Feb 15

Update February 15, 2012

Hello, Friends,
Related to what I have described as a "Constitutional Crisis" in state government, I just prepared the attached article on "The Secularization of Government".
The article discusses a shift in our federal courts from Constitutional and Biblical principles to what some call relativism or pragmatism and what others describe as the progressive rejection of the Constitution.
I describe my view of the establishment of the primary foundation of this process which is a set of federal actions of 1913 including the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments and the Congressional approval of the Federal Reserve Banking Act.  I then describe some particulars of the 1947 Supreme Court case of Everson v. Board of Education (the case which first uses the term of separation of church and state) and of the trends of the Supreme Court of the 1950's and 1960's under Chief Justice Earl Warren.
I make a very important statement:
"In reality, what happens is that when government conduct follows such a secularist policy, it becomes even more likely that the fundamental, inalienable, God-given rights of the people as are affirmed in various Constitutional provisions including the 9th Amendment will be disregarded."
I also provide a portion of the Inaugural Address of President George Washington.  Given on April 30, 1979, it includes the following:
"[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aid can supply every human defect . . .  No people can be bound to acknoweldge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States.  Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency . . . .  [W]e ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious [favorable] smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained."
This information and comments are of great importance and timeliness!
Ethan Book

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