“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” – Benito Mussolini
The Democrats ran a very revealing video clip at their convention earlier this month. In it the narrator says, “…. government’s the only thing we all belong to …” He was of course trying to stress the importance of national unity amid a tremendous diversity of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, religions and political commitments. It’s a revealing sentiment by the Democrats, a moment when the curtain was pulled pack and we could see their beliefs for what they are. They believe that the government is what binds us together. It binds us together all right … in chains. The Democratic party’s belief that government is the basis of our unity flies in the face of America’s founding principles that says “We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights …..” Although American’s have held different creeds as to specific religious beliefs and what church they belonged to, or not, the overwhelming consensus was that we were “one nation under God.”
A government that regards itself as supreme over all is a dangerous government. I can easily understand how an atheist can believe in totalitarianism, which the Democratic party apparently supports. But how a person of faith can do so boggles the mind. To do so is to violate the First Commandment. To believe that we are “one nation under the government” is idolatry, pure and simple.
It seems the golden calf is still an beguiling object of worship, captivating people by its magic, enticing them into revelry (Exodus 32).
Every empire where Pharaoh, Caesar, Czar or Fuhrer was the object of people’s ultimate loyalty collapsed eventually “and was completely ruined” (Matthew 7: 27).
We are at that point as a nation. Our nation was founded on the idea of limited government which protected God-given rights. If at the next election we decide to go down the road where the state is absolute and subscribe to the Democratic belief that we are “one nation under the government” the freedoms we’ve taken for granted as a people: the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the freedom of religion, the freedom to peaceably assemble and petition the government will be over. We’ll no longer be citizens, but subjects. And it won’t be pretty.