LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

War is on against traditional American values

By Diane Hughes | Published Saturday, September 8, 2012

Every time I write, I always tell myself that this is the last one, and I am sure after some read this they will say, “I hope this one is the last one she ever writes.”

Over the last few years, I have listened to all kinds of comments and opinions and for the most part have not said too much, but I have received so much inspiration over the past few years that I can’t hold it back any longer.

I grew up in a family full of FDR Democrats, and I heard about all the fine qualities and benefits of being a Democrat in the United States of America. But the Democratic Party I see today is not the Democratic Party of Franklin D. Roosevelt, or even the Democratic Party of Bill Clinton.

We think when we join a political party it’s about the candidate who is running for office, but it is not. It’s about the party platform and what that party stands for. When you decide to join a political party, you are making a covenant with that party, and you are agreeing to that party’s platform whether you realize it or not. The Democratic Party I see today is not the Democratic Party I knew growing up. It has changed during the Obama Administration.

We hear about a war going on in America, and it is called “The War on Women” – but I would like to tell you about the real war that is going on: the war against your religious liberties and the very foundations this nation was built on. Organizations like the American Humanist Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the Secular Coalition for America and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are at work every day doing their best to remove God and especially Jesus Christ from every aspect of public life.

These organizations use fear, threats and intimidation against those who want to pray at school or at their city and county meetings. They are trying to remove every cross from public view from coast to coast, and every sign of Christianity, from nativity scenes to scripture verses.

If the Church chooses to be uninformed or quiet concerning this, don’t be surprised if they come knocking on the Church doors demanding all church steeples be removed from public view. And if we do not speak up and be good stewards of the freedom of religion granted to us by our Creator and our founding fathers, it will not end there.

There is also a war against traditional marriage and the life of the unborn. It seems the right to contraception is more important to some than the right to life of the unborn, marriage between a man and a woman, and religious liberty. What has happened to this country? What would George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or FDR say about America today?

What about you? What do you say? Is our nation heading in the direction that you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren? It’s time to wake up before we no longer recognize this country. Please don’t stay home on Election Day, get out and vote! This election may well define America’s future. Pray for our country. We need God’s help more now than we ever have before.

Diane Hughes
Decatur

6 Responses to “War is on against traditional American values”

  1. Jim Popp says:

    Diane,

    Well said and very true, with the exception of the FDR remarks. FDR would have liked how his Democratic party has turned and been in favor of it. FDR tried, in his time, to bring in much of the same kind of thinking.

    This coming Presidential election is definitely a clear choice between not only two candidates, but two completely different ways of thinking, socially and politically, two completely different directions that our country should go in and basically, in my opinion, the future of our country and our children’s and granchildren’s future too. We must STOP this ultra liberal, progressive, secular, march to change our country now!

  2. I hope you all caught the vote on the DNC floor recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. It was booed when the chairman established that they had the 2/3 vote needed to ratify it after having to call the vote three times because it was so close. The Muslims are taking over slowly but surely.Youn view the video yourself at…http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/05/jerusalem_and_god_get_booed_at_dem_convention.html#.UEzwkKlgLCE.facebook

  3. Brad Logan says:

    Well said. When God gets booed at a political party’s national convention, we know all we need to know.

  4. Jackie Baird says:

    Well said, I pray to God america wakes up before its to late.

  5. So true Diane. There is always a fine line to walk between absolute freedom and a demoralizing everything goes society. The more we spoon feed the masses, the more they want and the more dependent they become. The less responsibility people have their actions, the more antisocial behavior they will exhibit. And the more sin and perversion that is not only allowed, but encouraged, the more people will shift the line of socially acceptable behavior. This problem is tied to the media, our government, our schools, and the church. And it begins with you, me, individuals.

    My mom and dad raised me with clear boundaries, and taught me that if a boundary was to be challenged, it could be, but only with critical thinking and analasys backed by facts. Any other method used would result in consequences to which I was solely responsible for. If I had a wreck, I paid for it and did without a car. If I got a ticket, I paid for it. If I was failing a class, I had to fix it. By myself.

    I’ll stop rambling, but just wanted to step in in agreement with you.

  6. Rose Stuber says:

    Mrs. Hughes,

    AMEN and thank you!

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