Guest Post by Jeff Barganier, Christian Attorney, Author and Reporter.
Russian writer Stanislav Mishin recently wrote in Pravda: “It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people. The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.”
We all know that out-of-control spending will lead to economic disaster. But worse, out-of control government will lead to a complete loss of our freedom. Let’s be honest about why “Tea Parties” swept the nation: People feel the tremors of a political and cultural quake so disturbing that, unless the Lord intervenes, our beloved America will be forever transformed and our freedom forever lost. And Americans see that the transformation has now begun.
As I write these words, I’m thinking that we live in a day of unprecedented evil. But that’s not really true. Evil has always been with us. The canvas of history is marred with its ugliness. What is true is that we live in a day of unrestrained evil; and unless we succeed in restraining it, evil will surely rule us. We the People are waking up to the fact that our elected officials lack the moral courage to restrain evil. Why else are they failing to uphold the socially and economically moral and substantially sane foundations of American liberty?
As judges stretch the bounds of their constitutional authority, it seems many politicians (and more than a few Church leaders) these days repeat the line “We just have to follow the law.” But if we had always just blindly followed any law in this country, would we have ever rid the land of the evil of slavery? And who would know who Rosa Parks is today? Might not she still be in the back of the bus? We can and we should reject evil laws!
The President of the United States declared June as “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Month” and, by virtue of his “hate crimes” agenda—sexual orientation is left undefined under that legislation—he vicariously supports the adoption of children without regard to sexual orientation. So we are now on the precipice of state-sanctioned sexual abuse of children by pedophiles who will simply “adopt” their victims. And who would have ever imagined an American president standing on foreign soil, as he did, amidst foreign gods, declaring that America is not a Christian nation? The Bible says in 2nd Chronicles 7:19, 20: “If you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you and serve other gods and worship them, then I will up root you…”
Therefore, Mr. President, I rebuke your declaration that this is not a Christian nation. But if you are right—if we have indeed strayed from our biblical roots—I pray that we will turn back and once again place our trust in that treasured American ideal found in our Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”; and that we might once again place our trust in the God of the Holy Bible who sets men free. Thomas Jefferson said “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God?”
Are We the People, in our slumber, failing to restrain evil and thus allowing a new political tide to undermine freedom and doom future generations to slavery? Is Stanislaw Mishin correct? Are we merely “hapless sheeple?” If so, don’t blame your leaders as they “follow the law.” Don’t blame President Obama. He is simply following the course in which he strongly believes.
But I ask you in earnest: In what do you strongly believe? Is there anything you are willing to die for? Faith? Family? Freedom? If so, I have three suggestions.
Let’s get on our knees with our families and pray for our country. 2nd Chronicles also says: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
Let’s turn off our TV’s, sit down with our families and study our country’s founding documents; and know with confidence that our unalienable freedom comes from God not government.
Let’s get involved, engage the culture and support political candidates who will put traditional American values and defense of freedom first; and let’s hold them accountable! While we are still free enough to do so, let’s spend at least as much time defending our freedom as we spend enjoying it, lest Mishin’s words prove disastrously prophetic.
Jeff will be in DC, reporting on the 9/12 Tea Party meeting, September 12, 2009, Washington DC.