by MICHELE GAMA SOSA at dailycaller.com
America is sick.
From mass shootings, sexual degeneracy, and abortion, to mental illness, and ever-more sadistic crime taking place on our streets — all is not well in the Land of the Free.
Our politicians, whether Democrat or Republican, propose more laws that only give them more power. When it comes to improving public morality, politicians step back in fear of the latest left-wing slur for daring to note that such a libertine, violent, child-murdering society is not healthy.
And no doubt, they will say how giving them more money and electing them into office will solve the problems. Yet nothing changes and the Constitution is eroded daily.
Fortunately, Republican upstart Vivek Ramaswamy has had the courage to diagnose America’s collapsing society as the result of our country’s loss of religious faith.
Now, what does any of this have to do with the Constitution? Everything. The Democrat argument against many of our Constitutional rights is that Americans are too free, making it impossible for society to work toward the “greater good.”
Obviously, the Democrats don’t care about any of that – just power. But even in their disingenuousness, they have a point: the Constitution, on the surface, is just waiting to be abused. After all, unrestricted gun ownership sounds like the perfect recipe for the violence we see today. Freedom of speech is a road to lies, pornography and sexual degeneracy.
But here is what Mr. Ramaswamy has left unsaid: Religion is basically a straightjacket on society’s worst impulses. The word literally means “that which binds,” and provides people with a clear distinction between right and wrong based on immutable principles handed down by an almighty power that watches us from above.
We see this in Christianity with its emphasis on obeying Jesus’ teachings on the penalty of eternal punishment. But Mr. Ramaswamy’s Hinduism has it too in its exhortation to follow the sanatana dharma (the cosmic law) on the penalty of punishment after death. Judaism, whose name originates from the Hebrew word for gratitude toward God and His law, similarly expects its followers to ground their lives in God’s Commandments.
Checks on murder, rape, theft, and sexual immorality are almost always among these precepts. Checks that, as part of Natural Law, are divine in origin — not as atheists would allege, common human decency. They are also the basis of the Constitution’s rights, from life, liberty, and property down to Amendment 10. Thus, the laws of the Constitution become sacred because they flow from God Himself, not from the likes of Joe Biden or J.B. Pritzker.
Alexander Hamiton wrote in a suggestion for George Washington’s Farewell Address that national morality cannot be maintained to the exclusion of religion. How right he was.