It has been 238 years since the American Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Through the awesome Providence of God’s favor, He raised us up from insignificance and brought us through many hardships, dangers, and struggles to become the most powerful, most prosperous, and most freedom-blessed nation in the world. We have spent our tears and blood in this continuous struggle, but it was the Lord of Hosts who guided us and planted and nurtured our determination to persevere. We have raised mighty armies and mighty industries, and achieved spectacular technological advances, but it was always though His kind Providences that we succeeded in our building and in our victories. It has always been His invisible but invincible Arm that has defended us and brought confusion and defeat upon our enemies.
Will a nation that turns its back upon its God-given blessings and protection from its enemies do so without consequences? Will a nation that turns its back upon God’s Word and teachings continue to prosper? Will a nation that openly defies God’s standards long enjoy peace and security? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once summed up how the Russian people had fallen into the oppression, suffering, and brutality of Soviet Communism: “We have forgotten God.” Scripture is filled with examples of kings and peoples whose spiritual decline resulted in foolish and self-destructive decisions. Pride goes before a fall, and there is no more dangerous pride than “forgetting God” by pushing him out of our schools, our governments, our courts,, our lives, our thinking, our hearts, and our decisions.
So what are the elements of the perfect storm that could destroy America? As the above paragraphs suggest, the underlying cause of all of them is the spiritual and moral decline that our country has experienced since about 1965. For the last decade that decline has been astonishingly steep. We are in a spiritual and moral tail-spin.
I would lump the major elements of America’s extraordinary nation-destroying danger into three parts. The first part is an underlying set of false principles that make the nation extremely vulnerable to the potential death blow of the other two. The last two are not distant and speculative. They are near, real, and powerful. They could run out of control within months, changing America so fundamentally as to render freedom, prosperity, justice, national security, public safety, and effective government beyond recovery—apart from Divine intervention.
The first of these has been with us and progressing for a long time. It is “Liberalism.” By this I mean “secular humanism.” Conservative Presbyterian Gresham Machen once wrote that liberalism and Christianity are two different religions. He was speaking of theological liberalism, but theological liberalism has come to have a strong correlation with modern political liberalism. Its underlying problem is that it defines truth apart from God. It replaces God’s Scriptural truth with the latest fashion in humanistic thinking. Defining God according to the wishes and conveniences of men, liberalism defines truth and goodness in terms of human-invented idealism rather than reality. This conflict between self-deceived invented idealism and reality often defines the difference between liberal and conservative political positions. In Western culture, political conservatism also has strong theistic leanings, while political liberalism prefers humanistic orientations. Political liberalism’s great danger is that it allows idealism unwarranted by facts and experience to trump reality, often with disastrous results. That is why liberalism does not work. It also spawns dangerous derivatives like multiculturalism, political correctness, unexamined pluralism, egalitarianism, and unjust government schemes for distributing wealth and opportunity. The pervasive march of multiculturalism makes it particularly hard to avert serious national security problems.
The second and potentially fatal element of the perfect storm is that the U.S. has the most foolish and corrupt de facto immigration system in the world. Its most destructive feature is non-enforcement of immigration laws, largely for political reasons. It is costing over $100 billion in annual fiscal costs to federal, state, and local governments per year and costing American wage-earners $405 billion per year, about $2,800 per each American worker per year. It is pushing millions of Americans out of the workforce and many of them on to welfare. It is driven by mindless liberalism and desire for totalitarian power on the left and ruthless greed for endless supplies of cheaper and cheaper labor to profit special interest donors with few patriotic scruples,. The proposal to “fix ”our immigration system (Senate bill S.744) is special interest legislation that would cost $6.3 Trillion and flood the country with millions of new illegal immigrants and guest-workers. Politically, it will end the influence of conservative ideas and participation in government. If passed or unlawfully instituted by President Obama, the swell of new illegal immigrants alone could throw the country into chaos and Socialist dictatorship within months. Yet too many in Congress are unwilling to recognize our extreme jeopardy. They have made immigration a sacred cow, and the sacred cow is now threatening our freedoms, culture and survival.
The third grave and immediate danger to America is resurgent Islam. Islam is defined by the teachings of the Koran and its interpreting prophet Muhammad. Islam is not a religion of peace and tolerance that has been hijacked by radicals. The violence, beheadings, and threat of Holy War against all non-Muslims come directly from the Koran and Muhammad. There is no true Islam without these teachings. So-called “moderate” Muslims are generally secularized or purely cultural Muslims. The totalitarian nature of Islam often either silences or converts so-called moderates. The few genuinely moderate Muslims are often persecuted or killed as heretics for rejecting the sacred standards of Islam. Thousands of Muslim immigrants are flooding into our country, but Obama Administration policies and political correctness prevent any discrimination between friend and foe. The risks are stacked strongly against us. We are in grave danger of widespread and extreme violence. Caving to multiculturalism and political correctness could cost thousands of lives and cause economic and political disorder.