Even with a million to one odds against us, we can reclaim liberty

Reclaiming liberty there's a chance

Even with a million to one odds against us, we can reclaim liberty

In today’s political and spiritual climate, it’s a challenge not to abandon all hope that we’ll ever reclaim liberty, but I’ve been reminded recently that even with a million to one odds against us, there’s still a chance.

Recently, I posted an article asking the question Will we ever find the path that leads to liberty again? as a gentle reminder that time is growing short, and that we need to refocus our energies to getting things done before it’s too late.

I have always believed that my mission as The Strident Conservative is to be a voice in the wilderness calling on all who will listen to return to conservative values and liberty. But following that calling has often led to feelings of loneliness — feelings that intensified in the Age of Trump and COVID tyranny — and these feelings often tempted me to conclude that we’re living in the last days of liberty and freedom in America.

Lately, however, God has been reminding me of the incredible things he’s been able to accomplish through people even when the odds would appear to be stacked against them.

Not long ago, I decided to reset my alarm clock radio to a Christian music station instead of local talk radio. Recently, I awoke one morning to a song by Matthew West entitled What If and it hit me right where I’m living right now when it comes to fighting the feeling that the odds of reclaiming liberty are too great to overcome:

Here are some of the lyrics I found particularly encouraging:

I’ve heard ’em say before to live just like you’re dying, yeah
Wish I could say that’s how I am but I’d be lying, yeah
And lying in my bed at night one too many times just thinking
What if, what if

My biggest fear is waking up to find what matters
Is miles away from what I spent my life chasing after
Is my story gonna have the same two words in every chapter?
What if, what if

But last I checked this heart inside my chest
Is still beating
Well I guess it’s not too late

What if today’s the only day I got?
I don’t wanna waste it if it’s my last shot
No regrets, in the end
I wanna know I got no what ifs
I’m running till the road runs out
I’m lighting it up right here right now
No regrets, in the end
I wanna know I got no what ifs, yeah (Emphasis mine)

In the meme I made for today’s article, you’ll recognize Jim Carrey playing the role of Lloyd Christmas from the movie Dumb and Dumber. Amazingly, I found encouragement in the scene where Lloyd is asking Mary about the chances of them becoming a couple:

“So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”

This scene from the movie served as the inspiration for the title of today’s post. Allow me to adjust the script to show you why:

What are the chances of reclaiming liberty in America?

Not good.

Not good like one out of a hundred?

More like one out of a million.

So, you’re telling me there’s a chance.

The explosion of liberty-killing big government at the hands of far-left Democrats — with lots of help from Republican vagabonds devoid of conservative values — simply cannot be underestimated. This is why I do all I can to expose these frauds instead of a being a cheerleader because truth is more important than going along to get along.

The destruction of true conservatism, the rise of far-left socialism, and the assault on liberty is no longer in doubt. The only question remaining is how will we respond? For me, even if the odds of reclaiming liberty are a million to one against us, there’s still a chance, which means I’m going to live my life with no “what ifs” because liberty is worth fighting for.

One last thought before I close: My resolve to fight the odds against reclaiming liberty is stronger, but I still need your help.

Recently, I posted an article based on a book I’ve been working on for a couple years about how our government, the media, and religious leaders have become allies in a war against liberty. And now I’m happy to announce that The New Axis of Evil: Exposing the Bipartisan War on Liberty will be published in just a few weeks.

Here’s where your help comes in. Since the majority of “conservative” publishers have allied themselves with Donald Trump — many of them are a part of the Salem empire — my book didn’t fit their publishing criteria because I point out how Democrats AND Republicans have waged war on liberty. This left me with only one option: self-publishing my book like many successful writers (Mark Twain, for instance) have done.

To make sure my book stacked up against the big names with bigger platforms than mine, I invested thousands of dollars with Story Builders, a creative team whose focus is crafting compelling books, resources, and experiences that will have a positive impact. As professional writers, Story Builders has brought many books to life and have worked with top names in the conservative political space, from U.S. Congressmen to influencers in media.

To help me offset this cost, some of you contributed to my fundraising campaign (for which I thank you) but now it’s time to ask you to consider purchasing a copy of the book. Ahead of the release, you can go to TheNewAxisOfEvil.com to add your name to the list of folks who will be first in line to place an order.

Another way you can help, if you’re a believer, is to pray for The Strident Conservative and my book. The spiritual warfare against me is always intense, but the battle in the heavenlies has grown in intensity lately. As Ephesian 6:12 tells us, “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

How about you? Are you ready to live a life with no what ifs? Are you ready to reclaim liberty even with a million to one odds against us? Will you help me spread the word by purchasing a copy of The New Axis of Evil: Exposing the Bipartisan War on Liberty?

I hope your answer to these questions is “yes.”


David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.

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