible power-hungry man is not. God is the Author of unchanging Universal Moral Law, corruptible man is not. He created two sexes, male and female. He did not create "gays," lesbians, and transsexuals anymore than He created narcissists, braggarts, adulterers, liars, thieves, murderers and usurpers of His throne. Ultimately, all of these compulsions and vices are the out-workings of fallen man's perennial abuse of free will.
Because the transcendent, personal Creator is the ground of being of all men, in other words of man's mind (i.e., conscience and ability to reason) and soul, He is therefore the ground of being of our unalienable rights. Unalienable means, "from God, not from man." For instance, we are guaranteed freedom of conscience because all men do in fact have a conscience.
In short, the ground of being and/or the ultimate overarching principle on which America's Constitutional Republic is founded is, "In the beginning God created..." It is not imaginary spontaneous generation of something from nothing in tandem with godless evolutionary conceptions as scientistic materialist-monists, atheists in general, occult New Age pantheist-monists and even some misguided Christians maintain.
Together, belief in the Biblical Creator and Christianity is the â€œglueâ€ that has held America together---authoritatively, morally, nationally, culturally, and economically-- since this nation's founding.
Throughout history, no society--especially the most advanced---has existed without belief in the true God or gods. And where the people have lost faith in or otherwise willfully rejected their deity, the fate of that society has been death, generally at the hands of invading conquerors.
We cannot understand what has gone so terribly wrong in America until we see itsâ€™ social dissolution in this light, for by and large, contemporary Americans have turned their backs on God the Father. In the hearts of such people, God is dead. As a result, without the Divine "glueâ€ to hold us together as a people, a culture, and a nation, America is coming undone.
America's downward-spiraling social disintegration is clearly seen by the fact that increasing numbers of Americans are doing whatever they want to do so long as they can get away with it. Pathological lying has swept "honesty-is-the-best-policy" under the rug, lawlessness has all but overcome the Rule of Law, while amorality and sexual anarchy enforced by tolerance are today's "new" commandments. In this climate of mindless license, cosmically-inflated egoism, covetousness, and hedonism, the Constitution has been transformed into a magic lantern. When rubbed just so the evil genie grants the â€œrightsâ€ and â€œprivilegesâ€ desired by covetous, power-hungry, hedonistic narcissists. Hence this latest outrage:
â€œLawmakers in the state of California are proposing a law that would require schools to portray lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals and those who have chosen other alternative sexual lifestyles as positive role models to children in all public schools there.â€ http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=262485#ixzz1DoqwYh00
Sociologist Robert Nisbet defines social disintegration:
"...social disintegration is really nothing more than the spectacle of a rising number of individuals playing fast and loose with other individuals in relationships of trust and responsibility." (Whistleblower, America's Gay Obsession, pp. 18, 38, 39) In other words, in an amoral hedonistic society such as America has become, we can no longer trust the people we need to trust.
And now, as the "gay" newspaper, the Washington Blade triumphantly reports, high-profile conservatives:
"have taken the leadership role in achieving marriage equality." (ibid)
From Elizabeth Hasselbeck to solicitor general Ted Olsen, high profile conservatives are jumping onto the "gay" war-wagon. S.E. Cupp, a young conservative Daily Caller columnist and frequent Fox News pundit goes so far as to say, "Conservatism and gay rights are actually natural allies..." (ibid)
However, support for sexual anarchy is Libertarianism, observed Kevin McCullough. In his article, "Disrespectful Libertarians Hijack CPAC Poll---and Its Mission," he says true Conservatives are not the same thing as Libertarians: Read More: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kimball/110216