What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Looking for the quickest way to destroy a society? Want to bring back Sodom and Gomorrah? Try moral relativism!
Moral relativity is antithetical to God’s plan for His children. God, in his love as our Father, has given us certain commandments. Ten of them are quite famous and oft-repeated. There are several others. These commandments are not given as suggestions, guidelines, or as an imposition on our “personal freedom and choice”. Instead, they are given to us by an all-knowing Master who knows what is best for us, and gives us certain rules to follow, just as our earthly parents did for us as children.
There is no moral relativity in the gospel. There is a fine line, a two-edged sword, and a straight and narrow path. God draws the line, and we either obey or disobey. Contrary to what the kooky scientologists would have you believe, “what’s right is what’s right for you” is preposterous and utterly stupid. Can we say Lord of the Flies?
Moral relativism is also, contrary to what liberals might like to believe in their fantasy land, antithetical to the intent of our nation’s Founders. “We hold these truths to be self-evident”, the (almost) genesis of the Declaration of Independence, succinctly states that there are certained recognized truths, derived from common sense, that are to be instituted as law in a republic (not a democracy).
Moral relativism (or in other words, letting the laws, standards, and permissible acts of society change with the whims and desires of the populace) leads to anarchy, chaos, and ultimately, nihilism.
It is time that we recognize the importance of adhering to the founding principles of our nation. It is time we prevent activist judges from shaping our law to their desires. It is time that the government truly derive its power from “the consent of the governed”. It is time we speak up, time we become politically active and aware, informed and involved. It is time to stand for what is right and true, just as Captain Moroni of old.