October 26, 2019
It's a wonderful and uplifting article -- if you're a conservative, that is. And it's found here: https://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2019/10/23/pompeo-and-barr-n2555186
Two recent high-profile speeches by Trump administration officials say much -- maybe even all we need to know -- about the core cultural conflicts in the country and what will define the upcoming election.
One speech, titled "Being a Christian Leader," was delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee. Attorney General William Barr delivered the other speech to the law school and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.
Pompeo discussed how, as a young man at West Point, he refocused his Christian faith to the center of his life. He went on to relate how this influences today how he understands America's role in the world and how he does his job as secretary of state.
Barr discussed the aggressive and destructive secularism now sweeping the country. He touched on the key point, made first by then-President George Washington in his 1796 farewell address to the nation, that a free nation must be a self-governing nation and that this only is possible through moral virtue.
Limited government requires a population that rules itself. This requires, as Barr explained, "shared moral values" that "rest on authority independent of men's will -- they must flow from a transcendent Supreme Being."
There is no way two high-profile officials from the Trump administration would give public presentations like these without support from the president, particularly in today's highly charged political environment.
Pompeo and Barr communicated a worldview starkly in contrast to what we're hearing from the Democratic presidential hopefuls, most recently at the debate in Westerville, Ohio.
The line is drawn clearly in the sand.
President Trump is running on the premise that America is a free nation Under God.
Democrats see our future in secular humanism.
We are in a spiritual war for the soul of America. I'm glad these two men are on our side.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at October 27, 2019 08:40 AM (tKFGp)
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