Determination of drift is made, not by comparisons between those who are drifting, or the boat in which one is riding, but with some fixed object on the shore.

The apostle Paul warns against the mistake of false comparisons: “but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” (2 Cor. 10:12).

For the Christian there is a fixed object to which we can look and by which we can determine our own position, and that object is Christ.

In national life also comparisons need to be made. Have we as a people drifted from that course which under the hand of God’s blessing has made our nation great? There is every reason to think that we have drifted far.

Within the framework of our Constitution and those instruments of freedom and protection which together bring blessing to the greatest proportion of the citizens of any nation in history, there are found certain principles which had their origin in the Christian faith. It is to these principles that we speak.

The men who drew up the Constitution never envisioned its use as a protective device for those who would be its avowed enemies. Nor was it ever contemplated that the document should become a cloak under which the destruction of our government might be planned.

That the freedoms guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution have become license for traitors is a matter of record.

But one particular menace demands our attention now. There is an alarming tendency on the part of some to surrender the sovereignty of our government to international agencies and in so doing to erode away not only the rights of American citizens but also to lose for our own land the prestige and power that can best be wielded by people who operate ...

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