- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
We need to find Christian roots
To the editor:
When Americans reflect on the efforts to bring forth a more perfect union, we ought to read "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th century French philosopher, who came to America in 1830s to discover the reasons for the success of this new nation. A sample:
"There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America; and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its own conformity to human nature than its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation on Earth. I looked for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors, ... in her fertile fields and boundless forests, in her rich mines and vast world commerce, in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand that the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
We must call upon those who fill the pulpits of our churches to seek the rekindling of the fervor of the Christian faith.
The flame of freedom cannot long endure in a nation that divorces itself from the God who gave us that freedom.