Will Morality Follow America First?

Written by  Monday, 23 January 2017 00:00

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States, after taking the oath of office, as required by Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. During his inaugural speech, Trump encouraged pastors, priests, and clerics to pray to unite the country. His speech seemed to defy the globalist norm that we have become so accustomed to. Instead, he focused on an “America First” theme.

This anti-globalist theme should encourage those of us fighting for liberty. Our Republic can be righted and if Trump’s actions follow his rhetoric, we can make great strides in seeing the federal government brought back closer to its constitutional limitations. 
 
While Trump himself may not be the best advocate for moral behavior, his speech certainly was in contrast with those who torched limos, spoke hateful words, and smashed windows, just mere blocks away. Many have justified this violence as citizens merely “expressing themselves.” Today’s culture teaches tolerance of nearly every act, regardless of morality. However, morality decided by a mob would only benefit those in power and would not necessarily distinguish right from wrong. 
 
John Adams, our nation’s second president stated it best when he said, “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” So how do we claw our way back from the rampant immorality that society deems appropriate? Robert Welch offers a suggested avenue in The John Birch Resolutions booklet. He shares arguments to defend traditional morality, which is essential in a prosperous and free society. We recommend all to read this.
 
With socialism being enticingly presented on a daily basis, it was encouraging to see Trump’s vision consisting of immigration, taxes, and trade issues being left up to Americans to decide, instead of the global community. He seemed to be speaking directly to the establishment, when he stated that a righteous people were meant to govern the country. Quoting Psalm 133:1, Trump said “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”
 
Only time will tell if Trump will lead this country in the right direction, so we must stay vigilant and hold him and Congress accountable. As Robert Welch wrote in The John Birch Resolutions,
 
Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect. But morality is not only not vigorously alive today, it is so debilitated, confused, and brow-beaten that both its force and its foresight have become pitifully inadequate to the need. Amid all the babel of false tongues around us, even the basically good people sometimes find it hard to know what is right and what is wrong in a given situation. The sophistries of an evil Conspiracy have been presented so impressively and so cleverly that men with the most honorable intentions waver between the alluring promised of a completely phony ‘new morality’ and the sound dictation of their own consciences.
So the time has come – in fact it is long overdue – when many of the moral uncertainties of today, most of which have been introduced into our contemporary world by this satanic Conspiracy for its own evil purposes, ought to be swept away.
 
Will you join us in sweeping these away and help America stand once again on moral principles? Join today! 
 
Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Donald Trump) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
 

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