(Editor's Note: The following is a special message from AFA President Tim Wildmon)
Brace yourself for a disturbing revelation:
70% of American adults, ages 22-37, say they are likely to vote for a socialist in the 2020 elections.
That shocking statistic comes from a survey released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. According to the survey, the percentage of the millennial generation who said they are “extremely likely” to vote for a socialist candidate has doubled between 2018 and 2019.
Without diving into a complicated academic discussion of socialism, let me put that statistic into perspective with a few definitions and descriptions anyone can find on the Internet:
▶ One source said socialism is “based upon economic and political theories that advocate for collectivism. In a state of socialism, there is no privately-owned property.”
▶ Another said socialism “believes that the means of making, moving, and trading wealth should be owned or controlled by the government as a whole.”
▶ A third described socialism as “a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.”
You get the picture. This isn’t the America our founders envisioned.
I believe this drastic shift is a direct result of a concerted effort of secularists to brainwash young Americans into rejecting our first principles that flowed from Scripture and made America the greatest nation in history. These include:
▶ the private ownership of property.
▶ the idea that our rights come from God, not from the state.
▶ the conviction that power emanates from the people.
▶ the freedom of religion.
How else could we explain this finding from the VOC poll:
Only 57% of millennials believe the Declaration of Independence “guarantees freedom and equality” better than The Communist Manifesto.
You read that right – The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
This breaks my heart to think that so many of our young Americans have been hoodwinked into embracing the political and social system that has given the world such ruined nations as Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, and Venezuela as well as former failed regimes in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Croatia.
Bigger government is not the answer for what ails America. God is! The same God in whom our Founding Fathers put their trust.
There is a painting that hangs on a wall at AFA. It sends chills down my spine. A tall man is kneeling in the snow, head bowed, praying. It’s a scene that really happened during one of the most desperate moments in our nation’s early history. The man’s horse stands behind him, its breath turning to vapor in the frigid temperature.
Of course, the man is General George Washington, and the painting depicts the winter encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge during 1777‑78. Isaac Potts, a Quaker, witnessed the scene and wrote:
[Washington] was at Prayer to the God of the Armies, beseeching to interpose with his Divine aid. … Such a prayer I never heard from the lips of man. I left him alone praying. I went home and told my wife. …We never thought a man could be a soldier and a Christian, but if there is one in the world, it is Washington.
Potts would later comment that “if George Washington be not a man of God, I am mistaken, and still more shall I be disappointed if God do not through him perform some great thing for this country.”
As we know, a ragtag army of farmers, hunters, and fishermen prevailed over the greatest army in the world. In my mind, of all the heroes and heroines in our nation’s storied history, no one is greater than Washington.
The hero of the Revolutionary War and the first president of our Republic, George Washington represented the genius, strength, and character of a generation that changed the world and altered the course of human history.
By clicking HERE, and making a donation, you will receive a 45-minute presentation by historian Stephen McDowell, founder of The Providence Foundation. Stephen is a close friend of mine and an authority on George Washington.
I’m convinced that George Washington: Man of Providence will teach, inspire, and motivate.
You’ll learn why these words from his Farewell Address remain true and essential if America is to prevail as “a city on a hill” among the nations of the world:
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. … And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
If there is a greater expression of the certain connection between a nation’s spiritual condition and its achievements, I don’t know what it is.
Request your copy of the presentation today. And as you do, please consider making a financial gift to AFA to support the production of such resources as well as all the other ways we are working daily to restore America to her biblical foundation.