“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” – Dietrich Bonheoffer
OR is it:
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it teaches its children to cherish and pass on to their children!
Bohheoffer was correct in so far as he went. The greatest generation did what they could to leave us a free country but they didn’t demand enough of us. They didn’t demand that we understand how valuable freedom is. They didn’t demand that we cherish it as much as they did. It takes a very deep love of an idea to be willing to sacrifice your life to preserve that idea. But it looks like it takes an even greater love to indoctrinate your children with the reasons for that love and be willing to accept nothing less of them than that they grow to show as much love for what our Founding Fathers bought for us as they had and that the greatest generation tried to preserve.
What is the question? The question is, do we love and cherish the truth of what the Founders gave us: the self-evident truths that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?
No nation before or since has recognized these truths enough to set the foundations of its government upon them. We the People are to govern. If we cannot govern ourselves as individual citizens of a nation founded upon the recognition of these truths, if we allow people to live within our sovereign borders to deny these truths to others, we have lost what the Founders handed down.
Any person or group that cannot or will not live under the laws necessary to protect the inalienable rights of the individual that our governmental structure was erected to protect is a lawbreaker, a criminal. This in no way is meant to imply that there is no room for honest dissent.
At this moment we have in our midst a growing religion/political ideology/theocracy, that doesn’t recognize these truths. In fact under their economy, truth is a convenience to be bent, twisted, denied or used to further their goal of domination.
Their goal is to obliterate from the face of the earth any and all other beliefs. These people are willing to use our very belief in individual freedom to create a condition within our borders that would force people to give up essential liberty for safety. Our Founders knew and were familiar with such seditious methods. In fact, Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
What is the question? Sharia and the Constitution cannot coexist within the same borders as rule of law. The one denies the other. They are polar opposites concerning the rights of the individual. Are we willing to send those who profess and practice, and demand to live under Sharia, back to nations where that is the norm? Can one claim citizenship in a place where he denies the authority of the government to enforce the law of the land and at the same time reserves to himself the right to enforce his own laws upon others? No nation can survive that allows that to go on unopposed. Examples of failed states and states near failing are plentiful in the world today. Must we fail as a state to show how tolerant we are?
Reason says they must either change to live under our Constitution and rule of law or we must demand that they leave, move to a place that welcomes their rule of law.