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A Look Through the Rearview Mirror

Updated: Jul 25

Story by Randy Grathen

I was thinking about what an amazing journey my life has been. I have an awesome marriage to the love of my life for 47 of those years. My life has been blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined or dreamed of. I have owned my own business and worked for others of my choosing. I have driven across this country from coast to coast and never had to answer to anyone as to where I was going or why. This is America.

But then I started thinking about how the lives of my family, friends, and this country has changed over the last 50 years. This is not the amazing, vibrant, wholesome country it once was. The one I served for twenty-two years in the Air Force. The one I swore to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. And I asked myself – “what happened?!?”

Our country has been sold out to foreigners. Our government is trying to insert “International law” into our Constitution. Do we really want dozens of other countries from the United Nations sticking their nose into our lives and freedoms? Our laws were founded on the God-given, let me repeat that, our GOD-GIVEN right of the individual to do and go as far as our ability and ambition will carry us. It is not a “privilege” to be handed out by men. Europe was ruled by kings and queens and dictators. China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and others still are. Individual rights are subservient to the will of the government, and people within our own government are trying to do the same to us. It’s not too late to make a difference. But to make a difference you must be engaged in what is happening.

Expecting the government to care about our best interest is ridiculous and naïve. Most Washington politicians are lawyers. They are trained not to argue to find the truth, but to persuasively argue their point-of-view until you willing disregard the evidence before you. Stop listening to these liars. Look around you. If it doesn't make sense, then question everything about it. If “We the People“ don’t take control of our country back from Washington and put the power to govern our affairs back at the state level and into individuals’ hands; where the Constitution wisely put it, we will only get what they are willing to give, and usually it's at the expense of someone else.

The most important thing you can do for yourself, and the future of this country, is to raise up children who understand the history of what made this country great. Do not abdicate your responsibility to teach them to the schools. They have dozens of pronouns to describe just two genders. Male or Female. They didn’t learn that at home. Your kids are racist for no other reason that they're white. They didn’t learn that at home. Kids today think that you and I and the government owe them a living. Wrong! They didn’t learn that at home. We owe them a chance – an opportunity. An equal opportunity to make the most of themselves once having learned a marketable skill. To do that, they need an education that teaches them how to do something. A degree in “Gender Studies” won’t put food on the table. We don’t need a government that promises to put people back to work – it hasn’t happened, and it will never work. We need a government that clears the way so we can put each other back to work. Jobs come from entrepreneurs willing to take a risk – not the government. When they take a risk, they’re doing it with your money, and they’ve never spent even a penny wisely. They squander it and pocket it.

I have watched marriage, family, and patriotism systematically come under attack. Marriage is an antiquated notion. Family is any two people who live together, and being a Patriot, a conservative or a Christian gets you labeled as a potential threat to the country. We are labeled bigots, “intolerant” and hate mongers if we voice an opinion contrary to what the media claims to be the majority opinion. The threat to this country is from within and it’s from the Washington elitists. (Elitist: a person, or group of persons, who believes something about them make them superior to others).

Now is the time for you and me to get involved. We must decide which country we want to live in. One where you tell the government what to do, or one where they tell you what to do. I assure you, you don’t want the latter.

Freedom is not free. It was purchased by the men and women who are willing to step up and step out. This country was founded on Godly principles and built on a biblical foundation.

If you are offended by what I’ve written, I feel sorry for you. You have apparently already given up, or you’ve bought into all the lies. Either one is fatal for this country. I pray that you’ll take the time to look deeper. You could start by reading the Constitution. I’m sure for most of you it will be the first time because they don’t teach it in our schools. Gee, I wonder why???

The Constitution of the United States - is the supreme law of the United States of America. It superseded the Articles of Confederation, the nation's first constitution, in 1789. Originally comprising seven articles, it delineates the national frame and constraints of government.

The Amendments to the Constitution - Why were the Constitutional Amendments so important? Even before the U.S. Constitution was created, its framers understood that it would have to be amended to confront future challenges and adapt and grow alongside the new nation.

I pray that all of you have an even better, richer, more rewarding, blessed life than I have had. But you can only have it if you are willing to work for it. Get involved. It’s time for Americans to remember those who sacrificed their fortunes and very lives over two hundred years ago when they told the King of England to shove it. It’s time once again to tell the king to shove it. We are taking our country back!

Remember God said…

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

This is a spiritual battle fought in the earthly realm. Armor up.

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