“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” –Thomas Paine
Last week, my wife, young children, and I were touring Arizona and California, reaching out to our citizenry through tea parties, television, radio, gun shows, etc. We were doing our best to wake up the American people to the fact that WE CAN WIN THE DAY if we simply take opportunities to prove our God in these dire and turbulent times. But the first thing we need to do is get some people over the obstacle of fear.
During our first tea party speaking event, I overheard a woman complaining about a man who was walking around taking pictures of the crowd. Right then and there, I realized that she was talking about my assistant–who was gathering photos for our newsletter that reaches hundreds of thousands across the nation on a weekly basis. As I walked over to this woman, I could see that she was completely paralyzed and incapacitated through fear.
I said to her that the person she was complaining about was my assistant, and that there was nothing to fear. She fired back and said, “You have no idea what the government is doing.” She did not want her face to be seen across the country in one of our newsletters. I said to her, looking at my wife and my young children, that she did not have to worry about that. As my blood began to boil, I thought, does this woman belong to a nobler sort? Does she have more to lose than the common man on the battlefield who has sacrificed his life, in the past and still in the present, to make sure that she remains in the land of the free? I guess it is just too much to ask for her to do the same. God forbid anyone actually sees her standing for her rights and holding the corrupt in government accountable.
It reminded me that, “The republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it. This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” (Elmer Davis)
I then asked her what it was that she was afraid of? I said that the government she is afraid of feeds off of the fact that she is giving ear to the fear they push, and that the government that she is afraid of is pushing fear purposely through the state-run media. The diabolical fear she feeds off of only adds strength to tyranny when there is nothing to fear when God (we fear God with a filial fear) is on your side through Jesus Christ (Proverbs 8:13). I said, “The fact of the matter is that corruption in government is more afraid of you then you should be of them.”
And they are.
If government wasn’t afraid of you, then why all the attempts at covering up their crimes against We the People? What you need to know is that this is how they prosper: they use the media to instill fear, which is un-American. Remember “These colors do not run!”?
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