This election didn’t change our national conscience. It just showed us where it is. It’s not a makeover. It’s a mirror. It didn’t cause. It revealed a new moral landscape in America.
You say, “How did this happen? How did a nation that just decades ago made our national motto ‘In God We Trust’ come this far this fast?
Robert Bork in his book Slouching Towards Gomorrah talks about America’s fall from within. He talks about the Great Generation of veterans who came back from WWII. Two years ago on Veteran’s Sunday we honored those WWII vets. They went over there as inexperienced kids, they came back as mature men who had seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime.
Because they had gone through such hardship, they came back with a great work ethic, a great spirit, a great reverence for God. And our nation became great. Their children inherited unsurpassed freedom and prosperity. But then what happened? Judge Bork calls it the vertical invasion of the barbarians.
A generation of Americans who were given everything, who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, decided to bite the hand that fed them.
They turned on their parents, on the establishment that had given them so much. They turned against the God of their Fathers and God’s boundaries for sexuality.
They turned against the very ones who had given them so much.
“…Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me [just enough; my daily bread]:
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD?”