Yes we should, but is his call for repentance real?
There are elements of Judaism which would certainly have us believe that the Seven laws of Noah can be found in most of the world's major religions allowing the possibility of working towards common goals.
Mr. Beck says his efforts were born out of a desire to return to the principals on which our country was founded, to include belief in "G-d". However, the definition of "G-d" is certainly relative to one's own religious beliefs. Take for instance some basic Mormon precepts:
*G-d was born and raised on another planet.
* He has a harem of wives.
* They produce spirit-babies that are sent to earth; there they gain bodies and earn sainthood.
* Jesus is the brother of Lucifer.
* Jesus is the chosen/elected savior by a council of gods from other worlds.
* America is the promised land, not Israel. The holy city is Independence, Missouri, not Jerusalem. Jesus’ latter-day agenda is to return to Missouri.
* The U.S. Constitution is as sacred as the Book of Mormon. In the latter days, it will be under siege and will be saved by Mormons. Thus, we must “reclaim America” to save the Constitution and usher in a genuine age of Mormon leadership. They want to build a Mormon kingdom on earth, similar to modern day Dominioists/Kingdom Now proponents within Christianity. Founder Joseph Smith had a socialistic philosophy and wished to have a society that shared things in common.
* America’s founding fathers were “spirit babies” who created a “sacred Constitution.”
* Salvation is works-based and not through grace and faith.
These are not our beliefs and as such, not only can we not turn back to them, but we were never there to begin with. The same is true for Islamic, Hindu, and other belief systems.
One area in which we can stand with those of other faiths is Patriotism. We can love and believe in our country and support those who defend her no matter our beliefs. And we can certainly pray for our leaders and nation. But standing arm and arm and singing "We are the World" is not going to make the cut. Unless, of course it's at a Pilgrimage Feast and we're "giving" our offerings.
Bottom line: There is One Elohim and only one way to serve Him and that's Torah!
My statement was hardly only about the "nuances" of Mormonism. Why would you only comment on that part.
We can stand together in the Principles of Faith, Hope and Charity. All three are Principles that any religion can stand together with another religion. We either stand with them or King George will stand on us and make us slaves. I'd rather die 'al kiddush-Hashem than become a slave to any other Master other than Hashem.
Also, from my understanding of the Founding Fathers of the USA, when they mention "creator" or "God" they mean the G-d of Israel from their understanding of scripture. The Declaration of Independence makes that abundantly clear.