Jeff Sessions: We ‘cannot allow the left to demoralize the founding of the greatest country in the history of the world’
Sunday, to commemorate America’s independence and founding, the First Baptist Church of Huntsville featured a discussion between church senior pastor Travis Collins and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sessions explained the challenges the country faced as there had been a move to demonize America’s founding within the culture.
In his remarks, he highlighted the importance of now allowing the effort to succeed and reminded parishioners the standard the modern left set for the country’s founders was unreasonable.
Relevant portion begins at 30:00 mark:
Sessions said his own difficulties in the public square were to be expected, as they had been all throughout American history.
“I do think you expect it,” he said. “You play in the big leagues, you talk about big issues, and you can expect criticism,” he said. “I know that in some ways it is worse today, but if you know history — Jefferson, Adams, Washington, all of them had scandalous press stories, and there have been some bitter, bitter battles, and Lincoln and a war that arose. So it’s not the first time in our history, but we do need to get serious, and I’m spending a little time on this project — I believe we need to teach our young people the unique history of America, and cannot, cannot allow the left to demoralize the founding of the greatest country in the history of the world. That’s what I think.”
“[T]o think we have to expect George Washington to have solved and fixed every single problem then existing in the world when he got elected president is ridiculous,” Sessions continued. “The question is was our nation founded on high principles — yes. All men are created, created, endowed with certain rights — life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. They’re created equal. So, the fact that all of those ideas then were accomplished immediately doesn’t in any way demoralize the founding of our country.”
He emphasized how the government was instituted among men to protect stated rights and explained how ideologies that reject that premise had failed.
“We have the mayor of the city of Washington, D.C. appoint a commission that came back and wanted to move or remove the Washington Monument,” he added. “I mean, what is this? I just think we’re in a big battle, and we need to figure out how to intentionally teach our young people honestly our strengths and our weaknesses, and honestly, this nation boldly asserted in its declaration today 145 years ago, boldly asserted certain high principles that remain unchanged. We’re created equal. We’re endowed by our creator. Government is instituted among men to protect those rights, and it is by the consent of the governed, not some autocrat, not some beady-eyed ideology, like the Nazis and the communists. They think they’re going to transform humanity and create a heaven on earth, then create a hell on earth — that’s what they do.”
Alabama’s former U.S. Senator weighed in on threats to the free exercise of religion component of the First Amendment and policies he helped to implement while serving in the Trump administration as U.S. Attorney General. He also warned against the secularization of the country what impact it might have on morality.
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.