America is the Only Nation in the World That is Founded on a Creed

G.K. Chesterton was a great big Catholic intellectual.  He took apart the atheists of his day in debates and was nearly lost to history if not for the efforts of organizations like the American Chesterton Society.  Visit them at  Once you read his books and quotes like the ones below, you will understand why the totalitarian/atheistic minded in America and elsewhere don’t want you to know he even existed.

America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creedThat creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence;  perhaps the only piece of practical politics  that is also theoretical politics and also great literature.  It enunciates that all men  are equal in their claim to justice, that governments exist to give them that justice, and that their authority is for that reason just.  It certainly does condemn anarchism, and it does also by inference condemn atheism, since it clearly names the Creator as the ultimate authority from whom these equal rights are derived.  Nobody expects a modern political system to proceed logically in the application of such dogmas, and in the matter of God and government it is naturally God whose claim is taken more lightlyThe point is that there is a creed, if not about divine, at least about human things.”

What I Saw In America, 1922 by G.K. Chesterton of England

My children named their gerbil after Chesterton because they knew I liked (and still do) the TV show on EWTN.  Chesterton fans may be fanning themselves at the thought of a gerbil being named for the “Apostle of Common Sense” but, at least this gerbil, like Chesterton, was chubby.

On a more serious note.  Our American creed has been in danger for a long time.  The danger is being brought about by the those who want the American creed to now be induced with anarchist and atheistic thought and action.

We must defend our country from this inducement.  Like Chesterton, we can defend truth with a smile on our face and a tune in our head or on our lips.  We may as well.  The fight will always be here.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

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