Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Oroville Mercury-Register of Oroville, California, a town famous for the 1881 lynching of Tom Noacks, who had killed an elderly pioneer, Jack Crum, by stomping him to death. Noacks had been known for punching oxen in the head, like Mongo in Blazing Saddles.
The letter is titled America needs to become a godly nation again. The newspaper has a comments feature, but there aren’t any yet.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Marjorie. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
America was found [sic] as a nation under God and grew to be the most blessed and greatest nation ever on the face of the earth.
Is that how America was founded? Not quite — see Is America a “Christian Nation”? Building on her “founded as a nation under God” premise, Marjorie declares:
But now, as we turn away from the God of our forefathers, we are sliding downhill, becoming more and more immoral, losing our standing in the world. With our lack of godly leadership, we owe trillions of dollars to other countries, China and Russia to name two. Many of our families are breaking up.
It’s all because of “our lack of godly leadership.” We found an interesting article at a website with which we’re not familiar that claims there were originally Limitations on Clergy Holding Office. That article, which we haven’t checked, says:
[A] number of early state constitutions prohibited clergy themselves from holding various political offices. Seven of the original thirteen states imposed such restrictions, and six other states that entered the union in the early decades of the nineteenth century also included such restrictions. These restrictions took various forms, but most commonly prohibited clergy from being in the state legislature. Several states went further and prohibited clergy from holding any statewide office.
If that’s true, the people who founded America didn’t agree with Marjorie. But wait — she has even more complaints:
Our schools are teaching evolution as a scientific fact, neglecting to mention all the questions they cannot answer. Noah’s flood answers lots of questions.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
Many scientists are now seeing intelligent design in creation. For instance, what did it take to make male and female?
Obviously that required a miracle. Marjorie continues:
Believers in Darwin’s theory of evolution make it seem realistic. They don’t mention that the cambrian layer contains only complex animals and none of the transitional life forms it is supposed to contain. They think anything goes if given enough billions of years.
The fools! Here’s more:
When figuring the years according to the Bible, our universe was created only 6,000 years ago. They would rather find some other reason for our existence than have God telling them how to live. It is now politically incorrect for our kids to sing “God Bless America” in their classrooms.
What’s to be done? Marjorie tells us in the conclusion of her powerful letter:
We love you, America. Wake up and see what is happening to you. Return to your God so he can once again bless you.
You should listen to Marjorie, dear reader. She knows what she’s talking about.
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