TENUOUS FREEDOM IN AMERICA
COULD BE LOST AT ANY MOMENT
“But, among the ancient Romans, the lands were all cultivated by slaves, who wrought under an overseer, who was likewise a slave; so that a poor freeman had little chance of being employed either as a farmer or as a laborer. All trades and manufacturers too, even the retail trade, were carried on by the slaves of the rich for the benefit of their masters, whose wealth, authority and protection made it difficult for a poor freeman to maintain the competition against them. The citizens, therefore, who had no land, had scarce any other means of subsistence….” Adam Smith, “The Wealth of Nations”
Adam Smith published his seminal work “The Wealth of Nations” in 1776. His description of the working conditions in the Roman Empire gives insight into the importance of freedom to the early American inhabitants. The hopeless condition described by Adam Smith was common before the Reformation. Freedom was more valuable than life itself. The Founders exerted their utmost effort to preserve freedom in this new land and to prevent future generations from falling back into the prison of slavery.
Living in the Twenty-First Century most of us take freedom for granted. Many of us assume that our elected officials are preserving our freedoms for us and for future generations. Many believe in Democracy and think our nation is still a Democratic Republic.
It is difficult for Americans to believe that much of this is not true that our elected officials have passed totalitarian laws that could destroy our freedoms and return us to a bondage that might be worse than the slavery of antiquity. There is very little publicity about the actual condition of our freedoms. The onerous provisions of the Patriot Act are never publically aired and many believe it is patriotic to support the Act and those who wrote and passed it. Read here. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/07/23/ron_wyden_dangers_of_nsa_surveillance_and_the_patriot_act.html
Truth has become hard to find in the sea of lies and propaganda that spews daily from our press, TV, and radio. Ownership of public information outlets is centralized and the tiny group of people who own and control it are not friendly to the Christian culture.
Immorality is rampant and sexual deviancy is now supported by law. Christianity which used to be the religion of the land has been forbidden allowing the agenda of Satan to become the mandate.
Serious deterioration of our educational system began with government mandated Black integration. Forcing a social phenomenon onto a society caused considerable upheaval that could have been avoided by a more relaxed approach. Blacks who were inserted into our educational system are beginning to catch up but they were far behind most White students and as a result White standards were lowered and the intellectual level of the nation was adversely affected. It has never recovered.
Each new government educational program has resulted in less well educated students. Now we are way down the list of the world’s educated nations. Read here. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/american-schools-vs-the-world-expensive-unequal-bad-at-math/281983/
Along with this educational deterioration has been serious decline in moral standards. These two trends have played a major role in the destruction of the American Democratic system.
Benjamin Franklin wrote on April 17, 1787: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
Our nation has suffered a series of planned setbacks that have made consensus difficult and serious resistance less likely. The Christian religion has been distorted and manipulated in ways that have destroyed its ability to sustain freedom or even to maintain the moral standards that allow a nation to prosper.
When the moral fiber has been destroyed everyone wants to be a chief and it becomes impossible to reach consensus. Some of our citizens are willing to sacrifice freedom for security while a handful of others understand that freedom must come before security or it is soon lost.
We have hundreds of thousands of people who live under the banner of Christianity who have been taught to support our enemies and who are so indoctrinated that they cannot understand the danger posed by this common heresy.
Christianity has been so badly distorted that there are now several distinctly different religions being practices under the name of the Savior.
Evangelicals believe conversion is the sole objective, charismatics are stuck on the Holy Spirit, Catholics have supplemented the Gospel with humanism, Dispensationalists have accepted an erroneous, alien, interpretation of scripture that also inserts humanistic logic, then there are scores of churches that are pastored by independent ministers who preach a gospel of their own making. There is no consensus in Christian circles – the power that should be there has fallen away with doctrinal error.
We are no longer a nation of European immigrants. We have been purposely invaded by a variety of different ethnic groups whose lives and beliefs are very different from those that made our nation great.
In our town we have an Indian Social Club. One of the objectives is to maintain their culture. They want to live in this once Christian nation and enjoy a much higher standard of living than can be had in India, they want to prosper at the expense of United States citizens who along with their ancestors built and defended the society they are now being allowed, even urged, to exploit.
In its present state America might not be worth saving. It has become a predatory nation that murders, exploits, and dominates by threats and intimidations. It has nothing better to offer the world than the vicious strife that fills our history books.
Jean-Marc Berthoud writing in the current issue of “Faith for All of Life” describes it this way: “This, in particular, is the strange character of our present hedonistic, utilitarian, science worshiping, and technocratic civilization. Having utterly deformed the Creators first principles, modern man has once again taken of the poison fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and excluded both from his thinking and his doing (corresponding respectively to the mark of the beast on his forehead and on his hand) all true knowledge, that of both the One True God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and his works of creation, redemption, and providence. God is thus banished from the technocratic cosmos which autonomous scientific man thus arbitrarily constructs. In our present view of the universe, God the Creator and Redeemer has been utterly rejected. God has in this way disappeared from the perspective of our apostate civilization.”
The signs of this rejection are everywhere. Creeping tyranny, deteriorating morals, torture, abortion, chaos, avarice, theft, murder, suicide, mendacity, betrayal, sexual confusion, female dominance, drugs, rebellion, illegitimacy, racial strife, militant degeneracy, and widespread impatience – all portend a dark age to come.
It is the foundation that originally built America that offers world peace and freedom. It cannot be attained in any other way.
We were founded by Christian men and women who sought to worship the Living God without being harassed by secular governments. These men and women provided a Christian base for a new nation, a base that survived the secular onslaught and served the nation well for over two hundred years. It is now being destroyed by a group of power hungry oligarchs bent on subduing and controlling the world.
When it fails the major question will be what system will replace this rapacious evil. Will it be the system that made America the greatest and most respected nation on earth or will it be one of the ugly humanistic systems that so aggressively seek power; will it be Fascism, Communism, or Libertarianism? Will we improve the world with a consensus for peace, order, righteousness, and prosperity or will we remain divided and get conquered by yet another tyrant? Only time will tell. In the meantime we are faced with the murderous power structure that we have allowed to gain power. As it plays out Christians will be persecuted.