Let’s clear up a few “fears” about living in a place that would be a “Christian Nation/State.”
Fear #1. I don’t want anyone to tell me what to do.
A young man once told me that he didn’t want to join the military because he “didn’t want anyone to tell him what to do.” I felt the same way when I was a young man.
But one quickly realizes how little independence is allowed in this world. When you are child your parents (hopefully) told you what to do. When you are in school, the teachers give you all kinds of ridiculous rules to follow and even tell you to stop talking. (And God help you if you say anything politically incorrect.)
There is a brief time in a life — out of Dad’s house, semi-employed, perhaps in college — when you really have no one telling you what to do. It’s a great time, if also a time of relative penury. Yet there, we regulate our activities so as to keep up our grades decent and out of jail. And, these days, there’s a great deal of self-censorship in college.
And then you either create your own business, and your customers rule you with an iron fist (anyone who has started and run their own business can tell you this — even your employees will have more freedom), our you become employed, and your boss tells you what to do and not do eight hours a day.
And if you want to live in a house or apartment, you are told to work forty hours a week to pay for rent, utilities, food, car payments, cell phone and Internet. And taxes.
I don’t know where people get it in their mind that somehow America is a “free country.” Perhaps it used to be, but those days are long gone. You pay rent to the government (taxes on your real property) and outrageous fees for things like water (in my town it is illegal to collect water off my own roof).
Ahh, but some of you will say “that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m saying I don’t want anybody imposing their morality on me.” Continue reading