Liberty / Freedom

The Contrast
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Individual rights such as freedom of speech and religion are God-given and can not be legally denied by any government.Freedoms and human rights are allowed, denied or changed by government without regard to any higher authority.

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Life Application
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Understand that the precious liberty we enjoy is the exception, not the rule.  Know that it was paid for in blood, and will be taken away the moment “we the people” stop defending it.Believe what they teach in school, what you see in movies and hear on the main-stream news.  Trust government bureaucrats to always do what is best for you and what they promise.  Don’t worry and just enjoy your life.  

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…

The Declaration of Independence, Congress July 4, 1776
Result, Dividend
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The next generation will be taught how important our God-given rights are for happiness and success, how fragile freedom is and how we must work hard to defend it. The power and abuses of centralized government will continue to grow while the freedom of the people will continue shrink

Limiting Government Power

There is only so much power and control.  The more power the government has, the less freedom the people have.  The more money the government handles, the more corrupt it becomes.  Less money means less corruption and less exploitation of the poor and the law abiding common man.  Self government and personal responsibility make big government unnecessary.  The key to this process is “we the people,” not the people in power, or some large organization or institution. It is the solemn duty of each and every one of us to preserve the precious freedom we have been given.

Believing in a More Perfect Union

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” -The Preamble to the United States Constitution

The critically important work of forming and refining our nation is not done. Our founders knew that America was not “perfect.” That is why they included in the Constitution clearly defined ways to improve it. Over the years, we have made it better by adding key Amendments to the Constitution, but there are still problems that need to be solved.  Although these improvements are difficult to achieve, we can, must and will succeed – not through more laws or bigger government, but by promoting The Tuth.

Why Real Progress is Difficult

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” -John 3:19 KJV

It is easy to blame others for our problems, but if we are to be honest, we are often part of the problem. Sometimes the problem is us, not them. We can be our own worst enemies, because we are all born with a sinful nature. That is one of the main reasons why becoming a good person or nation is an uphill battle — but that is not the only reason. We also have a spiritual adversary: a very real, supernatural enemy.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” -1 Peter 5:8 KJV

Fortunately, the Bible also says that “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” With God’s help we can win this huge, cultural tug-of-war between good and evil.

Overcoming Evil with Good

Romans 12:21 (KJV) says “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” What or who is evil? Is it the globalist elites who dream of consolidating totalitarian power in a One World Government? Is it a political party? Is it our neighbors down the street?

The enemy is not people; it’s evil ideas.  There are people who have been corrupted by the love of money, power and pleasure. It’s unfortunate when these types get into leadership positions where they are able to manipulate and harm others, but it is important to realize that most people are not our enemy.  Most common citizens just want “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” and for the government to stop meddling.

We are in a spiritual battle between good and evil.  The people on the wrong side often mean well but have simply been misinformed and misled. They are being used as pawns. If we can take power away from Washington DC and the insider elites, and give it back to the people, we can redeem neighbors and communities. We can win the cultural tug-of-war by convincing those closest to us to switch to our side. The first step to succeeding in this is understanding the challenge we face.  We describe it below.

“This might be our last chance to overcome the lies that divide and mislead us. “We the people” must return to God, listen to and forgive one another, and reunite ourselves as a sovereign nation.” -Bob Huber

Understanding the Problem

Freedom faces a unique new threat. Never before has technology and world events so aligned against “we-the-people.” It is a “perfect storm” that we must counter or risk losing the blessings that we inherited. The two evils we need to focus on overcoming are:

  • Secular Indoctrination
  • Systemic Intimidation

Just as it is human nature to err, it is the nature of The State to lust for unchallenged authority. Any government left to its own tendencies would grow rapidly like cancer until it destroys the whole nation. That is why America’s founding fathers tried so hard to limit the power of the federal government in the Constitution. When they wrote of “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” they meant that the government should serve the people, not enslave the people.

Unfortunately, what we are experiencing in America today is the fulfillment of the Founders worst fears: a federal government that is so big and powerful that it controls almost every aspect of our lives. Corrupt politicians in this “big government” are colluding with other large corporations and institutions to push “secular indoctrination” using “systemic intimidation.”

Secular Indoctrination

Big government has teamed up with big tech, big corporations and big education to censor the truth and push their self-serving agendas. In order to form “a more perfect union,” we-the-people must be allowed to consider both sides of an issue and then make an informed decision. This has become impossible because only one side of the argument is allowed in the “public” sphere. Our side is aggressively suppressed by censorship and personal attacks.

A prime example of this is the concept of the “separation of church and state.” The founders did not want the State to corrupt the Church as it had many times before. They knew that governments tended to become corrupt, and their hope was that the Church would help preserve the government. This is one of the main duties of the Church, to be “salt and light” in the world.

However, today, the State insists that the Church not be allowed to corrupt the State. The government on its own is depraved, lost and without hope. And yet is it adamant that the Salt and Light of truth not be allowed in schools or any public forum. A type of government-funded, anti-Christian religion has filled this vacuum.

The Church has not been able to do its job of standing against the harmful misinformation of the secular world: the fake-science, fake-news and even fake-religion. Examples of these frauds include teaching evolutionary theory as fact in spite of scientific evidence to the contrary and promoting “Climate Change” or environmental extremism.

This secular indoctrination has generally divided Americans into two groups of people. One group contains those who believe the Secular or Leftist Worldview that the politicians, news anchors and popular culture promote. The other group holds to a more traditional or biblical view.

The Desperation and Intolerance of the Secular Left

People with a biblical worldview understand that God is just and He will settle all scores someday. However, people on the Left demand justice here and now. They believe that the government should solve every problem by force. They can’t tolerate any viewpoint other than their own. They only have this life and they trust government institutions instead of God.  This is why many on the left justify winning at all cost. Their desperate struggle for power to force their beliefs on others leads to our other major culture problem: Systemic Intimidation.

Systemic Intimidation

The right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” is included in the First Amendment to our Constitution. Implicit in this right, which is also explicitly described in other founding documents, is the right to petition “without fear of reprisal.” The 1st Amendment also gives us the right to speak or share ideas freely, but unfortunately most Americans today can do so without not only “fear of reprisal,” but suffering real damage.

We have all heard of “cancel culture” where people use their social or political power to attack others who express an opposing viewpoint. Our respect for the Freedom of Speech used to be so great that we would say: “although I disagree with what you say, I will defend your right to say it.” Now it is “I will destroy you if you think or say that!”

People literally receive death threats for expressing opinions that a few years ago were mainstream. Not only are they threatened, but their children as well.

Very Real Intimidation

This intimidation is almost universally present in our society today starting with the government. The power and influence of our federal, state and local government is overwhelming. Many Americans do not believe they receive equal protection under the law. They fear they may be targeted by unconstitutional electronic surveillance and their lives ruined by being charged for violating obscure laws. They know they will be fired from their jobs if they express “politically incorrect” views, or at the very least lose opportunities for advancement. This is also true for almost every political or professional organization, and even many non-profit or religious entities.

As intolerance, anti-christian sentiment continues to grow, many churches won’t engage in “controversial” topics. They are under such pressure that they have abandoned one of their main duties: to be a preserving “salt” and a “light” of truth to the world.

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