The Ten Commandments monument in Kalispell is part of a “cornerstones of law” display outside the old County Courthouse. When it was toppled this weekend, it was an apt symbol of the nation’s descent into chaos and lawlessness in the last two months.
A ne’er-do-well named Craig Weimer has been arrested for wrapping a chain around the granite monument and dragging it with his truck into the street. His motive for this brazen vandalism is not clear, but it is well apparent based on his choice of target that it was an act of rebellion — a rebellion against law and against God.
That rebelliousness is no different than that which Satan displayed in his battle against Jehovah, and it should remind us of the deeper cause of the riots and violence we have seen across America. We have lived as if there is no God for so long that we have raised generations of Americans who have no connection to the morality that is the foundation if Western civilization. Now we are reaping the whirlwind.
The saga of the Ten Commandments statue is itself a reminder of how America has tried to sidetrack God or minimize him. The monument was given to Flathead County by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in 1950 during a national campaign to recognize God’s grace on our homeland, but by the early 2000s the monument was under legal attack. Eventually it was blended in with other monuments to law such as the Magna Carta, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence as a way to make it more palatable to a godless judiciary.
But let’s face it, when you are embarrassed by God, you cannot count on God’s protection. It is thus no surprise that the Ten Commandments were the victim of this latest attack. Nor should it come as any surprise that we are watching mobs attacking our heroes and traditions. The cornerstones of law mean nothing to people who were raised to value their own opinion above anything else.
It should also be clear by now that if our leaders won’t protect our statues and traditions, they won’t protect us either. We had better have a God in our side because no one else has our back!
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