Liberty Requires Morality, “As Religion Fades, So Will Freedom”

by | Jun 23, 2022 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Bishop Fulton Sheen tweeted, “As Religion fades, so will freedom.” His observation that religious conviction and the moral conduct it promotes is both integral and essential to free society echoes that of founder/framer John Adams who observed in 1798, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” George Washington agreed, saying, “Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people.” 

Many, even self-described “conservatives” of today, seem to disagree, believing the Leftists’ promotion of Socio-Sexual-Free-For-All can be somehow reconciled with the limited use of governmental force that a free society requires. It cannot.

“I’m socially liberal but fiscally conservative,” say some who wish to avoid the conflict and ridicule that accompany opposition to the Left’s Socio-Sexual-Free-For-All.  

They make a fundamental error in their definition of ‘individual liberty.’ Liberty doesn’t absolve individuals of responsibility for regulating their own drives, passions, and behavior. Self-mastery is essential to claiming a peaceable and productive role in society. A society characterized by consenting interdependent exchange as its defining feature requires that we remain equal in our liberty. It cannot be sustained if burdened with a significant population of antisocial derelicts who consider themselves entitled to trample others’ rights. Those who seek totalitarian control recognize this better than do those who fall for the Free-For-All fake-liberal trap.  

In the diminishing regard for mindfully cultivated virtues of self-mastery (products of religious upbringing more often than of secular), each generation since the 1960s has produced a greater percentage of children who suffer chronic psychological dysfunction, addictions, and the interpersonal and economic dereliction endemic to such conditions. Such people, requiring constant intervention and provision by others, provide the rationale for the consistent expansion of government.  

Power-seekers have always advocated an ever-expanding role of government. They gain, retain, and expand their power by converting human misery into political capital, promising relief, retaliation, provision, etc., in exchange for ever-greater authorizations of power. But the modern Marxism being promoted today is even more “effective” at converting misery into political capital. It not only infantilizes the subjects of its “favor,” it blames all human suffering on “oppression” by those who are thriving. Its zero-sum worldview assumes every success to have been achieved by devious means at the cost of others. (Little wonder the ‘middle class’ quickly collapses in societies largely subscribed to this ideology.) 

“Your economic failing is not an insufficiency of marketable skill, hours, effort, or attitude. Your failure in relationships has nothing to do with your disloyalty, promiscuity, or self-centeredness. None of your sufferings are related to factors within your control. It has all been imposed on you by Oppressors.” 

Self-induced misery, after all, offers scant opportunity for political pandering.

With the decline in religious participation, we’ve seen a rise, too, in a militant ANTI-religious ideology within government schools and other agencies.  

Government-run schools are actively teaching kids that their own feelings and perceptions are of such paramount importance that they trump even physical reality.

“A culture that rejects ‘Nature’s God,’ as we did sixty years ago, will eventually reject the Laws of Nature,” remarked Pastor Ralph Rebandt, candidate for Michigan Governor, recently. We are seeing the truth of this in the epidemic of “transgender-identification” among young people.

Those who succumb to the active recruitment being conducted from age 5 are encouraged to embark on a lifetime of social, biochemical, and surgical opposition to their own bodies. So profound and all-encompassing is this battle that there can be little room left in life for anything else, save the political activism that affirms it.   

Many do escape the tremendous demonization of normality – what is now termed ‘cis-gendered heterosexual’ (labeled by default as “oppressive” because it’s a majority sexual identification). But even for them, the teaching of such profound self-centeredness can be debilitating. It purposely disrupts the development of sound personal character and the empathy required for sharing in the experiences of others.  

Those whose parents, church, and home life provide insufficient counter-instruction can be substantially enfeebled by this ideology. And, frighteningly, that vulnerable group is growing in direct proportion to the decline in families who are active participants in a supportive faith community.  

The foundation of moral conduct is respect for each person (not faction) in the equal standing of his or her life and rights. While the pursuit of statistical parity among competing factions (Marxism’s ‘social justice’) empowers government, MORALITY empowers individuals. 

We can clearly know and even teach this in principle. But the timeless observation of wise leaders from the founding era to the present is proving true. Living in a manner consistent with Ordered Liberty requires the acceptance of Higher Authority, a transcendent Law and Law Giver holding us accountable to moral conduct.

Patricia Anthone

Patricia (Tricia) Anthone has been an involved advocate of liberty in a number of volunteer capacities since 2013, including service to the Convention of States Project at multiple levels, the Colorado Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus, Colorado Freedom Force, Founder’s Keep, and her local Tea Party chapters.

Tricia’s ongoing contribution to the cause of liberty has taken the form of writings which relate America’s founding principles to current events. “Being invited to join the America Out Loud team is a great honor and an opportunity to participate in the important work of restoring America’s foundation,” she says.

Tricia is a wife, mother, and grandmother whose professional background has been in sales, marketing, and ad-supported publishing. She started and ran an ad-supported print publication for 30 years. She is now working with her husband’s project sales and management firm as the marketing director.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and save 15%
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Beyond the Fireworks & Bar-B-Ques… America’s Military Vets Take Note

Beyond the Fireworks & Bar-B-Ques… America’s Military Vets Take Note

No matter how much money and covert influence our enemies try to pump into America, there are millions of American veterans who once took an oath to protect and defend America that has no expiration date. You can push them so far, and eventually, you’ll reach the point where they push back. They’ve remained quietly on the sidelines, for now, observing and taking note of…

America Returns to the Days of King George

America Returns to the Days of King George

It seems the American people have not learned from their history. Rather we have reverted to a state of servitude similar to the colonies in 1776. I wonder if, when those 56 men pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in support of the Declaration of Independence, they ever conceived that not only would the American people return to a life of dependence, but that we would do so willingly…

The Most Patriotic and Accomplished President in Modern Times

The Most Patriotic and Accomplished President in Modern Times

The only president who – despite the most maligning, deceitful, and aggressive media against him 24/7/365 x 5 years – delivered what he promised the American people if elected. The least unemployed Americans in over 50 years. Made America’s energy, oil, and gas independent of oil cartels for the first time ever. In fact, he made the USA a premier exporter, helping make the price of petrol…

War, Intelligence, Energy and Elections – a Discussion with Senator Bob Kasten

War, Intelligence, Energy and Elections – a Discussion with Senator Bob Kasten

The Other Side of the Story with Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris – Should we stand up to Putin even if it means nuclear war? What is the proper role of NATO in Ukraine and the rest of Europe? Who will the Democrats select to be their 2024 presidential candidate? Who really pulls the strings in the Biden administration?  Former senator and congressman Robert Kasten, Jr., an aid to both Reagan and Trump…

Worshiping Moloch, the god of child sacrifice

Worshiping Moloch, the god of child sacrifice

Let’s give the Democrat Party some credit, the Democrat Party is not godless. In fact, they worship Moloch, the god of child sacrifice. A widespread religion in the Middle East 3,500 years ago. The great news is, that these Democrats who dedicate their being to the murder of unborn children, can through time travel, themselves disappear…

How to Bring Washington DC Back Under Control

How to Bring Washington DC Back Under Control

As more and more people are vetting their candidates for state offices based on how they fulfill their oath of office, our states will not only change, but can regain the fortitude to stand up to Washington, D.C. As more and more states restore themselves to their position as parties to the compact that is the Constitution of the United States, Washington, D.C. will…

FDA and CDC Approve Vaccines for Kids 6 Months and Q & A 28 on America Out Loud PULSE

FDA and CDC Approve Vaccines for Kids 6 Months and Q & A 28 on America Out Loud PULSE

America Out Loud PULSE with Dr. Peter McCullough and Malcolm Out Loud – The outrage regarding the FDA and CDC approving and promoting the vaccines to our youngest is being heard from coast to coast. As one listener questions… “I hope Dr. McCullough covers the terrible FDA approval (and maybe soon school mandate) of the vax for kids. It’s pure corruption and evil. This is where I draw the line.”

Florida’s Gov Ron DeSantis & Lawmakers Bring 145 New Laws Into Effect July 1

Florida’s Gov Ron DeSantis & Lawmakers Bring 145 New Laws Into Effect July 1

It’s been noted that throughout the governorship of Ron DeSantis during the health crisis of COVID-19, thousands of Americans have relocated from all across the nation to reside in Florida because of the conservative God and Country values that DeSantis stands for. The Florida governor signed 269 bills in the year 2022, 11 of those measures were vetoed and 145 are new laws taking effect…

Why Roe v. Wade Will NOT Impact the Election

Why Roe v. Wade Will NOT Impact the Election

The media is trying very hard to turn the upcoming midterm elections into a referendum on abortion…A large segment of the left is once again losing its mind and proving to independent voters what independent voters were already figuring out – that the political left is led by a radicalized group of thugs who want to burn down our nation and make us live under an ultra-authoritarian communist tyranny…

America Out Loud 6 years

Celebrating 6 incredible years fighting to restore liberty and justice to our beloved America.

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

 

Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations. Please consider making a contribution in the fight for liberty!

iHeartRadio

The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP
Healthycell

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Pandora
Tunein
iHeart
Stitcher

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

Truth For Health

Apple Podcasts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

URGENT - KEEP NINE
Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link