According to Pat Buchanan, conservative commentator and former GOP presidential candidate, America is steadily declining because of its "steady rejection of its Christian roots" and the declining faith in churches. He sat down with the American Family Association's Brian Fischer to promote his book, Suicide of a Super Power.
Buchanan says that religion is the source of all morality and the source of all ethics and that when religion goes, the culture goes, the civilization goes, and finally the people begin to die.
Citing the Supreme Court's rejection of a case about the erection of crosses on Utah's highways and criticizing President Obama, Fischer claimed that efforts to purge the mention of God in the public square are happening daily. "Well, it's the de-Christianization of America," Buchanan opined. "If the faith, Christianity, gave birth to our civilization and you reject it, again, the civilization will die and the people will die."
Buchanan claimed that the rejection of Christianity in America began in the 1960s with secularism instead of religion shaping young minds through education and entertainment. He wondered why the overwhelming 95% Christian majority in the 1960s let it happen.
He also blamed immigrants for the decline of America, saying "the melting pot has been rejected."
Fischer said that Europe is a "sneak preview" of where the United States is headed because of multiculturalism. "It's time for us to reconsider Islamic immigration," Fischer declared, "because we're inviting into our shores people who do not share western values," suggesting that Muslims want Sharia law. Buchanan agreed. "We have to bring in people who share our views and values." He said that immigration in the early days of the country consisted of immigrants from European Christian countries. He suggested that immigration be put on hold until the employment levels go back up.
Fischer and Buchanan claim that Americans need to elect Republicans in 2012 to the Senate, the House and the presidency to save America. Buchanan fears that America will not survive until 2025.