Since Dec 22, 2005
I believe very simply that Christ is the resurrected Messiah and the Son of the one true God, Jehovah. I believe that all the contents of the properly translated Bible are true and accurate and should be lived according to as non-optional. I also believe that as Americans we have an obligation to uphold those Biblical ideals taught by Jesus, and are obligated to spread those ideals in the world, and similarly spread true freedom and liberty we so enjoy, thanks to the Representative Constitutional Republic style of government our founders blessed us with. We are obligated to do that as payment for the great and rich blessings that have been heaped on the United States, even when we dont deserve it, like much of the post 40s generations have demonstrated. "To whom much is given, much is then expected." Woe be to America when it as a people stops reflecting Christian ideals to any extent. I am an incurable history and military junkie, and that greatly shapes what I believe and why I believe it. Fact is EVERYTHING. Any argument made without a firm founding in fact and evidence, is nothing more than an ego trip, and is the folly of an agenda driven person. That is not to say that faith is not critically important. But throughout my life, I have found that faith and fact are not mutually exclusive. They are very much inclusive of each other, and I believe that most if not all of the things requiring faith, including the very existence of God Himself, can be proven with factual physical evidence, such as the impossibly complexity of our DNA and how varied and wonderful the contents of the universe are. You use faith when facts aren't enough. Facts are nothing more than true faith being proved out by physical evidence.
I also believe that The United States of America is the greatest man-made nation that has been, is, or ever will be on the face of Earth. I believe that the founders of our great nation had the wisdom and foresight to mold and sculpt this nation to be a living breathing example of Biblical principle put into practice, and my biggest of all pet peeves is the lie that the founders intended there to be a separation of church and state. It is no where in the Constitution, I have read my copy dozens of times. Not there. And when you read the founding documents outside the Constitution and Bill of Rights, you will find that included in the Federalist Papers, and the many autobiographies, diaries, and other writings by and about the founders written by people who knew them, is a deeply held belief that The Christian God and the Bible are of paramount importance to the stability and long life of the United States.
To quote one of the original Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice James Wilson, one of only six men to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, who said the following in one of his legal lectures; "It should always be remembered that law made for men or for nations flows from the same divine source: Tis the law of God. What we do indeed must be founded on what he has done and the deficiencies of our laws must be supplied by the perfections of His. Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine. We now see the deep and the solid foundations of human law from this short but plain, but I hope, just statement of things. We perceive a principle of connection between all the learned professions, but especially between the profession of divinity and the profession of law. Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other." And that line of thinking is VERY similar and right along the lines of all the founders. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, John Jay, John Hancock, Ethan Allen, on and on and on and on. If the founders truly believed in the separation of church and state, as anti-Christian liberals contend, why then did the founders have three or more Christian church services a week in the U.S. Capital building, and why did they use the Bible and its teachings as the template for how the United States and its peoples should be governed? That certainly does not illustrate much of a desire to separate the two along fixed permanent lines.
It is really quite impossible to find any of the founders and nearly all of the leaders in the century to follow that did it make clear their strong belief in fundamental Biblical Christian values. The official motto of the Revolutionary War says it all; "No King But King Jesus." So this intentional removal of Christianity and God from all things public and governmental in nature is beyond offensive. To strip away the very thing that made the country and its founding possible, is beyond foolish. It is suicidal. All in the so called name as "progress", otherwise known as liberalism. People whose way of thinking had no hand in the forming of the nation, trying to replace the mindset and belief system that allowed for the creation of the nation, with a mindset that would have never fostered the will or desire for independence. It's shocking, and repulsive. America is a Christian nation from it's very inception. And the further it gets from that fact, the more internal problems it has. In my personal opinion, the U.S. Constitution is the single most important document ever put to paper, second only to the most accurate translations of the Bible. And the Constitution was written by men who themselves were inspired by the Bible, to create a form of government that reflected the values and beliefs taught in the Bible. The idea put forward by revisionist historians that many founders were not Christians, and those that did believe in God, were mostly deists, is obscene and flatly debunked when reading the writings by and about the founders. I choose to believe what the men wrote in their own hands, not words about them 200 years after the fact, written by men with an agenda to remove Christianity from America, who are too secure in their own arrogance to recognize that God exists. Those who try to minimize the truth of America's Christian heritage and roots might as well tell the American people "What are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes?" Because the evidence of the founders strong Christian faith is out there for all to see. They have only to look.
Had the founders known what immoral, unethical shallow secular creatures a sizable portion of the American citizenry would become and how far science would advance in later centuries, I believe they would have been more specific in their writings, to compensate for common sense and common decency becoming such a rare commodity, specifically;
1) There would be a traditional marriage amendment dating back to the late 1700s stating clearly that marriage, as made clear in the Bible, is the legal unity before God of one man with one woman. And that the homosexual lifestyle, while certainly allowable in private, detestable as it is, is expressly forbidden to be introduced as educational material of any kind to school children still under the supervision and legally recognized authority of their parents, at any age.
2) Judges appointed to courts of any level from the Supreme Court to the District Courts must be strict constructionists who READ and ENFORCE the Constitution and its Amendments AS THEY ARE CLEARLY WRITTEN. Not selectively browse and then interpret the Constitution to reach a desired political outcome based on modern social whims. Any Judge who selectively interprets the Constitution to reach a desired political outcome has violated their oath and shall be removed from the bench immediately.
3) Abortion, by surgery or pill, at any time of pregnancy would be illegal in the Bill of Rights, and would be punished as the murder of an unborn child, unable to exercise their own inalienable human rights. Murder is murder, even before birth.
4) Pornography, vulgar "artistic" expression, treason by anti-governmental media sources, anti-Christian hate speech, etc. would NOT be covered under the 1st Amendment, as this is not free speech, this is activity that damages the nation as a whole and diminishes people as individuals and as communities.
5) And most importantly, the 1st Amendment would also read that individuals, organizations, and all levels of government shall respect and in no way impede, oppress, or otherwise seek to squash individuals personal rights to religious speech, when other types of free speech are also exercised by others on varying subjects, be it in public, on government facilities, at educational facilities or functions, or any other place that is not private property or otherwise restricted location.
Sadly, the founders did not realize that their descendants would fall into a woefully lacking state of decay, where the obvious somehow became optional. To close, I quote George Washington in his farewell speech / closing prayer, after delivering his resignation as Commanding General of the Colonial Army, after winning the war for independence. I think his prayer says it all. "I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you and the State over which you preside in his Holy protection. That he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government. To entertain a brotherly affection and a love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States, and particularly, for their brethren who have served in the field, and finally that He would be most graciously pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humanity, and peaceful temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of Whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation."
I think that says it all. Were a military leader to say that today, the ACLU would sue them for violation of Church and State. How obscene the political left has become. So in defiance of that obscenity to which I will not defer, I stand publicly as a proud Christian conservative American, and respectfully refuse to yield my Christian American heritage which founded this nation, forged in fire, paid by blood, and forever standing as a monument to the self-evident true roots of the United States of America. One nation, under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.