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Saving face, or saving your country?
Posted By Bradlee Dean On 03/22/2012 @ 7:50 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
When I think of American heroes (George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, our veterans, etc.) or the heroes of the faith (Abraham, Moses, David, Joshua, Jesus Christ, etc.), I stop to think of their awful sacrifice, which they laid on the altar of freedom for each one of us to walk in. Our founders said, “… we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
Yet, today in this country I see many leaders in the Christian, patriotic and conservative rings do nothing but talk in circles. Like a group of dogs chasing their tails, they say much and do nothing – they are capitulating diplomats. The more I become acquainted with America’s supposed leaders over the past 40 years, the more I am disheartened. I then understand why we are in trouble as a nation. In the meantime, the younger generations, of which I am a part, have been subjected to everything and protected from nothing … but the talk goes on.
Our veterans fight, bleed and die in foreign lands to uphold the Constitution, and back here at home the American people are debating away what their veterans are sacrificing for. Instead of standing up and fighting for our God-given liberties, they sit down and talk.
What does this lack of leadership come to? I can tell you: saving face while relinquishing our American sovereignty unto a foreign power.
Can you imagine George Washington saying, “You know what, guys? I know there is a serious price to be paid through the Revolutionary War, but our future posterity isn’t really worth it. Let’s set up another panel to discuss this.” Or can you imagine Moses taking a poll before leading the children of Israel out of Egypt? How about Jesus, before going to the cross to die for the sins of the world, saying, “It is not at all expedient for my ministry to bear this shame in order to redeem mankind.”
As facetious as this might sound, this is exactly why America is in such a sad position. Our leaders have to be “politically correct” so they can hold on to their sponsors and their positions; they do not want to mar their reputation; they say it’s too radical to stand up in the face of tyranny or to tell God’s truth, because they might be called haters by a group of criminals. I say shame upon them. They lose face and their country while they try to save face; they are un-Christian, un-American and unpatriotic hypocrites! They need to understand that real love is demonstrated, not spoken of (1 John 3:18).
In conclusion, listen to what the second president of the United States, John Adams, stated when leaving his post to the American people:
“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”
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