Friday, January 4, 2013

Storm Clouds Over The American Horizon

The following excerpts are from a former president's Independence Day oration-delivered while campaigning as a candidate for Congress in 1946. See if you can determine who it was that delivered these words to the American people. The answer may surprise you!

"Whenever freedom has been in danger, Americans with a deep sense of patriotism have ever been willing to stand at Armageddon and strike a blow for liberty and the Lord...

...The right of the individual against the state has ever been one of our most cherished political principles. The American Constitution has set down for all men to see the essentially Christian and American principle, that there are certain rights held by every man which no government and no majority, however powerful, can deny. Conceived in Grecian thought, strengthened by Christian morality and stamped indelibly into American political philosophy, the right of the individual against the state is the keystone of our Constitution. Each man if free.
He is free in thought.
He is free in expression.
He is free in worship. ...

May God grant that, at some distant date, on this day, and on this platform, the orator may be able to say that these are still the great qualities of the American character and that they have prevailed."

Re-read the above closing statement of this prominent American politician and ponder it for a brief moment. Can we honestly say that the great qualities of the American character are in serious danger in today's political climate? You bet they are my fellow Americans! I personally question as to whether or not they will prevail much longer. Look how far we have come as a nation in a relative short period of time. Want some other examples? Let us take a brief look at a couple of shocking examples that have recently transpired within some of the nation's public schools.

A few years back, the local school board of Portland, Maine, approved the distribution of contraceptives to the students in its middle schools without parental notification or approval. In 2007, there was a drug and sex scandal at Boulder High School in Boulder, Colorado, that made national headlines when it authorized a highly controversial assembly for its student body without parental notification or approval. According to Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, four guest presenters discussed the virtues of participating in promiscuous sex, drug taking, and breaking the law by experimenting with the illegal drugs of marijuana and ecstacy. These are but a couple of examples of how the nation's schools have sunk to an all time low in standards and morality during the course of the past fifty years, and these examples are but the tip of an enormous iceberg that is poised to sink America as if she were the HMS Titanic! How can anyone seriously maintain America is on the right path economically, politically, or morally? The vast majority of the American people maintain America is headed in the wrong direction, yet half of the electorate voted to re-elect President Obama and a larger Democratic presence in the U.S. Senate.

The aforementioned examples are featured in chapter one of my book, 'The Sissification of America: A Fifty-Year Decline In American Exceptionalism.' Not only does my book educate Americans about our country's historical virtues of exceptionalism, how they came about, and why they are in decline, but it also presents an action plan as to how we can reverse the dangerous course we are on. If we are going to survive, we need to circumvent the storm clouds on the American horizon. We can either follow in the footsteps of the decline of the ancient Roman Empire, or we can rekindle A City upon a Hill. The choice is ours to make. We hold our own destiny in the palms of our hands. Are you still curious who it was that delivered the above excerpts in his Independence Day oration in 1946?
It was John F. Kennedy.
If you are surprised by this, buy my book and be prepared to read many other surprises that are in store for you as the book will certainly not be a disappointment. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

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