By David Horowitz
As I detail in my new book, Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America, the progressive assault on our country begins with the assault on religious liberty and the freedom of conscience, which has been ongoing since the expulsion of religion from the public schools in the 1960s.
Religious liberty is the cornerstone of our democracy and our civilization, and it is under siege and in retreat. Whether it is a memorial cross on public lands to commemorate heroes who gave their lives to keep us free, or the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity whose celibate nuns were pursued through the courts by the vindictive Obama White House, to force them to provide contraceptives to the elderly poor who had no use for them; or whether it is the LGBTQ vigilantes out to force a Colorado baker to make cakes that violate his religious beliefs, the aggressive bigotry of progressives knows no limits. They are the stormtroopers of a new totalitarianism whose clear agenda is a one-party state to enforce their political correctness: no electoral college, no senate, no I.D. checks at the ballot box, no barriers at the borders, no voting age lower limit – where exactly do you think they’re heading?
Freedom of conscience is the first and most important freedom we enjoy as Americans along with its indispensable ancillary, freedom of speech. If your thoughts cannot be defended, and if you cannot express them to your fellow citizens, your days as a free individual are numbered. If you can’t think for yourself and express your thoughts, whatever they are, you cannot defend any of your freedoms. If we lose this final bulwark of our democracy, the totalitarian night of progressive “justice” will be finally upon us, and there will be no reprieve. Freedom of conscience is already vanishing from the political landscape under the onslaught of the left, and freedom of expression is not far behind - thanks to the unprecedented power of the Silicon oligarchs. The hour is late, but if we rise to the occasion, it may not be beyond reprieve. [more...]