"Live to be a
builder of the spirit and not a wrecking ball!"
Mr. Allen's nationally syndicated column,
"Thinkin' Out Loud," is
We The People
was published - 9/15/17
“We The People” have spoken in resounding
socialism wouldn’t dare avail itself upon this
great land, but it has.
Few thought Rome capable of atrocities, or world
domination, but they were. They may have
been one of the first to place capital
punishment on display. Those in opposition
to Caesar were considered dissidents,
opposition. Jesus wasn't the only one
crucified. Rome carried out thousands of
crucifixions, placing the punished on the main
thoroughfares for all to see. Why was Jesus such
a threat? He and his followers,
Christians, “We the People,” were opposition.
There have always been
dividing factions in the world. We can't
have it both ways. There's no straddling
the fence, no serving two masters, for we must
stand upon what we believe.
Shortly before the election I took the time to
read the Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I
believe all three were divinely inspired, for
they are like no other. The Declaration of
Independence states: ”We hold these truths to
be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable rights.”
But why is there
such an assault on the Creator now days?
I've been to Washington, DC and seen the
writings of Thomas Jefferson on the ceiling of
that memorial and all of his references to
Scripture. I've been to the Lincoln
Memorial and saw his references to Scripture on
a couple walls there.
For you see, God
is the essence of faith. He's opposition
Section 8 of the Constitution makes the claim
“To suppress insurrections and repel invasions.”
Well, “We The People” have been invaded by a
The Bill of Rights, Article 3 states,” Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; or
the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the government for the address
of grievances - The entire premise of that
article is under attack.
Few thought Adolf
Hitler would become what he did, trying to
exterminate an entire race, the destruction of
12 million people, but he did. Why did he
hate the Jews so? They were the
opposition, they were “We The People.”
Many thought Karl Marx was a raving lunatic, but
in 1917 Lenin took heed of Marx’s teachings and
led the overthrow of a government. Russia
has never been the same.
No one thought
Joseph Stalin was capable of what he became when
he enrolled in the Tiflis Theological Seminary.
Shortly after becoming a resident there he
crossed over to the dark side by joining the
Marxist underground. When his
revolutionary activities were discovered he was
expelled. He joined the Russian Socialist
Democratic Party in 1898 and then went on to
exterminate 23 million poor souls, many of which
were his own people. Why would he do such
a heinous thing? Because the peasants, “We
The People,” were in opposition of him and
needed to be eliminated.
Few thought Mao
Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of
China, would qualify as the greatest mass
murderer in world history - but he did.
His campaign called “The Great Leap Forward”
that began in 1958, tortured and eradicated some
45 million Chinese over the next four years.
Why? Because “We The People” were opposition.
For all too long,
America's been prosperous - Prosperity breeds
complacency. Yet now we have a struggle on our
hands. Now is not the time to cast God
aside. “We The People” need to make a
stand on many fronts, those of principle, faith
and decency. We need a good old-fashioned
dose of discernment that will dissect rhetoric
about oppression versus freedom.
“We The People”
just want to live in harmony, but there is
always the other side of the coin, a faction
that's hell-bent on enriching their ranks at all
“We The People”
have awakened from our slumber, willing to now
get involved, to fight those who oppose liberty
within our midst.
election was like no other. I believe it
will be a cursor to many more. “We The
People” have been complacent, but now willing to
sift through the lies in search of that light
called liberty - an unalienable right endowed by
representing us better heed that which is astir
across this land.
said: ”If we lose freedom here in America there
is no place to escape to; this is the last stand
Greg Allen’s column,
Thinkin’ Out Loud,
has been published bi-monthly since 2009.
He’s an author, nationally syndicated columnist
and the founder of Builder of the Spirit in Jamestown,
Indiana, a non-profit organization aiding the poor.
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