Now the enemies of liberty are members of our own ‘household’

enemies of liberty are members of our own household

Now the enemies of liberty are members of our own ‘household’

If you’re looking for the enemies of liberty, look no further because they are members of your own household.

Last week, I shared a few excerpts from a book I’ve been working on about how liberty is under assault in America, and I hope to share more from my work-in-progress in the near future.

Though written before the coronavirus hysteria now sweeping the nation, these excerpts were almost prophetic in the Age of COVID-19 as I laid out how our tyrannical government has become the new axis of evil in the war on liberty, and how we have lost the ability to even know what liberty looks like anymore.

So, it wasn’t without a healthy dose of irony that I heard from a follower who shared a twitter rant authored by Erick Erickson — a part-time conservative who unconditionally endorses Trump for re-election — where Erickson labeled anyone defending liberty against the government’s tyrannical response to coronavirus “a selfish asshole” and a “whiny little bitch.”

This situation reminded me of the story of Jesus when he was preparing his disciples for ministry by warning them that preaching the Truth would be so controversial and unwelcome that “a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household” (Matt 10:36).

Why would Jesus make such a statement? Because this is the order of things. There will be those who hate the truth and love the lies so much that they’ll naturally hate those who love the truth and reject the lies, even within their own family.

Or, as George Orwell has been credited for saying, “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”

Erickson’s profanity aside — used worse in other parts of his rant — the trained lawyer “working on a degree in theology” shows us how ignorance and indifference about liberty is not only facilitating its destruction, it shows us how years of cheap grace theology mixed with politics has convinced today’s evangelicals that there’s nothing wrong with the government assuming God’s place as the provider of our rights.

It’s hard to count the number of times I’ve been told over the past few months that I’m not only being selfish for defending liberty, I’m being un-Christian as well because I’m not submitting to the governing authorities (Romans 13). Erickson adopted this attitude in an article he wrote on The Resurgent a while ago where he called on churches to “be responsible” and to support the government shutdown of places of worship — calling churches that refused to close a place where “congregating idiots” meet.

By the way, I’m still waiting on these people to explain the words of Peter when he said, “We must obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29). I’m not holding my breath.

Socialism, a push for a New World Order, and a proposal by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to create a Patriot Act for healthcare (giving government the power to spy on Americans to fight COVID-19) are just a few of the outcomes we’ve witnessed in the aftermath of coronavirus hysteria, proving to the Erick Ericksons of the faux conservative world that the loss of liberty is beyond dispute.

But hey, what do I know about such things? I’m just a “selfish asshole.”


government axis of evilDavid Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable and promotes conservative principles over political parties.

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