We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other. (Emphasis added.)

John Adams, 1798

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You think we are not far astray, lost?  Who in the public sphere speaks from a base of religious and moral authority, understanding, comprehension?  Who dares to stand for leadership today whose life has been built on morality and religion? Whose voice reflects their religious belief and morality as the source of their core identity and action?  No one.

There is not a single person in either major party or any minor party who passes the John Adams test for leadership of this great and unique nation.  Not one.

Yes, we are in a real pickle and we had best wake up and get busy.

In the last chapter of his 1997 book Slouching Toward Gomorrah, Robert H. Bork addresses this question: Can America avoid the decrepitude, chaos, violence, immorality and disorder of ancient Gomorrah?

His answer is it can – provided it has the will to oppose and refute modern liberalism and the decay and destruction it brings … and provided its citizens embrace religion and morality in the manner that John Adams (and other Founders) did knowing the indispensable role of both religion and morality as the cornerstone of our nation and the very source of our freedom, our unity and our precious limited government.

From the New Deal to the abject godless mess we have today, have we not “had enough?”

Think about it.

Shalom.

Note – For those who care about Catholic universities retaining a Catholic identity, I suggest you track down The Sycamore Trust who keeps a vigil on this problem. It is a good resource, doing good and necessary things.  God bless.

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