Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Power of One

You know it’s an upside-down world when the few have the ability to force their beliefs on the many. In March, 2010, The Ten Commandments were removed from the Stigler, Oklahoma courthouse lawn due to the complaints of one man. This one man, backed up by the resources of the ACLU successfully convinced the courts that the Ten Commandments had no place on public property.

The display which had been on the courthouse grounds since 2004 was removed due to the objections of this one man who argued that the monument amounted to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. To add insult to injury, the court ruled that Haskell County must reimburse the ACLU for its attorney fees, costs and other expenses.

It’s an upside-down world we live in today. It’s a world where wrong is right, and right is wrong. It’s a world where the weak are strong and the strong are weak. It’s a world where religion is bad and secularism is good. We now live in a world where the few are able to control the many. Or, is that really the case?

The many elected the lawmakers of the land. Once they were given their new-found authority by the many, these lawmakers made the laws of the land. But, what good is a law unless it can be enforced? So, we saw the necessity to put judges in place to enforce the laws that were created by the lawmakers that the many elected. Some judges were elected by the many, while the others were selected by the lawmakers that the many elected. In either case, the judges of the land were put in place by the many.

Therefore, who is controlling who? It was the many who endorsed the laws that were created. And it was the many who approved the way in which those laws were enforced. There is only one conclusion left to be drawn in this upside-down situation we’ve found ourselves in: it was the many who paved the way for the few to have the power to control the many. It was the many who were ultimately responsible for the shackles that have been placed on them by the few.

In this upside-down world we live in, the few have been endowed with strength and freedom, while the many are bound in weakness and captivity.

To find out just how much we as a society have been enticed to embrace the tenets of the dark side, read Shadow Truth: The Ultimate Deception by Larry J. Tate. Go to for more information.

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