The Lights Are Going Out On Liberty

Written by Allan Erickson on January 21, 2022

“In any society of free men, the rule of law is only possible as long as the vast majority of its members are habitually law abiding. When respect for authority breaks down to the extent that larger and larger numbers defy existing rule, the only remaining alternative to anarchy is a police state. And when this state of affairs prevails, men are no longer free.”

— Lawrence R. Eyres. “The Elders of the Church”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

— Declaration of Independence, 1776

Fact: for decades, the Left has undermined the rule of law to the point we are seeing an expanding police state. Fact: government is no longer interested in securing our rights or our consent. Government is interested in expanding its power, the Constitution be damned. Consider our Capitol surrounded by razor wire and troops. “Defund the police! Bring on the National Guard!”

Orchestrated by the Left, we see authority breaking down on every front. From massive riots last summer to escalating violent crime rates in almost all major cities, to chaos and violence and human trafficking across the southern border, and now, smash and grab store invasions plus huge train robberies, all largely ignored by district attorneys. Pervasive immorality and corruption infect our public institutions and our private corporations, hastening Judgment Day.

Anarchy invites tyranny. Leftist tyrants are happy to oblige. There is little hope for this Republic so long as we ignore the fact the Left’s goal is the destruction of our way of life in order to usher in global communism. Democrats have become useful idiots doing the bidding of the Left.

“What you’re watching here is civilization collapsing in real-time,” Tucker Carlson proclaims grimly.

God help us. Only He can.

Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.