by Nolan Guilbeau – Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
℅ Shawn Brasseaux
Troublesome times march throughout America. Turmoil and divisions of almost everything conceivable exist in the society and governments of our nation, further eroding morality and liberties. America is the last bastion of hope for preserving individual freedoms, being relentlessly attacked from the Trojan horse within its borders. In order to have a better understanding of this unfolding dilemma, it may be beneficial for we the people to examine wise statements, the warnings made by honorable men and leaders of former years.
President Abraham Lincoln stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. To stand in silence, when we should be protesting makes cowards of men. A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
America is severely divided and confused over issues due to the influence of unseen evil forces that attempt to further subvert our beloved nation. The wheels of godless ideologies of socialism/communism and other “isms” gather momentum. Where are the pillars in leadership of our generation, brave patriots like Patrick Henry who vociferously proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death?” The line in the sand doesn’t exist. One wonders whether we have become a nation of cowards! Where is mainstream media?
The very freedoms we enjoy are precious and costly. They were initially purchased with human blood on the battlefields by people of valor and integrity and KEPT by the same sacrifices throughout our history. How dare we take pause and permit these enemies to usurp and deny our inalienable rights from God our Creator. Where are the pastors?
Another pillar of our republic, Thomas Jefferson warned, “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of people alone. We the people themselves are its only safe depositories. Where the people fear government, there is tyranny; where government fears the people, there is liberty. The democracy will CEASE to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Socialism is alive and well. Khrushchev predicted the next stop is COMMUNISM. God forbid!!!
“He who ruleth over men MUST be just, ruling in the fear of the Lord” (II Samuel 23:3).