Tuesday, July 20, 2021

"You Don't See Americans Going to Cuba on a Raft"

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While Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and others are pushing socialism and even communism in America, people under those regimes are risking their lives every day to come to America.

Cuba is collapsing because of communism, while President Biden is essentially silent.

A child of Cuban refugees, who joined hundreds outside the White House Saturday to demand  President Biden take action to help the protesters in Cuba, told the press: "You don't see Americans going to Cuba on a raft!"

She's obviously right.

Let's take a closer look at why she's right.

Be informed, not misled.

Barbara, the daughter of Cuban refugees, said "It doesn't work," referring to communism in her native country of Cuba.

She said, "You don't see Americans going to Cuba on a raft."

Barbara says this is why "we don't want it in this country, and that's why we're fighting. It's not a 'Cuban people' problem. This is a problem for every one in this country, for everyone that can easily be affected by communism. Latin American, South America, you do not want this."

She explained the reason her husband came to the United States from Cuba is that there are no basic rights on the island---saying "while we take them for granted here."

"It scared me," she said, "when you have people on the left, here, saying how perfect [communism] is. How you have the Bernie Sanders, the AOC's trying to implement those stupid laws like they have in Cuba; that's why we're here," she said.

Continuing Barbara said, "I can't even believe we're in a situation that we're so close to communism in this country. It's sad. It's really, really sad...All these people around, it's not just in Washington, Miami...."

She said, "The entire world is protesting. Somebody needs to wake up. Somebody needs to do something. It's too much and nothing's being done and it needs to stop because it's just like a cancer. It just grows and grows, and then there's no stopping it. And we need to stop communism now, and I think if we stop it now in this country, it will be a different world."

Barbara is on the same page as our Founding Fathers.

Our Founding Fathers embodied what Barbara is begging for: A passion for liberty and freedom.

Patrick Henry was one of our greatest orators in the founding of America. 

As the British were parking their warships off the coast of the colonies, Henry told the Virginia Convention, that those ships were not arriving to take people on a pleasure cruise...Then famously asked, 

"Is life so dear, or peaceful, so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Almighty God! I  know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."

Last Saturday a group of adults and children dressed in "Young Pioneer" uniforms featured a "die-in" in front of  the White House.

The demonstrators had put red coloring on themselves symbolizing blood. The "Young Pioneer" uniforms are those worn in Cuba, by children who have excelled in communist indoctrination classes in public government-run schools. 

Several lying on the sidewalk had placed signs beside themselves that read, "Your sitting by while we die." And, "Cuba's blood is on your hands."

These people are desperate for freedom.

George Washington told the Reformed German Congregation of New York City on November 27, 1783: "The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the motive which induced me to the Field..." 

Continuing he explained that his objective had been attained through the winning of the Revolutionary War, but challenged the church congregation: 

"...and now it remains to be my earnest wish and prayer, that the Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them."

Today we see a man who has spent his entire adult life in Washington DC with little to no recorded political accomplishments, standing by in his life long "dream job" savoring the moment behind the "Resolute Desk" while a nation 90 miles off our Florida coast is begging for help in their quest for freedom and liberty.

Rather than feed the hunger for freedom with compassion and help, he fuels the obsession of the left to take this country to the same communistic cesspool the Castro brothers took Cuba.

And if he grows weary or confused in the battle, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, VP Kamala Harris, and a host of other leftists are there to hold up his arms in the battle. At least for now, until they take full control of our government.

Our president is allowing his obsessed left colleagues to put our own children in his version of  "Young Pioneer" uniforms---celebrating the freedom of 6 year-olds who become confused over their own gender, and the patriotism of those educators who indoctrinate those very children.

So-called public education under this administration has become so obsessed with so-called "social justice causes" that they have ceased educating, becoming possessed with the notion that their calling is merely activism using other people's children. 

He and his allies have told our country and the world they have a right, under our Constitution, to kill their unwanted unborn children under the banner of  "choice" and "women's healthcare."

This administration and his colleagues are demanding our government-run schools teach our children critical race theory which is nothing more than an exercise in learning how to hate---each other and our country.

Yet no Americans are going to Cuba on a raft.

There is no question our country stands at the proverbial fork in the road. If we were to continue as we are, it will not end well.

But we have the opportunity to change our leadership---an opportunity Cuba does not have---short of  a revolutionary war.

And we must extract ourselves from our current social and political trajectory. 

John Adams in a letter to his wife, Abigail, wrote in 1775, "But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever."

That's a sobering thought. John Adams isn't the only Founding Father who held that concern.

John Witherspoon, a pastor, theologian, educator, and Founding Father said in "The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men" in 1776, 

"There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage."

The question.

George Washington challenged the church: "And now it remains to be my earnest wish and prayer, that Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them."

If the church is ever going to stand up for righteousness in the culture, it's got to be now.

The greatness of America remains intact. Our Freedom and liberty is under attack---perhaps as never before.

The world is watching. So is our next generation. 

Ben Franklin said in a letter to Samuel Cooper in 1777, "Tis a Common Observation here that our Cause is the Cause of all mankind; and that we are fighting for their Liberty in defending our own."

Samuel Adams, in a speech in Philadelphia on August 1, 1776 --- as he and his fellow patriots entered the Revolutionary War---said, "Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty."

That is the question that we as Americans and as Christians must now ask ourselves.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Pro-Active.