According to a new Barna survey, a growing number of Christians believe that the United States is blessed by God and has been chosen by God to lead the world. The survey also found that many Christians do not believe that the United States has historically oppressed minorities.
The United States has not always lived up to the beautiful sentiments of equality expressed in its founding documents. That many Americans owned slaves went against the ideals that we express. The Trail of Tears, Jim Crow laws, Japanese internment, and a host of other policies have treated people like they are less than what the Declaration says they are. The United States has often failed to live up to its self-evident truths. Yet, in many ways, the American story is the tale of a nation learning to be what it says it is.
Americans cherish what most of the world craves: civil protection that allows the individual to flourish under a government that can only exist by the consent of the governed. So, when the President of the United States declared on Thursday, 8 April 2021 that, "No amendment to the Constitution is absolute," his remarks, without explanation, sent a chilling message to many Americans.
Interestingly enough, America's stability is one of the top concerns on the minds of many today. There was a time in recent history when America felt secure in knowing that the most formidable enemies were abroad. Not so today. While we are concerned with terrorist attacks, and rightly so, there is a greater threat from corruption within.