Will it be the Bible or the bayonet?
As I search the events taking place across America today, it is interesting to note how many un-American, ungodly and unconstitutional activities are being promulgated or endorsed by this current administration. If it is not to advocate what God clearly condemns (this last week Scott Anderson became the first homosexual in America to be ordained by the Presbyterian Church), then it is some form of unconstitutional “gun-walking” scandal such as Attorney General Eric Holder’s now famous Fast and Furious operation.
One has to ask himself, what is the fruit of this lawlessness? And who eats the pill?
As I have done over 330 high school assemblies in this country in over 22 states, one of the things I have noticed is that the schools have now become testing and training grounds for a monitored police state. Through man’s 10,000 commandments (all in the name of “safety” and “security”), you now have fences around the schools, metal detectors before entering school buildings, surveillance cameras and even armed guards – all because there are those who want to see what happens when you dare God’s justice by departing from His Commandments.
It has been stated that if you will not listen to God’s Ten Commandments, you will listen to man’s 10,000 commandments. And man’s 10,000 commandments can be seen today through the thousands of unconstitutional and un-American policies and measures forced on the American people on a daily basis. As one would expect, unconstitutional government produces bondage rather than liberty. Charles DeMontisque rightly said, “Liberty is always found in doing what (God’s) Law permits.”
For those who did not know, in many schools across this country of ours there were Bible courses that you would have to pass before you could graduate high school. All the way up until 1962 prayer was the norm for virtually every school in America, and the Ten Commandments were posted in school hallways. The obvious fruit was safety and security, as well as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I came across some scenarios that exemplify my point:
High school in 1962 vs. 2011
Johnny goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack.
1962 – Vice principal comes over, looks at Johnny’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Johnny.
2011 – School goes into lockdown and the FBI is called. Johnny is hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or his gun again. Counselors are called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Tim and Mark get into a fist-fight after school.
1962 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins the fight. Tim and Mark shake hands and end up the best of friends.
2011 – Police called and the SWAT team arrives. They arrest both Tim and Mark. They are both charged with assault and battery and then expelled and put onto probation.
Jeffery will not sit still in class; he continuously disrupts other students.
1962 – Jeffery is sent to the principal’s office and given a good paddling. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt other students again.
2011 – Jeffery is given huge doses of Ritalin after being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Jeffery now becomes a zombie. The family now gets a check from the government and Jeffery becomes disabled.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car.
1962 – His dad gives him a good whipping with his belt, and Billy never does it again.
2011 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is then removed from his home and sent to foster care and later joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused as well. Their dad then goes to prison. Billy’s mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Bradley gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school. Bradley shares aspirin with another student who also has a headache.
1962 – Bradley’s fellow student thanks him and they both feel better.
2011 – The police are called. Bradley is sent to jail and then to treatment for drug violations. Bradley’s car is searched for drugs and weapons.
Remember, America, history does repeat itself, and that is exactly what we are seeing in front of our eyes. Robert Winthrop said it best when he stated, “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.”
Bradlee Dean is an ordained preacher, heavy metal drummer, talk-show host of the Sons of Liberty Radio, and the founder/executive director of the ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International in Minneapolis, Minn. Bradlee is currently involved with a lawsuit against MSNBC and Rachel Maddow and could use all the prayers and financial support possible. Tax-deductible donations to help restore this generation back to America’s biblical foundation can be made online.