Thursday, June 9, 2016

Let Our Hearts Be Stout, Almighty God

This week I came across this prayer that was given by a President of the United States. Read it and think for a second what would be the reaction if anything resembling this was uttered by the President today.

“Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.  Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith... 
They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.  Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom. And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee...
O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade... With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace - a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God.  Amen.”   

Can you guess who might have spoken these words to God?

George Washington?

Thomas Jefferson?

Abraham Lincoln?

These are actually the words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a radio address that he delivered to the nation on the evening of D-Day, June 6, 1944.

This is the man that is considered the ultimate icon of liberalism and progressivism.

This is the man that created the framework of the modern Democrat party.

It makes you truly appreciate how far the Democrats have veered off of the path that FDR established when you consider that the 2012 Democratic Party platform was intentionally scrubbed to remove all mentions of God. Fearing backlash, the Democrats put forth an amendment to put some semblance of the Almighty back in the platform on the convention floor. It did not go well.

Who would ever think that God could be so controversial? You would think that would be a slam dunk. Not so with today's Democrat party.

In the end, it took a "rigged" vote to get God back in the Democrat platform in 2012.

Watch Democrats shout down putting God back in the platform three times.

No word on where this issue stands in 2016 with the Democrats.

Some pundits speculate that Ronald Reagan could not win the Republican nomination for President today. I don't know about that. However, there is no doubt in my mind that Franklin Roosevelt could not win the nomination as a Democrat praying to God.

I dare say that if Franklin Delano Roosevelt was running for President in 2016, he would be the Conservative in the race with both Hillary and Trump running to the left of him.

For example, here are a few other things that FDR did that make me say that:

Set up internment camps for Americans of Japanese descent in WWII.

Approved the research and construction of the nuclear bomb.

Cut federal employees' pay in order to try to balance the budget.

Opposed the establishment of public sector unions.

Argued that Social Security should eventually be converted to a self-supported annuity plan system supported by individual initiative rather than tax dollars.

If you do not think the times have changed, think again.


If you would like to hear the entire radio address and prayer of FDR on the evening of June 6, 1944, click her for a full transcript and audio file.

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