So the President tweets endlessly about making people sing to the flag, yet he can’t seem to find the time to do something real like shut down the Department of Education.

Coincidence?

Probably not.

Flag (and thereby State) worship is a primary function of the Temples of Statism known as American public schools. Shaping the minds of the young in an increasingly State-supportive (and thereby State-dependent) direction is what public schools are designed to do.

Nothing confirms this role more clearly than the Socialist-written, Socialism-promoting Pledge of Allegiance administered daily in most State-run schools for generations now here in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA…which is a big part of why, if we’re honest, we really ought to put “land of the free” in quotes and replace things like “brave” with “NSA” as reminders of just how un-free we’ve become over 100+ years of steady, State-managed assault upon true liberty, freedom, privacy, and adulthood here in America.

So why are we getting a bajillion tweets about the flag, the national anthem, and patriotism from a President who won’t do anything real to actually get the government out of our lives, especially in the critical life- and culture-impacting realm of children’s education?

Because that’s what we want in America, and by “we”, I mean most professing conservatives and Christians in the land.

We want State-run indoctrination.

We want public schools.

We want our Socialism and our Marxism.

And we want leaders who will tell us we can have it and that it is good; that we can make Socialism work by wrapping it in our favorite flag and singing about how awesome we are.

This is why God has given us a leader like Trump.

Trump is what we want.

Pride is what we want.

Repentance, on the other hand, is not what we want.

At all.

And why?

Because we love America.

As an idol.

And God has given us over to this idol…which is why most American “conservative Christians” reading or hearing thoughts like these will be infinitely more angry that this article has been written than they will be concerned about whether or not it is true.

[insert “U! S! A!” chant here]


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3 Responses

  1. Amen & Amen! This patriotism nonsense is complete idolatry! I “pledge allegiance” to none other than Almighty God. The rest will be burned by fire. Blessings to you and yours, brother.

  2. Scott, I normally agree with you. But it sounds like you haven't served in the military. I have, and I've seen our flag cover the coffins of those we brought home and those we buried at sea. So the flag, the national anthem, Taps, and other patriotic symbols mean a lot to me. I still put God first, but I love this country. And I think God loves countries that honor Him, as we have done, at least in the past. And btw, I don't want or love a strong totalitarian government, government schools, government health care, or even a government post office (it could be done better privately). But I love this country and I'm thankful that God allowed me to be a citizen.

    1. Jim, please try to set personal feelings, emotions, and pet traditions aside and ask the simple question: Is what I've written true?

      Now, "how does it make me feel" or "how does it conform with what I wish reality looked like", but IS IT TRUE?

      I have seen the U.S. flag over the coffins of many killed in pursuit of American State orders and interests. It is my love for these people and sadness over their frequent transformation and abuse through State idolatry that inspires me to say these hard, challenging, but ultimately loving things. If we truly love America and Americans, we will call them to repentance. If we hate America and Americans, we will enable the pride and State worship that has been leading this land into darkness for 100+ years.

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