Let me begin my post by saying, “Thank You” for your continued prayers for me and my family as we navigate the troubled waters of grief in the loss of my earthly treasure, Bonnie. She was my angel, my gift from God, and I miss her more and more every day. She was faithful in all things and faithful to the end. She never lost hope in God or me. I told her that her confidence in God was warranted, but the confidence in me was often too generous and gracious. She loved me dearly and I loved and love her more than words can express. She wanted me to continue doing what I am called to do and shout from the rooftop what I hear and see in my heart. She desired that I remain faithful to God and the call He placed on my life. Therefore, I continue, even when I don’t feel like doing anything but sit alone and weep.
I realize that my title is somewhat inflammatory when standing alone. If you will allow me to expand upon my statement, I will endeavor to express my concerns and the biblical and constitutional way to deal with the new normal the Left seeks to impose. I am not sure that I can achieve that objective sufficiently, but I will give it the old college try.
The Media, which are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the followers of toxic liberalism or Democratic Socialism, seeks to confuse and indoctrinate with the rhetoric of the purveyors of the new normal. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines normal as “conforming to a type, standard…” It also defines it as “occurring naturally.” What does that mean? I suggest that it means that ‘normal’ is defined as whatever society deems it to be.
The Left and the Establishment Republicans are often peas in the same pod. They were different hats, have limitedly different rhetoric, but at the end of the day, they are members of the old boy system and make up the Swamp and Deep State. They are, largely, Statists and their view is not limited government but authoritarianism and control. We are useful only to the extent we contribute to their coffers and follow their mandates. Step outside the fence and you immediately become a threat that must be eliminated.
The utter lunacy of defunding the police and fanning the flames of discord and racism only serves to divide and weaken the fabric of our republic and society. I am 100% in favor of positive police reform and would prefer that the police departments police themselves rooting out all the bad apples from the barrel. Destroying the entire system because of a few bad actors is beyond insane and endangers everyone including those who want them defunded and dismantled. In those areas where this is being attempted the crime rates are skyrocketing. The exodus from those neighborhoods and cities will only expand in the days to come.
The idiocy of releasing criminals back onto the streets while incarcerating hairdressers, restaurant owners, and private citizens for observing their constitutional rights is not a ‘norm’ anyone should favor. However, it is becoming the new normal of the Leftist-controlled cities and states. We can call rioting, looting, mayhem, burning of buildings, and battering citizens mostly peaceful but that does not make it so. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. You can call a skunk a house cat, but I suggest that you want to avoid the business end of that creature.
Allowing big box stores such as Walmart to remain open while shutting down churches, restaurants, and small businesses did not curb the spread of the coronavirus but destroyed morale and is destroying the economy. It has created a much larger dependent class of citizens who are beholding to the government for their subsistence. What the government provides for, it controls. If they send you a check, they expect compliance with their edicts in return. If you fail to comply, they are more than willing to watch you die.
I watched with dismay at the politicization of the so-called ‘COVID Relief Package’ debated in Congress. How in the name of human decency and sanity can any politician justify making the national debt of Sudan or the education of women in Pakistan more important than the seniors, veterans, small businesses, and Americans?
I recently came across something that William Randolph Hearst wrote in 1924. I said, 1924 not 1994 or 2004 or 2014, but 1924! I read it and wept as I reflected on the current state of our society and government in 2021. He said, “The day when this nation ceases to shape its foreign policy primarily for the safety and welfare of the American people will be the day on which its national doom is sealed – and its international doom too.” That was a warning scoffed at then and the fruit of that policy being reaped in America in 2021. We have done this to ourselves. We do not have to comply but failure to do so may mean we die. Where is the patriotic spirit of 1776?
When I review history and recall things I have seen in my life, around the world, I am sorrowful for my nation. The reeducation or brainwashing of multiple generations via our modern educational process is bearing fruit and that fruit is not healthy or helpful for Liberty and Freedom. During the Cultural Revolution in Communist China, there were hordes of Red Guards rampaging through the streets of Beijing and much of China. They attacked everyone they deemed to be non-compliant to the Communist mandate. Those victims had placards hung around their necks denouncing them for their crimes against the state. Millions were murdered during those episodes. One has to wonder, with the direction of America, how far are we from this type of Brown Shirted Jack-Booted Gestapo antics?
America was moving forward in re-establishing itself as the key player in the world economy and as the World’s Greatest Super-Power. We are in grave danger of becoming a nation on the downhill side of progress as the Leftists take more and more control and seek to enforce their new normal on us. I doubt that the average Russian in the 1990s would have believed that their country was on the verge of imploding. Those of Rome would never have dreamed their empire could collapse.
When a nation loses its connection to its moral moorings it is heading for destruction. A corrupt society cannot long exist and as John Adams prophetically declared, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” We need to rehearse that warning and realize that the direction of the Leftists pursuing their new normal which is the opposite of that condition is destructive.
Although our Founders were adamantly opposed to Direct Democracies and sought to establish a Republic John Adams made a succulent point in his letter to Abigail Adams. He said, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” America is aging but age alone is no reason to become dead. I conclude with the words of President Warren G. Harding from 1920. He said, “America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration. It’s time again for Americans to assert normalcy and restoration. And then, yes, America can and will be great again.”
America, we either comply and die or we resist and live. We either exhibit the Spirit of 1776 and once again and reclaim our Republic or we become serfs of the state? Will the last line of the Declaration of Independence once again become our rallying cry and evidence of our commitment to Liberty and Freedom? That last line is, “And for the support of this Declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” We the People are the rightful owners and overseers of this republic and its government. It has been stolen from us by politicians.
God bless you and God bless America!