Tuesday, March 23, 2010Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
There's a man who pens a blog that I respect and admire. Robert A. Hall is a man who served our Nation not only as a Marine but also in the Massachusetts Senate for 5 terms. That's answering the call of service that few in political office can say they've done. I've linked and copied many times the words that he's written (do a blog search for those posts). Today, he has a post that literally makes me scared for this country of ours. Once again, I'm going to copy and paste so that y'all can read and ponder on his words. Perhaps his words will inspire everyone to take some type of action to insure that his prediction as he foresees it will not become truth. If nothing else, I hope you will say a prayer for our Nation, for we need the power of the prayer warriors now more than ever.
From The Old Jarhead himself...
It was a great country while it lasted. Nothing tangible lasts forever, not stars, or planets, or people or flowers or birds. Certainly not political systems. We can be certain that the American Republic will have an ending as surely as it had a beginning. But when?
Predicting the future is fraught with risk. In the hundreds of opinion pieces I’ve published over the years, I’ve had some notable success doing so. In 1998, three years before 9/11, I published a column headed, “America’s War on Terror will be long, slow and cruel.” In that column I wrote that terrorists now had the power to destroy large buildings. Pretty prescient, yes, but I’ve made my share of predictions that were completely off the mark.
Emerging trends or sudden events can completely alter what looked to be inevitable. The death of a key leader, a new technology, a natural disaster striking your country—or your opponent’s—all can alter the seemingly-inevitable future.
Certainly the American Republic has been both resilient and flexible since its improbable emergence from the fire of revolution. It survived a terrible civil war, an outcome that seemed highly unlikely at the time. It survived the Great Depression. It led and won the fight against global tyranny in WWII, a victory that may appear inevitable now, but was a damn near run thing at the time. And it faced down the monster of soulless Communism, despite the infatuation of large numbers of our vapid intellectual class with the joys of collectivism, as seen from afar.
And yet, despite this history of resilience and triumph, I think that there is about an 80% certainty that the American Republic will collapse within the next twenty years, and be replaced with something else—perhaps several entities. They will not be models of classical liberal democracy. That this will be accompanied by economic privation, great violence and mass suffering I consider inevitable. That the surviving citizens of the new entity or entities will enjoy anything close to our freedom or standard of living I believe highly unlikely. The Jamestown rule—no work, no eat—will be rigidly enforced.
And yes, there is more, and it IS a must read - HERE.
Food for thought, indeed.