I received the following email from one of the Tae Party Organizers:
Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 10:45 AM
Yesterday I had the privilege of hearing from a noted historian regarding the potential fall of America as we know it. Throughout history it has been the intense effort of those in power to seek out ways of holding on to it at all cost. The methods have not changed; Simply increase the number of voters who are dependent on government then get them to vote.
Imagine this as a bar under which lie people who depend on Washington instead of themselves for many vital needs. Today, this “invisible bar” is being dramatically raised to include those who have lost jobs or become crippled by debt in what was previously the “middle class”. Add to this the ”crisis nature” of the US economy. Mix in the constant rhetoric about ”global climate change” (note they are shifting terminology away from “global warming” as the planet is actually experiencing a cooling phase) Throw in the threat of newly discovered diseases and the fear of a pandemic. All great opportunities for “change”. But DC is becoming even more proactive in the quest for ultimate power over the people. One initiative underway is the redrawing of voting boundaries to diminish the voting power of legitimate taxpaying citizens and empower those who are dependent on government. Another is a pending bill which, with the right distraction, may repeal the 22nd amendment (Presidential term limit). And so these questions are now being raised by those in office… Why allow these crises to be wasted? Why not solidify power with the consent of ignorant citizens? Who could stop us from doing so?
The only ones left who could potentially turn the tide are those who have a reasonable knowledge of the corrupting nature of political power in the hands of those who have their own self-interests in mind. Those who can look back and see the pattern in world government and read the proverbial handwriting on the wall. How many of these citizens are left? While I would hope to be included in this prestigious group, I would guess that they are a rare remnant. For this we must accept responsibility or continue to watch as our nation plummets over the cliff of no return. In light of this “Constitutional Crisis” I am more convinced than ever before that we must address two critical issues in our lives…
First, we MUST fight the temptation to primarily surround ourselves with like-minded people. We must cease from simply forwarding emails to others who may be willing to stick out their neck so we will not have to. And since I am doing just that in writing to you, I have determined to build an email list and a social network of “unbelievers” (those whose vision of America is fatally flawed) and to creatively warn them of either their apathetic attitude or their outright ignorance! Piece of cake, right? No, not an easy task, but a necessary one if we are to make any progress at all. Liberty, justice and prosperity are still appealing concepts and we need to persistently connect the dots so they can begin to see more clearly.
Second, we must ask ourselves at what level we are called to ”fight to save our nation”. For some, it is a legitimate, God-given, full-time calling. For others, it is a passion which should be acted upon through education, wise voting, writing an email or letter, speaking up and speaking out. Many in this category have a tough time juggling this with true priorities (God, family and then others), yet we must be committed to having balance in life. Are there those who should take no interest in political issues or even in voting? While I’d love to include ACORN, I do not accept this (political dormancy) as a legitimate category. Either this comes from a belief in total anarchy or the belief that anything other than politics is a “higher calling” (taught nowhere by our Creator of the nation’s forefathers).
Heavy material for a Monday, but I would ask that you consider what your part is in this. A summer homework assignment! You men and women are patriots; I have seen it in you. Now spend some time asking God how you should proceed and go for it!