Monday, 5 June 2017
During election cycles, many politicians will make the charge that their opposition to the current president, senator, representative, etc. is doing such a poor job that they need to be replaced. Rather than focus on any other issue, they normally will hit pocketbook issues and complain that it is “all about the money.” I beg to differ.
During the month of May 2017, there was a heightened level of conflict surrounding the existence of monuments and memorials of and for Southern leaders and heroes. But the real animosity and aggression is not about slavery or the Confederacy, but rather about defining what our culture should be.
Culture is defined as "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.” The general culture of the Southern States was regarded as Christian because of the dominant Trinitarian faith of the founders of the Southern colonies which included the Virginian Episcopalians, the French Calvinists (Charlestown), the Scot-Irish Presbyterians, and the Spanish and French Catholics of Florida and Louisiana.
Christian Culture is one which regards God’s written Word as absolute and every person’s spoken word as their bond. Words have a specific meaning. Christian Culture recognizes the sovereignty of God above any sovereignty claimed by a man or his governments. Christian Culture appreciates all men as the crown of creation.
Our Christian culture has been eroded at an increasing pace for the last hundred years, but especially over the last forty to fifty.
As a part of Reconstruction, an education sponsored by the State was forced upon the South and it eventually worked its way through the other states as well. It was never “public” education, it was an education designed to make every child a productive “citizen” of the State. Our educational system was imported from Prussia where the ideal student was loyal to every decree of the state.
Those who fought against this revolution in education were marginalized. Through recent decades more and more parents have begun to see what has been happening, they have turned to church-related schools and to homeschooling. Some have met with success, others only white-washed the mental death camps to which everyone else sent their children.
Those in the public forum who wish to rewrite history in their own image now have an obedient army of minions who blindly follow their reactionary (revolutionary) leaders.
The biggest “swamps” which need to be drained are our own state departments of education. They need to be de-funded. Also, we need Southerners who will step forward to promote private schools which maintain a Biblical Christian worldview and promote the reestablishment of Christian Culture. And when private schools are not available, then parents need to teach their own children at home. They need to do a real gut-check and make the decision that their children and grand-children’s future is more important than a newer car or a bigger flat-screen.
Christian Culture is what is at stake. It is the responsibility of believers to bring its revival.
Posted on 06/05/2017 10:30 PM by David O Jones
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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue?