We enjoy the highest standard of living in human history because for three centuries (roughly 1600-1900) America was a Christian Theocracy.
The word "Theocracy" comes from two Greek words meaning "God rules."
A nation "under God" is, by definition, a "Theocracy."
A nation that acknowledges it has a "duty" to God is a Theocracy, as is a nation that confesses that God is "the great Lord and Ruler of Nations" and seeks "To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion." All of these Theocratic ideas were asserted by George Washington, October 3, 1789.
The Ten Commandments prohibit
2. False Religion
3. Swearing a false oath
4. Refusal to work
5. Disrespecting parents and other authorities
7. Cheating on your Wife
For more than 300 years, "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" -- that is, the Bible -- permeated America's schools and American culture. These laws are the foundation of civilization. Industry, commerce, social harmony, charity, and education are impossible without them. More than a billion people on earth live in poverty and ignorance because their culture is rooted in magic and envy rather than true religion. By creating a Christian Theocracy, America's Founding Fathers laid the foundation for ordered liberty, economic prosperity, and peaceful, dependable social relations.
We should be thankful we still feel the benevolent effects of America's Christian Theocracy.
America's Founders spoke of America as "an experiment in liberty." Their "experiment" succeeded in making America the most prosperous -- and most admired -- nation in human history.
In the 20th century the "Eastern Liberal Establishment" -- of which Barack Obama is the latest incarnation -- attempted a new experiment: an experiment in government central planning. The "establishment" and its think-tanks (like the Council on Foreign Relations) exported this experiment to nations like Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union. Everywhere this experiment has been tried, the results have been poverty and mass death. In the 21st century, the United States is now becoming an atheistic petri dish for these mad scientists.
As long as we give thanks to any one but God for the prosperity we enjoy, we will be part of a brainwashed religious cult: the cult of the omnipotent State.
As long as we fear the word "Theocracy" we will be slaves in an atheistic theocracy where every man thinks he is his own god, yet the State wields total, crushing power, and all but the elite live in poverty. Three centuries of Christian Theocracy and one century of "the separation of church and state" teach us no clearer lesson than this.
This Thanksgiving, don't just give a little thanks to God. Thank Him like an extremist. Jesus said,
"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."
Barack Obama is an extremist. He has worked hard to get where he is today, and where he will be on January 20th, 2009, becoming the most powerful dictator in human history, inheriting the office of "unitary executive" created for him by George W. Bush.
A quarter of a million wannabe extremists have applied for positions in the Obama Nomenklatura. They will direct an army of millions of government employees who will just be "following orders" when they begin ruling over the lukewarm.
Jesus has more respect for Barack Obama and Vladamir Putin than He does for millions of lukewarm Christians who are embarrassed to defend Christocracy.
Thanksgiving Reading List
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What Every Child Should Know About Thanksgiving - Newt Gingrich
Our First Thanksgiving - The Foundation for Economic Education
Property and the First Thanksgiving - Gary Galles - Mises Institute
Give Thanks for What You Have, While You Still Have It.
The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson - The Independent Institute
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