Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shared a few stirring and important words with the Southern Baptist Convention recently. The Secretary reminded her audience that "people everywhere are entitled to religious liberty," and that "government simply has no right to stand between the individual, and the Almighty." Truly American statements.
We need more of such rhetoric on the global stage, and most especially here at home! Freedom and liberty should be exalted and defended everywhere, for our Creator intends it for all men, no matter where they may call home. Yet, a post-modern culture of misguided "tolerance" has convinced many around the world that liberty is only one of many viable and equal choices, and sadly--shockingly--that's a theme many of our children are being taught in school, and pick up through their entertainment choices today. It's difficult to fathom, but in the politically-correct atmosphere that now dominates the American conversation, few even dare state the simple truth.
For, when nations like
Democracy is the superior form of government on this planet.
American-style capitalism is the best organ for global economic growth and stability
The American people are the most moral and rational people in the world.
Therefore, when extremists attempt to force submission to their false god, at the business end of a gun...when dictators subjugate and persecute their own people...when timid, pacifist governments stand by, allowing injustice to prevail…it is the responsibility of this nation to act, and bring that justice to the world.
I know...I can just envision all of the globalists and America-haters stammering and fuming…but it's simply the unwashed truth. Sometimes, our nation's superior military must bring liberty to those who are being denied it. Always, it will be run by imperfect humans in
But the United States of America is the last, best hope for this planet. For, without our power and influence, the terrorists win. Without
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About Mark Daniels
Mark Daniels is a broadcasting veteran of more than 30 years, and currently serves as the Programming and Marketing Manager of WFIL/WNTP in Philadelphia. His daily talk show and On the Mark commentaries have consistently won top honors from the PA Association of Broadcasters, as well as past awards from the Philadelphia Press Association, Excellence in Media, and others. Daniels serves as host of the nationally-syndicated Christian ministry program, The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Montgomery Boice. He is a church elder and Bible conference president. Mark Daniels can be heard weekdays at 4pm ET on www.wfil.com, and The Mark Daniels Show can be seen weekly on WBPH-TV 60 (WBPH.org).
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