America began as a Christian Republic. That America no longer exists. The United States is now a secular (atheistic) empire. As a Christian Republic, America was the most admired nation on earth.
America is now hated by many foreign nations. This is not because
America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. This is
not because America is perhaps the most charitable nation on
earth. It is not the American people who are hated, it is the
federal government. America's government is hated because it has
abandoned the principles of America's Founding Fathers:
The great rule of conduct for us, in
regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial
relations to have with them as little political [Washington’s
emphasis] connection as possible."
— Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
I deem [one of] the essential principles
of our government, and consequently [one] which ought to
shape its administration,…peace, commerce, and honest
friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with
— Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
The federal government has not extended commerce, but forcibly
blocked it, blocking even necessary
medical and humanitarian supplies to some nations. Yet it has
simultaneously increased entangling political connections through
government-to-government aid and quartering of our troops
- The Falling American Empire by Anthony Gregory
- Bruce Fein, an unusually principled but respected legal expert, an official under Ronald Reagan, and a player in movement conservatism, has penned American Empire Before the Fall, an all-out takedown of U.S. foreign policy, drawing on history, economic reasoning, ethical considerations, law, and knowledge of world affairs to strike at the very core of the ideology of American imperialism.
In the eyes of many across the globe, America stands for
Most distressing, it is not just Middle East terrorists who denounce the United States as "imperialist," it is the leaders and strategists of both the Republicans and the Democrats who believe America ought to be an empire, and ought to bring all nations under the control of a global empire:
There are two ways to build an empire.
One is to be a "city
on a hill." This beacon shines the light of "Liberty
Under God" into the darkest corners of the globe. Its
soldiers are ideas, its "weapons
are not carnal." James Madison, "the father of the
Constitution" made this point to the Virginia legislature in
one of his life's most important addresses. He said legislators
should oppose any bill which is
adverse to the diffusion of the light of Christianity. The
first wish of those who enjoy this precious gift, ought
to be that it may be imparted to the whole race of mankind.
Compare the number of those who have as yet received it with the
number still remaining under the dominion of false
Religions; and how small is the former! Does the policy
of the Bill tend to lessen the disproportion? No; it at once
discourages those who are strangers to the light of (revelation)
from coming into the Region of it; and countenances, by example
who continue in darkness, in shutting out those who might
convey it to them. Instead of levelling as far as possible,
every obstacle to the victorious progress of truth, the Bill
with an ignoble and unchristian timidity would circumscribe it,
with a wall of defence, against the encroachments of error.
This is a non-violent, spiritual imperialism based on voluntary
America has been hijacked by a secularist regime which favors
an old style imperialism, that of militarism. We must return to
the Christian vision of Madison and the Founding Fathers.