Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Silent

I read a statement in one of Ronald Reagan’s biographies about Communism. After returning from stateside duty during World War II, Reagan became a public speaker to help supplement his acting income.

He spoke about the treat of fascism in the United States. After one such speech at the Hollywood Beverly Christian Church, the pastor mentioned the possible treat of Communism in America. Reagan thought about it and included it in his next speech.


After his speech, a woman approached Reagan and told him that the group he had spoken to was becoming a “front” for the Communist. That conversation woke him up to the treat of Communism in the U.S.

Communist were hiding behind the organization Reagan had spoken to and now he saw what groups who refuse to come out and publicly present their views and policies can do in a democratic society. He saw the harm such groups could do to our form of government!
He saw these groups as remnants of the Nazi and Fascist party he helped fight during the war.

Today, we have the same kind of groups pursuing power through deceit, slowly taking over institutions and gaining more control through force. We see religious tolerance groups that tell us jihad is not real. We see a federal government that tells us we are entitled to more and more. We see a government that lies to us because they know better or is it to protect their agenda and re-election.

Does big government deception exist? Is big government trying to control our lives even more? Is our government lying to us in an effort to safeguard their hope and change?