AMERICAN HERITAGE AND PRINCIPLES
(The disbanding of principles that Americans once understood as virtuous.)
Donald R. Fox
It seems to me that our basic American Heritage and principles are falling away as leaves quickly falling to the ground in the fall of the year. Since I am a retired military person I have been keeping up with the drive to allow women in combat roles and homosexuals in the military, etc. Looking at Fox News, 10 February 2012, 7:00 PM CST, three women, the host, a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican all praised the lifting of the long-standing rule/ban of not allowing women in combat roles. These well-educated women likened this decision as the equal to “women’s right to vote” in the early 1900’s. Such like views are now common and so-called “good people” are accepting these trends as normal and wholesome.
I am shocked and appalled at how fast we Americans are disregarding and rejecting our traditional standards of right/wrong. Same-sex marriage, gays serving in the military and now women fighting along side men. Filthy movies/TV with vulgar speech are common or maybe even normal. Too many Americans accept abortion as a health issue to be controlled and supported by government health programs. I strongly affirm that wholesale abortion can be compared to the Nazi’s final solution. Please see: http://essaysbyfox.org/html/essays/ELIMINATION.doc and http://essaysbyfox.org/html/essays/IT'S%20THE%20LAW.doc
We are now fully reaping the propaganda and mind-set that started in the 1960’s. How or what can we do to wake folks up? I fear that the on-going liberal propaganda and brainwashing tools will or has crept into the Body of Christ, the church. Concerning propaganda see: http://essaysbyfox.org/html/essays/PROPAGANDA.doc
SIDED NOTE: On the Fox News program as noted, 10 February 2012, the host interviewed a female Episcopalian clergy person. This segment dealt with abortion as a health issue. The clergy person affirmed in a very strong way that abortion should be freely given and supported by governmental health coverage. I find such opinions mind-boggling from a person that considers himself or herself as a Christian. I use Christian in a very broad sense that is understood by the masses. This also is another issue on how far some religions have decayed. How very sad and incredibly extreme from what the Word of God, the Bible teaches. Friends, is this not an example of a man-made creed superseding and overruling the Bible? “We must obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29 ASV). When men follow the Word of God, the Bible, they will understand and obey true standards/principles and not the dictates of mere men. Mark that down!
“Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ASV)
"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."-Samuel Adams.
THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM: "The existence of the combat restrictions clearly indicates the basis for Congress' decision to exempt women from registration. The purpose of registration was to prepare for a draft of combat troops. Since women are excluded from combat, Congress concluded that they would not be needed in the event of a draft, and therefore decided not to register them.” Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Service_System (Go to Exemption of women) At present, there seems to be great contradictions on our present laws concerning women in the Armed Services. Concerning such, are you as confused as I am?
NOTE: For further study on this subject see essays titled “WOMEN IN COMBAT”, Part 1 and 2