restoring our biblical and constitutional foundations


Election 2008

 David Alan Black 

Many have been the emails congratulating me on my website and its support of biblical and constitutional reform. If I could summarize the sentiment of these emails it would be: “Yes, our country is being mishandled and it’s time to say: Stop, Enough. Let’s bring America back to the basics of hope and promise, back to a land of energy and hard work, back to a land of strong families and loving communities who acknowledge their dependence on God – and that includes freedom from the proliferating bureaucrats who want to take God out of society and who want to micromanage our lives.”

My goal is simple: to inspire America’s families to have enough spiritual and political backbone so that our beliefs are not trampled on by the self-appointed liberal elites. Only someone with a warped view of reality would call our movement “radical extremism.” The real extremists are the big government, high tax, amoral, social engineering liberals (of both major parties) who control our government. They live in an Alice in Wonderland looking-glass world that uses the establishment clause to beat religion out of our schools and society, that makes abortion – outlawed by every civilized state and illegal for the first 200 years of our history – a “constitutional right,” that forces a woman in California who refused to rent to an unmarried couple because it violated her religious beliefs to put up a sign in her front yard that said “I have discriminated,” that has made our public schools the most dangerous place in America (outside of the mother’s womb, which is now the most dangerous of all) – and the list goes on and on.

Those who call themselves “liberal” are not liberal at all. They want government control of business, of labor, of education, of our families, and, most of all, of the flow of ideas that are disseminated to the people. Of far greater danger, however, is the lukewarmness of “conservative” Americans – a comfortable tepidity, a lethargy that resents being aroused. “Do Not Disturb” signs hang on the doors of resters at ease in Zion. Government schools have turned a whole generation of Americans into socialists who expect the government to practically run their lives and be their provider.

In the midst of this cultural chaos, I want to issue a call for a new rise of faith and freedom that will give every American a renewed vision of hope, a vision that will take us past these troubled days and show us a promise that lies ahead for each of us. So-called biblical “scholars” may tell us that there was no direct act of creation by God, that Jesus never rose from the dead, that there is no afterlife. Say what they will, the Bible clearly teaches these things, and that settles it. Politicians may assert that all Americans have the “right” to free health care, education, retirement benefits, and so forth, but none of these so-called rights is supported by the Constitution, and hence the case is closed.

What’s more, these documents are inseparably linked in our history. The men who wrote our Constitution knew all too well that there was only one source of our liberty:

  • Our First President declared: “Reason and experience forbid us to expect public morality in the absence of religious principal.”
  • Our Second President, John Adams, said: “We have not government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
  • And our Third President, Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence, gave us this solemn warning: “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis – a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? And they are not to be violated but with His wrath.”

These men knew that freedom does not come from government; it does not come from social position; it does not come from wealth. Freedom comes from the direct creative act of a Sovereign God – a truth that Thomas Jefferson said was “self-evident.” Despite these warnings, we have allowed an unprecedented assault on our biblical and constitutional freedoms.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to challenge you. I believe that God can reverse the tide of secularism. He can bring reformation to America. He can restore the church to her biblical moorings. And He can make the government responsible to the Constitution.

But it’s not going to happen if people like you and me don’t get involved.

Today let me challenge you to move from words to action. Fight for freedom. Resolve to say No to tyranny and Yes to truth. Involvement means that we will live by principle, not expediency. It means that if there is something in my life that is unbiblical (and therefore ungodly) I will repent of it and determine to change. And if I am tolerating in my society something that is unconstitutional, I will repent of that way of thinking, too.

Election 2008 is not as far off as we might think. It will be a year for action. In the meantime, let us work together to bring about a rebirth of biblical values and constitutional liberty in this great country of ours, relying totally upon God’s help.

September 25, 2005

David Alan Black is the editor of

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