After two weeks of contemplating what will be the best avenue to move the message of the 9/12 project from being a nice set of values to becoming values that the American family is centered on, I have found resolve and my calling. On Monday, the 9/12 Moms Network will be ready to move the message of the 9/12 project from being just a set of principles that sound nice to those being the values that families are built on. I am more of a person who does than a person who talks about things that I would like to do. I do believe sincerely that the role that I have been moved into playing is a role that God has purposed for me. The root of the problems in our nation is that God has been removed from center stage. As I think about the many third world countries and how different things have turned out for America, I am seeing one very pronounced difference; the role in which God has played in building the success of America.
Our founding fathers purposely put as the center of what America would be the acknowledgement and dependence on The Creator. There is but one Creator and He is God the Father. This God has a Son, Jesus who was sent forth to redeem the world. He left for us His power through the Holy Spirit to guide and show us the way to redemption. This is something I believe the founding fathers believed as well. From reading the various founding documents of this nation, the intent of the fathers was not to confine the worship of God but to ensure that those who would come to this country would be free to worship. The work of organizations like the ACLU would seem rather unconstitutional as it continues to try and restrict the practice of worship rather than allow believers to worship and express their convictions freely.
The first Amendment of the Constitution of the United States says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It is appalling to see the different laws that have been enacted within the last 40 years that has "prohibited the free exercise" in the expressing of ones’ religion in this country. A child can not wear a shirt that expresses faith in Christ in a public school. Prayer is no longer allowed in school. A Christmas tree can no longer be displayed in schools. Department stores are restricted from saying "Merry Christmas", during the "Christmas" season which is just a fraction of the many was Christians have been prohibited from their right to free expression. I believe that these restrictions of our expressions of faith totally go against what has been established within the United States Constitution. But how has the ACLU been able to garner so many of these restrictions through the courts that was establish to enforce not dismantle the directives of our founding fathers? I believe that this has happened because so many Americans do not have a clue as to the importance of adhering to our constitution nor does many care.
Within the last 40 years their has been a deliberate attempt by the forces that are, to keep the average American preoccupied to the point that such things as our liberties and freedoms, were the farthest things on list of things to be concerned about. Those who are in power in various faucets of American life understand that the one thing that would be a key to destroying the America envisioned by our founding fathers would be to condition Americans to be indulged with self. The issues of our society for the last 40 years have all been ideologies and policies centered on what is best for ones self and not America as a whole. Creating a fractionalized America is the best way to destroy it. If we were truly a united people then the issues of our lives would focus on how we live in unity as a group instead of individually. Liberals and libertarians both focus on individual rights. At the surface this may seem reasonable but I am reminded by Scripture how this has been the catalyst for creating the problems we have experienced in America today. Roman’s 14 gives a detail account on what happens to us when we are only concerned with what is important to ourselves as individual. We must be our brother’s keeper in a sense.
Starting with America's first mistake, removing prayer from school, this was done solely by the complaint of one individual. That person felt that their individual right to not have to be subjected to hearing prayers recited in schools was more important than the whole of the school population, and so for the one, many became restricted in expressing prayer in schools. Second, the sexual revolution, said that one should be free to express themselves freely without regard to the objections of the whole, ones personal morals outweighed the morals of the society. We can see the corruption in the morals of this nation that has resulted from this type of thinking. Every film, sitcom, commercial advertisement, billboard, department store, school and music video is filled with the over reaching negative impacts of the sexual revolution.
The woman's liberation movement, another "me" concept through which the practice of killing children became a legal process in this country shows this same pattern of “me” first. True motherhood requires the "my child is first", attitude. The very name provides evidence of what role is to be played when a woman becomes a mother. However the "me" first attitude promoted through the woman’s liberation movement implies that a woman is first concerned about her own best interest not the interest of anyone else. Abortion has also impacted the way men look at fatherhood. Many men now look to abortion as a way out of their parental responsibility. Through this today’s fathers are promoting the negative impacts of the "me" first liberal left.
As we look back upon the last 40 years of the cancerous "me" mentality we can see that it is time to reverse our way of thinking. There has not been any quantifiable progress by the implementation of the liberal progressive practices forced upon us. The so-called forward thinking concepts of the liberal left and their un-American experiment has failed miserably. I believe however, that God is not as quick to abandon America as she has been to abandon Him. The task of turning our nation around is not an easy one and it is not one that can be accomplished with the faint of heart. Just as it has taken us 50 years to get to this place it will take many years to get back. But I am confident that we can get back to that place where God is the center of American life again. Just say no, to everything liberal, with a fierce and purposeful force. Are would you like to see just how bad things can really get? The same kind of force that was used to dismantle America is the same type of force we will need to take it back. On Monday, the 9/12 Moms Network, will become a part of the process to do just that.
Moms are still the leaders of their households and we believe that it is through equipping moms to rebuild their families through the principles of the 9/12 project that our nation will begin to turnaround. You can visit our new site at http://www.9-12moms.ning.com. You may not be a mom, but if you are someone who believe in the principles this great nation was founded on you are invited to join us. I hope that you will get involved and that you will invite everyone you know who cares, to become an active part of turning this country around. May we all take our positions on the row as we steer this country back.