What have we become? CBN article points out “We’re losing our Freedom and our Choice”

Statue of Liberty

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the extortion[a] of the poor, or the perversion[b] of justice and fairness in the government,[c] do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official,[d] and there are higher ones over them![e]

Important Takeaways:

  • We’re Losing Our Freedom and Our Choices: Has the Constitution Been Effectively ‘Terminated’?
  • The Stats Don’t Lie: Freedom Has Been in Decline
  • Global studies show that for most of the world, freedom has been in decline for many years. Add to that an economy consolidating under larger companies with consumers seeing their purchasing choices restricted.
  • There was once a sense that freedom was winning and expanding across the globe. Now the future is looking less free, with fewer rights and fewer choices about how we live our lives.
  • Christian civil liberties attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute takes the radical view that the Constitution has been effectively terminated because so much of it is now regularly ignored.
  • He says the many heavily armed government agencies and local police forces constitute a standing army on US soil, ready to raid homes in violation of the fourth amendment.
  • “The IRS has 4,500 guns, 5 million rounds of ammunition,” Whitehead said. “The Veterans Administration has 11 million rounds of ammo. The Department of Health and Human Services, believe it or not, has 4 million rounds of ammo. The Social Security Administration has 800,000 rounds of ammo for their special agents and guns.”
  • Even NASA has a SWAT Team. Since 1980, SWAT raids have risen from 3,000 a year to 80,000.
  • No Free Speech if Someone’s Feelings Are Hurt
    • The First Amendment, which was intended to protect speech the majority doesn’t like, no longer prevents people from being censored, canceled, de-platformed, or even de-banked.
    • A Qualtrics study found that most Americans under the age of 30 favor censorship if free speech hurts someone’s feelings.
  • One-Third of Americans Would Like a Dictator
    • A Penn State poll found that most Americans believe they have lost more personal freedoms in the past 10 years than they have gained, while another survey found that one-third of Americans think having “a strong leader who doesn’t have to bother with Congress or elections would be a good system of government.”
  • Jaroslav Flidr, told CBN News he never expected the Free World to turn out like this, and said he’s especially upset that many Americans seem okay with a loss of rights when it’s used against their political enemies.
  • Flidr said, “People whose rights are being removed, they really do not perceive it that way. That’s why they sometimes actually almost see it as a benefit. It’s a beneficial process because sometimes these rights are taken from people they don’t like and they applaud it. And in situations like that I always tell them, ‘Yeah, it might be actually pleasing now. Just wait until you are the object of this process when your rights are violated. When it’s done to you, you won’t find it as much fun as you’re finding it now.'”

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