The New Axis of Evil: Exposing the Bipartisan War on Liberty

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COMING SOON: The New Axis of Evil: Exposing the Bipartisan War on Liberty

If you’re a regular reader or listener, you know that my new book, The New Axis of Evil: Exposing the Bipartisan War on Liberty, is due to be released soon.

Based on my unwavering commitment to Christian constitutional conservatism, I have written extensively on this website (and now in the book) about the heart of fascism/nationalism we see from Trumpist Republicans at both the state and national levels of government. I have also documented how the faux-conservative media and the “leaders” of the Evangelical community (a.k.a. The Fellowship of the Pharisees) have become allies with politicians in both parties in an open war on liberty.

Ahead of the release of my book, I am posting an updated version of an article I wrote over two years ago to serve as a reminder that the fight that lies ahead of us is for liberty, not politics as usual.

I also invite you to visit and subscribe to receive updates on the book’s progress and to be first in line to order a copy when it’s released.


Speaking before the American people in his 2002 State of the Union address — which was his first following the 9/11 terrorist attacks — President George W. Bush shared his strategy for how the American government would respond to the new threat to liberty created on that tragic day. In his speech, he identified three primary sources to this threat: North Korea, Iraq, and Iran. And he labeled these governments an “axis of evil.”

“Our second goal is to prevent regimes that sponsor terror from threatening America or our friends and allies with weapons of mass destruction.

“Some of these regimes have been pretty quiet since September 11, but we know their true nature. North Korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens.

“Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom.

“Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade.

“States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil . . .”

In the face of this very real threat, America responded to Bush’s call “to prevent regimes that sponsor terror from threatening America or our friends and allies with weapons of mass destruction” — although, liberty died in many ways that day.

As real as the foreign threat to our God-given liberty and freedom is — although Joe Biden thinks white Americans are a greater threat — there is another danger facing us that’s just as insidious but even more devious. It has been at work for over a century and has intensified over recent decades, yet it has gone mostly undetected until recently, primarily because it has been at work from within the system.

It is our government, the media, and our churches.

The Declaration of Independence proclaims that every American is “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But in piecemeal fashion, government, the media, and the church have turned into The New Axis of Evil working to destroy this constitutionally protected truth.

Like any terrorist organization, there are factions or groups working within this axis of evil: we call them Republicans and Democrats.

There’s no longer any difference between the two parties. The Republican Party has turned into the party of Trumpism and Nationalism — which is warmed-over Democratic Socialism with an “R” attached — to advance a plethora of pro-socialist, anti-Constitution, liberty killing ideals.

Other factions operating within The New Axis of Evil are state and local government. The destruction of liberty at the hands of these bit players reached its zenith in recent years when, in the name of “safety,” governors, mayors, and state and local bureaucrats issued their tyrannical edicts in response to COVID.

And let’s not leave out the judiciary. From the local magistrate to the Supreme Court, these black-robed tyrants have abused their power to destroy liberty via their judicial activism. And when the judiciary looks to be going in a contrary direction, the other two branches of government create ways to stack the deck in their favor to ensure the liberty-killing outcome they seek.

Let there be no doubt: The New Axis of Evil is destroying the America we once knew; the America envisioned by our Founding Fathers. And as a result, our God-given liberty has been systematically dismantled. We see it in Washington’s repeated attempts to expand programs to make it easier for government to spy on us. We see it in the barrage of attacks on the Bill of Rights. We see it in the explosion of Marxism and socialism.

When I reflect on the current condition of liberty in America, I’m reminded of one of the stories Jesus told his disciples when he was preparing them for ministry and warned 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? Quite simply, it’s because he wanted his followers to know the true order of things. In this life, there will be those who hate truth and love lies so much that even members of their own family will hate them for loving truth and rejecting lies so intensely that they will become enemies to their cause.

Our government hates the truth that God is the source of liberty, and it loves the lie that government has the power to determine what liberty looks like, as does the media (both “conservative” and “liberal”) and our so-called religious leaders. And they have believed the lie long enough to have become enemies from within, figuratively speaking, destroying liberty as a result.

Or to put it another way, they are The New Axis of Evil engaged in a bipartisan war on liberty.


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