Erasing God from history
Erasing God from history
To the Editor:
The US Capitol Visitors Center opened on December 2, 2008 to serve as a visitor center and as a museum. The center cost the American people $621 million dollars. It is the anti-religious left's vision of America. On the opening of this structure, all references to faith and God had been carefully, deliberately removed from its photos and historical displays.
Designers of the center have gone to great length to alter American history. An enlarged image of the Constitution was photoshopped to remove the words "In the Year of Our Lord" above the signatures of the signers. A table on which President Lincoln placed his Bible for the second inauguration is on display, -- but not his Bible.
One panel in the museum claimed the national motto of the United States is E. Pluribus Unum ("Out of Many, One"), when in fact, the national motto was established by an act of Congress in 1956, is "In God We Trust." A replica of the Speaker's rostrum of the House of Representatives omits the gold-lettered inscription "In God We Trust" above the chair. Photos of the Speaker's rostrum were cropped to hide the inscription. A protest by Senator DeMint and other lawmakers led to rectification of this particular misrepresentation, but others remain.
Censorship and the rewriting of history are practices of communist and totalitarian regimes. We are now seeing statues of our history being torn down or vandalized. We see text book publishers deleting absence of religion from historical memory. This not only distorts history, but diminishes our other freedoms. How did we get to this point?
After the 9/11 Islamist terrorist attacks, religious proselytizing was permitted and even encouraged in American schools. The ACLU didn't protest and neither did The Freedom from Religion Foundation. The left has purged all Christian references and prayers from the schools, but this new wave of proselytizing was acceptable to them because it was done on behalf of Islam, whose jihadist elements had declared war on the West. Left radicals do not mind religion being taught as long as it opposes Western values. Why should we allow the Koran to be taught in our schools, when Christianity is forbidden? Islam is not just a religion; it is an ideology. We have seen what it did on to our country on 9/11. This act was described by Congress woman Omar as "some people did something". This is the war to destroy Christian America as stated by David Horowitz in his book, "Dark Agenda."
In 2015, right here in Tennessee, students at Spring Hill Middle School were required to write," There is no god but Allah; Muhamad is his prophet." This also happened in Mountain Ridge Middle School in West Virginia. All these students were forced to write these statements under the guise of performing "calligraphy exercise." In 2003 students in Byron Union School district in California, were told at the end of this exercise, you will become Muslims. Students were forced to memorize portions of the first chapter of the Quran and the Islamic profession of faith, to adopt Muslim names, and to shout "Allahu akbar." Can you imagine what the ACLU would do if Christianity had been forced on students this way?? If those on the left were genuinely concerned about the integrity of the First Amendment (as they interpret it), the same alleged "wall" that separates church and state would also separate mosque and state.
I hope this op-ed will lead to more research by Times-Gazette readers. If you have children in school, be vigilant; check out their classes. I hate to think about our children being forced to do things as described in the above paragraph.
We need to stand up to these people who are trying to re-write history in the Capitol Visitor Center and in our schools. If we don't our liberties will be taken from us, and we will not able to regain them.
--Research material from Newsmax, AMAC, and DARK AGENDA by David Horowitz
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