WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure Domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States. This is the preamble that I memorized as a young boy in public school. Are we the people that gave God the BOOT out of our Government? I wonder because if we look at little bit of history, we will find that all of us are guilty because we did not stand up for our Constitutional rights. Now, we are going to have to fight harder than ever to keep the few Liberties that we now have. One of those is the privilege and duty to VOTE. Let review a little history and see how we have done.
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.” was the prayer that the Supreme Court banished in 1947. Then in 1963, the Supreme Court outlawed Bible reading in our public schools. They said reading the Bible in the school system was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court said, “If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, it could be psychological harmful to children.”
The Bible was quoted @ 94% of the time by those who wrote our Constitution. However, in 1965 the Courts said that it was unconstitutional for a student in the public school cafeteria to BOW HIS or HER HEAD IN PRAYER for their food.
Then, in 1980 there was a Court case, Stone vs Graham, that outlawed the 10 Commandments in our public schools. The Supreme Court said, “If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments were to have any effect at all, it would be to induce school children to READ THEM. And if they read them, meditated upon them, and perhaps venerated and observed them, this is not a permissible objective.
The list of WE THE PEOPLE’S failures is evident today. It’s No wonder that the Government has taken away so many of our rights as they perceive us as spineless and weak. From 1947 to 2009, we did very little to protect the most precious document that insures us our liberty which is the Constitution and the Bill of Right. The most recent movement that I have observed is The TEA Party. We the people have an opportunity to take back our country by exercising our right to vote for Conservative Christians Candidates. I think we will see many small TEA parties popping up this next Year. We have not seen the real impact of the TEA party. For example, an elderly friend of mine surfaced at a TEA Party recently. He said that he is scared of the direction that our country has taken and he wants to do something about it before it’s too late. Don’t you think that is time that we all got involved and take back our country. The days of early voting is a good time to begin by VOTING for a Christian Conservative.
Could I have 5 to 10 minutes at some church service to distribute important Election literature to inform the people what the Churches can and can’t do legally, and then be available to answer questions afterward?
Yours in Christ
Dr. John Cooper
For United States House of Representatives, 4th District of Texas
Author: John Cooper
Dr. John Cooper is a professional land surveyor at Cooper Land Surveying, Inc., business owner and sales consultant, he prepares every survey according to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying standards. He graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree preparing him for a long tenure in working with people.