There are four pillars that hold society together. These are institutions that are critical to any functioning group. Without them, the survival of the group is in peril.
We all agree that government is one of those pillars. Government exists to fight evil with force. In government, we bestow the right to kill, imprison, write laws, and enforce them. Without government, it is a simple matter for evil men to band together and overpower the good. Government is simply good men banding together to keep evil men from doing so.
The second institution is business. We need to be economically prosperous, and our amoral corporations are the way we do this. This allows people to come together to seek the economic benefit of themselves, and thus each other. Without business, it is impossible to grow and move food around society, and impossible to secure the physical blessings of liberty.
The third institution is the family. The family is where our newest members are welcomed. They are raised by two loving parents (in the ideal), and are taught how to function in society. The corruption of the family means we have no way of ensuring the continuation of our society.
The fourth institution is religion. While government can only govern men’s actions, religion governs men’s beliefs. Religion sets an ideal, something to aspire to. It encourages men to aspire for it, and lays down the road they must follow to obtain it. In some ways, it can be argued that religion is the pillar that bears all other pillars up. Without a religious belief that laws must be followed, government would cease to exist. Without a religious belief that one must work and benefit society, business would collapse. Without a religious belief in the family and in dedicating oneself to it, families would evaporate.
General Pace (ret.), condemned by fools for expressing the immorality of homosexual acts, repeated his condemnation and clarified it. He stood up to those who fail to recognize the importance of religion and religious moral values. (article) (ht: Drudge)
General Pace defends it quite clearly, invoking such out-of-fashion things as “God” and “morality”. He makes the case that whether government writes a law or not, morality is still morality and God doesn’t change his will according to who is in office.
Note that he isn’t attacking only homosexual acts, but all behavior contrary to morality. Of course, those who scorn him would have us believe General Pace hates homosexuals alone, which General Pace does not.
For that, he was scorned just as the prophets in the Old Testament were. Truth is always hard for the wicked.
I cannot sit by while fools mock the wise. General Pace is right, in every sense of the word. If we as a society fail to acknowledge our religious pillar, if we ignore God and his counsels, we will be punished for it, just as Sodom and Gomorrah were. Don’t think these things were fairy tales–real men recorded these events, and those accounts were carefully transcribed from generation to generation. And we don’t draw from just one account, but several complimentary ones.
There is a law, a law that God issued, and that law has certain punishments ascribed to certain actions. We cannot escape God’s judgment, whether you believe in him or not.
Oh, by the way, if I were to try and destroy the United States, I would do it in the following manner:
- Corrupt religion. Put people in positions of power in every church, and then change the churches to no longer teach about God but the precepts of men. Turn churches into centers of philosophy and change doctrines to teach that God permits any action by anybody without condemnation.
- Corrupt families. Teach that it is acceptable, even good, to experiment with our procreative powers, that one’s duty does not lie in the home and with raising children, and that economic success is more important than success in the home. Turn the children against the parents by lying to the children and telling them their parents don’t understand. Use whatever methods available to teach people these things, such as music, television, novels, newspaper articles, teachers, and movies.
- Corrupt business. Turn the businesses from focusing on profits to focusing on their non-existent social duty. (The duty of a corporation lies only to its shareholders.) Do this with shame. Make “profit” a negative word by focusing on the wealth of those who profit and not focusing on the benefit to society that that profit represents. Punish those who succeed with punitive taxes. Protect those who fail with insurance and bail-outs.
- Corrupt government. For those duties to which government is charged, fail on them. Rather than protecting the borders, open them up. Use law enforcement agencies to punish the good people for minor offenses, while ignoring festering problems such as murder rates and sexual offenses. Fill the courts with frivilous lawsuits. Fill the prisons and refuse to build more. Simultaneously, consume the government’s time with debate and concern for things it shouldn’t concern itself with, such as helping those in a tragedy or solving diseases.
If you look closely, you will see that this is precisely the Democrat Party platform, as well as the Socialist and Communist parties. In fact, any institution bent on destroying American society will focus on one or more of the above.
Don’t be caught up in this foolishness. This attack on General Pace is nothing new, and it is calculated to destroy our country.