Someday, the scum who helped kill Terri Schiavo; the corrupt politicians who have systematically broken faith with those under their stewardship; the racists who have made the lives of Jews a living hell; and all of the other nasty people in this world who have stood against God and His ways will have to answer for the evil they have done.
But that day is not now. And, meanwhile, we still have to live in this world.
So the question must be asked: What do those patriots and people of faith do in the interim as the world continues to sink into the abyss of socialism? Do we just give up on our political system? Go to church and wait for the return of the Messiah? Hide in the mountains? Keep trying to fight the growing beast of world government?
And if we do fight, how do we do it? Write letters? Help elect yet another politician to tap into the federal trough? File petitions to impeach corrupt, unfaithful judges? March in protest? Stage a Gandhi-style national work stoppage? Stop paying taxes and help plug up the jails and court system?
Since I have been commentary editor of WorldNetDaily, I have seen tens of thousands of letters from readers asking these kinds of questions. And I, too, have asked myself these questions. Unless you have been living under a rock, it must be quite clear that our world is drastically changing in appalling ways. Our freedom is being destroyed. Our children’s future is a most scary prospect.
So, what to do? What follows are observations I have considered that may be of value to you as you seek your own answers:
- No human effort will be fruitful unless we seek God’s guidance and blessing on our effort. Until we humble ourselves and turn to Him, frankly, we are wasting our time. Anything less will be no more effective than the Band-Aids that have already failed.
- Unity must be achieved among the various factions of patriots and people of faith. There are hundreds of key political and religious organizations – all pulling in different directions, all protecting their own kingdoms. Focus On The Family, the Council for National Policy, the Alliance Defense Fund, Heritage Foundation, Southern Baptists, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party … the list is seemingly endless.
- Until enough of the leaders of these groups – particularly the larger ones – are willing to find a way to work together to drive a national effort to restore America to its constitutional foundations, unity will not be achieved and marches, work stoppages, tax protests and all other potential remedies will have limited-to-negligible impact. You cannot overwhelm the system unless you have overwhelming support and commitment from a large enough cross-section of the citizenry.
- What constitutes a large enough cross-section? If the 2004 election is any indication, at least half of the people in this nation lean toward the conservative end of the political spectrum – probably many more if you consider what happened when Ross Perot captured nearly a fifth of the vote in 1992. Many of those who voted for him would not have bothered to vote at all if he wasn’t on the ballot.
According to the U.S. Census, the population of the United States is currently approaching 300 million people. Roughly a third of those people are old enough to vote and work. That means there are at least 50 million people in the United States who are both old enough and likely to have a positive impact on any national effort to restore our government to operating strictly within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution. That should be our goal.
So, again, what to do?
Start contacting the leaders of the religious and political organizations you support. Show them this column. Urge them to start thinking about how they can influence other groups to work together with them, perhaps even merging their organizations. Though most of these groups serve useful purposes, many of them are redundant in function.
The leaders of these organizations all need to rise above their personal and institutional pride. They need to move beyond funding and organization-building. And most importantly, they need to sacrificially work together for the common good. I’ll be happy to help them figure out how to do this if they aren’t up to the task.
Imagine how generously people would respond if they only had to deal with a single fund-raising letter from an umbrella organization. Imagine how much more active people would be if they only had one major publication to direct them in fighting the political battle. As things stand now, most of us don’t have the time to bother with the deluge of letters and magazines that hit our mailboxes each week.
And most importantly, imagine the clout an umbrella organization – with tens of millions of members – would have on both the political process and our elections. It’s time to make Hillary’s nightmare fantasy of a vast, rightwing conspiracy become a reality.
If they don’t listen the first time, keep bugging them. Don’t give up: Make them listen – stop funding them if necessary until they start making things happen. You can make a difference. It’s time to think outside of the box we’re in.