Our British-Protestant then European-Christian identity has gone the way of the Cheshire Cat. In the age of Obama, Jefferson’s Declaration and Madison’s Constitution are invoked to justify societal mandates that would have had the Founding Fathers loading muskets.
What is our guiding light now that the philosophical, cultural, religious and political roots of the old republic are being systematically severed?
What gives legitimacy to the American government? Elections, majority rule through universal suffrage of a people, ever-larger shares of whom are ignorant of the faith, culture and civilization whence we came?
If our economy should sink like Southern Europe’s, if the great god Progress no longer smiles upon us, what do we fall back on?
One day, Americans will begin to ask themselves such questions, if they have not already begun to do so.
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