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Secular Advancement: The Price of Silence

Gary Kelly

December 2, 2006


Ronald Reagan declared: "Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." - "Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets." -  "[W]e don't have deficits because people are taxed too little. We have deficits because big government spends too much."

Now Senator Chuck Schumer declares: "The old Reagan theory which dominated, which is, "Government is bad, it's out of touch, chop off its hands as soon as it moves is over... We're in better shape than [Republicans] are, because they don't realize that Reaganomics is dead, that the Reagan philosophy is dead."

Has the GOP "progressed" towards secularism away from traditional conservative fiscal responsibility, to allow the Democrats to continue to "progressively" head towards socialism?

"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government, there is tyranny." President Thomas Jefferson

Individual rights are being "progressively" usurped by "the common good" using authoritarian despotism. Liberal lawmakers believe they know what is better for you than you do because voters elected them. These new "leaders" have no faith in individuals or businesses to provide economic stability. 

America's sovereignty is being "progressively" replaced with globalization, which will result in a "progressive" weakening of our military and power through UN treaties. "Progressively" America is replacing God with government. Personal responsibility is being "progressively" replaced with laws infringing the "liberty that comes from God." Commitment and responsibility have "progressively" been replaced with victimization. Personal and church related charity is "progressively" being replaced with redistribution of income through higher taxation even though Katrina revealed the obvious truths about how both perform. 

Superseding moral virtue 

However, all these "progressive" moves, where a Biblical word view and its moral virtue has been "progressively" replaced with secular wisdom, should not be prioritized over the main ingredient of civilization - God's design of marriage and family. 

The family is being "progressively" replaced with "alternative lifestyles." Subsequently replacing Christmas with "Holiday Season" has already "progressed" to the point of celebrating the birth of Christ while finding Him guilty of being "offensive." Mother's Day and Father's Day have been assaulted because a minority of "reprobate minds" said it offended their lifestyle choices. Government-run schools are continuing to "progressively" replace God and Christ with Globalization and GLSEN. This secular wisdom is "progressively" replacing majority rule with minority supremacy. Secular "progressives" have replaced "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" as the basis for how "Rights" are to be "entitled" with liberal "freedoms" which have no defined foundation or boundaries. 

This "progressive" assault on family and marriage is paramount, because "civilizations" are founded upon a marriage between one man and one woman, where children reap the benefits of nature's design and inherit wisdom through the instructions and examples of both a mother and a father. This "progressive" move to undermine the natural institution of marriage and family is a direct assault against what Scripture refers to as the "mystery of the church" because this correlation is that important to God and His creation.  

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. Ephesians 5:30-33  

Marriage and family is so important to God and civilization that God is blunt and makes it perfectly clear just how much He values marriage as being the underlying foundation for His creation.  

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Hebrews 13:4 

Can it be any clearer than that? Yet, we are letting, or allowing liberal secular "progressives" to continue to chip away at this sacred and holy foundation by kowtowing to their claims that marriage between one man and one woman is a failed concept as they point to divorce rates, orphans, and adoption. Memo to secular "progressives:" It has "progressed" this far because Christians have allowed you to "progressively" replace moral virtue with secular wisdom, even though Theodore Roosevelt exclaimed: "A compromise which results in a half-step toward evil is all wrong." 

Hiding our Light under a bushel

So as we are consumed with our jobs and activities, we continue to "progressively" allow liberal secular lawmakers to replace God with government through deceptions under the guise and false premise of safety, the environment, and minority rights, and litigated by the ACLU? 

Have your local, state, and federal lawmakers heard from you on these issues lately? Are you afraid of them, or are they afraid of you? Will we continue to allow this secular "progression" until we have left our descendants without any moral virtue?  

History exists for our lessons and examples, yet due to the secular "progressive" elimination of America's Christian heritage and moral virtue over the last several decades; one has to wonder if the saying "without a heritage every generation starts over" has already been realized. As Ronald Reagan also proclaimed, "Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction."  

We were warned 

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln  

"For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." Samuel Adams 

"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." John Adams 

Apparently, Chuck Schumer is welcoming the realization of these predictions. 

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Thomas Paine  

"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it." Elmer Davis 

Unlike secular wisdom, with moral virtue comes the courage to defend America and its heritage against both internal and external forces, as evident from our military. Will those who are reaping the benefits of the sacrifices of these brave men and women once again become the salt of the world and stand in the gap, or not? 

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." Ronald Reagan  

Gary Kelly maintains the EarsToHear.net website where America's Heritage and  Separation of Church and State are reviewed in detail.