It was fifty years ago today that the Supreme Court of the United States issued one of the most controversial decisions in the nation’s history -- the day they removed prayer from public schools.
In 1683 our forefathers explicitly mentioned the power of Jesus Christ in our founding. The Rhode Island Charter of 1683 states “We submit our person, lives, and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given us in His Holy World.”
Just ask yourself are we better off morally then we were just 50 years ago?
Just 50 years ago, kids could stay out past dark and their parents did not have to worry about pedophiles preying on their children.
Just 50 years ago, you actually knew your neighbor’s names.
Just 50 years ago, you didn’t have children ridiculing, and taunting an elderly bus monitor to tears, just for the fun of it.
I believe there is a correlation to the spike in crime, and the lack of religion our children our learning from a young age.
In 1947, in the landmark case Everson V. Board of Education, Thomas Jefferson’s “Wall of Church and State” was put on the stand. Since this decision relied on a statement, not made in our founding but instead 13 years after the Constitution was approved, our nation’s faith and core conviction have been on constant attack.
Somehow in the minds of the elitists Justices one statement after our founding dictates what our founders intended, not the thousands of calls for prayer and religion in the midst of our creation.
We forget the words of George Washington, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States.” And we ignore the inscription on his monument, “Laus Deo” which means “Praise be to God.”
We overlook the inscription “In God We Trust” found in our nation’s capital and the words “Preserve me, God, for in Thee do I put my trust.”
But perhaps saddest of all; we forget the blessings our God has poured on our nation.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Our land truly does need healing -- and we as Christians must stand and restore this nation to its God-fearing founding.
Former President Ronald Reagan once issued a call to arms for the nation.
“If ever there was a time for you, the good people of this country, to make your voices heard, to make the mighty power of your will the decisive force in the halls of Congress, that time is now,” he declared.
That time is indeed now.
Dalton is a conservative teen in America's heartland, follow him on Twitter @dglasscock