Marco Rubio gave a great speech last night introducing Romney. What a pleasure to hear someone unabashedly discuss faith and family in such a positive way. And what a success story he related about parents escaping communism and coming to this country to make a better life for their children. I agree with those who called Rubio's speech the "best moment of the convention." Except for his mistake saying we need "more government" when he meant less government, his speech was perfect and pure inspiration. God bless him.
When Rubio talks about American exceptionalism, he's not talking about American supermen. He's talking about the unique history of our American government. Yes, we had the flaw of slavery and discrimination for a time, but America has never had a caste system where some are untouchable and can never rise. We've never had an "upstairs/downstairs" society where doors were closed to education and cultural improvement for the "underclass." Have we had exploitation? Yes. Have we had unbridled capitalism that exploits workers and tyrannical judges who imposed injustice like mandatory sterilization? Yes. But these evils have always caused a reactionary uprising. How? Because we have freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech, rights severely limited in most countries of the world.
The vision of the Founding Fathers works because it is based on the Judeo-Christian ethic. Our culture is coming unglued because of the abandonment of that ethic. To the degree we restore those principles to government, we will see a revival of America's greatness. To the degree we continue on the path of depravity and rejection of the natural law of God, we will see further collapse. Restoration begins with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. So pray and work, America. The hour is late!