Last week, pro-life organizations and 15 other pro-family leaders held a ''Rally for Religious Freedom'' outside of a federal court where the court is deciding a case concerning Obamacare's contraception mandate.
The event took place in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which is widely considered the second-most important court in the country. The pro-life leaders were there hoping and praying that the court would not force people of faith to be complicit in the culture of death that is growing in our nation.
Have we forgotten that in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence our founders made it clear that our liberty comes from God, not from government, and that the right to life is the first of our ''inalienable rights?'' That right is written especially for those who cannot defend themselves.
The Declaration's text goes on to say, ''That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.'' We pray the court does the right thing.
There was also a celebration honoring the faith of George Washington. Among the speakers was Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, who quoted Washington's first inaugural address, in which our first president said, ''The propitious smile of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself hath ordained.''
Rabbi Cahn continued, ''We stand tonight on Capitol Hill, in the city named after the one who gave that prophetic warning, to ask, can a nation drive out the name of God from its public square, and the word of God from its schools and the ways of God from its culture and still expect the smiles of God to shine upon it? Can the blood of 50 million unborn children cry out to heaven from this land and the smiles of heaven still remain? Members of Congress, can a government call evil good and good evil and forge laws that war against the laws of the Almighty and the smiles of heaven still remain? ... The voice of our first president cries out to us tonight and answers, no."
The answer to our nation's decline is real simple: We no longer fear the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.