To the editor:
Through the methodology of gradualism comes a mental block/conditioning that keeps us in denial, removing the shock potential from trickle-down tyranny, whether political, economic, judicial, etc.
Psychologists call a uniqueness of human nature "cognitive dissonance," which means the rejection of information not in harmony with previous beliefs. If a person believes a "fact" long enough, he or she cannot ponder or contemplate information or a question that challenges that fact. The mind simply cannot process information that conflicts with previous accepted data. Prior conditioning is difficult to challenge.
The same holds true if we believe a lie long enough (like much in revisionist history).
Consider the statement "separation of church and state." How often has this constitutional statement been used to prohibit the free exercise of Christianity? Yet this statement is not found in the constitution of the U.S. of A., but in the Constitution of the Soviet Union whose system of oppression subversives adore.
For when our national government was created by the states, it was said this was the first time the principles of Christianity were united with the principles of civil government.
Yet James Madison warned that government can pose the greatest threat to our liberty.
Have you considered that party labels are a cruel deception, a ruse to keep the same people in power?
Do you ever wonder what's happened to state rights, or our God-given unalienable rights that have been turned into licensed and regulated privileges?
Woe to those who decree unjust statutes and to those who continually record unjust decisions, to deprive the needy of justice, and rob the poor of my people of their rights (Isaiah 10:12).
I am not ashamed of our nation's rich Christian heritage and founding and that they, though not perfect, sacrificed their all to give us the greatest nation on earth.
But I am ashamed of fellow Americans with their anti-Christian bigotry who believe their life's duty is to de-throne God and subvert, pervert, and convert our republic into another Godless, mindless, liberty-less, poverty-stricken Marxist/fascist police state.
The cause of America, said Thomas Paine, is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the King of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above.