Thomas P.M. Barnett, author of The Pentagon’s New Map, has many great ideas concerning the connection between military defense and economic growth. Furthermore, he can apply his ideas to a world map. His one problem, however, comes when he leaves God out of the picture. Without God, people become numbers, and because of this morality and culture are thrown out the window.
A good example of this is when he speaks of national populations. His argument is that since third world nations are so populous, the United States (and other first world nations) should continue to abort and contracept their populations while increasing their immigration. What he fails to see is the importance of national culture and identity. Barnett looks at the world through the lenses of a secular nation filled with people without any deep loyalties to the family, the nation, and God. Sadly, his goal is to continue to flatten out the American culture, while bringing in immigrants to be culturally flattened as well.
The gay “marriage” controversy is another front in the battle over a flattened nation. When genders lose their identity, when male and female become so flattened, there is no longer any reason to fight homosexual marital unions. When men and women see themselves as exactly the same, sexual disorientation becomes the norm.
In order for us to correct the problems that confront us, we need to see structure and hierarchy, we need to see identity and purpose, we need to understand where we came from and where we are going. In order to protect the sanctity of marriage, we must not only see the difference and distinction between man and woman, we must also see the difference and the distinction between America and Mexico. We cannot allow the flattening of marriage and the nation.
When we reject the notion of the nations under God, we've only embraced a new flat Earth.