Corruption has finally found its advocates for power
Begin with the thought that corruption can actually overtake others political views, a choice of worship, and the freedom to live their own lives in complete adherence to their liking. Are we able to remember the many instances where unruly nations sought to control peoples who wanted societies that chose their own futures?
There is a lot of written material in the Old Testament that alludes to the faction of unfair control over the Israelite community by Egypt. Unfortunately the Jews had no choice since through their own turning away from God they spent 400 years wandering in the desert. Then the Lord said to Abram: “Know for certain that your descendants shall be aliens in a land not their own, where they shall be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation they must serve, and in the end they will depart with great wealth?” (Gn 15: 13 - 15). Through Moses and the Exodus account they left Egypt to pursue their freedom to worship God and conduct their own lives without interference from other rulers.
While captives in Egypt they were held by those who decided who they were, how they worshiped, and when they could do anything the rulers decided upon. It was a corruptive existence until God sent a savior.
In Europe, different people wanted a world that allowed them the freedom to worship in their religion and not under the King’s decision. They made a compact and sailed to America landing on the shore where freedom became a struggle, but success became their choice to govern themselves.
When they were unlawfully taxed by England they got together and the Boston Tea Party became synonymous with the freedom to decide for themselves to whom taxes would be paid.
On December 15, 1791, the Constitution of the United States was written and the Bill of Rights became its general opening, relegating the amendments to freedoms for all time and people. We learned in grammar school the tenets of these amendments and have lived with them, under their protection, and even fought in two World Wars to ensure the constitutionality of their premise.
We live in a country with three levels of government; the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial. These have held our government and its people together for 232 years. Abraham Lincoln read in the Gettysburg address regarding the nation at the cemetery at the end of the Civil War: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
These freedoms, which were guaranteed on this battlefield, fought for in more than two World Wars, and successfully elected politicians to Washington D. C. to lead and govern her citizens during a depression and struggles of growth are now in danger of non-compliance with the very words that were written in blood.
Each day the news reported is becoming completely foreign to the original meaning. And we are seeing a change that will completely destroy the freedoms we have lived with for over 200 years. I certainly have written more than several articles regarding this crisis that is undermining our United States, symbolizing the Flag of stars and stripes.
Although this article will be published several weeks from this writing, Donald Trump will be indicted for some foolish charges, and the politics will continue to upset the Congress.
If this isn’t enough, the certainty of Marxism is a definite implantation to our form of government, and the threat of nuclear war might very well be right around the bend. Let’s call it what it really is; with Biden and the Far Left our chances to regain control by the people instead of politicians who are guiding us away from freedom is a sure step to catastrophe. And one more sad note; Biden, who is a nominal Catholic, calls the Pope his friend. Perhaps, but his approach to abortion and other human rights that is not Godly might have some explaining to do when he breathes his last. This is corruption in its grandest expose’ and we are its victims.
Ralph B. Hathaway