As stated by former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to a Christian conference being held in Chicago this past weekend, western civilization is currently looking down the barrel of its deepest crisis since the actual resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“That’s because our whole civilization is based on the Judeo-Christian tradition, and that tradition is under sustained attack by increasingly militant secular forces,” stated Barr. Part of those forces, said Barr, were the overwhelming number of so-called “progressives.”
Most well known for recently serving in the role of the country’s top attorney for the Trump Administration, Barr attended the 2022 Issues, ETC. “Making the Case” Conference that was held at Concordia University Chicago as a keynote speaker alongside a group of six various reverends and doctors.
Throughout his Saturday segment at the event, Barr explained to the audience what he thought was the main threat to the entire western world: the public school system of the U.S., which has been attempting to assert more and more control over how kids are being raised while introducing a hostile environment for traditional religion, reported The Federalist.
The former attorney general has held this viewpoint for quite a few years, the unique self-government system for America just cannot exist sans traditional religion. This is a thought process that aligns well with the famous words of second U.S. President John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Back in 2019, Barr issued statements to the Law School and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame concerning religious liberty across America and how the current more modern secularism has attacked that Freedom over the past five decades.
As part of that speech, he stated that the starting point for these assaults on religious liberty happens throughout the public school system by moving to policies and curriculums that are incompatible with more traditional religious principles or the outright forcing of LGBTQ+ lesson plans without even informing the parents. All the while, the state blocks private schools from accessing normally generally-available money.
Barr doubled down on the quite controversial speech in his remarks at the conference this past weekend and highlighted the unconstitutional anti-religious rhetoric in American public schools. He stated that the government stands in violation of the Free Exercise Clause by setting one religion over another. Said clause blocks the government from messing with the religious obligations of its people.
“What we’re living through is not a situation where religion is intruding into the government’s rightful arena—it’s exactly the opposite,” stated Barr. “It’s that government and politics are usurping the role of religion.”
Barr stated that the progressive movement across the United States represents these ideals.
“It basically is an ersatz religion that gives them a sort of truncated version of the place filled by religion in people’s lives,” he claimed. “It also explains the bitterness in our politics today because once you adopt this view, then your political opponents aren’t just disagreeing with you, they’re evil.”
Oddly, he issued thanks to SCOTUS for their adherence to the original constitution and think that it is a moment in time to deal with the existential national crisis by breaking down the governmental monopoly over the education system that heavily promotes transgender and anti-white racism ideologies, reported The Federalist.
Barr wants to promote full school choice that would let parents have access to funds for public education in order to spend it on the schools that match their beliefs.