Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,Seventy-five years ago, Japan and Germany waged war against the United States. The goal of the warlords was to eliminate the USA from the face of the earth. Numbered among the hundred thirty million or so Americans were enough religious and moral people to answer the call to arms and defeat the real threat of annihilation.
So real was the threat posed to freedom that even Hollywood joined the effort to defeat the godless hordes attacking the American way of life. Radio, television was unknown at the time, dedicated hours to spreading the word that sacrifice was necessary by the folks back home. Meatless Tuesdays, scrap drives, and Victory Gardens became as common as sunshine.
President Roosevelt took to the air waves regularly with his Fireside Chats to speak to the people. He often prayed to God and asked Americans to follow his example. Japs and Nazis were the enemy. They were treated as enemies should be treated. Their will to fight waned as bombs obliterated their cities and their means to produce the weapons of war.
It was, as the saying goes, a different time and America was a different place. The mission was clear. The effort was unprecedented in all of history. The enemy had to be defeated. America had to be preserved. With much sacrifice by armed forces and the American public, the enemies were defeated. That was then. Today, we face enemies greater than anything the Japanese and Germans could throw against truth, justice, and the American Way.
The current war against America is being fought by men and women of privilege, position, and power. That power comes with election to the United States Congress and to a lesser degree the State Legislatures. It is rare to hear those in these elite circles say anything good about America. It is rare to hear any of them acknowledge God or ask Americans to do likewise.
Politicians must bear most of the burden of the loss of our American Culture. As bad as this is, there are others who share the blame. It is not too late to turn things around. Two groups could turn the tide of evil into all-out war against evil.
One group is found in the pulpits of the churches and synagogues across America. King George said that the American Revolution would never have happened without the support for the cause flowing from America’s churches. Those men, grounded in the morality found in the Holy Bible, rightly called for the end of oppression by the King of England.
People, they reasoned, were not subject to the rules of a dictator, but were free men and women courtesy of the one God of the universe. Modern clergymen could motivate a sleeping public to stand against the growth of evil government and the evil men who represent government.
Pastors and people can turn the tide of degeneracy that has overtaken our country. These two groups can bring the corrupt politicians to heel.