Donald Trump has pledged to make America great again. And three days ago during his ‘Thank You’ tour in Michigan, he reiterated the promise that his presidency would bring back the familiar holiday greeting, “Merry Christmas.” The ‘I Hate Christmas Brigade,’ which consists of disgruntled atheists and the Muslim Brotherhood, are no doubt ready to march on Washington D.C. Bah Humbug!
Looking back, it is difficult to imagine that Americans ever allowed the politically correct crowd to sabotage our Christmas season. But we did. We sat idly while atheist activists, Muslim agitators, and secular-progressives crippled the Yuletide season with their War on Christmas. Or should I say the ‘War against Jesus Christ and Christianity?’
Between 1835-1840, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote his two volume classic “Democracy in America”. He was quite taken with America, and he wrote, “I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers-and it was not there………in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there……….in her rich mines and vast world commerce….and it was not there…..in her Democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution…..and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville understood that the greatness of America was directly linked to the church. In other words, de Tocqueville recognized the coupling of the divine and goodness to achieve greatness. He warned that the separation of goodness from the American culture would create a devastating impact on her national character and nobility.
De Tocqueville perceived the marriage of goodness and greatness to be the foundation of a moral and righteous society almost two centuries ago. Yet today, millions of Americans living in the twenty first century find faith to be of little influence upon the culture and the rectitude of a civilization.
America was great, because of her people’s devotion to Judeo-Christian principles. Like it or not, atheists, Muslims, and progressives will have to live with the fact that the United States of America achieved her greatness and her super power status as a result of her Christian heritage. The billboards advertising atheism, the thousands of mosques being built in America, and the assault on Christianity can never change the truth. America is a Christian nation.
We are a Christian nation, and we have welcomed people from all nations of the world, of every color and ethnicity, and every religion. We have extended an open hand to those who are willing to participate in the world’s greatest social and governing experiment, that being the opportunity to live freely and prosper in the United States of America. We ask only that they respect our process of immigration, our rule of law, and our western culture.
Never, at any time, have the American people agreed to an influx of immigrants who desire to change our culture. And at no time did we consent to the followers of a radical ideology, such as progressivism, changing the course of our heritage. We did not give permission for a globalist interpretation of our Constitution.
But more importantly, we have never surrendered our national sovereignty nor our faith. We continue to be a Christian nation which respects the rights of all men to worship as they please, even if they do not choose to worship Jesus Christ. We do, however, put our foot down when non-believers of Christ attempt to erase His influence and His legacy from our lives, communities, and national culture.
America was great, because she was good. And she was good, because her people were devoted to a lifestyle contingent on laws which were derived from the teachings of Jesus Christ. She ceased to be great, when she ceased to be good. She ceased to be good when she abandoned or denied her Christian principles.
So, while Americans are free to worship as they please, they are not free to desecrate the holy traditions of Christianity by expunging our customs and holidays. Saying “Merry Christmas” is as much a part of America as apple pie. The return of this salutation within society will bring us one step closer to being the great nation that we once were. It will signify a restoration of or tribute to the faith which brought this country to greatness.