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Our Republic Under God Versus the God of the STATE!

Written By: Jake Jacobs Ph.D.  |  Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012

I had the blessing of being one of the last Americans to meet President Ronald Reagan in his L.A. office in 1998. President Reagan had a passion for the two KEY elements that made our Republic under God the greatest form of government the world has ever seen: the Family and the Heritage of our Founding Fathers. He stated in 1983: "The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedom" The "family unit" President Reagan was talking about was NOT the family unit of Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, and Barack Obama, it was the family unit of the book of Genesis, it was the family unit of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

            Unlike many of today's Left-Wing High School and University teachers, President Reagan had a profound admiration for our Founding Heritage. In 1981 in his Notre Dame commencement speech President Reagan proudly stated:   "This Nation was born when a band of men, the Founding Fathers, a group so unique we've never seen their like since, rose to such selfless heights. Lawyers, tradesmen, merchants, farmers -- 56 men achieved security and standing in life but valued freedom more. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Sixteen of them gave their lives. Most gave their fortunes. All preserved their sacred honor. They gave us more than a nation. They brought to all mankind for the first time the concept that man was born free, that each of us has inalienable rights, ours by the grace of God, and that government was created by us for our convenience, having only the powers that we choose to give it."
            Towards the end of his speech President Reagan looked intently at the young Notre Dame graduates and said:  "This is the heritage that you're about to claim as you come out to join society … as you join us out there beyond the campus, you know there are great unsolved problems. Federalism, with its built in checks and balances, has been distorted. Central government has usurped powers that properly belong to local and State governments. And in so doing, in many ways that central government has begun to fail to do the things that are truly the responsibility of a central government. All of this has led to the misuse of power and preemption of the prerogatives of people and their social institutions. You are graduating from a great private, or, if you will, independent university. Not too many years ago, such schools were relatively free from government interference. In recent years, government has spawned regulations covering virtually every facet of our lives."  
            That was 1981; Americans and politicians both Democrats and Republicans have overall ignored Reagan's admonition of government's insatiable appetite to cover every facet of our lives. In the past 31 years the Federal Government has expanded, exploded, extorted, and especially in the past 3 ½ years exercised unprecedented growth, a growth that like a cancer cell is eroding away our liberties' and fundamentally transforming this Republic under God into the monstrous totalitarian vision of Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers & Barack Obama.
            Our Founding Fathers had a wonderful vision of a Republic under God where millions of citizens throughout thousands and thousands of cities, towns, and villages across this great land would shine the light of limited government, State sovereignty, the sanctity of all of life and of marriage between one man and one woman. Our Founders Judeo-Christian Worldview proclaimed that man is more than matter in motion and Marxist mud; our Founders believed that man is wonderfully made in the image of God.

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