Deana Chadwell at the American Thinker today has an article listing The Top Ten Pending Eruptions in American politics today. Go ahead and read all ten for a good scare story. I want to emphasize number 7 on the list, though they all really are of grave concern. Number 7 though is about the loss of our `1st and 2nd Amendment rights. Here's how Chadwell puts it:
7. Not only is our 1st Amendment being challenged, so is the 2nd Amendment. These are lines we cannot cross and yet every time there’s a shooting the ante ratchets up another notch and we all know that if the 2nd Amendment goes, the 1st disintegrates and without those we have no freedoms of any kind. This assault on our freedoms of speech is made worse by the power of the mega-media and its desire to shut us up. It’s a relief to see some states staking out their ground on this issue. Sooner or later we’ll see a three-way face-off amongst states’ rights, federal overreach, and Big Tech.The Founders wisely gave us the 1st Amendment first because it is the most important set of rights we have. For peace to prevail, everyone must worship the God of their understanding, and no one can say otherwise. We can try to convince, but we can not use force. And everyone, and I do mean everyone, must have a voice and a say in how we are governed. When Democrats rig elections and pull shenanigans, they are taking away the voices of those who follow the rules. But such disputes must be settled peacefully, and not through force. But our Founders recognized that if we were disarmed, the use of force by some to coerce others would become a certainty. History shows this to be true. Without the 2nd Amendment, which sets up a sort of Mutually Assured Destruction for those who use force, the rest of the 10 Amendments wouldn't be worth the paper they were written on.
While I don't necessarily agree with the relative listing of the 10 things Chadwell brings up, she is right that all ten need to be dealt with. I pray God is looking out for us, because we have screwed things up royally.