. . . and like a seed will rise again. (Jefferson Davis)
The thoughts of an unworthy sinner saved by grace, an unreconstructed Confederate and the pastor of a Sovereign Grace Baptist Church
Friday, May 27, 2016
Guardians of Freedom?
Armed Forces Day was officially observed on
Saturday, May 21st.
I happened to see the following graphic
displayed on Facebook:
I am at a loss to explain just exactly what
that graphic may mean.
How exactly are the Empire’s Armed Forces the “Guardians
Have they prevented the invasion of illegal
aliens across our Southern borders?
Have they protected my God-given rights, many
of which are specifically acknowledged in the Bill of Rights?
Have they guaranteed the rights of Christian
businesses to practice their Christian convictions?
Have they guarded the rights of free speech
and assembly, while the government restricts protestors to “free speech zones”?
Have they guarded my rights to keep and to
bear arms WITHOUT ANY INFRINGEMENTS? ANY INFRINGEMENTS?
Have they guarded my right to be secure from
unreasonable search and seizures, as the government keeps track of every move I
make on the internet? Or as police stop vehicles at “sobriety check points”
without warrant or probably cause? Or as the government demands that I account
for every single penny I earn, so that they may skim their extortions from the
Have they stopped the Federal government from
running roughshod over the sovereign states?
Have they prevented Washington (bureaucrats,
judges, presidents, and legislators) from issuing decrees and demanding compliance
from the sovereign states?
An encyclopedia could be written of exactly
how the Armed Forces are NOT
guarding our freedoms, but rather aiding in their abatement.
I looked around the internet a bit and came
across the following graphics:
How, exactly, did those who fought and died in
Vietnam “protect our freedom”? The war lost, America was not overrun by the
Vietcong or the NVA. The Armed Forces went to Southeast Asia; they fought in a
meaningless, immoral and unconstitutional war and then returned home; many of
them broken in body and spirit. And tens of thousands did not return home at
all. And for what? How exactly did they “protect our freedom”?
Should we really be thanking them? For what
exactly? If anything, this corrupt nation should be apologizing to them for
using them as pawns in its imperial schemes.
And yet the beat goes on and on: Lebanon, Grenada,
Panama, the Persian Gulf War, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Iraq –
and that’s naming but a few of them. Now the empire seems to be bound and
determined to instigate war with either Russia or China . . . or both.
How was it that any of those who fought and
died and returned terribly broken from those engagements -- How was it that they
protected or guarded our freedoms? Are we freer today than we were before they
fought? Are we freer today than were our ancestors of past 240 or so years?
The only legitimate and just war is a war of
self-defense and preservation.
If we look at it honestly, Southerners must go
back to the 1860’s to find veterans who truly died for our freedoms and our
And our yankee neighbors need to go all the
way back to the 18th Century.
The Amerikan government certainly owes a debt
to those whom it abused and sent forth as mercenaries and cannon fodder, but I
find it hard to see how they can be viewed as guardians of freedom or how they
should be thanked for protecting our freedoms, when in fact, those freedoms
have all but ceased to exist.
How does one justify becoming an enforcer for
the evil empire and its agenda? How does one justify becoming that which he
swears to defend against in his own oath of office? How does one “serve” in the
Amerikan Armed Forces or in Amerikan Law Enforcement with a clear conscience?
Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be
Imperial Storm Troopers!