Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Reclaiming the Constitution

Today's story is one that ought to register high on the applause meter. In this WND commentary, former Congressman Tom Tancredo gives one of the best summations I've seen on the differing attitudes held by conservatives and liberals on the U.S. Constitution. He also asks whether or not the American people will be able to force the government to once again live within its constitutional limits.

I hope so, but I have my doubts. It just seems to me that the country is headed toward violence in the long run. Governments seldom willingly give up power that they've usurped, and when the government is openly contemptuous of a majority of the people who insist on having their rights back, no good can come of it. I honestly don't know what will happen in the long run, or if the people even have the stomach left for a fight.

One big thing that concerns me is that we no longer have the strong Judeo-Christian consensus and high value on traditionalism in the U.S. It's more like a postmodern mash these days, thanks to the stranglehold "progressives" have had on generations through our educational system. If things did come down to some sort of bloody fight, we have no guarantee at all that what arises from the ashes will be anything like the country our Founding Fathers designed.

Please God, in Your mercy, don't let it come to that.

Late addendum: In the opinion section of USA Today (today's issue), Jonah Goldberg shines a light on liberals' attitudes toward the Constitution. Worth reading.

***Another late addendum: Check out David Limbaugh's article on the Constitution — again noting the left's disdain for the historic founding document and its timeless principles.

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