"We are told that our public schools can no longer invoke the creator, nor proclaim the natural law nor profess the God-given quality of human rights."
"In hostility to American history, the radical secularists insist that religious belief is inherently divisive and that public debate can only proceed on secular terms."
Gingrich is washed-up. A sad symbol of the divisive nature of American politics from 1978 to 2007. The same politics that has resulted in the presidency of George W. Bush, the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the growing division between the affluent and the poor, the disappearing middle class, globalization and the break-down of our national borders, the healthcare crisis, privatization, the unprecedented collusion of government and religious fundamentalists via the Office of Faith-based Initiatives, and the culture of complaint.
Gingrich's interpretation of revolutionary America is not history so much as the type of agenda-driven drivel and political propaganda that denigrates our political process and divides Americans. Essentially Gingrich, like Karl Rove, is hateful by nature. Insistent on dividing America, quick to charge, fast to attack, low on personal faith and public solutions. Overall a low common denominator.
Ask Mr. Gingrich to seriously name those radical secularists who have any real influence over public policy and governmental processes today. Funny that the founding fathers talked about the public square, not the public pulpit.
"We are told..." We are told what and by who, Newt? Since you belittle everyone you meet, you typically forget that many of us do not need to be told anything because many Americans are smart enough to figure it out for themselves.
Strange, isn't it, that public schools would be avoidant of secular biases. Really hard to believe, Newt.
Even harder to believe that American courts would be "biased," as Gingrich cleverly puts it in favor of the separation of church and state since, after all, the Nation was founded on that doctrine. So much for "original intent." I guess that what they teach at Liberty University.
Gingrich also decried what he called judges' overreaching efforts to separate church and state.
"Too often, the courts have been biased against religious believers. This anti-religious bias must end," he said.
Of course, if we don't teach history, as a new study of eighth graders in the U.S. suggests, then it is so much easier to indoctrinate the young just like the NDSAP did in the 1930s.
Ahhhhh...Newt Gingrich's vision of a "new America."