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G.K. Chesterton once wrote that “government becomes the God” once God is put out the picture. More and more this seems to be the case in Barack Obama’s America where the power of the omnipotent federal government has come to be increasingly used to drive Christianity out of the public square.

This has been seen everywhere from the HHS Mandate, which dogmatically requires traditionalist religious groups to yield to secularist orthodoxy on matters of human sexuality, to the march of the homosexual equivalency movement. In Barack Obama’s America, the only acceptable morality is one that celebrates class over the individual, one that elevates the individual ego over faith and one where freedom of religion is replaced with freedom of worship.

“Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world,” Chesterton wrote in his 1932 treatise Christendom in Dublin. “But, above all, they will worship the strongest thing in the world.”
Obama’s actions toward Christian churches and other religious institutions seems to show he worships one thing – his own ego and expects others to do likewise.

His effort to drive religious institutions out of civil society and replace them with institutions controlled by the government is eerily reminiscent of the course of action recommended by one Vladimir Ilych Lenin
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“Religion must be declared a private affair. In these words socialists usually express their attitude towards religion. But the meaning of these words should be accurately defined to prevent any misunderstanding,” Lenin wrote in a 1905 treatise.

“We demand that religion be held a private affair so far as the state is concerned. Religion must be of no concern to the state, and religious societies must have no connection with governmental authority.“

All of Obama’s policies related to religious belief seem to have this end goal, which contrasts with John Adams who contended that American life, liberty and morality rested on the “general principles of Christianity.”

Although the nation’s second president was a Unitarian whose theological views were hardly orthodox, he – unlike Obama whose policies aim to further subvert Christianity in American culture – saw the value of religion in maintaining a moral state of affairs.

DeMint

By John Rossomando

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint says politics in Washington become like professional football in recent years.

Democrats and Republicans are on opposite teams with opposite goals, and compromise has become as unthinkable as compromise between two football teams.

“This Sunday is the big Super Bowl, and there are two teams taking the field, and they’ve been preparing for this,” DeMint said. “And I can guarantee that the coaches are not out there telling them that they have to go out an cooperate and compromise with the other side.

“There is a reason for that, the other team has an opposite goal, and they’re there to beat you.”

DeMint says it is wishful thinking to believe that politics is any different today because an us versus them team mentality has arisen that has made compromise impossible.

“I wouldn’t have said that 10 years ago,” DeMint said. “One team believes in centralized economic and political power, collective planning and of concentration, here in Washington, and the other team, while it has been maybe erratic in supporting those principles we believe in, believes in a decentralized, individualistic approach to America.

“It’s very difficult to compromise with a team who doesn’t have that same goal – the goal of limited government, of individual liberty, and that’s really what we are dealing with here.”

The senator made his remarks during an appearance at The Heritage Foundation promoting his new book “Now or Never”.

DeMint argues that the expansion of government programs over the past few years has placed the nation into grave peril. Currently, the national debt exceeds our national economy, and $1 trillion are projected to be added to the U.S. economy each year over the next decade.

The European experience suggests this only has the net effect of undermining the economy in the long run.
“If you understand the worldwide credit markets, there really isn’t that much money in the world credit markets that we can borrow,” DeMint says. “The Federal Reserve has bought about half of our debt over the last few years, so we really don’t know what the market for our debt is.”

Having a cavalier attitude at this time of economic distress is irresponsible. DeMint warns the U.S. is losing the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that made it strong, and is on its way to becoming a nation of dependents.

“At that point you lose your country,” DeMint says.