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Character counts, Charles Murray believes. America must learn from the secularizing trends in Europe.

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews, Feb 7, 2020

Stephen KokxConservative scholar Charles Murray is not optimistic about the future of the United States.

In an interview with Canadian pro-life activist Jonathon van Maren, Murray, famous for his many books on culture and politics, said the American experiment in constitutional government is “dead as a doornail” and that without a religious awakening, the United States may last only a few more decades.

“I think America is showing what post-America looks like,” Murray said. “People who call themselves conservatives … believe things that would horrify the Founders.”

“You cannot have a free society, a society that allows lots of individual autonomy without some outside force that leads people to control the self,” he said.

“The American way of life” is now “meaningless.” America today is “just another rich, powerful country.”

Murray believes that while President Trump has accomplished many good things while in office, the country has failed to live up to the Founders’ belief that character counts.  ….

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