There’s a book written over a hundred and forty years ago, within decades of the birth of our nation, by Benjamin Morris, The Christian Life and Character of The Civil Institutions of the United States, which underscores our heritage as a Christian nation founded by folks with a deep respect for the precepts taught by our Savior, Jesus Christ. None of the information is relevant, according to a handful of malcontents, as we live in a day of diversity and acceptance of anyone, regardless of religious belief and infinite moral agency not tied to the Bible or any other Christian belief.
I learned, through the comments of others, that America wasn’t founded on Christian principles and the Constitution was tossed in the trash after the Civil War in favor of some other unknown document which only resembled the original. It’s amazing what I learned after pointing out how America was founded; almost as if it were being generated on the spot.
I learned that “everything they ( the Founding Fathers ) wanted was mixed in with the compromises that they had to make on slavery.” The ideas defined in the Declaration of Independence must also be tossed because these concepts clearly were tainted, the ideas which define our being heirs and linked to our Creator, to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness I suppose are included in the need to ignore what the Founding Fathers wished to include as a basis for our country.
“Lincoln's New Birth of Freedom”
“Which meant that the old constitution was void. It still had some purpose - but mostly as background for the new Constitution, the one with the new amendments attached to the end.”
I left my comments to an article which was critical of a photographer and magazine which was exploiting a 15 year old girl, “It’s a sin and a shame that our country has been on the decline for such a long time as to permit the moral decay which now abounds. There is no intention on my part to cast pearls before swine or to teach them to sing either; the effort being without reward.”
I can see how such a remark might upset the swine, after all, those who reject the Gospel are not inclined to respect its teachings. Here are three variations of the scriptural reference:
Matt. 7: 6
6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
3 Ne. 14: 6
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
D&C 41: 6
6 For it is not meet that the things which belong to the children of the kingdom should be given to them that are not worthy, or to dogs, or the pearls to be cast before swine.
I’ve never met the fellow; but it would seem plausible to use these particular references, not to give that which is holy unto them; for these documents which America holds sacred are of holy origin and by his actions these have been trodden under foot. Is it not the intention of such folks to undermine the foundations upon which America stands, indeed, to “rend”?
This is not to say some of his points are without merit, the issue of slavery was clearly a heinous error which continues to fester until our present day; however, there are varied forms of slavery, some of which were justified such as indentured servitude, a practical means for accomplishing freedom on an installment program. The listed atrocities in our history while accurate, have little if anything to do with the original comment to an article regarding how a photographer and a magazine took advantage of a young girl in order to further a degenerate cause which has become prevalent in our day. The use of such a tangent only serves to minimize the focus of the issue at hand, that the moral signature of our nation is ever under attack.
It should be no surprise that I often refer to the agenda to destroy America from within, often called the Communist Goals or manifesto. These are listed in the official Congressional Record and are available for anyone with a desire to understand how American values have been constantly bombarded with the sole aim of destroying what had been established as a Christian nation.
I would say we have much to be concerned about as I review the collective accomplishments of the Adversary, going down the list on how to destroy what was once sacred in America. Simply turning off the television when a program which is unsuited for children comes on isn’t the solution as some have laughably suggested. The root issue is how to come to terms with the evil which has invaded nearly every facet of our society; don’t believe me, just put a check mark next to each item of the Communist Goal.
I suppose I was in error when I wrote, “There is no intention on my part to cast pearls before swine or to teach them to sing either…”, I should have included my inclination to classify them as communist sympathizer dogs as well.