As the United States sprints toward socialism, a free society as we know it will be no more. The liberty of free thought and association cannot coexist with totalitarianism. Under socialism, the state does not have to own everything, just control it.
Freedom of religion is the first to go. People of conviction cannot be allowed to have a position contrary to that adopted by the government. Citizens will be told what to think and must accept whatever is politically correct, even though it invariably produces poverty, corruption and even tyranny. Remember, it is all about control! Control demands submission to a collective order that is set up by the State.
We are about one election away from becoming a socialist nation. Over 10 million Americans voted for a self-proclaimed socialist named Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party has embraced the bulk of his agenda. Study the Democratic Party platform. Notice how God is left out. The official platform of the Socialist Party USA, of which Bernie Sanders is the most prominent member, states “We are committed to confronting the heterosexism that provides fertile ground for homophobic violence and supports all efforts to fostering understanding and cooperation among persons and groups of different sexual orientations.” In other words, they consider heterosexual marriages as the enemy of their agenda. The chairman of the Communist Party USA, recently called for a coalition of Socialist-Communist-Progressives-Liberals and Democrats to coalesce around Bernie Sanders to “fight unequivocally against racism, sexism, homophobia and trans-phobia.” Why is this important to them? It is because socialism has been at war with marriage and the family since the late 1700’s. The most prominent socialist thinkers like Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels promoted the sexual revolution to oppose traditional marriage and family in order to eliminate loyalties other than to the state.
Today’s socialist and progressives support not only a welfare state and redistribution of wealth but every aspect of the sexual revolution from no-fault divorce, pornography, abortion, same-sex marriage and the LGBTQ agenda. It puts women and children at the mercy of the State. When marriages fail, the State becomes the ultimate source and provider for families.
Why would America embrace socialism when every major socialist government in the world has failed or is failing? How can we forget the Nazis (National Socialist Party), the USSR (The United Soviet Socialist Republic), Venezuela, Cuba – and the list goes on? These governments all rejected God and the Bible as the source of life and the people became slaves to an atheistic dictatorship. Socialism in Greece has bankrupted that country and the US is not far behind.
Have we lost our mind in America? The answer is yes! The scripture says that “..the carnal mind is at enmity with God..”. Romans 8:7. Unless it is regenerated to conform to the character and Word of God, it will oppose righteousness which “exalts a nation”. Proverbs 14:34. We have abandoned our Christian foundations and exalt man as the center of the universe. Our pursuit of the ungodly has now defined our nation as a place where we promote good as evil and evil as good. Isaiah 5:20. Only when we return to the God of our fathers will we reject the insidious cancer of socialism. Until then, families will continue the inevitable slide to extinction.
Wonderful article Bob. We really appreciate your writings.