The Chains of Government Strengthens as our Morality Weakens

TyrannyAlertby Leigh Bravo5/8/15
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin  •  What has happened to the United States? Many say that it is a natural progression that is inevitable, but is it actually the breakdown of our morals, our ethics, our family structure and our school systems? Is it the inevitable “chains of government,” that have slowly but surely bound us with the very freedoms we claim to embrace?

In the name of progression, we have thrown out the very things that made this country great. Our leaders have shunned the very thought that the United States is a Christian Nation and our freedoms are slowly being taken from us on a daily basis. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, exists no more!  We are now being ruled by the political elite who have adopted  “political correctness,” as the new rule of law.

Writer Malcomb Muggeridge (one time editor of Punch magazine) wrote,

“It is difficult to resist the conclusion that 20th century man has decided to abolish himself . Tired of the struggle to be himself he has created boredom out of his own affluence, impotence out of his own erotomania, and vulnerability out of his own strength, He himself  blows the trumpet that brings the walls of his own cities crashing down until at last having educated himself into imbecility, having drugged and polluted himself into stupefaction, he keels over, a weary old brontosaurus, and becomes extinct.”

In a recent speech, Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias,  speaks of the progressive movement and secularism.

“It proclaims the gospel [bible], as the last hoorah of an antiquated outlook, to a generation who is intellectually unkept, morally unzipped and volitionally uncurbed. They reveal their sickness of soul by derogating terms like morality, piety, family, work, patriotism, born again, theology , evangelical and christianity. They dismiss [the bible] as middle class hedonism, declaring it intellectually inadmissible while meanwhile, they espouse a life that neither reason nor conscious nor spirit can support or condone……”

Is Christianity so intimidating that our government must stop it at all costs? Why does the progressive movement so determined to redefine our morals and replace them with a sense of self-importance with no sense of shame or responsibility? Is the United States truly a autonomous culture? Do we really respect the right of everyone to believe as they choose? Live and let live? Although we pride ourselves as being autonomous,  has it become a bait and switch society?  We are told that we have freedom of religion and freedom of speech, however, the moment our views do not fit the dialogue taught by the progressives, we are forced, through new government laws and regulations, to change our beliefs. If we are truly an autonomous culture, we must be mutually respectful and civil towards others views and life choices.  However, we are now at the mercy of political correctness which is quickly becoming forced integration.

Recently, Fairfax county in Virginia voted to allow transgender bathrooms in our schools and our communities. This is becoming the norm in cities and states across our nation. Is this progression, or does this fall under the definition of a free society? If an individual has been born with the desire to be a different gender, should we force society to acquiesce to that need? Should our government decide at what age our children should, learn about, experience and accept the definition of transgender? Does this infringe on the freedoms of parents to make a decision regarding the age appropriateness of the subject? Have we taken “freedom” too far? If you choose a lifestyle, you are free to live it. However, should we force everyone to accept it and embrace it?  This is where our society has taken a turn away from common sense. Must we now label bathrooms with every sexual preference regardless of how it infringes on other’s rights?  Will they be labeling bathrooms with a long list of those who are allowed to enter at their own risk? What happened to the simplicity of “Men” and “Women” bathroom signs, and allowing the individual to decide which applies to them? Why must we label every sexual preference on our bathrooms and then force society to embrace it? What is next?

Should we rule that pedophilia is no longer a sexual deviation, but sexual liberation? Believe it or not, progressives are actually debating this issue as we speak.

In an article by The Guardian, “Pedophilia: bringing dark desires to light,” it says,

“The reclassification of pedophilia as a sexual orientation would, however, play into what Goode calls “the sexual liberation discourse”, which has existed since the 1970s. “There are a lot of people,” she says, “who say: we outlawed homosexuality, and we were wrong. Perhaps we’re wrong about pedophilia.”

The United States is a country founded on freedoms. However, have we taken leave of our senses? Have we taken “political correctness” to a level that we must allow, accept and embrace any and all behavior, no matter the deviation from the norm? Under the new progressive movement, must we allow babies to be ripped from their mother’s wombs up to and including 9 months of gestation, in order to allow freedom of choice for women?  Must we educate our young children on the different sexual lifestyles; heterosexuality, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, through the public school system, in the name of sexual freedom?  Must we embrace the destruction, looting, burning and violence that comes with protests in order to support the freedom of speech? Must we point the finger of blame for the sins of the past, demand restitution while enduring reverse discrimination in the name of equal rights? Must we quiet the voices of Christianity, while lifting up Islamic extremism, in the name of religious freedom? Must we, not only welcome, and pay for illegals but allow them a voice in our elections in the name of voter rights? Must we accept the NSA into our bedrooms, homes, computers, bank accounts, phone calls and every aspect of our personal lives in the name of national security? Must we accept the audits and persecution of the IRS when our political beliefs and voices go against the beliefs of the political elite? Must we all follow the dietary rule of law set by government because they say we simply do not know better? Must we allow the political elite to indoctrinate our children through a government controlled education system that will ensure the decline of our competitive standing in the world and the continued control of the masses? How long can we continue to allow our constitutional republic to be turned into a tyrannical system of government? If  Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry, then we are seeing our country fundamentally changed against our will every day.

Must we accept the mutilation of our constitution and accept lies and deceit in place of truth all in the name of politics and power? Must we accept that we are no longer the electorate and the elected, but the ruling and the ruled? It is time to stand up and break the chains of government that have bound us all and get back to the basics on which this country was founded. Family, hard work, an understanding of right and wrong, and common sense freedoms that were intended by our Founding fathers.

“When secularism has evicted everything that is sacred and made a free for all grab for sensation and feeling alone it will ultimately irradiate a feeling of shame in a culture. Shame is a desperately needed sensation when things are wrong deep within you. Show me a man or a woman or a culture without shame and I will show you monstrosity in the making. If secularism leads to a society without shame, society cannot survive.”- Ravi Zacharias

‘If chance be the father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky. And when you hear a state of emergency…. sniper kills, youths go looting, bomb blasts school…. it is but the sound of man worshipping his maker.”-Steve Turner.


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12 Responses to The Chains of Government Strengthens as our Morality Weakens

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    The solution to the question of transgender bathrooms would be to have 3 sexes: males, females, and other (i.e., the sexually confused, though it’s politically incorrect to phrase it that way even though one can sympathize with the confused much more than one can those insisting that women should have to put up with men-who-say-they-think-they’re-women in their bathrooms).

    As for pedophila, we already have some liberals who accept it — Nancy Pelosi never seems to miss a NAMBLA march — unless a convenient target (such as Catholic priests or Boy Scoutmasters) is caught up in it. In time — probably within a decade — liberals will indeed regard it the way they do homosexuality now.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Better yet, on the men’s bathroom (since it seems to be mostly men who are the various shades of pervert) let the “Men” sign be temporarily changeable. Make it an LED or LCD display and you just momentarily punch in the gender — for the whole bathroom on the sign outside or just the individual stall. No muss, no fuss, and require that the weirdos make the effort to artificially change things.

      Of course, all signs (after a flush) would revert to either “Men” or “Women.” Not perfect, and certainly not something I’d be for, per se, unless the signs (much like one of those fancy musical greeting cards) then played some gay tune whenever it was changed from either “Men” or “Women.” “Hello Dolly” or “Georgie Girl” would be my picks.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        I’d go with “Georgie Girl”. I’m a fan of the Seekers and rather like the song, though it’s not my favorite by them (that would be “I Know I’ll Never Find Another You”).

  2. oldguy says:

    After defeating Germany and Japan, the Greatest Generation came home and allowed their children to destroy America.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Remarkable, OldGuy, isn’t it? But in effect, that’s exactly what happened. Is anyone really sure why parents did not try to figuratively beat civilization into them and instead let the culture raise their children? Is the effect of, say, the passive nature of television greater than we think? Did our material abundance corrupt us and spoil us? What?

      • Timothy Lane says:

        Some would blame it on Dr. Spock, but many baby boomers were born before his book came out and suffered the same defects (e.g., Bill Clinton and Al Gore). Perhaps those notions were just in the air, or perhaps it was indeed the effect of TV.

  3. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    “It is difficult to resist the conclusion that 20th century man has decided to abolish himself . Tired of the struggle to be himself he has created boredom out of his own affluence, impotence out of his own erotomania, and vulnerability out of his own strength, He himself blows the trumpet that brings the walls of his own cities crashing down until at last having educated himself into imbecility, having drugged and polluted himself into stupefaction, he keels over, a weary old brontosaurus, and becomes extinct.”

    I think there’s a lot of truth in the quote from Muggeridge. And to go along with that quote by Ravi, there’s an interesting excerpt from Nancy Pearcey’s new book at Evolution News and Views. Although she doesn’t credit Dennis Prager in the excerpt (and perhaps doesn’t need to), this is what Dennis has long referred to as “cut flower ethics.”

    Kudos to Nancy for getting right to the point that atheism and materialism are substitute religions, and ones that borrow (steal) from Judaism and Christianity. It’s dishonest to denigrate the very thing you’re trying to emulate.

    A true atheist ought to be a hedonist, anarchist, or some such ne’er-do-well. And no doubt that is why atheistic regimes are responsible for the deaths of 100 million people last century. So, on the one hand, it’s good that atheists and materialists recognize the dark place that their philosophies, beliefs, and faith propositions naturally lead them.

  4. Soconserv says:

    I was at the Fairfax County School Board meeting this past week. Because of that experience, I understand more fully what the Founding Fathers endured with unrepresentative government and a dictator in chief calling the shots. Only last week it was a school board ignoring a roomful and a half of outraged constituents, and this time the dictator wasn’t across the Atlantic; he was just a 15 minute drive to the east and living on Pennsylvania Avenue

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Was this the meeting about the transgender bathrooms?

      • Soconserv says:

        Yes. But more fully it was adding “gender identity” to the categories of people the school district could not discriminate against. This all started with the Obama admin. declaring that “sex” under Title IX includes “gender identity” and that if the school board didn’t agree the Feds would take away the district’s federal funds. Furthermore, past Virginia State Attorney Generals have held that only the state legislature could codified categories on discrimination laws; not school boards. But the new AG (democrat) recently said otherwise.

  5. ronlsb says:

    A simple response to your well written article, Leigh, can be found in the third chapter of Genesis. God promises to put enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. This is simply the continuing struggle between those two seeds which has been going on since Cain slew Abel and will continue until the Lord returns.

  6. Leigh — good article and so true. It brought to mind another Zacharias quote, “In America we have the right to believe anything we want to believe, as long as we don’t actually think it’s true.” We are now supposed to button up our Christianity and leave it firmly planted on our church pew, never to see the light of day. And yet, our Christianity is the only force that can turn this country right-side-out again. (Pun not intended, but it is rather nice. :-))

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