To find the problem, America should examine the distance between the apple and the tree.
It’s a rare person who can stop and silence a room by simply opening up his or her mouth to speak. That quality, if its roots can be pinpointed, almost surely comes from a depth of experience, a wealth of wisdom, and endless insight — that’s why such people are rarely the young, brash and eager types. Instead, deference and respect requires someone to earn it; Randy Wills certainly has done so in spades.
It’s my pleasure to introduce Randy to the readers of America’s Right. I look forward to his contributions in the days and weeks and months to come. — Jeff
By Randy Wills
Yes, you read me correctly. Barack Obama is not the problem — he merely represents the undeniable success of the concerted and coordinated effort to remake America that began more than a century ago. The goal of that effort, however, was to destroy the “idea of freedom” that Theodore Parker was referring to when he said: “A democracy — that is, a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness’ sake, I will call it the idea of freedom.”
The antithesis of Parker’s “idea of freedom” is that poisonous con first articulated by a forked tongue in the Garden of Eden that mockingly said to Eve: “Your God didn’t really say not to eat the fruit of the tree of life or you would surely die, did He? You won’t die; He just doesn’t want you to know how good life can be, so here, take a bite and follow me. Then you’ll be free of those silly, selfish, restrictions that your God has burdened you with.” (Randy Wills’ translation). And so they did, just as the American public fell for it last fall, raising their arms and chanting in unison, “O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma” and “Yes we can, yes we can.” And so they did. And now, as it was then, there is hell to pay — literally.
This age-old con, which promises freedom from responsibility but pays off only in bondage, has been repeated over and over again throughout recorded history, always with the same results: the destruction of the soul of those–whether it be nations or individuals–who buy into it. You don’t have to search long to find examples of this reality. Communism, Nazism, Socialism; they all promised a better life but, in time, all came to a bitter end, leaving a disillusioned people and a ravaged land. The Obama administration is following that same path with its economic policies and moral abominations such as the proposed “Freedom of Choice Act.”
I’m convinced that the public’s increasing surrender to self-worship, resulting in the demand for unrestricted abortion-on-demand, if not abated, will turn out to be the linchpin in the demise of our culture. As far as I know, no regime or culture has ever been able to survive indefinitely a policy of killing innocents who, for whatever reason, are deemed undesirable by those who have the power to take their life. It’s only our self-absorbed arrogance that would have us think otherwise for our own culture.
That unholy alliance of neo-Socialists, secular progressives, and the intellectual elite which coalesced towards the end of the 19th century made it their goal to bring an end to Parker’s “idea of freedom” and replace it with a new world order, unencumbered by nationalism, free enterprise, and traditional Judeo-Christian values. The frenzied pace at which the Obama administration is implementing their secular-progressive, neo-Socialist worldview, aided and abetted by the labor unions, the intentionally unassimilated ethnic groups and, of course, the “community organizers” such as ACORN is truly frightening. We may have already passed the proverbial tipping point, but we must try to at least impede their further progress by working to reestablish the moral perspective of the founders in the hearts and minds of our young.
It is imperative that we put aside the false notion that removing the person occupying the Oval Office or a few of those who sit in Congress will make a significant difference. It is the force of an entrenched evil inalterably opposed to the concept of God-derived virtue–some might call it the Constitution’s “secret sauce”–that we must engage in a struggle to the death or forever lose our freedom. As Benjamin Franklin said in 1870: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have need for more masters.” The rejection of this concept of virtuosity by the voting public is what made possible the intellectually and morally inexplicable election of the most unqualified and ideologically-suspicious president of the United States in this history of our great nation.
So, if we conservatives think that a little success in the elections of 2010 and 2012 will turn the tide, we’re in for a big disappointment. After all, how much expansion of individual freedom, or reduction in the size, scope, and cost, of government, did we see during the twelve years of the last two Republican administrations? Why? Because the underlying institutions that form our national character–the churches, schools, and ultimately the parents–have abdicated their responsibilities and have allowed the cabal of subversive elements to commandeer the education system and the entertainment industry to wrest that essential role away from them. Hence the politicians, ever mindful that winning is everything, have come to believe that they have no choice other than to compromise their commitment to God-defined morality and conservative economic policies in order to attract enough votes to be elected, thus making any real change in our government impossible.
And so it follows that, if we fail to expose this progressive worldview for what it is and defeat it at its roots, it will be just a matter of time before our free, democratic, and once-sovereign United States of America will become a servant to some other master.
One of the factors contributing to the urgency of our task is the incontrovertible truth of the adage that “demographics are destiny.” Unfortunately, those of us who call ourselves conservatives and are grounded in Judeo-Christian values are getting older and fewer in numbers while those schooled–or some might call it “brainwashed”–in the secular-humanist worldview will continue to widen the majority status which they achieved in 2006 and again in 2008.
Keep in mind that, between now and the 2012 presidential election, there will be four more high school graduating classes, either already at, or close to, voting age. These future voters are energetic and highly skilled in leveraging the Internet for political campaign purposes. If the demographic trend analysis of recent elections remains unchanged, these new voters will be predominantly liberal secularists, not conservative Constitutionalists as we would hope them to be. They will have been taught to disdain traditional values and even the basic notion of American exceptionalism. They will be socialist-leaning in their economic perspective and fundamentally globalists in their politics.
Thanks to the “educators” who came of age in the sixties with their anti-capitalist, “if it feels good, do it” and “stick it to The Man” mentality, these new voters will likely be dismissive of religion as a necessary ingredient in their lives and derisive of national patriotism. And yes, you can count most, if not all, of President Obama’s mentors, friends, and associates among that group of “educators.”
In any case, it’s not looking good for our side and we need to face that stark reality. Time is of the essence, as the folks in Jeff’s soon-to-be-entered profession are often heard to say.
John Adams spoke for all of the founders when he said the following:
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Alexander Hamilton reiterated this view in his pronouncement that “[t]he politician who loves liberty . . . knows that, morality overthrown (and morality must fall without religion), the terrors of despotism can alone curb the impetuous passions of man, and confine him in the bonds of social duty.” If we can’t bring ourselves to fully embrace that perspective and practice it in our own lives, then we should admit that the Constitution as written is no longer appropriate, or is somehow inadequate, for our times and circumstances. We should just give up this fight, because the Founders’ perspective was the “secret sauce” in the Constitutional recipe that gave them hope that their hard-won new form of government could succeed. Without this God-given antidote to the predisposition of fallen man to gravitate to lawlessness and the impulses of the flesh, they knew that it would fail.
So, to paraphrase my opening statement by drawing on James Carville’s mantra from the first Clinton campaign, “It’s the ‘secret sauce,’ stupid.” My biggest fear is that such pervasive evil, once in power, may choose to bring destruction on our nation rather than yield to our efforts to bring “change based on belief.” And please, God, deliver us from any among us who would advocate change through violence.
Randy Wills lives in the Northwest with his wife of over 52 years and divides his time between his role as Operations Manager of a software development business founded with his son in 2002 and maintaining close contact with his extended family. Both he and his wife are avid readers and spend as much time as they can together reading and engaging in deep discussion of history, religion, and politics. For recreation, Randy and his wife like to “get away” in their RV.