Friday, September 18, 2015

The Second Vision Is Winning

Thinking of what is happening to all of America, not just now but also tomorrow and next year, is important for another reason too.  It helps us see that there really are two utterly incompatible visions competing with one another for the soul of the land.  One view embraces God's role and welcomes His guidance on how to run our lives both private and public.  It insists that, as our founding fathers believed, a secular government and constitution can work only as long as the population conducts itself along religiously informed lines.  The second view vigorously rejects any notion of a godly authority external to our own wishes and inclinations.  It maintains that the secularism of government must be injected into every corner of American life, displacing the native piety that used to be such a conspicuous element in our national character.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, "America's Real War," pg.80

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