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8 Miracles That Saved America?

Written on Saturday, October 22, 2011 by

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Chuck Norris

As I recently tweeted (@chucknorris), I read through the book “The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points that Saved the World,” by Chris and Ted Stewart. I highly recommend it.

Immediately afterward, I started reading their other book, “Seven Miracles That Saved America,” and I have been equally inspired by it. But it has prompted me to wonder: Is there an eighth miracle coming and needed to save our republic again?

It seems somewhat audacious to point out seven pivotal moments in America without which America wouldn’t be America. But it’s hard to argue with the Stewarts on the critical events that they’ve expounded upon and argued for masterfully, especially from our vantage point and with their compelling evidence. Hindsight is certainly 20/20.

There’s no doubt that America has teetered on the brink many times in its history. Where would we be if the dial of circumstances had been turned just slightly on the following seven events alone — those they address in the book? Where would we be if the outcomes had not been as they were?

—Christopher Columbus’ improbable discovery of America.

—The epic survival of the first English colonists at Jamestown despite the onslaught of starvation and other fatal foes.

—Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army’s Battle of New York during the Revolutionary War.

—The astounding conception and formation of the United States Constitution.

—Abraham Lincoln’s plea with the Almighty that turned the tide of the Civil War at Gettysburg.

—The astonishing events that altered the course of the Battle of Midway in June 1942 during World War II.

—The extension of freedom around the world because Ronald Reagan’s life and presidency were spared miraculously after an assassination attempt.

The Stewarts make a compelling and inspirational case that those crucial events were not coincidental, but providential. The authors asked the question, Has God repeatedly intervened in the affairs of men and preserved the United States of America? Atheists would argue “no.” But the Stewarts and I and millions of other Americans would answer with a resounding “yes.” No doubt, America, God has shed his grace upon thee.

I’m reminded of a quote that was brought up in their book by Benjamin Franklin, who often is pitched in progressive circles as one who didn’t believe in the Almighty’s intervention in human affairs. But Franklin was particularly eloquent on the matter and the power of prayer in government, as he addressed those who attended the Constitutional Convention:

“In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?”

It’s a question that needs to continue to ring from the corridors of Congress to the halls of the White House, our public schools and homes: “And have we now forgotten that powerful friend?”

(In November, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on HR 13, legislation introduced by Rep. Randy Forbes to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States and support and encourage its display in public buildings and schools. Please contact your representative to support the legislation.)

Readers might not agree with every angle of the authors’ conclusions, but no investigator of world civilizations can deny the exceptional origin, history and nature of the United States of America. The Stewarts make a statement in the book that sums up most patriots’ feelings about our country: “No man is perfect, and neither is any nation. Yet, despite our weakness, we are still, as Abraham Lincoln said, the best nation ever given to man. Despite our faults, this nation is still the last, best hope of earth.”

How contrary those sentiments appear to be to those of our current president, in light of his global apologies for America, lack of spirit for American exceptionalism, denial of America’s Judeo-Christian majority and promise to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

President Barack Obama has kept that promise. He is carrying out his agenda and mission. And if he’s allowed another four years in office, I believe there will not be a remnant of our republic that he and his administration will have not overturned.

That is why I also believe we need an eighth miracle to save America — a providential and pivotal moment that spares our country from falling off into four more years of the Obama transformational abyss.

The chapter has not been written. But a decade down the road, will our hindsight reveal that inspirational and historical miracle? My wife, Gena, and I hope and pray so.

In my next column, I will explain what I believe that eighth miracle could be. Forgive the anticipation. But until then, will you imagine for yourself what that eighth American wonder might look like?

I feel as if we are standing at a crossroads similar to that at which George Washington stood when he wrote to James Madison in 1786, just a few years before the first president’s inauguration: “No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was ever more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.”

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  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    You need to work harder & longer,
    millions of Obama supporters are
    depending on you.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    Only God can save America.

    • Floyd

      Psalm 91
      1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
      will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
      2 I will say[b] of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
      my God, in whom I trust.”
      3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
      and from the deadly pestilence.
      4 He will cover you with his feathers,
      and under his wings you will find refuge;
      his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
      5 You will not fear the terror of night,
      nor the arrow that flies by day,
      6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
      nor the plague that destroys at midday.
      7 A thousand may fall at your side,
      ten thousand at your right hand,
      but it will not come near you.
      8 You will only observe with your eyes
      and see the punishment of the wicked.

      9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
      even the LORD, who is my refuge—
      10 then no harm will befall you,
      no disaster will come near your tent.
      11 For he will command his angels concerning you
      to guard you in all your ways;
      12 they will lift you up in their hands,
      so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
      13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
      you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

      14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
      I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
      15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
      I will be with him in trouble,
      I will deliver him and honor him.
      16 With long life will I satisfy him
      and show him my salvation.”

    • daves

      Too bad you are always saying things that will offend God Raymond.

    • Ron Alford

      And, He will only save America if we turn back to His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “If you deny me before men on earth, I will deny you before my Father in Heaven”.

  • GDC

    Miracles ARE delusions and those that believe they happen ARE psychotic!

    • Randy131

      Some people cannot read the writing on the wall, a reference to a passage in the Bible’s book of Daniel that means you are not smart enough to see the truth when it stares you right in the face, as your comment proves.

    • REDTOES1946

      GDCommunist, You are on the wrong site as so many of you are. Rather than go with what has worked for over 200 yrs., You and your kind can’t stand America and want to bring it down. Answer me WHY? If you hate it here, move to the country of your choice. This country is the land of the free and the home of the brave not the the lazy with their hand out. Just wanted to remind you of that. You still have a choice here. God bless America and all her true and faithful patriots

    • http://deleted grandma lliberty

      and what facts do you base your opinion on…

    • http://deleted grandma lliberty

      my above comment was directed at GDC

    • http://deleted grandma lliberty

      my above comment was directed at GDC and no I didn’t already say that… (commentator’s comment)

    • Jimmy Cooper

      It is people like you that makes people like me from kicking your butt,the only thing stopping mi is a miracle,that we never meet.Mr. Chuck Norris,you are doing good things for this country,dont let people like the ignorant gdc,when he stands before God on final judgment day then he will wish for a miracle.God Bless yOU cHUCK nORRIS!

    • daves

      “But I say to you that anyone who is angry with a brother will be subjected to judgment. And whoever insults a brother will be brought before the council, and whoever says ‘Fool’ WILL BE SENT to fiery hell.”
      ~ Matthew 5:22

    • cheryl jessup

      GDC You are a godless dumb ass.

    • daves

      Then what are you for displaying such anger?

  • http://none Marvin

    As long as the congress votes “Party” over country things will never get better.

    • daves

      Amen!

  • Wolf Sage

    Dear Mr. Chuck Norris:

    Actually, there were more than 8 miracles.

    For details please read: The “Winning of America” Series of Books by Allan W. Eckert

  • Dan in NH

    I think we could add the fact we won WWII. If it wasn’t for the 2nd Amendment we would have been invaded by Japan in 1941. After Pearl Harbor Admiral Yamamoto was asked why he didn’t invade the US he said because their would’ve been a rifle behind every blade of grass. At that time our military was small, poorly trained and ill equipped and wouldn’t have been able to stop an invasion even now there’s no way for us to defend our borders.

    • patriot2

      there actually are ways to protect our borders,it’s just that obama is failing to do it.even now the military that hopefully is coming back from iraq could patrol the border(without the need to ask before shooting).they would be closer to home & rotate home sooner than overseas,& still catch terrorists when illegally entering the country.

    • Dan in NH

      Most of those are reservist and national guard who will be released when they return plus the plan is to reduce the size of the military when they return. Did you know our total border is over 100,000 miles in length. The Mexican border is over 1900 miles in length. The Canadian border is the longest border in the world at over 5000 miles and then we have 95,000 miles of shoreline. How do we patrol such a border. Where do these people live. If you put our military on the borders where do they live? We would have to provide for them and their families. What are we going to do build a new fort every 100 miles around our border with all the facilities for military and their families including medical facilities, schools. Commissaries and Post Exchanges. Our economy can’t support what you talking about doing. These are some of the problems with your idea. The best defense we have against invasion is the 2nd Amendment. If we loose that right which many Democrats including Obama, Clinton and the UN are trying hard to do just look at the UN Small Arms Treaty which Obama and Clinton support. If we ever loose our 2nd Amendment we will no longer be the United States we will be a socialist country like in Europe. Look what’s going on there now.

    • Suzanne

      If you give the military the dregs that are left over after all of the wasteful spending then, no, we cannot patrol the borders. But if we give them top priority (because the common defense is required by the Constitution, not social programs, crony capitalism, etc.) they will do a magnificent job of protecting us.

    • http://deleted grandma lliberty

      I think it’s too late for that… Now that we have NAFTA mexican trucks can enter USA without inspection or stopping .. there is no border entrance inspection on this new super highway… they don’t have to stop until they hit Kansas…..

    • Martin

      When the first nuclear device is set off in an American city because of this open borders policy and super hiway it will be too late for hand wringing and for patriots to stop this travesty…

    • daves

      It doesn’t mean all trucks. Just certain one’s that we can feel safe about. Sure it can be abused but thousands of pounds of drugs have been entering our country from Mexico for over 50 years. If we cannot stop the large drug shipments how do you expect we will stop a small bomb.

    • Ralph

      @Grandma
      they are already entering as of yesterday and have clear passage to Canada because of Odumba

    • daves

      Give me a break!

    • Jerry Small

      I don’t think the illegal immigrants are the problem as much as the Americans who embrace them, the drug cartels, and the Mexican government. Unlike the millions of Americans unemployed, they seek work, by and large. We have a large numbers of Americans who don’t won’t to work, yet they are getting benefits from the USG. Something is wrong with this picture. Can Norris fix it? I did like the column though and his TV appearances. If Mexico would let us annex the top 5 miles of their border with U.s., we could clear it out and see anyone trying to illegally sneak into the U.S. And any other bad guys. Yes??

  • Howard-the Banger Club

    Let’s go for 9 by placing Goveror Perry and Congressman Allen West as VP in the White House and then follow Warren Buffet’s 5 minute program to end deffecit. The people demanded the 26th amendment and we got it so lit’s follow Buffet and clen up this mess.Email you congress/senators tell the to read buffet’s plan and if they don’t agree ask them why.

  • Dennis

    I liked this article and the book sounds awesome but the very first statement kind of made me go ugh.Why do people still cling to this Christopher Columbus discovered amaerica thing.This continent was well known long before Mr.Columbus.Also to think that this country is still blessed today by YAHWEH(GOD) is insane.We allow every perversion known to exist in his land.We have turned our faces from him and have embraced sin.We follow every whim and desire we have but do not keep his laws, commandments and statutes.How or why would you think we are blessed? We are cursed and it will continue to get worse until we turn back to him.We must humble ourselves before YAHWEH(GOD)ask for his forgiveness than reinstitute his laws back in this land.Only then shall we begin to grow strong with his blessings.

    • Dan in NH

      We need to convince the liberals they are wrong and get all liberals out of office. We also have to remove all liberal judges from the bench. We need the Supreme Court to overrule the decisions that legitamized this Separation of Church and State which isn’t in the Constitution. We have to take back the Schools from the liberals and the unions they are poisoning our children’s minds. The first thing is to take the presidency and senate from the democrats if we don’t do this we are lost.

    • Disgusted

      Convince the liberals they are wrong??? Fat chance of that.

      We need to do more than remove lberals from office. You are forgetting the RINOS and namby-pamby republicans who are not much better if at all than liberals.

    • Dan in NH

      The RINOS will side with whoever is the majority. We can’t loose a RINO seat to a Democrat. RINOS do compromise but they will side with their party usually.

    • daves

      Especially since the facts are on our liberal side.

    • http://www.patriotupdate.com Alex

      So Dennis, tell me please….are you justified by works or by Grace? Are you born again by the Spirit of God and is your life without sin?

  • am2sweet

    The biggesst miracle to me are the men and women that have worked hard to preserve this country and what it stood for. Losing that status is a hard blow to those that have risked life and limb to keep our country safe and have all the rights that our Constitution gave us. If we come through this intact without Obama and Muslims or the Bilderbergs winning then it will be another miracle produced by the people of America who love it enough to fight for it.

    • daves

      I love America and I will always fight to defend her.

      I think President Obama has done some good for our country and I like some of his ideas.

      America is about religious freedom so I will defend her against threats by people who wish to persecute any religious group including Muslims.

      I am a former Marine and a Liberal. I may be past my prime but I am armed and some things are more important than life.

  • PAWatcher

    Thanks Chuck, am reading The Seven Tipping Points and glad to know I have another Stewarts’ book to get into.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    The Obama Stamp.

    The Postal Service created a stamp with a picture of President Obama. The stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation.

    After a month of testing, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings:

    1) The stamp is in perfect order.

    2) There is nothing wrong with the applied adhesive.

    3) People are spitting on the wrong side.

  • tod

    For the 9th miracle Dr.Ron Paul 2012 !! !

    • Are you Serious

      And that is what it would be, a miracle. I think God is smarter than to let that happen.

    • steve

      GOD loves the truth. You may want to read that again. and remember it. Ron Paul is the truth. No other agenda. Not bought and paid for like the other liars .Romney is a RINO. Perry will lose in debating the current tyrant, as would Bachman ( an honest person who would be a fine president ).Cain is the un-known. I will sleep well after voting for the great Patriot Ron Paul. Please send him money to compete with the corrupted ones.

    • daves

      I was agreeing with what you said until you claimed Michele Bachmann is honest. She has been caught in so many lies.

  • cheryl jessup

    If we got rid of every Liberal and progrssive in gov. we would be on the road to recovery. The communist and Marxist have ruine the Democratic party.

    • johnk

      if that would happen… including the those in the Supreme Court & George Soros.
      It would truly be a miracle by the grace of God.

    • daves

      You know I rarely agree with the most radical of you but I would never deny your right to exist or to live in the U.S. or to express your opinion.

      I think that not wanting to hear or respect opposing view points is about as Un-American as can be.

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    I don’t know how Columbus could miss America by sailing west from Spain, but the rest of it seems reasonable. Still, “tipping points” often turn out to be inevitable products of long trends.

    The Two Minute Conservative at http://adrianvance.blogspot.com has political analysis, science and humor. Now in the top 3% on Kindle.

  • Corbin’s G-ma

    Cool!! I’ve never read an article by Chuck Norris before! Our sons love the Chuck jokes; our 11 y o even made one up: Chuck Norris doesn’t eat bananas, he eats MANanas.

  • Chloe’s Mom

    We can debate all the problems in America until the cows come home but if we want to do something that really works, it can only be found on our knees in prayer and in the voting booth; in that order.