One Nation Under God?

No matter what you might think of the Tea Party, they’ve certainly gotten a lot of politicians’ attention.

Here is an interesting video clip from one of them.  Did you know that there are 4 verses to the US national anthem?  I certainly didn’t.  Even though the gentleman in the video states “there are two verses”, Wikipedia shows that he is actually referencing the fourth verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

So, why is this relevant?

The US as a power is in decline.  Some people will say, “OK, big deal.  We don’t want to be a world-ruling empire.”  That’s actually besides the point.  It’s about losing control of your destiny.  It’s about the loss of freedom, and it’s about the loss of the very nation itself.

 23Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

 24For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

 25When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:

 26I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

 27And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. (Deuteronomy 4:23-27, King James Version)

Was this really only intended for ancient Israel?  Could this be applied to any nation that once proclaimed itself “under God” and then turned their back on Him?


  1. "We are a God fearing nation."


  2. Not all Tea Party groups come across as God-fearing.

    The Tax Day rally in my city this year was emceed by a male homosexual drag queen. The head of the local Tea Party (female) confirmed this to me by e-mail, when someone wrote my blog about it.

    She also wrote: "The Tea Party Patriots are not interested in representing social issues."

    Read the response in the 17 May 10 entry at The Blog of Columbus, Georgia (click on my name).

  3. John D Carmack

    @Porky: No, we are not. In some respects, we once were, at least to the point of common understanding. However, we as a nation have turned our backs on God, even as far as that understanding goes.

    @Richard: The media seems to be under the mistaken impression (or, is it intentional sensationalism?) that the Tea Party is one organized, single and united front. Except for a few core issues, that is not the case. That hasn't stopped some politicians from taking advantage of the media misconception, though.