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Tearing Down Statues to Make Totalitarian America

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July 3, 2020 8:00 pm

Tearing Down Statues to Make Totalitarian America

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July 3, 2020 8:00 pm

Over the past month, over 100 statues and monuments depicting American history—from Christopher Columbus to Confederate-era figures to founders like George Washington—have been torn down or defaced by vandals or removed by local governments all over the U.S.

Why? Because those with a leftist worldview believe that America was established illegitimately and then founded and built by white supremacist slave owners. These lies are now commonplace in the educational system thanks to deconstructionist, Marxist historians like Howard Zinn (>> listen to recent program on Zinn here).

Destroying American history in an attempt to “blow up the system” is troubling to patriots who realize that Americans before us were sinful like we are yet formed the greatest, freest, and most prosperous, compassionate, and God-fearing (perhaps apart from Old Testament Israel at times) nation in history...

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Tearing down statues to make a totalitarian America.

Curtis Bowers is reviewed gender films doing this today right here on the person will program where the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview. Christians share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God.

Faith in Jesus Christ we host the program or web ideas. The Christian over the past month, over 100 statues and monuments depicting American history from Christopher Columbus to Confederate era figures to founders like George Washington have been torn down or defaced by vandals or removed by local authorities all over this country. Why, because those with a leftist worldview believe that America was established illegitimately and then founded and built by white supremacist slaveowners. These lies are now commonplace in the educational system. Thanks to deconstructionist Marxist historians like Howard Zinn who we recently did a program on destroying American history and attempt to quote blow up the system is troubling to patriots who realize that Americans before us were sinful, just like we are today yet formed the greatest, the freest, the most prosperous, compassionate and God-fearing. I perhaps apart from the Old Testament Israel. At times nation in history. So this Independence Day weekend on the Christian worldview.

Curtis Bowers, the producer of the award-winning agenda film joins us to discuss why the statues are being torn down, and what this bodes for the future is good to the first segment with Curtis Curtis thank you for coming on the Christian worldview today I want to read a list of the statues across the US that have been either toppled, vandalized or officially removed amidst these these uprisings that taking place in the country. This is from the Hill publication online in Boston. Christopher Columbus he was beheaded by protesters on June 10.

The city later removed the damage statue in Miami.

Protesters vandalized the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de Leon spray painting a hammer and sickle black lives matter for us and more Pittsburgh statue of Christopher Columbus was vandalizing June 12. It was reportedly vandalized multiple times before the recent protest, Sacramento, California state lawmakers announced in June 17. The statues of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella would be removed from the Capitol rotunda quote Christopher Columbus is a deeply polarizing historical figure given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations unquote Chicago one more on not only Christopher Columbus for another, our first president. The George Washington statue in Washington Park was found vandalizing June 14. The statue could be seen spray-painted in a had a white hood placed on its head. Nellis got to the Confederate era statues, Curtis, Birmingham, Alabama. You live in Alabama. Protesters topple the statue of Confederate officer Charles Lynn, Indianapolis, June 8, the city began removing a monument that memorialized Confederate prisoners of war quote our streets are filled with voices of anger and anguish testament to centuries of racism directed black American, said the Democrat mayor, College Station, Texas statue of Confederate Gen. Lawrence Sullivan. Ross was vandalized on the evening of June 9.

The statue been spray-painted with the word quote racist along with BLM black lives matter of statue also to rainbow colored wig on his head to marketing going to mothers. A full list we have link on our website.

This is just a few. By the way, Curtis. As you well know this is dozens and dozens and dozens of statues across the country that are you related to something that from the Confederate era in America or just American history.

So my first question for you, Curtis is what is the worldview that is driving the statues being either torn down, vandalized or removed by civil authorities. It's the Marxist-Leninist worldview Karl Marx himself said the first battlefield is to rewrite history okay they know history has to be removed if you don't know where you came from. You don't know where you're going see her very easy to manipulate.

That's all this is Marxism it's a communist revolution and is like all communist revolutions is everyone doing this, a communist, no, they always use the common person that they have lied to, manipulated it brainwashed to do their dirty work, black lives matter what is not about it's about letting us know black lives don't mean anything at all what those people do is they come in they stir up the black community. So they break the law and they get arrested and have criminal records and go to jail and then they leave that they disappear in the shadows and in what they're doing is hurting the black and he is helping the community and desolate is every time these Marxist organizations are always waiting in the wings to hijack anything any circumstance over anything to use it to their advantage and I think the reason this one is gone.

So far so fast is because they have been raising the children the last 40 or 50 years, and so they finally created someone that is ready to jump when they say jump unlike the 60s with a try for revolution and they couldn't get it because there is so much Christian fabric of his country, people are like, it's not right to destroy private property is not right to kill people you don't know is not right diverted she had police officers burn their cars up so that they were able to do it than, so they went into education media and Hollywood so they would raise the generation that was ready for actual revolution and speaking of the family you have so-called parents in our society. Use that word symbolically as the leaders the civil leaders of our society who just allow it to happen like there there were not going to court discipline. Anyone for doing so. Listen to this from Portsmouth, Virginia for Confederate statues were beheaded by protesters in early June.

Police did not step in to stop the battle and vandalism as quote such action would have required force which would have escalated the event unquote mayor John Rowe Independence said in the statement quote we can repair a monument but we cannot bring back a life unquote. How do you respond to that mentality that were seeing in many places you'll see the police are standing by their pulling down some statue or their earning some building Europe riding the streets. They discussed step back and let the tantrum be thrown let the precinct the police precinct be taken over because lives are more important than property will find out that rebellion is never satisfied.

There is never enough is enough. Like fire and other things what it is. David is this back in the 1960s when the rebellion started abandoning Dr. Spock wrote a book on how to raise children and he said you should never correct them. Never punish them just let them do it there to do and it will be fine well some people tried that out and they found out in their children. That doesn't work, but that's what were trying out at the city level of the county level.

At the state level will eventually you'll stop doing what they're doing. No, when you allow evil to flourish.

It keeps growing and growing and will only get larger and only be doing more damage because they realize although there's no price to be paid is like the wild West in America before the law and order came to the wild West.

Everyone did what they wanted to do so if you had something I wanted it. I just shot and killed.

You took because I know there's no one here to law so I can do whatever I want. That's what happens and that's uncivilized that is not progression. Storage is going back to the old days of the uncivilized people without long order. But of course they were marching St. this is progress this is taking us into the future know it's taken us into the past before we came up with a wonderful system of police and sheriffs and in things to keep law-abiding citizens safe course it's all based on the fact that human nature. The Bible tells us is fallen and sinful and I was without protection and restraint that will be killing each other in the opposite of these people believe in the fact that human nature is inherently good and they can create their humanist utopian society.

Curtis Bowers with us today on the Christian review, the producer of the excellent agenda films. We carry is highly recommend you get these films also see how almost prophetic they are. When you watch them to what is going on today. He's also the host of the brand-new podcast faith, family and freedom and that you can search for that iTunes or Google play were you get your podcast now easy to throw around at the other side will sale. Communism is just a pejorative, and so forth.

The people unofficially communist, and so forth.

Give us some examples Curtis how this tactic of removing history tearing down statues and that sort of thing and then rewriting history, scrubbing history of what you don't want in rewriting the way you do want it. Where is this practiced elsewhere in the world communism is the opposite of Christianity. If your ticket just diametrically opposed views communism is the exact opposite of Christianity so Western civilization was based on Christianity, it has to go to get rid of it. So all that's left is lawlessness and in total control, which is communism.

It's been the attack since Karl Barth started writing his evil works. Back in the mid-1800s.

That's been the going to have to race family. Why, because the Bible says the family is a man and woman and children. We got rid of that and were against government.

Why does God set up government to to limit people's ability to do certain things. It's been a constant battle in every country that is based on Judeo-Christian principles. The ones that are based on that they all through the 1900s we saw communism take over, I think, was almost 70 countries registering the people up for revolution. If you don't believe in God you can be stirred up for revolution very easily, because you will be told this is going to help you.

This is for the people you believe that you do it.

And since you don't believe in God he don't have a Christian fabric you think it's okay to kill people if they're the one stopping you from from having freedom and having justice and so that that's why Christianity has always been the target. Any civilization that is based on those principles is been their goal, they have to remove that nowise Christopher Columbus. He is the discoverer so to speak of America back in 1492.

That's when they think that he came here illegally and he was a conqueror and he killed all the Indian people and so forth. How has history been rewritten regarding Christopher Columbus and what is the history of hit that man that neat thing is, you can still read his diaries. Thanks. See you see what he was really about and you'll see it's not what they said no group of people came here to bring diseases to kill off the local people so that when it happened were some different things.

You haven't had before you, you get Noah did that intentionally, but they course, they say they did and we also caught diseases from the Indians people that were here, and they died from that because it was things that your immune systems were used to travel those that were finding out from Toby 19th, Christopher Columbus came here to evangelize a course to look and see if there was treasure sure there's nothing wrong with that.

That's part of what people did for thousands of years. Looking to see what minerals and resources, and things are available.

We just getting set little pieces of truth in our history and of course there dictating the party line of that because they have an agenda. They have it they want everything to do with America to be evil so this guy supposedly got credit for found in America. He's evil as whether to tear down the center drawer what George Washington paid a hammer and sickle on anyone they had anything to do with this country because they want America to be destroyed. Our guest today here in the Christian review radio program is the host of the faith, family and freedom podcast and also the filmmaker of the agenda films are two of them. We carry both of them on our website. The Christian were.are really highly encourage you to get those films. They will explain the fruit of what you see happening the bad spoiled fruit of what you see happening on our streets. Today we have much more coming up this Independence Day weekend here in the Christian review, so I hope you'll stay tuned on David, we people everywhere have anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic. What will happen to their help, their job, their financial future. There is also heightened spiritual awareness is God doing in my right with him.

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How should Christians think about this at the removing of Confederate statues.

The removal of the Confederate flag logo from the state of Mississippi. Now it's being debated. Christians might think well maybe we we don't want that honored remembered in our history that these Americans were slave owners or slave supporters.

The Confederate flag represents so much more that people no better listing 90% of people that lived in the South did not own slaves. 90% okay that was what the South was all about. There was just there were some people that have those plantations and things, but they were very small percentage of the population by allowing slavery. It's been a costly thing to our country. The line now that the New York Times is pushing his America was built on the back of slaves that I argue with that. I see no no no no, nothing good comes from slavery. How dear you save the greatest country that ever existed. It's because there was slaves should know that it goes black people going for Africa would have been free our country will be a thousand times richer today if they had been able to use their productivity and their talents and build their families and and learn about the Lord and get saved. Like having it be a part of this country, our country would be a thousand times better off today so it is wrong to think anything good ever comes from slavery. It doesn't. The thing that's also never talked about is we did stop slavery.

We did same.

This is right and we self corrected a problem that we had no credit given for that and here's why there's no credit ever get one because America is the target to take down to is that we have allowed the left to set up the parameters of the debate, and here's what the argument is America needs to be perfect. That's not possible because people live here as long as one person living here cannot be perfect when you set the standard of perfection. Then you're always discontent because you never reach that standard instead of looking back over the last hundred years ago. Look how far we have come in a race relations in harmony in our society and the productivity of all people, we would look into come a long way way we still have a ways to go but were moving in the right direction.

They don't count that hate America is not perfect they must be destroyed, and that is simply a Marxist tactic to use on anything to stir up chaos and dissension and rebellion so they can use it to get what they want. Curtis Bowers with us today in the Christian really the producer of the agenda films you can get is also the host of the faith, family and freedom podcast looking at these statues being torn down's civil authorities deciding to remove other ones you think if these people had the integrity that any memorial to Charles Darwin and the race system open racism that that she had in his writings would be removed from every classroom in this country every museum everywhere else. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Total racist wanted to take out eugenics black people, and so forth.

And of course the Democrat party is was the party of slavery in this country, maybe they should be removed. What kind of statues do you think these vandals and these civil authorities who want to remove them statues you think they would want to erect as they've torn these historic American statues down probably at the very people you just talked about. I'm so glad you know about how we care teach evolutionary theory by Charles Darwin in our schools bakes black people seem like they're just animals that haven't apologetic human beings. They called it, even if he talked about his own writings. That is some point the civilized they will rise up and extinguish them from the earth and the border. Sanders, who called the human weeds and get a Planned Parenthood is in every black neighborhood in America.

Why don't we go tear those buildings out and not recommend we do have state if they want to have rebellion against something that is hurt the black people there hitting the wrong targets. Here's the reality to you don't ever want to remove your history. Whether it was good or bad, because you want to remember the past.

Either way is either history to remember to keep doing that or we should do that in Germany the Holocaust paid tear down all those Auschwitz know there's still there because they want people to come see this is what happens when government gets total control and they would keep those there to keep reminding people so even the statues of somebody's people. Their whole life was slavery which I don't think any of these people was then you remember that you go you know if there's a time in America. We thought that was okay but it wasn't the look we change now to understand all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights all keep in our family document the very founding with the fabric of America, the Declaration of Independence stated that and again they had started this country where they arty have corruption of slavery going that should be a lesson to all of us know never start with the first little sin because it keeps growing in that it makes it harder to turn back harder to come up with a solution to the problem and and that's what we see from this yet. I think of the way God is perfectly just in his tolerance for keeping the laws we must not sin once and of course none of us can do that and that's why we need God's provision for our sin, which is his son Jesus Christ.

These people don't have any any forgiveness they have no provision for anyone's past sins either your pure, perfectly pure, or your your torn down Curtis Bowers with us today here on the Christian Rove you Curtis what happens to Christians or Christian elements of our society are history once more of these American historical symbols and statutes are removed, I just read an article last night. That said, in some cities now their calling to have the statues of Jesus removed. There's no end when you allow rebellion when you allow destruction there's no end to this thing and we as Christians need to stand up and say no this. This is not acceptable.

We need to be so loving to those we know in the black community and personally tell them hey you know what's going on in America right now it discuss us to what happened to George Floyd that discussants do. I just want you to know that were not for that kind of nonsense it's evil and it's wrong. We love you were grateful for you.

Don't let the media and in other people's true you out to think everyone's against you because were not is not true and we need to be doing that Curtis Bowers with us today on the Christian Rove you talking about what removing historic American statues boats for the country and Christians in our country as well.

This Independence Day weekend. This may seem on a slightly different angle, but I think it relates how did the big tech companies like Google and Facebook and Twitter how to they factor into this scrubbing of American history or filtering information or controlling information that gets on the Internet so that people can't see certain things that they don't want them to see and so they see things that they want them to see how does that. How did they figure into this whole thing is the same principle.

Every story sounds true. You hear the other side will if they could scrub the other side of any issue that you're very likely to buy into whatever they're selling because that's all you forgot all also been appealing to psychologically because when you look at that's the only opinion out there.

You feel like oh if I don't think that we must be different because everyone agrees with that so I'm I'm must have misunderstood. That is yourself. You're always going to give them the benefit of the doubt when you think you're alone in your position and that's what they want to make you feel like you're completely alone so they play a key role in this scrubbing anything conservative or Christian or biblical or anything that's not going along with the party line just moving it is again is controlling information information is what we gather to make decisions.

If you can control information, you will control people's decisions. Very true.

Curtis Bowers again. Curtis is one of our keynote speakers at a Christian review speaker series of events in 2019. This is sort of a metanarrative question here. Big question here. Curtis would like to get your thoughts on it. America is like a big ship like a big aircraft carrier difficult to move to change directions. It's hard to sink in that sort of thing. There is a small percentage. I think of our population out there tearing down the statues in writing in the streets and burning down buildings and so forth compared to 325 million people in our country so I'm just guessing there's a silent majority that looks at this and thinks this isn't right and we we don't want our future to be that tearing down statues like the communist do. That being said, do you think our constitutional republic. After all that's taken place this year from the attempted impeachment of the president to the coronavirus and talk about the manipulation of information there. And then what's happening with these that the racial uprisings in this country again is not just black kisses. I got say there's probably a black lives matter that probably half white. Just from looking at any television segment on it. You can see it's not just black people was its white people as well.

Do you think our constitutional republic is in jeopardy.

And what would a transformation of power in our system look like well I know that sort of an X essential question like our variability to exist going forward in this country and it's scary do you have to ask that one. But what you see on the American streets is one thing, but what you see, the American civil leaders allowing makes it even worse. Curtis Bowers, our guest today will answer that question after this second break of the day here on the Christian Rove you were talking about tearing down statues in order to make a totalitarian America promise more equity in the future, but it certainly won't lead to that more coming up after this is a pain to know that there are people who do not know Jesus is a greater pain to know that oftentimes Jesus and Christianity is being distorted is called Congress thought. I don't think God Jesus said said story.separates Christianity other religions in the world.

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Okay back to our topic with Curtis Bowers is the producer of the agenda film sees the host of the faith family freedom podcast. You can search for that online and I we have one more segment with him. Let's get back to that now. Do you think our constitutional republic. After all that's taken place this year from the attempted impeachment of the president to the coronavirus and talk about the manipulation of information there. And then what's happening with these that the racial uprisings in this country again is not just black kisses. I got say there's probably a black lives matter that probably half white. Just from looking at any television segment on it you can you see it's not just black people was its white people as well. Do you think our constitutional republic is in jeopardy.

And what would a transformation of power in our system look like so much there.

Yes, I do.

Leonard said organized by Doherty beat the disorganized majority every time they know that they've always know that they need ice just a fraction of the population to be on board to accomplish their goal of revolutionary change so urgent were in a tough position here. What happened is in the 1960s, just like the Titanic we hit an iceberg is a country we allowed the liberal philosophy that there is no truth to start penetrating every aspect of our culture and sleep and taking in water now for 16 years and we are all under the illusion that the post never going down but I'm just telling you it is a possibility. That's why we need to take this soberly and prayerfully and be purposeful in inch thinking and deciding what we should be doing as families and churches and communities because you just can't keep taking in water and not at some point get too much in word goes down and it is a real possibility.

And it's it's hard for me even say that because it sounds crazy, but it's not me. If you watch the news you see it's not if you here with the young people are saying and who they wanted to vote for burning everything really is not as young people are the future if they have captured the young people with this Marxist brainwashing.

That's were happy we have a Marxist future. We need to really be thoughtful and prayerful as we move forward from here because this this is very serious will Americas and Empire. We've been probably one of the greatest if not the greatest nations in history and you look back at history and you see no Empire weathers the Roman Empire anywhere in the world has lasted more than a dominance more than a few hundred years and so it's actually more likely that we won't continue to be a dominant empire in the world that just the nature of fallen man that eventually it sort of implodes on itself because people lose that biblical worldview and they reject God and they go their own way than things fall apart is receiving in parts of America today final question for you, Curtis is this that I've been asked this quite a bit in more than I ever remember what should say theologically conservative Christians be doing right now we watch the things on TV and people think will okay I don't like that I don't want to go have direction. I don't want America for the church to go that direction, but what kind really do about it. It's key question everyone asks is asking that I'm not sure at all the answers. I just been slowly preparing a podcast on that exact issue, but here's some things we need to think about doing what we've been doing is not working. Okay, we have to acknowledge that we can't just keep doing what we've been doing is not working and I think we need to start taking major steps in many areas, one of which, if this sounds drastic. Those that live in very little areas and states need to start moving toward conservative states in this duchess my opinion the reason for that is this people living in those states are kind of propping them up with.

We got out and went to a state that were appreciated your police appreciate your your talents and abilities and productivity. You can bless that state and those liberal states are going to collapse because they do not know how to do anything and it's going to show to the world. The contrast book. Here is when you do things disconcerted way what happens. And here's when you do the liberal ask what happens.

Likewise, that same type of thing inside of the church.

If you're in a church that's liberal minded. It's not preaching Genesis to Revelation's application how to be more godly. How to be wise, if you need to get out of the church to go there 30 years. I know what you got to get out of the church and if you lived in your state for 30 years.

When you neatly speak praying about in considering these things, God would you have me do something different. I'm realizing now that I've been doing is working by itself. Please help me know what you would have me to do and I think we all need to be doing that as Christians much more and be serious about realizing how important is to be living for him because on one hand I go you know what this riots rage revolution. It could be God answering our prayers and exposing how evil this other side is by allowing them to do these things that are so destructive and people can see that people go what is going on here and maybe make them all wake up a little bit ago.

We don't want to go that direction, and so God is so masterful in doing what he does. We could trust that he is doing what is best, but we need to be asking of likewise, what would you have me to do personally and with my family. Thank you Curtis for coming on the Christian real view we continue to wish all of God's best in grace to you and I will look forward to being in touch down the road in this very transformative time in this country.

Thank you so much David Douglas what you're doing. That was Curtis Bowers, everyone, the producer of the agenda films to say it one more time. If you haven't seen those films you just encourage you to do so.

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This is were of course the faces of the some of the for the four of the greatest American Founders and framers are located in this incredible place in in this country of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt gave a really stirring speech about that but the way it was framed by the media was just what we were talking about today that I will love lets us play on CNN how they pitched what was taking place. For president Trump to speak in Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore Monument to slaveowners and on the way from Americans told to quote tear down our country's history was Santiago with that report.

Thank you so much. I think even the liberal Jake Tapper couldn't believe that that that's how you framed that the president going to speak at Mount Rushmore, a place that was stolen from the indigenous peoples and by two of those on the mountain that owned slaves. That's the way you see the country.

Let's look at one more on CNN by I think I don't don't know this woman's first name or last name is Jim yeah Michie and I hearest her take is similar to what we just heard as to what was taking place on Mount Rushmore. When the president spoke. I think you were saying as a president who's determined to fly in the face of the experts and own his own health officials environmental expert as well as people were saying that there that there's really a myth of America that this idea that America treated people well that they treated men and women equally. That that we counted this country just by our own way that is actually alive that in fact were seeing in a in a celebration of America's independent on land that was stolen from Native American and its overload and its being seen in and overlooked by two presidents, there is there figures rather that owned slaves in 1/3. Pres. Roosevelt who talked about going westward and who oversaw the desecration of native lands Elyse as president Trump really think you know what I know all of you think that were in the middle of pandemic and I shouldn't be doing that I'm to show you in the big political risk on his part because we are of course in the middle of pandemic were hitting record highs every day in the president according to reporters were there that the event he's that he that people are saying so to disorder. There's no attempt of social distancing in the vast majority of people sitting there right now are not wearing masks funny we didn't hear her saying about all the protest taking place in the streets of people were wearing mass and the risk of spreading the virus at that point that's beside the point here when you view the founding of the country. The founders of this country in the progress of that this nation has made over the 244 years since the Declaration of Independence.

When you view all of that and conclude that we are evil we are racist we are oppressive that you're in a very very bad place in this country are you're not going to defend the country from physical nations or ideological threats, you will lose your country either by takeover or by transformation, and that's the danger here of what's taking place about the tearing down of statues in American history.

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They were they were perfect. We sinless, and they were the best ever.

They had no faults and flaws or you can look at the truthful way in and look at that the body of work, so to speak that these men did and contributed to the building of this nation. You can look at the results of what happened. You can look at the progress of what happened.

You can see, yes, they had their personal flaws.

Jefferson did live in a plantation had owned the property that had slaves. He had a child to believe what with the slave woman so there were personal flaws.

There are liquid contributed to the Declaration of Independence, and where that led to this country and in the liberty and the freedom and equality that this country has brought to so many people because what boundary I like to know in the world wasn't taken anywhere in the world.

What boundary wetlands were stolen did not. Indians kill and steal land from each other did not. Africans do the same in Africa did not.

The Jews conquer Canaan by God's command will not more of the same happen in the future. This is the reality of life. People move in the coming conflict, and there is conflict in victories are one and battles are lost in lands change hand and boundary think this is the story of humanity to try to say that everyone is given a little piece of land at the beginning and we shouldn't steal from one that just doesn't take place. Look at happen after World War II, the boundaries of Europe and other parts of the world were were changed drastically. Which country didn't have slavery outside the United States is their country in history that didn't have slavery.

At one point slavery going on today shouldn't be more relevant far more relevant that this country overcame slavery throughout incredibly deadly Civil War and came through a segregation area in what way beyond that. Now shouldn't that be way more relevant than what happened back at the beginning that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves or George Washington coming. Shouldn't Jesus Christ be canceled. After all, he's the perfect one but he's of the time were slavery was far more rampant than it is here in America back in the 1800s and 1700s and shouldn't he be quote canceled because he never condemned the institution of slavery. Because of these people think.

Thomas Jefferson, he wrote the Declaration of Independence. He owned slaves. The irony is that Jefferson's words in the declaration. All men are created equal, would lead to the end of slavery's. Shouldn't that be emphasized just a little bit, rather than stealing indigenous lands and owning slaves, shouldn't their outrage over slavery shouldn't apply to abortion as well me after all. 60 million unborn children have been killed in this country far more than slaves were killed or anything else.

Should the outrage at least apply to abortion as well, shouldn't apply to the dozens and dozens or hundreds of people in inner-city, mostly black, they get shot every single week and sugar outrage apply to that, or does it only apply to their favorite values of racism and oppression with the underlying motivation to transform this state this country into a totalitarian Marxist what they would term Utopia. It's a utopia that I certainly would never want to live in. If this country is so awful, why don't they just leave. Women are free to move the freedom moved a freer and greener pastures elsewhere.

Why does everyone want to immigrate into the United States rather than emigrate out of this country. She just doesn't make any sense what. As I mentioned president Trump I watch some of his speech last night and he gave a quite a stirring speech that was pitched in the media as being divisive and and dark by the New York Times but here are some of the things he had to say last night in his speech at Mount Rushmore. Hello founders launched not only a revolution in government but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition, then the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. Somehow, that particular fact that no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation and to advance the human condition more than our country that is completely ignored and that is so hypocritical, so lacking integrity to not even recognize that much bigger theme of this country rather than some of the sins of the initial founding we continue. It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the declaration of independence they enshrined a divine truth that change the world forever when they said all men are created equal. These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom are founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights given us by our Creator in heaven and that which God has given us.

We will allow no one ever to take away ever so any mature adult can hold the tension in their mind of saying these founders did incredible things the values and all men are created equal in life, liberty, and The Pursuit of Happyness and can view envision what this led to what we've overcome in this country and the sins of the past being overcome in the progress that has been made. They can they can manage that particular fact and they can say for sure what these men were not perfect. They were sinful men just like you and me are sinful man just like you and me could be viewed in the future as totally ignoring your or totally dropping the ball on something like abortion were future generations can I think about us that we lived in the time in America that there are 60 million abortions were they going to say about this. How could we even allow this to take place. This real holocaust in our country where they gonna say about us, tear them down for many contributions they made to continue with the speech 1776 represented the culmination of thousands of years of Western civilization and the triumph of not only spirit of wisdom, philosophy, and reason. And yet, as we meet here tonight.

There is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for struggle. They bled secure. I'd encourage you to hear that speech sometime today and also read the Declaration of Independence, the threat the president talked about is what we talked about on the program today. Those who hate the country have an evil view of the country effect become so big and more people believe that elect people like that. We are doomed. But the good news is, God is in control of our destiny is word is true. His son is the same yesterday today and forever, and there is hope you follow him. We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day weekend will see you next time on the Christian will we hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word, and so order receive a copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the overcome foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian worldview dawdle. Call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 was sent Box 01, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian world. Until next time think biblically live according

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