WHEN PEOPLE "UNWITTINGLY" RUIN THEIR COUNTRY
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BC) one of Rome’s most illustrious statesmen, orators and authors famously issued a warning that is needed by Americans today. He famously said:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from
within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner
openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling
through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears
not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their
arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the
soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the
city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The
traitor is the plague.”
America has had traitors like Benedict Arnold and Alger Hiss who have deliberately schemed and worked to betray their country. We have men and women like this in our nation today. There have also been those in our past who have ignorantly and unconsciously been duped into contributing to the undermining of our Republic. President Woodrow Wilson probably fit into both of these categories to one degree or another.
Democratic President Woodrow Wilson was an elitist and an ardent racist who opposed the right of women to vote with all his might. He was responsible for some of the most un-American, anti-personal liberty actions ever overseen, aided and abetted by an American President. An out and out globalist he had little more than contempt for the U. S. Constitution and the concept of American Sovereignty. Shortly before he died, Wilson said:
“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation
is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the
nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one
of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the
civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction
and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group
of dominant men.”
Wilson said the above particularly within the context of two things in which he played a leading role in 1913. The first thing involved the creation of The Federal Reserve, a privately owned entity, whereby our nation’s economy became, and remains, virtually controlled by a handful of people. It has been said that, the Federal Reserve is not Federal; it has no reserves; and it is not a system at all, but rather, a criminal syndicate." All real evidence is supportive of this assertion.
The second thing to which Wilson referred was the passing of the Seventeenth Amendment. Before the enactment of the 17th Amendment, Senators were appointed by state legislatures and not by the vote of the people. The Founder’s design in this was to assure that the Senators would be strictly responsible to their states, ensuring them protection from the encroachments of an over growing federal government. The 17th Amendment undid all this by requiring Senators to compete for votes amongst the voter so that they might be elected to the office, rather than appointed by the legislature. This created a situation whereby senators now make never ending campaign promises to get elected all the while failing in the chief design of their office which is to protect the sovereignty of the states and prevent the growth of an all-powerful, centralized federal government. We now have two chambers in Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, both claiming to represent the people - a far cry from the intent of the founders to have a chamber representing the people and another representing the states.
President Wilson certainly didn’t overestimate what he had done, overall, through his progressive policies to ruin his country.
He surely couldn’t have imagined the degree to which what he did in his lifetime would be magnified in our lifetime. We are now, as he likely would not have envisioned In his worst nightmare, a people governed by “the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men” in terms of the leaders of the Democratic Party and their fellow travelers within the Republican Party.
Today we have elitists and would-be elitists and their dupes who are busily doing what they can, either knowingly or ignorantly, to ruin their own country. This is the fact that must be faced. The only solution involves the facing of two facts, by those, especially, who claim to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and those particularly, who claim to be ministers of His Word.
The first fact to be faced is, that we have come to the place we are now because of the choice that Americans have made to deny and defy the God of the Bible over the last many decades: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God” (Ps. 9:17). Along with this, it needs to be understood that unfaithful, unholy, preachers and Christians are the primary reason this situation has escalated at the rate it has to bring about the present conditions in our land.
The second fact is that there is only one prescription for the salvation of such a nation as ours has become: “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 Chron. 7:14).