4/3/11

Land of the Enslaved, Home of the Timid

Let me be clear. We live in the greatest nation on earth. But last week, I saw two reports that caused me to grieve the loss of our great nation, and the oppression of its people. Apparently, our nation, established out of revolt against tyranny and founded as a sanctuary for those who take responsibility for their own “pursuit of happiness”, has been transformed to a place where citizens are unaware of their rights and, if they do take a stand, are impotent to protect them.

The first report I’m referring to is an article about a Detroit woman who noticed her daughter experiencing a possible vaccine reaction. The doctors she sought for the condition prescribed additional medications to alleviate the symptoms and it caused her to get worse. So she did what every mother who sees something causing her daughter distress would do and she took her off the meds. At this point, and the article is not clear on how it all transpired, Social Services appeared at her door and attempted to take her child from her for failing to give her the prescribed medication. When their intentions became known, this mom holed up in the house with her daughter, holding off the social workers with a gun. The long and the short of it is that she’s now being held on $500,000 bond, and being charged with multiple felonies. They’ve taken her daughter from her and stuck her in the system, despite promising that she’d be placed with a family member. Obviously, the authorities intended to make her an example of what happens to people who believe their lives and liberties are not subject to any government. 

What’s the lesson here, folks? It’s safer for a mother to walk into a doctor’s office and kill her baby than it is for a woman to refuse to administer mind-altering drugs to her child. And if you defend your position as the rightful authority in the home, you’ll be carted off to jail and made an example of.

Story number two features a family in Delaware whose private personal property is stolen, essentially at gunpoint, by the government sworn to defend their rights. When the homeowners confront the tyrants, they are told they don’t have the right to stand on their own property and speak on their behalf. They are lied to and threatened, and despite being filmed the atrocities continue. The “authorities” have become so brazen that they simply don’t care who sees them violate the law. After the standoff, the homeowner actually gets in his vehicle and moves it aside so the city workers can dismantle their property…who teaches us this? Are these the actions of the free and the brave?


I’ve heard people say that the best way to combat injustice is not to take up arms, but rather arm yourself with a camera and record the truth. But, honestly friends, who’s watching? The horrors witnessed in these two stories have become so commonplace, so ingrained in our culture that neighbors, as in the case of the mother, actually encourage one another to sacrifice their God-given rights to comply with unjust and unconstitutional authority. For as many people who see these reports and feel as I do, there are likely an equal number who watch and think that those poor folks could have saved themselves a bunch of hassle if they just went along with the authorities.

"No authority have you against Me in anything, except it were given to you from above." John 19:11

 When I was a kid, I used to write all over my school notebooks. One of my favorite quips back then was “Question Authority.” After reading the founding documents of our nation, it occurs to me that too many people have stopped doing this, so I’m including a quote from the Declaration of Independence here so you can read it for yourselves:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness(My emphasis added)

Fear is the greatest weapon of the slave master. We should approach each encounter with “authority” armed with these questions: Does this government operate justly? Does it recognize its citizens as its rightful authority? Does it uphold its citizen’s unalienable rights? If the answer is no, then it’s our duty as “The Brave” to stand our ground. If the enslaved remember their power in numbers and their moral obligation to do as the Declaration of Independence authorizes them to do, then the nation has a chance to be return back to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, but until then, we will continue to wallow in our own complicit obedience to unjust masters, praying each day that the injustice doesn’t come to our own doorstep. Good luck with that.


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