For years, when other governments persecuted their own citizens for violating the rights that Americans believed are given to us by God, such as our freedom of speech, religion or to peaceably assembly, we would point out the contrast because our Constitutional Rights and their tyrannical oppression. It was an easy point to make: America is the greatest nation on the face of the planet because of the simply fact that we protect more freedom than any other country in the world.
The beauty of America is that what unites us is not race, culture or religion. The unifying factor of our great country is the value of the individual due to the belief that we are created in God’s image. Because of this belief in the intrinsic value of human life that is given to us by God, we hold high individual liberty. We’ve done so since the founding of America.
Unfortunately today, that has all gone out the window. Practically speaking, Americans no longer have Constitutional Rights. In theory we do, but in reality, they’ve been stripped away from us in the name of safety.
Social Media has taken away our right to free speech and freedom of expression through censorship and deplatforming. Our government has stripped us of our right to peaceably assemble and worship God as we see fit by shutting down and limiting our churches. Joe Biden’s administration is taking away our right to bear arms through his recent Executive Actions enforcing gun control.
Despite what is written in the Constitution of the United States of America, we have no more rights. The government has stripped us of our liberty in the name of safety. And you know what the scary thing is? Millions upon millions of Americans are perfectly content giving it all away.
The only way we are going to get our rights back is for the American people to rise up and take them back. We must refuse to submit to unConstitutional mandates or laws. By definition, if a law is unconstitutional, it is illegal. Why would you submit to illegal behavior?
We need more pastors like Pastor Coates at GraceLife Church in Canada, who is refusing to shutdown his church, despite the government sending in 200 armed police officers to keep them from worshipping God. Or like Pastor Greg Locke in Tennessee who has refused to shutdown services since Day 1. Or like the owners of Tinhorn Flats in Burbank, CA who have refused to close their saloon throughout the “pandemic.”
There are plenty of examples of men and women standing up to the authoritarians that could care less about you or your family, but are simply on power trips. However, we need more to rise up. We need more businesses to refuse to enforce face masks or capacity limitations. We need more business owners to commit to not requiring a vaccine passport. We need more churches to fully open their services without restriction. This is the only way that we can take back our country. We must resist tyranny.