“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ― Abraham Lincoln
Americans are blessed with almost immeasurable prosperity. Someone at the “poverty level” in America would look like a king to most people in almost every other country in the world. Because of this great prosperity, it is highly unlikely that it would be possible for America to be conquered by force. (See Leviticus 26:3-35)
The socialistic-communists of the 20th century understood this. In fact, they had the perfect plan to bring America under their control pre-1920. They didn’t keep it secret. They declared it every chance they got. It has been paraphrased as follows:
“First we will take Eastern Europe,
Then the masses of Asia,
Then we will encircle the United States, which will be the last bastion of capitalism,
We will not have to attack. It will fall like an overripe fruit into our hands.”
Interesting. If we take a look at history, it looks like they did/are doing a pretty good job of following that plan. Eastern Europe? Check. The masses of Asia? Check. Encircle the United States? Well, if you take a look at southern/central America, Mexico, and Canada, I’d say that’s a check.
Looks like we’re on the final stage of their plan. “It will fall like an overripe fruit into our hands.” Personally, I’m not sure if the fruit is ripe, overripe, about to fall, falling, about to hit the ground, or something else. But I do know this: If we do not have a significant course correction in the near future, we will probably hit the ground. I don’t want to sound gloomy, but we need to recognize the truth if we ever want to restore our great nation.
At the same time, I have not given up hope. In Patrick Henry’s famous Liberty or Death Speech, he said the following: “Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power… Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave… It is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard… Why stand we here idle?… Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the orice of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
Amen to that. One thing that many people misunderstand about 1776 is the number of patriots. The number of people supportive of the revolution is estimated at 3% – 33% of the population. It is hard to know the exact percentage for sure, but based on my research, I would guess that the number of active supporters was under 10% of the population. Whatever the number, there weren’t very many! And they won a war against the most powerful empire in the world. Wow. Sure, we are stewards of this earth at a very difficult time. “‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’” If the patriots and freedom-fighters of 1776 could win with the very limited resources that they had, I think that with God’s help we can preserve our freedom with the resources that we have.
“Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power… I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”