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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Why America's Intoxication With Democracy Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (Wikimedia Commons)

The American Renewal Project hosted its second of 10 Missouri pastors' luncheons last week featuring John David Ashcroft (born 1942), the former U.S. Attorney General who finished his distinguished 30+ years of public service in 2005.

John Ashcroft graduated from Yale University in 1964 (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Chicago in 1967 (Doctor of Jurisprudence) and then taught business law at Southwest Missouri State University. Ashcroft went on to serve as state auditor from 1973 to 1975, was elected in 1976 to his first of two terms as state attorney general, elected in 1984 as governor of Missouri, and reelected in 1988. In 1994, the former governor was elected to the U.S. Senate and concluded his career as United States Attorney General (2001 to 2005).

His three-decade pilgrimage through the rough and tumble of the public square garnered him an experienced view, a working knowledge of culture. By virtue of his close relationship to God through Jesus Christ and thorough knowledge of His Word, Ashcroft's spiritual depth equips him with an educated opinion on how the Christian Founders intended to frame society as they plodded through the 17th and 18th centuries.

His address last week to Missouri pastors was a tour de force, underscoring the notion that contemporary culture is nothing but the public manifestation of a secularized State religion brought to a head by the profane Warren Court from 1953 to 1969. This pernicious apostasy was introduced into halls of higher learning in late 19th century America, with its siren call of Liberté, �galité, Fraternité (liberty, equality, fraternity).

General Ashcroft had this to say about it:

"I want to try and make a couple of points; the first is about liberty. read more

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