Last week, President Obama visited Hiroshima, Japan, where many thought that he would apologize for America’s use of the atomic bombs which ended World War II. While he did not give an outright apology, he did make a statement that is in itself startling. Here is the way The New York Times reported it.
“Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us,” Mr. Obama said, adding that such technology “requires a moral revolution as well.”
This statement is disturbing on many levels, not the least of which because he implies that to drop the bomb we must have been morally bankrupt.
History is in no need of defense. 130,000 lives were lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but perhaps half a million lives would have been lost on both sides of Operation Downfall, the Allied invasion of Japan, had it proceeded.
On a much deeper level, President Obama suggests that human morality is, or should be, fluid, changing at the same rapid pace at which technology changes. It is, or should not be, a constant, according to our president. This should come as no surprise, for our president, like all progressives, does not believe in immutable truth.
There really is, Mr. President, such a thing as moral truth. It is unchanging, immutable, and it once was the guiding light by which we, as a nation, governed ourselves. It should still be our standard today.
Had progressives not disregarded the truth in their quest to fundamentally change our world, we would be today much better off. For when the truth constantly changes and when morality is fluid… when what is right one day is wrong the next and what is wrong today is right tomorrow, then no one can stand firm. Mr. Obama does not have to call for changing morality, for he and others like him have already created such a world. The very ground on which we as a nation place our feet is crumbling beneath us. It seems that we can only watch as our nation is destroyed.
Here is the immutable truth against which Mr. Obama fights:• That all men are created equal.
• That we are endowed by our Creator (not our elite government benefactors) with certain unalienable Rights, and that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
• That all life is unique, sacred, and precious, from the conception until God takes that life home.
• That murder is wrong.
• That to lie is wrong.
• That to covet and steal is wrong.
• That to give freely as we are able to the poor, sick, and needy is our duty.
• That we are to protect and care for our families is our right and our duty.
• That we are to love our neighbor as ourselves, no matter who they are.
• That we have a right and a duty to protect our nation from invasion.
In spite of what progressives wish for you to believe, the extraordinarily large body of writings by our nation’s founders portray our nation as one founded on Judeo-Christian morals. Thomas Jefferson, among many others believed this nation to be the embodiment of the new Israel. He proposed that the seal of the United States should portray the Exodus, for he viewed the U.S. as the New Promised Land, a land of liberty, and Europe as an oppressive type of Egypt. While progressives paint him as a deist at best, he instituted Christian worship services in the capitol building. Ours is indeed a Christian nation, or it once was.
It wasn’t until we allowed the courts to remove Christ and Christian morals from the public arena that our nation began its decline. It’s okay, Christians reasoned; they don’t have to call our value system Christian, so long as they don’t change it. No one could have predicted just how much our nation would change once we set aside our Christian morals.
Morals change daily in 21st century America, for truth has been eliminated and there remains no firm foundation on which to base our beliefs. We have no moral compass and our national leaders are delusional. Perversion is worshipped and family values are attacked. Our leaders uphold or ignored laws on a whim. Laws respected yesterday are ignored today. Lies are repeated so often that the populace eventually believe it. Those who deny popular falsehoods are ridiculed, rejected, sanctioned, or threatened. Our world values nothing but pleasure and power, for there is no value in truth.
This upside-down world must either self-destruct or seek repentance. There is no other alternative. This is not a time, Mr. Obama, to seek further change. Had the electorate known eight years ago of what nature change you promoted, you would have lost the election. The only change that will restore sanity, liberty, and trust us to fall to our knees, turn from our wicked ways, and seek God’s face. 2 Chronicles 7:14.