Can Liberty Be Salvaged in America? Give NOPE a Chance.

Written by John Kirkwood on May 9, 2013

MH900402251“The NRA has won a terrific victory against daunting odds to help preserve our 2nd amendment rights. What this country needs is the national equivalent of the National Rifle Association in regard to education.” – the Parson


Enrollment in the National Rifle Association has reached 5 million members and in the battle over gun control, the Obama administration has just felt the sting of its first real legislative defeat. How did this happen?
With the false momentum of school shootings, a complicit media wagging its approval, celebrities making PSA’s and even Republican politicians rushing to get in line for the team picture, what could possibly stem the push for more gun regulations?

Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and “Grand” Rand Paul had a lot to do with diffusing the legislation but without the backing of freedom loving Americans and the maximizing of the people’s will by the NRA, they would have been steam-rolled! Preserving our 2nd Amendment rights is a critical victory, but it will not be enough to ensure liberty for the next generation. What it can be, however, is the blueprint for turning the tables on tyranny.


The only hope in restoring American liberty is a return to God and His divine institutions. The fervent prayers of the Lord’s people are the first step.

Now let me share the second:  America’s most critical need is to spark a national group that will lobby for parents of home-schoolers, private-schoolers and all freedom loving Americans and shatter the status quo. For the rest of this article we will refer to this group as the National Organization of Parents and Educators, or NOPE. If Liberty is to be restored and protected for the next generation then this generation will have to “gut up” and just say “NOPE!”


Eventually you have to get off your knees and live or die in the arena. Faith has been AWOL from the public square for two generations and the stench is almost overbearing. There will never be a return to the principles that established and kept this country free and prosperous until the NEA is destroyed. The National Education Association poisons freedom’s well and, operating as a monopoly, they’ve enjoyed a free reign with no real opposition. This must be challenged on a number of levels, but the first is to rally and coordinate some muscle.

Did you ever hear of a Democrat who didn’t have the approval of the NEA, NOW or NARAL? We need to make it a promise that if you’re a Republican, that if you claim to be a conservative, you would need to be on-board for radical education reform to earn our approval, to even “share our air,” let alone to entertain the thought of running a campaign.

There are roughly 7 million students that attend private schools or are home-schooled in the country today. That’s at least 14 million parents that are possible members of a new education lobby. Add in those patriots who love their country but do not have children or whose children are grown and you have the possibility of a lobby group that could reach 20 million. That’s roughly four times the scope of the NRA and it’s the kind of muscle that could easily flex down the wayward politician.

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John Kirkwood
John Kirkwood is a son of Issachar. He is a Zionist, gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn't ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where "we the people" seek to honor "In God we Trust." He hosts the Christian wake up call IN THE ARENA every Sunday at noon on AM 1160 and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense, the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the "blessed from heaven above" husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.