Here's the one thing: We are no longer "one nation under God" because God is under attack in America.
Even if you're not a religious person, I need you to understand why this is so important and it all goes back to our country's founding.
Before that, most people only believed in the divine right of kings; the idea that God only gave power to kings and those kings were accountable to no one.
But what made America unique was that it was founded on divine providence.
Remember the term "endowed by their creator" in the Declaration of Independence? That was a revolutionary concept at the time and it means that God actually had a hand in the world's greatest experiment in democracy.
Whether our founders believed in organized religion or not, each of them abided by the laws of morality and nature's God, which is why they put that term in the very first line of the declaration.
If you still doubt the founders' views on religion, then just listen to how Ben Franklin described the religion of America:
"I believe in one God, the creator of the universe. That he governs it by his providence. That he ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this."
Like them, I believe that the true secret to our country's success is the belief that our rights are given to us by God and lent to our government only so they can protect our rights to life and liberty while we pursue happiness.
Unfortunately, we're moving in the opposite direction.
As we move toward socialism, our government is also moving from a renter of our rights to an outright owner of them. That is causing us to lose sight of who the real owner is: our creator.
A new poll says that 15 percent of us now have no religious belief — a number that has nearly doubled since 1990.
So what's the solution? How do we stop this surge in people putting their elected leaders above their creator?
It's actually quite simple: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
Principle No. 2 says not only that you believe in God, but that he is the center of your life. So prove it not by telling everyone else what principles and values to have, but by living them out yourself.
Only then can our country survive the attack on God.
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