OngoingRevolutionIn his Opinionator column in today’s New York Times, Gary Gutting (Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame University) dismisses the idea that the U.S. is in need of a revolution. “There is, in fact, no good case for a revolutionary challenge to our government. Both the far right and the far left should give up the romantic fantasy of revolution and take up, with the president, the challenge of actually governing the country.”

Analysis: It’s hard to believe that Jefferson, Adams, Washington and Madison would consider the U.S. government, of today, to have any legitimacy at all. The country’s future has been stolen by bandits (on the left and right) who are shredding America and threatening the world.

The American Revolution of 1776 and framework for the new republic were crafted by men who, in varying degrees, identified themselves with natural law and the Supreme Being—believing human rights to be of divine origin. “Nothing was made by God for man to spoil or destroy.” John Locke

Over time the country and its leaders (even professed believers) pursued a different revolution, while moving away from God and attempting to define themselves ‘in relationship to themselves’ — making themselves ‘like gods.’ The result is a foundation for perpetual disorder, war and tumult — that is being spread to the world.

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name give glory because of your kindness, because of your truth.” Psalm 115: 1

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