Update 12.02.12 (add rel. links)
11.23.12 (rev. draft letter)
What if the U.S. government, like you know, the President or Congress, were to suddenly say ”It’s now against the law to be a Christian, and America will no longer tolerate that faith, and you people who practice Christianity will be punished going forward and backward, and the new American religion is officially going to be Islam.”?
You would, of course, rightly say “That’s ridiculous!” and “This is a FREE country!” or “Doesn’t the Constitution protect our freedom of religion?”
What, if then, the U.S. government, like you know, the President or Congress, or five of the nine persons on the Supreme Court, were to suddenly declare “It’s now illegal for television and radio and newspapers and magazines and the internet to say or write or show anything that is not approved first by the U.S. government.”?
Obviously, you would say “No way! This is America!” or “I can say what I want!” and “Who the hell do they think they are!!” or “Doesn’t the Bill of Rights protect Free Speech and the Freedom of the Press?!”
What if the majority in the U.S. government was united and unwavering in these blatant acts of tyranny, and what if the minority in the U.S. government who oppose this cruelty, were unwilling or afraid to stop it? What then? Who, then, will safeguard your liberty?
What would you DO about it? What would we DO about it? Sure, we’d say “NO”, “We’re not going to comply!”, and “That’s not a REAL law!” But what about when the U.S. government starts using force, arresting people, or seizing bank accounts or other property for noncompliance? Can we, as individuals, repel the massive power of the federal government?
…What if half of our neighbors didn’t care one bit about the this lawlessness and arbitrary rule, and by their ignorance, willfully submit to and empower it?