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And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
November 22, 2012
by Robert McCurry
The following secular perspective article is one of an incalculable number describing America’s current chaotic political status. Obviously, there are no political solutions to the political debacle since the cause of America’s problems is spiritual, not political. God’s Word – the Bible – is the only answer. Jesus Christ is ‘The way, the truth, and the life.’ God’s law is perfect. Salvation is of the Lord! God’s command to all is, ‘Repent and believe the Gospel!’
Through propaganda, education, disinformation, indoctrination, and imposed ignorance, the political left has succeeded in subverting a segment of the American population
Showing Liberty the Door
- Erik Rush (Bio and Archives) Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – Canada Free Press
It is a sad irony at this time when Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in America, that one of the things Americans had to be most thankful about – their liberty – is going away. It is not simply in danger of going away, as it was throughout the last century and over the last thirteen years; it is on its way out.
Through propaganda, education, disinformation, indoctrination, and imposed ignorance, the political left has succeeded in subverting a segment of the American population sufficient to ensure their political power in perpetuity. With the re-election of closeted communist Barack Obama as President, and nothing save an unmotivated and impotent opposition party feigning efforts to stand up for America’s founding principles, socialists in America essentially have carte blanche vis-à-vis advancing their agenda for the foreseeable future.
Although there are those among the electorate who supported Obama who would eagerly vote for a Republican the next time around should things continue on their current dismal course, the problem lies in the fact that the governing class, if you will (including the Republican Party), has become so corrupted that any checks realized after 2016 will probably be too little too late – and this is assuming there is an administration and a Congress who are inclined to implement those checks.
As for those among the electorate who think they know what they’re getting (whether it be an end to the evils of capitalism, white dominance, and Christianity, or simply entitlements), these could prove to be formidable enemies in the future, since the numbers of these are increasing rather than decreasing. Ignorant of America’s history, imbued with the belligerence of the entitled, and with the support of the leftist government-media complex it is also these people who will be demonstrably dangerous should America experience the sort of challenges that some European nations are now facing.
As impossible as it is for the average American to conceptualize, the class of people who represent America’s current administration will honestly relish seeing average Americans suffer, because they spent their entire adult lives hating Americans. The charge that America generated its prosperity on the backs of workers and through imperialist practices is of course a pretext; the ultimate goal of socialists and communists is the power they never could have achieved through a merit-based system. Indeed, most if not all of the individuals in Obama’s cabinet had the opportunity to do just that, but chose not to attempt to do so. It is a common story among most communist leaders.
The irony is of course that those who hate America, whether at home or abroad, have generally based their hatred upon the actions and policies of our leaders, whose character often doesn’t reflect that of the American people. It is arguable that this is itself the fault of the American people, at least in part, but it is undeniable that big government elites of one stripe or another have been devious and insidious. Imposing their will upon the American people and anyone else affected by their actions for the last century, rather than governing, they have ruled. Thus, their actions were quite often antithetical to the will of the people and America’s founding principles, fostering enmity abroad, compromising America economically, and stultifying individual achievement. Unfortunately, now more than half of all Americans are too ignorant to know what those founding principles were, let alone what they meant, and how they could salvage the nation if employed once again.
Had citizen militias or the government gunned down communist marchers in the streets during the 1930s and 1940s, America would not be in this position today, although we might still have our hands full with soft-socialist big-government types. Obviously, this could not occur given the perception of communists’ rights as Americans to embrace and express such thought, even though it was tantamount to allowing a diseased segment of the population wander untreated for decades for the sake of preserving their personal liberty.
Many such as myself have gone from having concern that things would end badly for America as we know it to being pretty much convinced that this is the case. The objective now seems to be the preservation of the ideas and ideals of America, rather than the nation itself. The methods by which individuals and communities will endeavor to do so will of course vary, but I would wager that conflict and aggression, whether amongst Americans ourselves, or between Americans and our government, is in our future.
Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker who writes sociopolitical commentary for numerous online and print publications. In February of 2007, Erik was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama’s ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level, which ignited a media firestorm that smolders to this day. His latest book, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America’s Racial Obsession,” examines the racist policies by which the political left keeps black Americans in thralldom, white Americans guilt-ridden and yielding, and maintains the fallacy that America remains an institutionally racist nation. Links to his work are available at Erikrush.com.
‘Give me liberty or give me death’
Because man no longer understands God's law, he no longer understands his responsibility and obligation to maintain Biblical civil government; hence, government has turned from its duty to administer God's law. The result, godless government is now destroying the very foundations of liberty, justice, and morality and, with it, man's individualism, integrity, and independence.
The Bible asks, "What can the righteous do if the foundations be destroyed?" (Psalm 11:3) Even though our liberty, justice, and morality have been severely eroded, they have not been completely destroyed. This is evident from the fact that we presently have the opportunity to turn back to God and His righteousness.
Patrick Henry, in his speech before the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, stated,
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
When Patrick Henry spoke these words he was not just facing a little inconvenience, he was facing a bullet or a hangman's noose. Still, he stood his ground. Where are the Patrick Henry's of today? Do we have this principle within us, or are we just going to stand idle? Who is going to stand in our day as Patrick Henry did in his? Are we going to bequeath any vestige of liberty to our children and grandchildren, or are we going to bequeath to them a world of slavery that can no longer be dislodged? ~Fred Allnutt, December 25, 1992
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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