|Grateful Greetings July 4, 1973
The one basic difference can be illustrated by the following quote from Karl Marx:
"The democratic concept of man is false, because it is Christian. The democratic concept
holds that each man is a sovereign being. This is the illusion, dream and postulate of Christianity."
Contrast this with our Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
All fifty state constitutions recognize our dependence on "God," "Almighty God," "Supreme Ruler of the Universe," "Divine Goodness," "Creator," "Supreme Being," "the great Legislator of the Universe," "Deity."
The one basic difference is that communism says there is no God, man is the supreme power. Our heritage, faith and dependence is in God. Communism holds that an all powerful and centralized government is the supreme power. We know that the Creator and Supreme Ruler of the Universe is the source of our freedom and blessings, not man through government. This is the cardinal difference, not that we are a democracy or republic, but that we are a theocracy.
When we do not privately and publicly recognize that our blessings and our freedom come from God, we accept the inevitable alternative that man is the all mighty power from whom all blessings flow.
As a reminder of our responsibility for implementing our heritage, we could each time we spend a coin remember that freedom is "In God we trust."