Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Are You A Christian Nationalist?

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The press and the Left are obsessed with what they call "Christian Nationalism."

At every opportunity---and the opportunities are many---they cast the folks they call Christian Nationalists as a cult-like movement that supports Trump.

Yesterday, this was the first paragraph of a featured article by left-leaning Politico:

"An influential think tank close to Donald Trump is developing plans to infuse Christian nationalist ideas in his administration should the former president return to power, according to documents obtained by POLITICO."

There's much to know about the attack on so-called "Christian Nationalism."

Please do not be deceived; be informed.

What is a "Christian Nationalist?"

Politico's description parallels how the Left usually defines Christian Nationalists:

Christian nationalists in America believe that the country was founded as a Christian nation and that Christian values should be prioritized throughout government and public life. As the country has become less religious and more diverse, Vought has embraced the idea that Christians are under assault and has spoken of policies he might pursue in response.

One document drafted by CRA staff and fellows includes a list of top priorities for CRA in a second Trump term. “Christian nationalism” is one of the bullet points.

Two people familiar with the plans, who were granted anonymity to discuss internal matters, said that Vought hopes his proximity and regular contact with the former president — he and Trump speak at least once a month, according to one of the people — will elevate Christian nationalism as a focal point in a second Trump term.

There's more. But if this is true, are we labeling Benjamin Franklin as a Christian Nationalist because he called for prayer---God's guidance ---when the framers of our Constitution were in such disagreement, Franklin reminded them that unless God builds the house, they that labor do so in vain? The Founders then began regular prayer---and our Constitution was birthed. The greatest document ever created by man.

Apparently, the Left---including the so-called "Christian Left" --- is focused on removing God from the United States because we now have citizens who don't believe in Him. So the "Christian Left" is carrying the water for the secular progressives who have no need for Him.

John Adams, also a Founding Father and former president, told the US military on October 11, 1798, that our Constitution was "made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." 

So the anti-so-called Christian Nationalists want God out of the picture, and they apparently want the Constitution put on the back shelf of a warehouse near the Smithsonian, not actively guiding our country.

With God out of the picture and the Constitution irrelevant, they can elect a more perfect Joe Biden type and, as Barack Obama often said, "remake America."

The people who disagree with that plan are now being demonized as cult-like followers of Trump: Christian Nationalists.

What would our nation look like under secular "progressive' leadership?

Take a road trip and drive through cities like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. If you survive, then drive east to Chicago, Baltimore, and New York City---you know the list.

Be sure to include our southern border on your road trip.

That's what America looks like under so-called secular progressive leadership.

Politico then dives into the deep end: "The documents obtained by POLITICO do not outline specific Christian nationalist policies. But Vought has promoted a restrictionist immigration agenda, saying a person’s background doesn’t define who can enter the U.S., but rather, citing Biblical teachings, whether that person 'accept[ed] Israel’s God, laws and understanding of history.'”

The Bible is talking about assimilation. People once came to our country to have a better life. Under Leftist ideologies, many come because they hate America, and they seek to kill and destroy the greatest nation in the history of the world while living off the benefits of the country.

Politico explains that "Trump is not a devout man of faith. But Christian Nationalists have been among his most reliable campaign activists and voting blocs. Trump formed a political alliance with evangelicals during his first run for office, delivered them a six to three conservative majority on the Supreme Court and is now espousing the Christian right’s long-running argument that Christians are so severely persecuted that it necessitates a federal response."

They underline their warnings of the doom of God and country having any connection: "Trump is also talking about bringing his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a vocal proponent of Christian nationalism, back into office. Flynn is currently focused on recruiting what he calls an 'Army of God' — as he barnstorms the country promoting his vision of putting Christianity at the center of American life."

I'm reminded of Ronald Reagan's comment: "If we forget we are a nation under God, we will be a nation gone under."

Long before Reagan graced the White House, Founding Father Patrick Henry told his colleagues: "When people forget God, tyrants forge their chains."

The voices of the Left are the clanging of hammers forging the chains.

Politico further puts out this warning to America---the secular Left and the "Christian Left": 

The effort to imbue laws with biblical principles is already underway in some states. In Texas, Christian conservative supporters have pressured the legislature to require public schools to display the Ten Commandments in every classroom; targeted prohibitions on churches against direct policy advocacy, and organized campaigns around “culture war” issues, including curbing LGBTQ+ rights, banning books and opposing gun safety laws.

They end their secularist manifesto against biblical Christianity with this:

“There’s been a tectonic shift in how the leadership of the religious right operates,” said Matthew Taylor, a scholar at the Institute for Christian Jewish Studies, who grew up evangelical. “These folks aren’t as interested in democracy or working through democratic systems as in the old religious right because their theology is one of Christian warfare.”


Daniel Webster, a second-generation leader in America---Christian, Statesman, Senator, and Patriot Leader- said this:

"Hold on my friends to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what happened in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world...If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." 

Of our Founders, he reminded us that "they journeyed by it's [the Bible] light and labored in it's hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary.

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.