A supporter of American Vision tipped me off to a 1992 paper that was written for the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. The title of the paper is “The Greatest Threat. . . Spiritual Decay” written by Lieutenant General R. L. Van Antwerp. Lieutenant General Van Antwerp served with the U.S. Army as Chief of Engineers and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy. General Van Antwerp served in combat as a battalion commander in the combat engineers. The Abstract of the paper reads as follows:
This study examines the “real threat” to our national security—that we are no longer a “Nation Under God” and are no longer led by those who understand the spiritual dimension of leadership envisioned and demonstrated by our founding fathers. Our founding fathers knew and accepted their role as spiritual leaders and did their best to reflect that in the documents they produced. Most leaders today get caught up in the trap of “secular humanism” and neglect their responsibilities.