By E.W. Jackson
America is changing, but not for the better. The election of the first black President could have been a cause of ongoing celebration, but Americans who understand what he has done are mourning. As an American of African descent, I wish I could rejoice. Unfortunately, his administration has done extensive damage to our Republic which may take a generation to repair.
These snapshots show a President out of touch with the spirit of Our country. One of his first symbolic gestures was to send the bust of Winston Churchill back to Great Britain, insulting a great ally and trivializing our victory over the Nazis. He apologized to “the Muslim World” for American arrogance and mistakes. He bowed to a Saudi king. He had a Marine in dress blues holding an umbrella over his head as if he were a king. He canceled the White House celebration of the National Day of Prayer. He was willing to shut down the government rather than discontinue funding Planned Parenthood. He traded the deserter Bowe Bergdahl for five Islamic terrorists and held a White House photo-op to rub it in our faces. He treated Benjamin Netanyahu despicably while a guest in the White House. He entered into a nuclear agreement with Iran, which continues to denounce the United States and repeatedly violates the agreement. He proudly ignores Congress and the Constitution as if he were a dictator. He is the single greatest advocate for the radical homosexual agenda, even forcing it on our military. Perhaps his crowning achievement is jamming Obamacare down the throats of the American people with extreme partisanship, late night deals, legal bribes and telling pro-life Democrats the lie that it would not provide abortions. In fact, he sued Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor because they refused to pay for abortion drugs under Obamacare. Frankly, he behaves more like the head of a banana republic than President of our Constitutional Republic.
After seven years of this madness, is there any hope? Yes. It is that evangelicals turned out to vote in record numbers in the Iowa caucuses. If that trend continues, America will be rescued from a Democrat Party that is more socialist than democratic. They purport to represent working people, but their policies put people out of work and make them wards of the state. They then terrorize the poor by telling them their benefits will be cut unless they keep Democrats in power. They demagogue race to keep minorities as a captive constituency. Instead of solving problems, they manipulate people. Instead of bringing Americans together, they divide and conquer.
The Christian vote – white, black, Hispanic and others united as the body of Christ – is the only hope we have to elect a President who believes in the Constitution, the free market economy and in the Creator who gave us rights and liberty. If we continue to mobilize Pastors and churches in every state to register and vote their Christian values, we will win a victory for America. We need an awakening. According to Religion News Service, the period from 1998 to 2013 can be described as the Great Decline: “Two decades ago only one in twenty Americans said they weren’t part of any religion. Today it is at least three times that level, with the “nones” becoming one of the largest religious groups in America.”
That trend can be reversed, but it will take the right leadership and no small amount of God’s grace. John Adams said, “[W]e have no 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.” Our Founding Fathers intended the fabric of American culture to be Christian. They saw in it the virtue necessary for a free people and the blessing that would allow this grand experiment to succeed.
If we can awaken evangelical Christians as the keepers of the flame and get them to vote their Christian values in the upcoming Presidential election, we can drive a stake through the heart of Obama-ism and bring our country back from the brink. We can elect a President who will recapture what the Founders envisioned and the Constitution designed.
De Tocqueville said America was great because America was good, and that America was good because of her churches. It will all come to a calamitous end if Pastors and churches cease to be the moral conscience of the nation. Only an awakening in our churches will give us the new birth of freedom we so desperately need. If what happened in Iowa happens all over America, things are about to start changing for the better.
E.W. Jackson was born in Chester, PA, near Philadelphia. After graduating from high school, he joined the Maine Corps, and was honorably discharged after three years of service. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and from Harvard Law School.
While in law school, he studied at Harvard Divinity School, was ordained in 1979 and consecrated a Bishop in 1998. He practiced small business, criminal and civil law for fifteen years in Boston. In 1997 Bishop Jackson retired from the practice of law to devote full time to ministry.
He is the founder and Senior Pastor of THE CALLED Church, founder of the Chesapeake Martin Lugher King Leadership Breakfast and Founder and President of Stand Foundation – Staying True to America’s National Destiny – a nonprofit organization committed to bringing citizens together across racial and cultural lines to restore America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and values. He is the National President of MINISTERS TAKING A STAND, a national organization of Pastors and Christian leaders addressing the moral and spiritual issues of our time. He also founded YOUTH WITH A DESTINY, helping give youth a sense of vision and purpose for their lives.
He is the author of the book, Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life. His articles have been published in the Washington Times, American Thinker and many other publications. He has appeared on FOX, ABC, PBS, CNN and MSNBC.