Liberty can't be maintained without God

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 04:38 PM.

Consequently, Weinstein’s criticisms — even the Air Force’s politically-correct response to them — wouldn’t be very newsworthy were it not for the bigger picture of religion in our national psyche, or rather, the assault on and removal of religion from our national psyche. The old adage of “death by a thousand cuts” applies to this issue. Chipping away at God. The goal? Ending him.

The thinly-veiled mission of Weinstein’s Foundation states that it is, “… dedicated to Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom.” While this sounds very positive and “American,” reading more deeply into his foundation’s mission we can see what Weinstein really wants is the erasure of any vestige of God from the military.

While I pity those who do not, cannot, or will not consult and give credit to a higher power to whom challenges and dilemmas may be taken and from whom fortitude and wisdom may be granted, my lamentations go far beyond the academy and Weinstein. My concern is — indeed what the concern of all Americans should be — the danger to our Republic from ending God.

American liberty cannot be maintained without God, especially in our military. Why? It is the one American institution with the mission to defend our liberty and the concurrent power to end it. If liberty comes from God, then it can’t be taken by man.

Just as he forced a change to the academy’s honor code, if Weinstein has his way the military oath of office will be changed to deny the need for God’s help in conducting a military officer’s duties and responsibilities — duties and responsibilities too burdensome and potentially impactful to Americans’ liberty to be borne by man alone. If Weinstein succeeds, another chink in America’s liberty armor will have been hammered.

According to the National Center for Constitutional Studies and more than 150 volumes of our Founding Fathers’ writings, the following principles must be sustained to secure our liberty: one, without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained; two, to protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law; and three, the God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.

Ordained by God can be removed only by God. So help me God.

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