I don’t have time to write this. As I type, I have less than 36 hours before I am supposed to leave for a major trade show. It is the single largest and most important show of the year for my industry, and, where my business is at right now, this show could be crucial to my continued survival. I worked until 2 AM CST last night. I was up until midnight the two days before that, and I get up every day at 6:30 AM. Yesterday, I lost time when our A/C unit went out, and my son needed help when his car broke down. This morning, my email is down. Apparently, Google is having issues. My business is driven by my web site and my email, so I am not having a good day and I do not have time for this post. I tell you all of this so you will know the pressures in my world right now, yet, here I am, because there is nothing more important in this world than the subject I am about to address. I just trust that you’ll forgive me if this is not my best, I am not the young kid I once was and I no longer deal with deep fatigue as well as I once did.
Ben Franklin once said words to the effect:
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”
I want you to ask yourself:
“Which do you love more: Liberty, or America?”
Lincoln chose America over Liberty, and he set the stage for the destruction of this nation by violating the very principles upon which it was founded. While it may be true that the specific issue of the time was slavery, the principle was whether or not one people has the right to govern itself or must it be forcibly subjected to the rule of another people. During the Civil War, though their cause was unjust, the South stood in the place as our founders did in 1776 and Lincoln was King George. The only difference is, this time, neither side appealed to or sought God’s help – until Lincoln found his faith and started to pray. It wasn’t until Lincoln turned to God for guidance that the North won its first battle and the war started to turn in favor of the North. There is a lesson there, the same lesson our founders understood: liberty comes from God.
Next, I ask you to consider the political and cultural landscape of this nation. Which side is generally hostile toward God, the Left or the Right? Which side is the side generally seeking to use government force to impose its will on the other, the Left or the Right? And which side sees our heritage as flawed but good and which side sees the history of this nation as a series of injustices and exploitations? Which side is tolerant? Which side is most willing to forgive and forget and learn to live and work together again, and which side is most likely to take the rights of others, oppress and punish others? So which side advocates individual rights and liberty and which side advocates control for the good of the collective? If you’re anything like me, these should have been easy questions, so let me ask you a hard one:
“Why would the side that understands and embraces God and liberty want to stay associated with the side that rejects Him and seeks to control you?”
History tells us that, if we stay in such a society, we will suffer the same fate as all other societies before: we will fall into a state of social decay and, as we grow ever more immoral, or society will continue to collapse until, eventually, we will reach a point similar to that in the French Revolution. At that point, the door to despotism swings wide open and ever would-be tyrant will come running. If such a person is already in charge when that happens, the nation is surely doomed: more so if you have such a person in charge and who is actively working to create and hasten the creation of that point where the door will swing open to him. I say we have many such people in our government right now. I also say that roughly half of our population supports those people. To me, this represents the metastasizing of this cancer. From this point, it will spread ever faster until, sooner rather than later, every part of our society that we consider to still be relatively healthy will also be infected with this disease – unless we do something drastic to save ourselves. In this case, what we are trying to save is the preservation of individual rights and liberty for mankind – and this includes the right to recognize and honor God in our public lives as the source of those individual rights and liberty.
So, here is my challenge to you. Do you love this nation so much that you are willing to accept whatever tyranny is forced on you by the trends in our current culture and the world, or do you love liberty enough to sacrifice a nation? If you love America more than liberty, then – by all means – do whatever you can to work within this current system to fix what you see as wrong, but I wish you luck. You’ll need it. However, if you love liberty above all else in this world, then we need to ban together and use the system to peacefully secede from the union. The founders were very clear on this issue: they said the States do have the right to secede. So let’s exercise it. Let’s leave those who so vehemently disagree with us to live according to what they believe and how they want. Let the rest of us leave them to live the way we know is best for the individual. Let us secede. Let us demand that we be allowed to secede. Let us campaign and peacefully agitate for secession until they let us go. Let us live the convictions we express and either stand for and fight for individual rights and liberty, or for the preservation of a nation that no longer believes in them.