Glenn Beck's Restoring America rally was a pleasant surprise. All great leaders have something in common: their belief in a transcendent being called God. This belief in God is the answer to restoring America because we are not fighting a physical battle; we are first and foremost fighting a spiritual one. Without recognizing this we will lose the culture and end up with a society that trades freedom for comfort, with pleasure as the good, choosing leaders that promise that Utopian delusion.
In discovering God we discover who Progressives are trying to replace through the use of an ever expanding government. I'll explain why the Restoring America rally was so remarkable and how intelligent Glenn Beck’s plea for the American soul was, whether you believe he realized it or not.
There is nothing more fundamental to any discipline than a belief in God. What is more basic than belief about simple, unqualified, eternal being - the being that gives life to all that exists? Nothing! That is why Glenn Beck decided to make this rally about America coming back to a proper understanding and relationship with God instead of voter registration or the recruitment of political activists. On that day, Mr. Beck not only got back to the most basic of all ideas, showing that natural religion is connected to freedom and freedom to liberty, but he also demonstrated that God is more basic than politics and philosophy is more basic than political science.
The predominant concern of philosophy is the most basic questions, applicable to all human beings, while the task of theology is to flesh out the implications of our belief in the eternal God. What Glenn Beck did was genius. Mr. Beck, a self-ascribed alcoholic, national radio show host, and Fox News commentator took a serious risk by making himself vulnerable and easy to attack. His critics are fools because whether he knows it or not Mr. Beck went back to the ground floor of the ideological battle for the American soul and won. Truths stated on the Lincoln Memorial that day encouraged America to return to God and these truths are at the core of the very reason that this country declared its existence. Mr. Beck reminded us that these truths are universal and that all political parties can share them. The cause of our countries decline is not Democrats or Republicans, but the belief that government can replace God as well as personal responsibility.
Government replacing God is why the culture has been decaying and our understanding of the proper role of government has become twisted and blurred. Far from government replacing God, God uses proper government to show his glory in the thoughts, actions, and ideas of men. We need both God and government, each in its proper role and function.