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Hope in the Age of Confusion?

The United States of America was once a land squarely grounded in principles. That is, one fundamental philosophy and direction of movement as one united culture—of many cultures. What we encounter today, in our modern society, is a culture of many cultures and fundamental beliefs. With time comes mankind’s natural urge to divide when critical historical social and political events take place in our nation.

In essence, its like looking through a microscope starting with a group of cells. You would observe that when cells divide and split, they then form two new entities and multiply according to their same kind. A single cell divides to make two cells and these two cells then divide to make four cells, and so on. In professional science, this is called Mitosis or Meiosis. Parallel the Mitosis-effect with American history and you can see the similarities in how society naturally begins to breakdown with gradual change (a “Mitosis-like” change in thought).

When you look at how the beginnings of America were established, you see that it all began as a small settlement with few people inspired by God’s Liberty. We fast forward a few generations and you see that with population growth comes a majority and minority of how people think. Laws split, thinking splits, thus—society splits—enabling some confusion to some degree. But then, there is socially enabled confusion enabled by elites, corporations, and government.

Think of it like this image below:

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Some could say it’s a natural thing when debating what’s truth and what’s a lie. Some people appreciate how certain traditions are carried, others not so much. During the Age of Enlightenment and the Age of Discovery, you can see how liberal thought was distinguished completely differently than the liberal thought that we see today. One was about God’s Liberty for mankind, the other “liberty” is about “what can I do to gratify myself and my friends quickly.”

Here in America scales are tipping towards far-left liberalism as a societal “norm” and way of life. The problem with this is that there is no viability nor credibility in this lifestyle and thought. It keeps the greedy robbing the poor and the hurt wanting more and more to cover their private personal pain. So if the far-left Democratic leadership of this nation doesn’t fit the frame of what is being discussed here, then how about those in elite positions that look to fix the narrative on typical American’s attempting to live a normal life?

I digress here to point out that true Liberty is internal. The government can not grant you internal liberty, nor can they take that away. The Founding Fathers of America, that is, the individuals that were propped up by God to found “a nation for all believers,” – this was not some coincidence. It wasn’t some deep-state draconian monarchial scheme to “keep the man down” either. On the contrary, God’s Providence is the grand overarching plan of how the world’s narrative unfolds—and it rests squarely on Him. So let’s break down the very real American principles laid out in the US Constitution.

This information got my business account banned from Facebook. You should check it out if you want to see the reality of it all. You see, the Bible and Civil Liberty are inseparable. There is no arguing this fact. Even Newsweek, on December 26, 1982acknowledged after a major analysis of the Bible’s influence in America, that, “Now historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution is our Founding document.”

“Dr. Donald Lutz, a professor of political science from the University of Houston, conducted exhaustive ten-year research of about 15,000 political documents of the Founders’ era (1760-1805), and recorded every quote or reference to another written source. This list of the 3,154 citations of the Founders was analyzed and published in Volume #78 of the American Political Science Review in 1983. The results would give quite an accurate measure of the influence of various sources of thought on the Constitution.”

“The results were surprisingly contradictory to modern scholarship. By far, the most often quoted source of their political ideas was the Bible. This would account for over one-third (34%) of all their citations. Another 50% of all references can be attributed to authors who themselves derived their ideas from the Bible. Therefore, it can be said the 84% of the ideas in our Constitution are based directly or indirectly on the Bible.” So it can be said that the fundamental principles all Americans would come live their lives by, was something they did based upon principle, whether they wanted to – knowingly or not.

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Phil Collins, frontman for 1980’s band Genesis, would sing, “can’t you see this is the land of confusion?” The sad part is, the ’80s didn’t do anything for American culture but push it farther into the trashcan. That’s not an opinion, Mr. Collins was singing it, so you’ll have to take it up with him. All jokes aside, if you thought America was the land of confusion then—today blows the 1980’s out of the water.

We live in the Land of Confusion, in the Age of Confusion. Like it or not, it’s not getting any better. There is no government that will be able to cure your problems. There is no business that will be able to satisfy your instant gratification. There is no amount of money that will cure your moral and ethical ailments, and so, the same could be said about certain physical illnesses. In the Age of Confusion, that is, the age we currently live in—there is only one hope. Look up.

No matter what government is elected into office, no matter what laws are enacted or decreed, no matter how much stimulus money is shoveled out to The People—there will continue to be problems. It will get worse. I reference the Fall of Man, we as humankind are promised one ending to this entire history of the world. It is not one that you can find in fiction either. It is but one book, the oldest literature in history, the Bible.

Regardless of your faith, there is only one reason America has been blessed so greatly. And in an era of time that has been unconditionally brutal towards its founding principles, it’s critical to keep awareness to how we got here in the first place. Regardless of your place in society, we are all in this together. Not all the Founders were Christian, indeed, but nearly everybody knew who God the Father was (even tribal American Indians, pg. 44-45). In the Age of Confusion, there is only one truth. The rest? Lies.

Daniel L. Smith

Daniel Lee Smith is a Historian, Producer, and Author. Mr. Smith holds an MA in History from Southern New Hampshire University. He is the author of 1845-1870: An Untold Story of Northern California. He writes and has written many historically thought-provoking articles published for both the online and print audience. Mr. Smith has lived all over the United States and has extensively traveled North America. An Honorably Discharged US Coast Guard veteran, Mr. Smith was also recognized by Harrah's, Inc. and the City of New Orleans in 2006 for volunteering in the rebuilding of New Orleans (Commercial District) after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (unrelated to his service).

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