My reader must understand three things in order to understand the message of this book. First, he must understand the despicable pit into which this nation has fallen, reflected primarily in the condition of its government (not to mention its churches, culture, and streets). That is the theme of this first chapter.
Second, he must open the Bible and review God's holy law. What righteous demands does God hold over ourselves and our community? When seeing the terrible plight of this nation in the light of what is good and right, certainly we come closer to pronouncing the present situation as being utterly unacceptable.
Third, my reader must remember that America was not in this situation two hundred years ago. Our spiritual forefathers in this nation brought righteousness to bear in their own lives, then on their communities, and then on this nation. With these three elements in mind, perhaps my reader may share with me in a vision for the renewal of God's blessing on us and our communities.
Victimization of the innocents, the helpless, and the minority to satisfy the greedy urges of a selfish population is commonplace in tyrannical societies. The victimization starts with heavy taxation and usually ends with mass murder.
As the people in a society become more evil, they turn to government to support their selfish habits. The envious raise the taxes on the rich. They gain the government's support to aid in the murder of the unborn. First they have the government legalize abortion, and then they have the government fund it. After gaining public support for nasty little habits like sodomy, pornography, and abortion, they turn their savage eyes and bloody hands towards good people to continue their havoc.
Good people, particularly Christian people are a living example to the ungodly. The Christian example of righteousness combined with an uncompromising attitude towards sin produces guilt in the hearts of wicked men.
Guilt is a terrible thing to those who commit sodomy and murder without restraint. Uncomfortable with this guilt, the wicked turn the guns of government on the Christians, addressing first the most uncompromising and vocal Christians who cry for righteousness in public forums (such as government and media). Just as Cain could not bear the testimony of righteous Abel, they cannot bear the sounds of the voices of righteousness in the public arenas. So they turn on the righteous, forcing their children into government schools for proper indoctrination in their religion of atheism and humanism. They will not be satisfied until the last voice of righteousness is silenced either by imprisonment or death. This is why intolerance, imprisonment, forced government schooling, and death for Christians and others usually arise from a population that has run unrestrained into the grossest of sins. They use the government for their dirty work, because the government is the source of power, the most efficient tool available to perform their acts of violence. Also, government is treated by many as a god, and so the support of government for their evil excuses their sin and pretends to relieve their guilt.
Study the moral decline in 1930's Germany, 1910's Russia, and 1770's France (just prior to those remarkable tyrannies), and inevitably you will find the precedent to tyranny is a rise in homosexuality, fornication, adultery, abortion, infanticide, and pornography.
This is why pure libertarianism is impossible (indeed, self-contradicting), and this is why political freedom is only possible under the influence of righteous people.
Over the last 100 years Christians have been lured into a state of complacency and ethical neutrality. The ungodly want the good people to see the cultural and governmental realm as a neutral field. As Christians relaxed the application of Biblical truth in society, education, culture, and family, the ungodly rushed in quietly to fill the void. As the homosexuals, the humanists, and the socialists gain the political upper hand, they then will crush the Christians who slowly awaken from their stupor of pretended neutrality.
So you see, there really is no neutrality. Either Christians will continually attend to the faithful observance and application of God's law to all areas of life, or they will eventually be crushed by the heavy hand of the ungodly who are restrained by no law at all. The autonomous man has no reason to be tolerant. Christians, on the other hand, are tolerant to the extent allowed by the law of God. This is a historical lesson that should be learned well by this generation. Never let up in this war between good and evil. It will be God's law or man's law.
1. Our governments tax us far more than have most tyrannies in prior generations.
I Samuel 8:15-18 "And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants...And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day."
Dr. Walter Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, stated in the 6/10/92 edition of The Washington Times that "in 1787, federal spending was about $3 million a year, or about $1 per citizen. By 1910, the Fed spent a little more than $600 million, about $6.75 per person. By 1929, the Fed spent $3 billion per year, $29 per person. Today, the Federal Government spends over $4 billion per day! That comes to more than $6000 per year per person, or controlling for inflation, a 9,000 percent increase in federal spending between 1929 and today. The Colonists, who were paying about 67 cents a year in taxes, went to war with Great Britain."
As of 1991, all levels of U.S. governments are spending 47.3% of the Gross National Income of Americans. This money comes to the government in the form of direct taxation, inflation (hidden taxation), and debt which is delayed and hidden taxation.
We are taxed if we earn income.
We are taxed if we invest what we can save after income tax.
We are taxed if we sell our house even if the only capital gains we earned was from inflation (purposefully-devalued money by the Federal Government).
We are taxed if we buy anything with the money that we earned after our income is severely taxed.
We are taxed if we own anything of value like property or business investments.
We are taxed if we have anything left over at the end of our lives to give to our children. Proverbs says, "A good man leaveth an inheritance unto his children's children...." not unto the government.
We are taxed for services that we do not want.
We are taxed so that government can redistribute wealth.
We are taxed most severely if we work hard and are successful in our business. In reference to taxes, the Bible says "The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less." During the Bush administration, the richest 10% of investors in this nation were forced to pay 54% of the United States' taxes. The bottom 50% (most of whom do not invest in business) paid only 6% of the taxes. The envious trend of soaking the rich for the redistribution of wealth grew in the 1980's. "In 1980, the top 5 percent of income earners paid 36.4 percent of all federal taxes. In 1990, they paid 42.9 percent..." (The Washington Times, 8/16/92, page A3).
There has been no break in this constant increase of taxation and government spending in the United States since 1913. Socialism has grown at a constant rate (as measured by government spending as a percentage of the GNP), only slowing briefly in the mid-1960's and late 1970's. Contrary to what the establishment "conservatives" would like us to believe, the 80's and 90's have become the final boost to the European levels of socialism in the United States. This constant, planned socialist growth in America is very adequately illustrated by the graph below:
We are taxed to fund educational, cultural, and philosophical programs that we despise. Few Christians enjoy the pictures of Jesus molesting small children although the art is paid for by their tax dollars through the National Endowment for the Arts. Thomas Jefferson correctly warned that "to compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Bill Clinton, the United States President, is working to establish a value-added tax at every level of manufacturing and wholesale transfers. This will be hidden taxation that will further cripple the economy.
The Clinton administration is bent on establishing class-envy in America, the most fundamental, moral-corrupting aspect of the Marxist-Leninist dialectic. This class-envy is coaxed out of Americans when the taxes are raised on the upper classes. This was his campaign message which he iterated time and again.
2. Government's tyrannical and reprehensible programs are a shame to a principled and free people.
Habakkuk 2:12-15 "Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!...Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!"
The U.S. Federal Government distributed 849,000,000 condoms in 1992.
President Bush's appointees gave $164,508 of "grant monies" to a California prostitute in 1992.
Our tax money is directed to kill babies in their mother's womb. Federal spending on family planning surged from $375,000,000 to $483,000,000 in the four year reign of King George (Bush). (This funding had increased from $70 million in 1981.) No effort has been made to administer any so-called "gag" rule on these agencies that receive the money to prevent them from advising and performing abortions.
Howard Phillips lists 122 pro-sodomy organizations that are propped up by federal funding, grants that average $200,000 each! (The Howard Phillips Issues and Strategies Bulletin, Oct. 5, 1992). These special interest groups receive money and, in turn, support the campaigns of those politicians who give them the money. It is the simple method of fabian socialism, keeping ungodly, powerful government in power.
In 1992, the Denver Public School System used a Health and Science Education teachers' guide entitled "Gay and Lesbian Youth Tools for Educators" as a training tool for their teachers. The guide included a questionnaire designed to be answered by junior high and high school students. Here are several tax-funded questions from that questionnaire: "Is it possible your heterosexuality is just a phase you may outgrow?...Is it possible that all you need is a good gay lover? If you have never slept with a person of the same sex, how do you know that you would not prefer to do so?"
In the New York City school system, recommended books for first graders are Daddy's Roommate (about two homosexual men), and Heather has Two Mommies.
Between 1992 and 1996, Bill Clinton plans to increase spending for International Affairs by 13%, environmental programs (to reduce productivity in manufacturing, and our standard of living) by 13.5%, transportation systems (in which the government has no business competing) by 24%, and the worst programs of all (health and education) by 54%.
All of Clinton's increases are in areas in which the government has no business. The primary purpose for the Federal Government is defense, and he is decreasing spending here by 8% (Source: Office of Management and Budget).
The U.S. government spends $15,450 annually on each AIDS patient. In comparison, it only spends $285 per patient for those with cancer, $33 for heart and vascular disease, and $25 for diabetes sufferers (Traditional Values Coalition: Anaheim, CA). Over 90% of AIDS patients get the disease by anal sex between men, reaming exercises, sharing drug needles, and other reprehensible activities. Diabetes sufferers rarely get their disease by anal sex. Will we pay great amounts of money for people who engage in bestiality when they too begin to contract horrible diseases?
To allow these outrages to continue is an affront to the consciences of good and decent people.
3. Government's tyrannical regulations destroy business and economies.
Regulations are costing American families between $8,388 and $17,134 per household.
The total length of the Federal Register was 53,376 pages in 1988 and 67,716 in 1991. The complex labyrinth of laws becomes a tyranny to the small person and a delight to thousands of lawyers who use one law against another, gradually soaking up what little capital is left in the economy.
The U.S. government spent 9.6 billion dollars in 1988 on administering regulatory programs and (in constant 1987 dollars) spent 11.3 billion dollars in 1992.
These regulations raise the prices paid by consumers, lower wages and increase unemployment, hurt the country's international competitiveness, increase uncertainty for businesses, discourage investments, and impair innovation.
4. Our governments are bent on socialism, government ownership and regulation of all private property and business. This socialism is about to break the back of our economy. Socialism expands every minute the legislature is in session, with every time a president is elected, and every lecture in which the government schools promote themselves.
Poverty rates remain fairly constant despite the fact that increased government spending, tax increases, and government regulations abound. Anti-poverty programs have absorbed 1.6 trillion dollars since 1960 without abating poverty. It appears that the Great Society is a total failure. George Bush boosted entitlement and welfare spending by $175 billion per year adjusted for inflation, an expansion of 28% in just 3 years (Cato Institute: Policy Analysis 6/19/92). The real purpose for government is defense and the courts, and yet according to the back of my 1992 Federal Income Tax form, only 20% of the federal budget goes to defense. Defense did absorb 28% of the budget in 1987 before George Bush began proposing budgets.
It is not government's role to redistribute wealth by coercion, the threat of imprisonment and the force of a gun. The government's role is in defense and justice.
According to a recent article in the Conservative Chronicle (2/24/93), there are 18.7 million government jobs in the United States. Compare that to the 18.1 million manufacturing jobs where productive people are working hard to produce usable goods for the rest of the 280 million people in the country. That is over 1 bureaucrat for every useful worker in this country! The bureaucratic structure constitutes a tremendous waste. They regulate, harass, intimidate, and generally stymie any form of economic growth in the productive sectors.
5. Our United States Government is the biggest proponent of a One-World Government as well as a supporter of tyrannical communist governments.
George Bush and Bill Clinton both have vocally supported a one-world army.
Since 1980, the U.S. Government has supported the United Nations' intervention in almost every area of unrest in the world. In fact, The Washington Post wrote this about the U.N. decision to send United States troops into Somalia: "The decision constitutes the first United Nations intervention in a country's internal affairs with a mandate to use offensive force..." (12/4/92).
In many instances throughout the 1970's and 1980's, the U.S. Government has propped up socialist and communist tyrannies while the people suffer.
George Bush abandoned a 50-year American policy of recognizing the independence from Soviet control of Lithuania and the other Baltic republics. No thanks to George, they won their independence anyway after some bloody bouts with the Soviets.
George Bush authorized most-favored-nation status, World Bank loans, and massive technology transfers for Communist China (even during the bloody Tiennemen Square massacre).
George Bush authorized technology transfers to the Soviet Kama River truck factory, despite continuing Kremlin aid to the Afghan Communists to the tune of $300 million per month.
George Bush approved subsidies of more the $100,000,000 to the Marxist-Leninist government of Mozambique.
George Bush authorized multi-million dollar U.S. taxpayer subsidies to individuals and organizations allied with Nelson Mandela's Communist-dominated African National Congress. The ANC has since merged with the Communist Party in South Africa. There was never any question about it.
The Bush adminstration was an enemy to freedom and independence from governmental tyranny. While he taxed his people severely, he used the money to further enslave others.
6. Our governments have allowed, indeed, encouraged the mass murder of 30 million babies since 1973.
Jeremiah 22:3,5 "Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place... but if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation."
Thirty million babies is the equivalent to the population of 14 states. Nobody can claim ignorance with the millions of pictures published, the ultrasounds, or the fetal heartbeat monitors showing that the fetus reacts to pain and its mother's moods, sucks its thumb, sleeps, kicks, thinks, lives, and dies. Some will survive abortions like Ana Rosa Rodriguez whose arm was severed by an abortionist, Abu Hayat, in New York City.
George Grant wrote this in his book Grand Illusions The Legacy of Planned Parenthood in 1988, "Today government funding provides the majority of revenues at more than half of Planned Parenthood affiliates. Nineteen different federal appropriations measures pour millions of dollars into its cankered coffers every year through dozens of agencies, programs and projects." In his book, Grant makes the point that our tax money is used to promote abortion, pay for buildings where abortions are performed, and fund programs that encourage people to kill their babies.
The IRS continues to provide abortion clinics with tax deductible status.
Military hospitals continue to perform abortions.
Clinton has removed the ban on the use of fetal tissue for experimentation and implantation. To insure live cells, the abortionists must draw the cells from a live body. "The unborn child is manipulated into position just above the cervix so that a hole can be drilled into the living skull. A suction tube is inserted and brain cells are extracted and put on ice to preserve them." Using the new "D&X" method, "the body of the still living child is pulled out feet first (and kicking) until the base of the skull is visible. The abortionist then forces scissors to enlarge the hole, and then sucks the child's brains out with a suction catheter. The skull is then collapsed and the child's body removed" (Right to Life Newsletter of Colorado, Vol. 23, No. 4).
If the Freedom of Choice Act passes Congress, it will remove all possible state, federal, or local restrictions on abortion. According to the House version of the bill, it will also force all hospitals, including private and religious ones, to perform abortions.
According to The Washington Post, during the Bush administration, not one of the twelve people who were nominated for Federal judgeships had been asked about their views on abortion prior to selection.
And if we intend to excuse the Republican administrations from any support of this dastardly business, consider the Ronald Reagan appointment to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor. As an Arizona State Senator, O'Connor voted twice for abortion on demand through the ninth month of pregnancy; she co-sponsored a proposal to permit abortion without parental consent; she opposed the Human Life Amendment, and she failed to oppose abortions at a taxpayer-funded facility.
December 1, 1992, page A1 of The Washington Times announced: "The Supreme Court yesterday refused to consider a major abortion case for the first time in 20 years, effectively killing a Guam law that forbids most abortions." Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter and Clarence Thomas (ALL REAGAN AND BUSH APPOINTEES) joined the pro-death ranks to kill the law. Justice White, a Democrat appointee from the 1960's, dissented from the majority vote!
Our tax money has been used for decades to support the abortion cause and the abortion industry. Our government supports the killing and we are not clear of the blood of these innocents until we have done all in our power to oppose it. Money to Planned Parenthood and other "family planning" pro-abortion organizations grew from $70 million in 1981 to over $400 million in 1992 (Source: Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin, 9/7/92). These budgets were proposed by Republican presidents and nary a budget was vetoed. God will not forget these lapses and neither should we. Neither should we forget the fact that it was President Richard Nixon, with the support of then Congressman George Bush, who signed the Tydings Act into law which consolidated funding under Title X for the Center for Population Research, and set the funding precedents for Title V, VI, IX, and XX.
On March 31, 1992, 20 out of the 43 Republican U.S. senators voted in favor of harvesting fetal tissue (babies) from abortions to use in medical research.
In August, 1993, 97 out of the 100 U.S. senators voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an outspoken advocate of abortion and government funding of abortion.
Certainly God holds us responsible for the acts of our communities. We are inextricably responsible to act against those who would shed innocent blood. When professing Christians passively accept the abortion mills, elect politicians who promote abortion, support governments that fund abortion, and silently watch as their acquaintances kill their babies; these are Christians who will be judged by God in this world or in the world that is to come.
Proverbs 24:11-12 "If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?"
7. Our tyrannical governments encourage immoral, anti-Christian lifestyles because freedom cannot survive without a moral people.
Isaiah 30:12-13 "Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant."
Isaiah 5:22 "Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel."
The socialists know that in order to have total control of the people, they must anesthetize the people against feeling the tyranny by encouraging them into immorality, uncontrolled lust, and sin. Freedom is only possible when there is a strong moral force within that restrains us and strong civil laws against the crimes of adultery, rape, theft, and murder. The socialists do all they can to tear this moral force away. Robert C. Winthrop wrote this incisive comment in 1852: "Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man, either by the Bible, or the bayonet." Mao Tse Tung preferred the power that "grew out of the end of a gun." Truly the powerful state is replacing and displacing our moral order.
Homosexuals are insisting that children be taught in government schools how to perform homosexual acts as well as heterosexual acts. These efforts are being subsidized by our taxes. Retired Supreme Court Justice William Goodloe of Washington (state) has sued the Department of Education in that state for its endorsement of homosexual programs where children are given kits of dental dams, latex gloves, and condoms and shown how to fist and ream.
Our tax dollars paid for an art display of the crucifix in a jar of urine. Even after the great public stir against such atrocities, George Bush's National Endowment for the Arts program funded pictures of Christ molesting children.
The arguments in New York's school districts now concern whether or not fourth graders should be trained in the use of condoms.
Mr. Clinton's Spurgeon General appointee told the Rush Limbaugh television program that she would like to see children taught sex education while they are yet babies.
Now Mr. Clinton hopes to integrate homosexuals into the armed forces.
Dutch Public Health Secretary Elske Ter Veld said recently that "given the new understanding of sexuality local governments will be required to pay for prostitutes for the handicapped" (Family Research Report, 11,12/92).
Mr. Bush's recent appointment to the Supreme Court, (an abortionist responsible for adminstering the killings of thousands of unborn babies in his hospitals) David Souter, was called "a ray of hope" by The Washington Blade, a homosexual newspaper. The newspaper gave him the highest rating of any of the justices for 1992.
Mr. Bush's National Commission on AIDS has determined "that medical workers should not be forced to disclose whether they have been infected with the AIDS virus" (The Washington Post, 7/31/92 Page A5). The CDC has counted 360 surgeons, 5,000 other physicians, 1,200 dentists, and 35,000 other health care workers infected with AIDS.
A law in New Jersey forbids any organization from taking positions against homosexuality and requires hiring quotas for homosexuals. This same law could force churches to hire homosexuals and conduct homosexual marriages. Laws that reward sodomy have become fairly common in many states and communities around the United States as of 1993. Seven states and at least 90 cities and municipalities have instituted laws prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals.
Senator Ted Kennedy's SB 574 intends to force churches to hire sodomites and lesbians, force schools to teach children that homosexuality is normal, and give homosexuals adoption rights in the United States.
According to Dr. Paul Cameron's Family Research Report (11/12/92), "children are increasingly being given to homosexuals and lesbians when their custody is disputed by a heterosexual parent." This is frightening indeed, when surveys of homosexuals show that nearly 25% of them say they enjoy sex with children (Nebraska Medical Journal, 1985). "On September 28, an Orange County, California judge made [a] ruling in regard to another abandoned father. The judge told the father that 'your Achilles heel is your reluctance to accept the life-style your ex-wife has chosen for herself' and threatened his visitation-rights with his child. The ex-wife is living openly with another lesbian. Both are employed by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department."
Acts of public sodomy, once a crime meriting capital punishment in America, are becoming prevalent, particular during the "gay pride" marches in the larger cities.
The North American Man-Boy Love Association now marches proudly in "gay" parades and meets in public buildings.
Meanwhile, San Francisco Public Schools bar the Boy Scouts from meeting on campus because they won't have homosexual leaders. (Source: Family Research Report, June-September 1991, P. 1).
Dr. Edward Brongersma has written, "In a recently published French study, 129 men (average age 34 years) said they had had sexual contact with a total of 11,007 boys (an average of 85 different boys per man)...at the University of California, 30% of the male and 35% of the female students reported having had at least one sexual contact with an adult."
The age of consent for homosexual sex in Holland is 12 (Stonewall Union Reports 2/91).
According to Laura McAlpine, executive director of the Women's Health Center in Chicago, 70% of the women applying for artificial insemination are lesbians. The first seminar on lesbian parenting held in Chicago took place in the summer of 1992 and was filled to capacity, according to an article in Concerned Women for America's Issues at a Glance.
"Cameron Frederick Fisher Davenport, 6 weeks old, son of Tim Fisher and Scott Davenport, was welcomed into the Christian community in the combined Episcopal-Presbyterian ceremony as about 80 other gay and lesbian parents and their children looked on."
"The christening of the infant, born to a surrogate mother artificially inseminated with sperm, was a vivid sign of the changing nature of gay and lesbian parenting...Davenport has filed papers to legally adopt his newborn son, just as he adopted a 2-year-old daughter, Katherine Anne, jointly with Fisher in April." This Issues at a Glance quoted a September 3, 1992 Chicago Tribune article as the source.
These atrocities are a reaffirmation of what Paul wrote in Romans 1:27-32. "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet...Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
So we see that it is children that are being systematically murdered or otherwise destroyed mentally, physically, and emotionally by regular contact with immoral people who commit the worst of crimes. And it is the courts, legislatures, schools, and media that promote these destructive sins.
In 1890, Laura Ingalls Wilder complained about having to "obey" her husband. In the 1960's prayer in the government schools flew out the window. And finally we have reached the 1990's when they are teaching our children how to use dental dams for oral homosexual sex in government schools. There has been no break in this constant 100-year crushing of the Christian moral structure in our culture. There was no Reagan conservative revolution. There was never a reduction in the Planned Parenthood grants. There was never a reduction in the number of pro-death, pro-homosexual justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Christians have made no progress with their governments in the United States. Ignore the rhetoric. Look at the net effect of Christianity in America over the last 100 years. A cursory examination of the facts would find that there were 1.3 million abortions in 1977 and 1.6 million abortions in 1992. That is 0 % progress. ZERO! We would have left a greater impression if we had placed our finger in a cup of water and pulled it out.
Each person must answer the question, "When will you have enough of it?...
"...when the sodomites beat down your door asking to molest your guests or your children as they did to Lot in the Bible?...
"...when private, religious and government schools are forced to carry homosexual curriculum and hire homosexual teachers?...
"...when families are forced to send their children to government schools that dedicate concerted time teaching about pagan religions, abortion, and how to use dental dams to perform homosexual acts?...
"...when all gynecologists and hospitals are forced by law to perform abortions?
"...when churches are closed for not endorsing government policy on homosexuals, taxation, abortion, and other "politically correct" ideas?...
...when 12 year old boys are having sex with 18 year old boys in whore houses in Los Angeles as they do in Holland?...
"...when child prostitution is legalized?...
"...when the government forces families to have abortions as they do in China?...
"...when the government must euthanize elderly people because its ill-fated "socialist medicine" programs can't afford everybody?...
"...when the government funds prostitution for handicapped people as they do in Holland?"
At some point every good and decent person must say, "This is utterly intolerable and entirely unacceptable." Either we change our government here or start another one somewhere else.
Complacent acceptance of these social values invites God's curse on our entire community by increased chances of rape and molestation of our own children and families, social disarray, and then the final evil, total government. Personal freedom does not survive without morality.
The fruit of this godless government is exactly what should be expected. Teenage suicides are up 350% since 1960, children with single mothers has risen 275%, illegitimate births has risen 419%, children on welfare has risen 325%, and SAT scores dropped from 975 to 889 (Source: Heritage Foundation and Empower America organizations).
8. Our governments fail miserably at the one thing they are commissioned to do by the Bible -- Punish evil doers. (Romans 13:1-5).
Isaiah 1:23 "Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them."
Based on the probabilities of arrest, prosecution, conviction, and punishment, the expected punishment for potential criminals in the United States today is listed below:
Crime Expected Prison Term
Murder 2.3 Years
Rape 3.5 Months
Robbery 36.0 Days
Burglary 7.7 Days
(Source: Executive Alert, March/April 1990, Vol. 1 No. 2.)
In 1950, 43% of murderers received at least a prison sentence. In 1983, this percentage dropped to 17.3%. In 1950, 23.9% of rapists received a prison sentence. In 1983, this percentage had dropped to 5.1%! And yet, the prison population has climbed from 285,456 in 1977 to 823,414 in 1991. Prisons are paid for by the victims of crimes and hardworking, productive, law-abiding taxpayers. The upkeep of a prisoner in the United States exceeds $35,000 per year. Our justice system punishes the taxpayers while giving medical care, food, clothing, entertainment, and training programs to people who steal, plunder, rape, and kill. The modern attempt to reform criminals displacing Biblical punishments forms an outstanding example of man's arrogant foolishness. To attempt to outsmart God's laws is really only self-destructive.
The Biblical forms of punishment are restitution and execution. As we continue to depart from God's definitions of human justice, innocent people will pay, evil men will live off of the fruits of innocent people, and our children will be raped, robbed, and killed.
As would be expected, man's laws have produced an increase in the rate of violent crimes of 560% since 1960!
9. Our governments are taking away our personal freedoms.
Ezekial 45:9,10 "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD. Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath."
Micah 2:2 "And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage."
It is a very evil thing to take a man's house and inheritance from him. Yet, since the 1980's, the governments in the United States can VERY EASILY take away property without just cause and a fair trial as defined by the laws of God.
A 59-year-old immigrant from Hungary, John Pozsgai, bought a lot in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The usually-dry streambed bordering the lot was littered with tires. John cleaned up the tires and litter on the property and proceeded to place fill dirt on the property. Because he had no permit for fill dirt for his own property, he was fined $202,000 and put in jail for 3 years.
The Freeman relates another story of how the modern tyrants take advantage of helpless widows. "In 1989 police stopped 49-year-old Ethel Hylton at Houston's Hobby Airport and told her she was under arrest because a drug dog had scratched at her luggage. Agents searched her bags and strip searched her, but they found no drugs. They did find $39,110 in cash, money she had received from an insurance settlement and her life savings, accumulated through over 20 years of work as a hotel housekeeper and hospital janitor. Ethel completely documented where she got the money and was never charged with a crime. The police kept her money anyway. Nearly four years later, she is still trying to get her money back...Ethel Hylton is just one of a large and growing list of Americans - now numbering in the hundreds of thousands" (The Freeman, July, 1993).
The Houston Chronicle recently reported on an elderly couple who lost their retirement savings to government seizure. The couple sold their house to move to a smaller house in order to enjoy their retirement. They sold it and carried a mortgage for the buyer. The individual who bought their house became involved in drugs and the government confiscated the house and left the poor couple without an income.
A church near Fort Collins, Colorado was fined $10,000, and the church building was seized because the preacher spoke against the politically-correct position on homosexuality. Pastor Peters told the Denver Post (3/6/93), "I used to ride bulls and saddle broncs and then I decided to do something more dangerous and preach without the permission of [the Secretary of State] Natalie Meyer." Subsequently, the church's bank account was confiscated and the church building was returned to the church.
In Northeastern Ohio, the entire town of Everett was emptied and the population removed by force by the National Park Service.
There is a move to make portions of West Texas a game refuge. It seems that attempts are being made to seize property from ranchers in the area. Over the years, ranchers have cultivated and watered their property, so that now there is plenty of wildlife where there was once a barren land with little life. Recently, one rancher was visited by the authorities who claimed they had an anonymous tip that he had shot an endangered specie of eagle. There was no evidence that he had ever done such a thing: however, the authorities seized his pickup. Miles from nowhere, the king's minions encountered the rancher's wife and daughter returning from town. They seized the family car and left the two women practically hysterical at the side of the road.
Early in October of 1992, a multi-millionaire inhabitant of Malibu was shot by federal agents. His ranch was desired by an agency to extend a game refuge in Texas. It was claimed that he had marijuana growing on his property. None was found. The king's men broke into his house with guns drawn. The man, hard of hearing (and partially blind from a recent cataract operation), came down the stairs with his gun in hand and they ordered him to drop the gun. They claimed that he pointed the gun at them. They killed him. Donald Scott was a prominent man in the Hollywood area, a friend of Clint Eastwood.
There are stories of grandparents who have taken in troubled grandsons and subsequently lost their homes on the grounds that the boy has been in trouble in the past. The king's men will enter the house and seize it all even if drugs are not found on the premises! Anonymous tips can be grounds for property seizure. The truly amazing thing about these seizures is that there is no charge, no arrest, no trial, and there is no conviction!
A recent report in the Pittsburgh Press reviewed 25,000 property seizures and found that 80% of people who had their assets seized by the government were never charged with any crime at all. The Washington Post (April, 1990) reported that just the U.S. Marshalls Service had an inventory of an excess of $1.4 billion of seized assets. These unlawful search and seizures are being performed by scores of state and federal agencies including the U.S. Marshalls Service, the DEA, the FBI, FDA, IRS, the Coast Guard, highway patrol, local police, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These seizures have grown from $27 million in 1986 to $644 million in 1991. This is ungodly, unjust, tyrannical government and unworthy of support from decent and God-fearing people. Our government today does not exercise justice and has become the criminal.
In the mid-1980s, the U.S. Forest Service forced 100 small landowners in Washington (state) out of their houses against their wishes and dispossessed them of their property.
People who make several withdrawals from bank accounts exceeding several thousand dollars over several months could lose their entire bank account to the government under suspicion of money laundering.
If the bureaucrats have any reason to believe that a visitor to some random house has brought drugs onto the premises, the resident could lose his house, his bank account, and his car(s) to the government. In most states, he'd have two weeks to register a complaint to the court if he had any money available for a lawyer. The government sees no moral issue in the drug problem. The socialist, police state is only using this drug issue as a reason to increase force and power over the citizenry.
The government dispossesses people of their houses every day for not paying property taxes. Property taxation is a vicious and sinful tax. Our forefathers cried out for their rights to "life, liberty, and property"! They would never tolerate the tyranny that we face today, far worse than any threats made by the British tyranny. An elderly couple that saved their money and finally paid off their house should not owe rent on that house to the government after paying for it. This is the abolition of private property, the confiscation of private property, and the very soul of the Communist Manifesto. The Bible has very strict commands about maintaining property markers and condemns the evil of confiscating someone's property or inheritance.
Lethal government raids on eccentric and unconventional groups of citizens are slowly becoming accepted by the masses. While chronicling the enlarging tyranny in America, we would be amiss to neglect to mention the raid on the 100 men, women, and children belonging to the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas or Randy Weaver's wife and baby in Idaho, all mercilessly slaughtered by government agencies.
McAlvany writes in his Intelligence Advisor (10/92), "Thousands of Americans are being jailed or having their properties confiscated for 'criminal' violations of rules which did not even exist a few years ago. This is how freedom was destroyed in the Soviet bloc and Red China over the past 50 years."
In upcoming generations, surely many will see these stories about the United States of the 1980's and 1990's and wonder at the great tyranny that propagated throughout all facets of life. They will wonder why it happened. They will wonder why there was so little protest against it. Many who read this book today do not fully recognize the severity of the tyranny. Some are still pretending that they are living in a free country. This is only because they are not the ones who have been arrested and thrown in jail, yet. The reality of the situation only becomes strikingly apparent to us when the shrapnel hits close to home. Nevertheless, the wise will take warning now and make proper arrangements beforehand so at least we can be sure that the tyranny does not strike us unawares.
10. Public governmental opposition to Christians is growing. (There are thousands of examples of this, but a few will suffice.)
A school teacher in Delaware was fired because he would not join in school-sponsored "New-Age" seminars because of his Christian beliefs.
In Atlanta, Georgia, twenty-two Christians were arrested in front of an abortion clinic for the crime of "standing on the sidewalk bowing their heads, praying," according to the police chief.
Police seized financial ledgers, counseling records, and membership rolls of a Presbyterian church in Lincoln, Idaho. They arrested the pastor and closed the small Christian school. They were accused of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce. In plain English, they had simply opposed the Montana chapter of Planned Parenthood entering their community.
A Baptist pastor was arrested just after the morning service at his little church in New Hampshire. He was accused of violating the state's new hate crimes law. The pastor had just finished a sermon on the Bible's teaching concerning homosexuality.
A Christian home-schooler in Hale, Michigan, Peggi Williams, was arrested and thrown into jail for home schooling her children. As of May, 1993, the case is being handled by The Rutherford Institute.
Just-elected Governor of Texas, Anne Richards, called Christian values "dangerous" before the Democratic Policy Commission. After her speech there, she went directly to the University of Texas where she accepted the honorary Lesbian of the Year Award.
A government school student in Oregon was threatened with suspension for talking about "Jesus" during free time.
A child in Kentucky was not allowed to submit her drawing of a cross as an "independent school project."
High school students in a government school in Georgia were stopped from meeting before school for Bible study and prayer.
A front-page Sunday newspaper article in the Rocky Mountain News (January 3, 1993) had a Republican woman calling Christian people who are against abortion "brown coat" Nazis.
Lawsuits against churches, pastors, and teachers have soared. Dr. Donald Sills from the Coalition for Religious Freedom writes, "In 1976 there were 45 cases of government litigation against churches, pastors or religious organizations. In 1980, that figure increased to 2,100 cases. In 1982, it increased to 4,000 cases. And today, in 1985, there are approximately 8,000 cases" (Religious Freedom Alert).
What will the future hold for freedom? Don McAlvany makes this comment: "Many conservatives and Christians will be harassed and jailed over the next few years for violations of ridiculous anti-family, pro-gay, anti-privacy, pro-environmentalist, gun-control regulations, which in earlier days would have been ruled unconstitutional. Perhaps this is why a number of huge federal detention camps have been erected around the U.S. in recent years, replete with barbed wire, watch towers, etc..." (McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, November, 1992).
In some states, you can go to prison for crimes you don't know a thing about.
- If your employee is accidentally injured on the job, you could go to jail.
- If litter is found on your property, whether you put it there or not, you could be fined severely.
- If you are suspected of having drugs in your home or car, you could lose your possessions.
- If you make any improvements on your property without proper permits, applications, bribes (fees), and inspections, you could lose your property and go to jail.
- If you spank your child, you could be charged with a felony and go to jail. A very close friend of mine suffered these felony charges for spanking his child. He escaped to South Africa where he believes he will be safe for awhile.
- If you carry large amounts of cash into airports, banks, the post office, or public buildings, you may very well be arrested. Your cash will be confiscated although it is doubtful you will be prosecuted for any crime.
These laws are outrageous exhibitions of what tyrants do when they ignore the laws of God that define good law and bad law. There is a higher law that determines good and evil, good civil law and bad civil law. It is found in the Bible. This has been the constant proclamation of solid Christians throughout the ages, sounding loudest through the reformation from John Knox in Scotland to the Puritans and the Pilgrims in early America. It is reformed Christian doctrine that has boldly flown in the face of tyrants everywhere, demanding justice based on God's laws and asserting the laws of King Jesus. We warn the kings of the earth to "Kiss the Son, less you perish from the way, when His anger is kindled but a little" (Psalm 2).
Living in America, walking the streets, investing money, starting a business, buying a house, filing tax returns, or refusing to file tax returns; the more we participate, all puts us at at ever-increasing risks to be overcome by this growing, severe tyranny. The American people are victimized by tyrants like King George, King Bill, Queen Hillary, Prince Albert, and their millions of minions who run about enforcing their tyranny.
Our forefathers cried out, "Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!" And I think I agree with them.
(From Colorado Christian News, August, 1993, Pg. 7. Reprinted by permission.)
The Covenant on the Rights of the Child has a Devastating Effect on French Families -- by John Loeffler
France - The Covenant on the Rights of the Child is a document which gives children sovereign rights, and designates the state as the ultimate arbiter of the child's best physical, moral, and spiritual interest, leaving the parents little, if any legal rights.
France is a country that has adopted the Covenant on the Rights of the Child. It is known as the democratic land of fraternity, equality, and liberty. Over the last two decades, the attitude of the French government has executed a radical turnabout from a strongly pro-family position to a more socialist, pro-state stance.
February 10, 1993, at 6 AM fifty gendarmes raided seven homes in various cities throughout France. These families belonged to a group formerly known as La Eglise Chretienne La Citadelle (ECC) (The Christian Church of the Citadelle). The children of these families, ranging in age from 25 months to 17 years, were forcibly separated from their parents, property was searched, documents confiscated, and adults taken into custody. Church members claim this raid culminated six years of intense state religious persecution, including verbal and physical aggression, vandalism, mail and phone surveillance, sabotage at work, and intimidations and threats addressed to church members and their friends.
Members stated that the church was forced to dissolve three years ago because of this persecution and its members disbursed to various parts of France. News reports say ECC appears to be a non-denominational Protestant, Bible-believing, Bible-teaching congregation. According to Paul Dick, an American citizen and elder in the church, "These are not crazy people." The members are lawyers, dentists, engineers, and international consultants.
Most of the adults and all of the children above the age of 18 years, were released after questioning. The children younger than 18, however, were interrogated by the police for up to ten hours, oftentimes without food, and placed in the custody of the state. Two of the mothers were imprisoned for five weeks on charges of assault and battery, sequestering minors under 15-years-of-age, and neglect. They were later released after paying $50,000 bail and their cases are in limbo.
French police authorities allege the parents indoctrinated their children with biblical teaching, home schooled them, "sequestered" them, disciplined them by spanking, held them in confinement, and encouraged them to fast for religious reasons.
For eight days after the raid, parents were unable to obtain the conditions or locations of their children, in spite of daily inquiries. They later learned Children's Judge Marie-Odile Degrelle-Croissant, ordered the children placed in state custody on February 12, two days after the raid. Six days later, she was hospitalized for medical reasons and no other judge was apprised of the children's cases for three weeks.
During the first week of March, one of the parents spoke with a worker at the State Reeducation Center who said the children were in an intolerable situation and he was determined to resolve it. Ten days later, he was reassigned to another case.
March 19, the director of the Education Aid Center, a government agency that assigns reeducators to work with children and retrain them according to state guidelines, wrote to the parents stating the office was overworked and could not take the children's cases for an indefinite period of time.
The government has been unable to prosecute any of the adults, but still refuses to return the children. At the time we went to press, over five months since the raid, the children are still in state custody and have had no contact with their parents. All letters, photographs, school books, and other items the parents mailed to them were returned. Parents were told the children did not want to communicate with them.
The state has tried to force the parents to participate in retraining programs. This is to teach them how to parent according to the state's determinations. Their refusal to do so is being counted against them in the proceeding as to whether or not they will be allowed to get their children back.
Testimonies from non-church doctors and other reputable families are contrary to the accusations concerning the welfare of the children. The issue appears to have become whether the government can save face after having made such a hoopla over the whole issue.
Paul Dick's (the American living in Paris) daughter was one of the children who was taken in the raid. When asked to comment on the Clinton Administration's support of the ratification of U.N. Covenant on the Rights of the Child he stated, "Don't let them do it."
Elizabeth Farrell from News Network contributed to this report.
"Mankind is in crisis...a long crisis which began 300, and in some places, 400 years ago, when people turned away from religion... It is a crisis which led the East to Communism and the West to a pragmatic society. It is the crisis of materialism." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.