Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Philosophical Declaration of War

Okay, this is interesting...
(CNSNews.com) - The nation's top conservative leaders will gather Wednesday at Collingwood in Alexandria, Va.—a property that was once the site of George Washington’s River Farm—to sign a document organizers are calling the Mount Vernon Statement. It is designed to signal that a united and resurgent conservative movement is declaring philosophical war against the big government and moral relativism advanced by the nation’s liberal cultural, academic and political establishments.

I like it. A revolution of sorts has already begun with the tea party movement. War is the last thing I want unless it's an intellectual one. Let the fight begin.

“In recent decades, America’s principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics,” says an excerpt from the statement. “The self-evident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant.

Speaking of our universities and redefining culture, let's certainly hope there are few professors as vulgar and motivated by hate as PZ Myers who teaches at the University of Minnesota. His daily rants regarding anything that resembles religion are downright scary at times. After reading the post I linked to from his blog (which is full of his own twisted conclusions about how the incident might have gone down), think about the fact that for years before, during and after the signing of the Constitution, the Bible was a mainstay in education. Today, many of our liberal universities and professors would like it banned from the classroom unless it's referred to as mythical insanity.

It's time for a revolution...I agree. We need to get back to our roots and take heed to the plans that the Founding Fathers laid out for us.

PS: We should let Palin loose on PZ and his choice of descriptions for those he disagrees with..."retrograde retard", "dumb-ass", "bible-thumper", "red-necked ignorant parents", "idiots", etc., etc.. This coming from a supposed professional tenured college professor.