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Not long ago, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Israel would cease to exist in the next ten years. When I heard this, my heart didn’t sink; nor did I wring my hands fretting about Kissinger’s prediction. I knew it wasn’t true. In fact, I was certain of it, and there are reasons that go well beyond dispensational premillennialism.

Israelis have chosen to embrace the values of ancient Judaism. Israel is a democracy—the only functioning one in the Middle East—but this isn’t where it derives its strength. The power of this tiny nation to survives comes from its highly theistic worldview. By returning to the beliefs of its Old Testament Patrons, Israelis are united in purpose and committed to staying in the land bequeathed to them by Almighty God. It’s the power of this conviction that makes them strong warriors—both men and sabres.

There is a lesson to be learned in this for Americans. We also have a heritage—one that embraces the conviction that we are a city on a hill for the entire world to emulate. We were founded on the Judeo-Christian worldview—with a firm conviction that we would be blessed by adhering to our godly roots.

In recent years, we have chosen to repudiate our Judeo-Christian heritage in favor of a non-theistic worldview, and we are paying a price for doing so. Choosing Progressive leadership, our influence in the world has atrophied, and so has our wealth. Squandering all that has been built for generations, while apologizing to those who are Evil for the blessings of God, we are in full retreat globally. Progressives believe America is in irreversible decline. To them, our future looks dim, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We can repudiate this flawed worldview and return to the beliefs that made us strong—just like Israel has done. Although surrounded by enemies intent on her destruction, Israel has weathered the storm and will continue to do so. The only question is will we? It’s a question that is destined to be answered soon.

Jack Watts

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From the moment Nidal Malik Hasan, a former United States Army psychiatrist, fatally shot thirteen and injured more than thirty others in the Fort Hood mass shooting on November 5, 2009, I knew we would be in serious trouble with Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief. His militant refusal to call this a terrorist attack, which it definitely was, made it crystal clear Obama, and his Progressive cohorts, were unable to call a spade a spade. Their flawed worldview would not permit it. So, they engaged in revisionist history to rename it workforce violence, which it has remained ever since.

The problem with this is that it isn’t true, as anybody with an ounce of sense recognizes, which disqualifies his fawning press, who act as codependent enablers to this twisted worldview. Another example of this is Obama’s assertion that Islam has always played a key role in history, which it certainly has not, but the press lets his revisionism slide. It has become their fallback position.

The problem goes far deeper than this, however. It now threatens our survival as a nation.

As his core, Obama is a Progressive more than he is a Muslim. It’s a non-theistic worldview, but it’s not necessarily atheistic. To a Progressive, God simply isn’t important, as we saw when the Democrats booed His name being included in the Democratic platform several times during their last Democratic National Convention. Government is what is important to Progressives—not God’s will.

True to his Progressive principles, Obama has governed accordingly for six years. An essential component of Progressivism is that America has been on the wrong side of history since our inception, and the Judeo-Christian worldview is wrong, archaic, and intellectually indefensible. Those who champion American exceptionalism are worthy of being mocked, and that’s precisely what Progressives do, including the press. In the Progressive repudiation of our historical roots, they have repeatedly championed Islam as a religion of peace. As President, basing his policies on his Progressive beliefs, Obama has championed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the rebels over Khadafi in Libia, Hamas over Israel, and the swap of the Taliban Five for Bergdahl—the American deserter. Each of his ideological positions—all based on Progressive ideology—have failed. None of them have furthered American interests. Rather than admit his errors, Obama has double-downed on his ideological convictions.

The folly of Obama’s ways was broadcasted worldwide on You Tube, with the beheading of James Foley on August 20, 2014. This blatant, in-your-face attack on an American citizen graphically revealed the failure of Obama’s tepid leadership and his flawed worldview. Even worse, it reveals the Progressive worldview, where terrorism has repeatedly been redefined, is incapable of facing Evil head on. Progressives don’t believe in Evil, while those who are Evil are willing to die for their cause—just as long as it eventually brings about our destruction, Israel’s too.

You might ask, “Do we have anything that’s strong enough to withstand this Evil assault upon our nation?” The answer is simple and obvious: Of course, we do. We have our Judeo-Christian heritage that has always recognized Evil for what it is and stood up to it effectively, including World War II.

When I was pursuing my Ph.D in international politics at Emory in the late 70s, the prevailing belief of my professors—all Progressives—was that America was in irreversible decline. With Jimmy Carter as President, my heart sank, believing this was true. Then, Ronald Reagan—like the rise of the Phoenix—came out of the West and ushered in a generation of American strength and prosperity.

Now, with Obama at the helm, we are being told the same thing. America’s days are dwindling, which even evangelicals accept as the fulfillment of their Premillennial worldview, but it isn’t necessarily so. In fact, it shouldn’t be so.

Regardless of what the future holds, we must stand up to the Evil of Islam and confront their Jihadism head on. To do this, we need a leader who embraces the historical foundation of our Judeo-Christian heritage and not one who repudiates it in favor of the wishful thinking of Progressivism.

Not much is at stake—just our survival.

Jack Watts

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