In 1384 John Wycliff wrote, in the prologue of his English translation of the Bible: “The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.” In 1858, famous New England preacher Theodore Parker in his fourth of July sermon put his own spin on Wycliff’s words saying: “Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people.” Abraham Lincoln adapted and incorporated this into his Gettysburg Address saying, “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

In 2022 unconstitutional, overreaching, rogue, criminal and tyrannical government aided by media-inflicted mass psychosis has sent the American people sliding rapidly down a slippery slope towards the mire of a police state into which we are about to be immersed, and from which, escape will probably be impossible. At this point, any hope of our avoiding this fate depends largely upon two things.

First, it needs to be understood by every American that to look to government leadership at any level, in either party, is an exercise in futility. With only the slightest exceptions, a combination of godlessness (in terms of the God of the Bible), greed and gutlessness permeates the entire atmosphere of every branch and bit of federal government and bureaucracy. The same is true of government on the state and local level throughout our country.

The second thing to understand is that history from ancient to modern times has demonstrated from time to time that people on the verge of losing their freedom, have aat times overcome their would be masters in spite of seemingly impossible odds and regained or retained their freedom. But this has only happened where the common people, the rank and file citizenry, have resisted with leadership found, and organization formed, by, for and from among, themselves. This is the way it has always worked, and this is the only way it can work now.

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, has been a sham and a pretense for decades now in the United States and more and more of the pretense is being thrown aside every day by those who are holding the reins of government right now. History has proven that even at this late stage, all this can change. Whether or not freedom will “perish from the earth” where America is concerned depends on whether or not average Americans will take personal responsibility to do what needs to be done to see that this doesn’t happen.

It is the personal responsibility of every one of us to try to do all we can do, whenever and wherever we can do it to preserve our own freedom. Abraham Lincoln, to this point said: “I insist that if there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own, that thing is the preservation and perpetuity of their own liberties and institutions." Here is another pertinent quotation: "Whatsoever thy hand finder to do, do it with . all thy might" —Ecclesiastes 9:10.