Last Thursday, the longest serving monarch of Great Brittan, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away. By all accounts, she was the epitome of dignity and grace in all circumstances. As a strong Christian, she put her trust in the Lord. Our prayers are for the newly crowned King Charles III to carry on his mother’s legacy.
Since the Magna Carta in 1215, the role of the British monarch has become more and more ceremonial. During the American Revolution, even though the British parliamentary system was in place, King George III did have more influence over government than today and his actions are attributed to prolonging the war.
In Great Britain, the monarch is the sovereign head of state and the Parliament is sovereign over all laws. Our founding fathers saw this system as a recipe for tyranny where the American colonies were subjects to the crown without a say to the whims of Parliament and the King of England.
The American experiment created a constitutional republic where the people are sovereign and all governmental powers are derived from the governed. Our Declaration of Independence clearly recognizes that our rights are “endowed by the creator”. In America, it is the government’s job to protect those rights.
America started off on high moral ground. It was recognized that our country could not survive unless we are a moral, self governed people.
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”—James Madison
What has happened to the morality of our great nation? There’s an old story of how to boil a frog. If you throw a frog in boiling water, it reacts swiftly and jumps out. However if you put a frog in cool water and slowly turn up the heat, it becomes accustomed to the rising temperature and slowly cooks.
Those who promote immorality do it slowly by first indoctrinating our children. Tucson Unified School District, in spite of protests of hundreds of parents and clergy, adopted a Planned Parenthood style Comprehensive Sexuality curriculum that teaches children that they are empowered to consent to sex and promotes fluid gender ideology. This May, Tucson High Magnet School hosted a drag show for students. Shortly after the show, the woman teacher who organized the event was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15 year old girl. This October 8th, the Children’s Museum Tucson, that receives government funding, is hosting a Drag Story Hour. The advertisement says “Join CMT and Drag Queens and Kings in inspiring children to be themselves through books, songs and artistic expression”. The Pima County Public Library on its website promotes an array of books that contain explicit and perverse sexual material geared toward children. One of the children’s books is titled “The Hips on the Drag Queen goes Swish, Swish, Swish”.
Tell me, would Queen Elizabeth be so highly revered if she had hosted Drag Queen Story Hour for children in Buckingham Palace?
Like the proverbial frog that was cooked by raising the heat little by little, I ask this question: are we cooked as a society, or are we ready to jump out of the boiling water?
Mathew 18:6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea”