The current political confusion we are experiencing in our country rests with us, the voters. We have lost our way and keep electing the same types of people to govern us. The eminent philosopher Pogo, from the comic strip (of the same name), identified the problem when he said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
In our quest to become tolerant and politically correct, we have gone too far and have reached a point where there are no recognized absolutes. We no longer have moral bedrock upon which meaningful discussion can be based. The question is no longer, is something right, but is it legal, and whether something is legal is an ever changing circumstance.
The first Supreme Court chief justice, John Jay, identified our situation when he said: “No human society has ever been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian religion. Should our republic ever forget this fundamental precept of governance this great experiment will then be surely doomed.”
These are wise words from the first head of the institution which, over 200 years later, is tolerating a false doctrine of separation of church and state.