Our Judicially Created Banana Republic

by J.J. Jackson

28 June 2005

After the completely unfounded claims last week that the government has the right to seize our land and give it to another private individual in the name of higher tax receipts, I suppose I am not shocked to hear that the Supreme Court has ruled that it is wrong to display the 10 commandments within a courthouse. That doesn't mean that I accept it however. In fact it is imperative for all Americans that they understand how heinous this ruling is and how it continues to propagate an erosion of the basic foundations of our Republic.

Despite ramblings from the lunatics that would proclaim that God and even more broad concepts of religion have no place within our government all good Americans must stand up and fight against this blatant usurpation of power from the people by tyrants of the court. It is time that Americans learn the truth. And the truth is that this charade perpetrated today is an effort by those that do not respect this nation to destroy it from within. This act is of treason against the United States, and I will call it such and say so proudly. For these Justices of our Supreme Court namely Stevens, Breyer, Ginsburg and Souter along with various accomplices in either Justices Kennedy or O'Connor have rewritten the Constitution twice in less than a week and must be held accountable for their actions.

The proper action is to impeach these judges; every last one of them. For some those words may seem harsh. But I have a very important ally in my beliefs and his name is General and President George Washington.

Despite the claims of those who seek the destruction of America and their accomplices on the court about how government even mentioning God constitutes an "establishment" of religion we see that our first President did not agree. In fact he tells us, specifically what our duty as Americans is. Specifically he said that it was to recognize Almighty God. And not only did he say this, but BOTH houses of Congress agreed. Here are the complete words of his address declaring the first national day of Thanksgiving:

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint committee requested me to commend to the people of United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness, now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next, to be devoted to the service of that great and glorious Being, Who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or will be." (October 3, 1789)

It is inconceivable that with this plain and clear language that anyone except those so desirous of absolute power over the people could even attempt to argue against the language. It shows in my opinion how bold the enemies of this nation have become.

It is completely without merit to argue that on the above date in 1789 those who were alive when the Constitution was written and who supported it did not understand fully that what they were doing was in accordance with the Constitution and the first amendment. And because it is inconceivable that they did not know the words many of them helped to pen we must believe that what they did which was to fully and wholly endorse a government sanctioned display of religion that such a display is fully and wholly within the intent of the founders and the Constitution.

But President Washington was not done talking about religion, God and America and how they were intertwined. He went on to talk about such topics in his farewell address as well. He said:

"The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together. The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint councils and joint efforts, of common dangers, sufferings, and successes." (George Washington's Farewell Address)

Yes, that's right. With "slight shades of differences" we indeed do all have the same religion for the most part save those seeking to impose their irreligious beliefs upon Americans by striking any reference to God or religion they do not find acceptable from our public lives. Even our first President was smart enough to see this was not the intent of the Constitution. So what is so wrong with public displays of religion again?

At best the irreligious can only produce a clause by Thomas Jefferson citing "a wall of separation between Church & State". But what they do not speak of is what that phrase was in reference to. The reference was towards only that the Baptists were concerned that the first Amendment did not significantly protect religious establishments from the interference of government. Again, it is the same message that has been used to properly define the "establishment" clause time and again and that is that government is prohibited from physically controlling a church. It was not in reference to government recognizing its religious roots.

But perhaps that is not enough for some of you that are out to remove religion from public life. So President George Washington went further by saying:

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness - these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity." (George Washington's Farewell Address)

But he was not finished even there telling those of you that believe religion has no place in America what the truth really is. Oh no. He continued:

"Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric? Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened." (George Washington's Farewell Address)

And just for good measure in case you did not understand that he also added:

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct, and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period a great nation to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it? Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature." (George Washington's Farewell Address)

If your eyes are burning take a break. I know that this far too much to bear if you may be one of the many of Americans that have been indoctrinated by the enemies of this nation not as defined by myself, but as defined by President Washington himself.

Our Supreme Court of today needs to do a little more historical referencing before they make baseless decisions with roots solely in other unfounded court decisions of only the last century. Perhaps they need to think twice before they consider authoring a decision with no historical reference to the time of our founders who talked of our "Creator", "Supreme Judge of the World", and "divine Providence" in our very Declaration of Independence and even "our Lord" in the very Constitution these despots have now found a prohibition of God in. Maybe before they talk about how religion cannot be seen within our courthouse walls they should listen to the words of President Washington and maybe they should pull their heads out of their robes.

The prohibition on the "establishment" of religion does not mean to wipe religion from the foundation of our country. It means exactly what it says which is to prevent the creation of, and required worship at, a national church "or else" as James Madison said during the debates on the addition of this amendment and as is well documented in the Annals of Congress.

Recognizing the foundation of our laws is not an "establishment" of religion. And if you don't believe me, ask George Washington, our first President, the man that turned down being King and someone that was actually alive when the Constitution was written. You might learn something and certainly will be far wiser than Justices Breyer, Souter, Ginsburg and Stevens could ever hope to be.

Until these four are impeached this country will never resemble that which our founding fathers intended and that which it was ordained by Providence to be.

About the Author

J.J. Jackson is the Senior Editor of American Conservative Politics (, owner and chief designer of The Right Things ( and internet political columnist.