Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Freedom Is Fragile-- Are The Truckers Coming?

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The American truckers are planning, while Pelosi is declaring that the fence should be erected---again, around our nation's Capitol.

This symbol of contrived concern is over what the next horrific wave of Trump supporters might do to our country and its public servants.

Speaker Pelosi fears there could be a show of political force by the truckers.

Pelosi is as confused and politicized as Canada's Justin Trudeau.

It's not about the "truckers" or "the vaccine."

It's about liberty and freedom. And freedom is fragile.

Be informed, not misled.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

John Adams put it like this: "But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty lost is lost forever."

And Edmund Burke observed, "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."

Freedom is fragile, and there is a great delusion being spread across the land.

Our Founders knew that true liberty requires eternal vigilance. They understood that even a limited government would constantly be looking for ways to acquire more and greater power over the lives of the citizens. We need no further evidence than our own government today---and that of our cousin to the north, Canada.

America's freedom convoy makes headlines before it even starts.

Mark Davis writes

"As plans rustle for a possible American echo of the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy, the U.S. Capitol Police are in conversations with the Secret Service about the possibility of reinstalling the temporary fence that has previously encircled the Capitol grounds, a symbol of contrived concern over what the next horrific wave of Trump supporters might do."

But now there is the prospect of a "show of force" by Trump's truckers in our own country---specifically in the days leading up to President Biden's State of the Union address.

The problem with that paralyzing fear is that what the leftist so-called progressives fear most---Donald Trump---is not what the truckers convoy is about. While many of them are Trump supporters, for obvious reasons, it's not in support of Trump, it's in defense of liberty and freedom.

The Canadian convoy was often mislabeled as "anti-vaccine," but it was never about that. it was about mandates and government overreach.

The left cannot grasp the fact that there are actually people in America that still cling to the notion that our Constitution and the God-given freedom and liberty it defines is important enough to contend for. 

Davis says:

"The U.S. Constitution precludes some of the heavy-handed response seen in Canada, but that is no guarantee that the American left will restrain itself, rhetorically or behaviorally.  It is easy to imagine the American truckers condemned as the Canadians have been, with support for them similarly denounced as domestic terrorism. That suggests the backfire may be as glorious to watch as the convoy itself, but there are figurative land mines along the route."

"As for the over-the-top attacks that will rain down from the parts of America that fear the convoy's message of freedom and self-determination, our truckers can wear those as a badge of honor," he says.

USA Today is telling their leftist readers the Freedom Convoy is already underway in the US.

USA Today says "Dozens of vehicles and hundreds of people gathered last Saturday and Sunday near the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York, that connects with the Ontario city of Fort Erie. The protestors flew American flags and carried banners that said 'my body my choice' and 'do not comply'." 

One of the organizers of the group said, "We watched the joy spread as everyone came together to stand for the freedom to choose. Convoy to Save America carries that same message of unity, togetherness, and peace."

The leader said we are calling for "no mandates, no mask rules, no more lies."

Another group, the People's Convoy, is planning a cross-country convoy starting in LA and ending in Washington DC. Dates, they say, are forthcoming.

Given the response, it's pretty clear that the ordinary people---of Canada and the US---are sick and tired of politicians running their lives. For them, this is a tipping point.

But how do our elected officials feel about freedom and convoys?

Sen. Rand Paul explains how he feels about it.

Some US leaders are expressing firm support for the truckers. President Trump said he is proud that many of the protesters were waving Trump banners. There are others in Congress who support the freedom convoy movement, but no one more strongly than Sen. Rand Paul.

Sen. Paul told the Daily Signal he is "all for" trucker convoys coming to the United States.

Paul was not timid. He never is. He said, “I’m all for it. Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country, from slavery to civil rights, you name it. Peaceful protest, clog things up, make people think about the mandates.”

The Signal reported this from their interview with Sen. Paul:

"I hope the truckers do come to America,” he said, asked how he thinks Washington would handle such a convoy.

"It’d be great, but the thing is, it wouldn’t shut the city down because the government workers haven’t come to work in two years anyway,” Paul added. “I don’t know if it’ll affect D.C. It’d be a nice change. We’d actually have some traffic.” 

Paul criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for closing down the United States Capitol for “God knows what reason,” pointing out that both in-person office work and tourism have dwindled in the nation’s capital.  

“I hope they clog up cities,” the Kentucky Republican said of the truckers. “And we’re seeing a break in the dam now. Several Democratic governors are finally sort of relinquishing.”

“What they’re finding is, moms and dads are upset about this,” the senator added. “They’re not just Republican. Everybody’s upset about this. They’re annoyed that their little kids have to be in a mask.”

But the realities of masking and other pandemic restrictions are beginning to break through, Paul said.


Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former President Ronald Reagan became both close allies and close friends. Both were conservative.

Thatcher said, reflecting off Thomas Jefferson's words, "The price of freedom is still, and always will be, eternal vigilance."

President Ronald Reagan said, "The price of freedom may be high, but never so costly as the loss of freedom."

How high can the cost of freedom be? 

The cost of true freedom was modeled by Jesus Himself. 

John writes (8:31-36) : 

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth ever.

If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

As our God-given rights and freedoms are challenged daily by those currently in political power, our spiritual lives are also challenged by a godless culture and the father of lies.

Our national freedom is defended by those who fight and even give their lives for our country. Our freedom.

Our spiritual, eternal freedom, has been freely given by God Himself who became flesh and lived among us so that He might give His life for our eternal salvation.

In our rush to fight the political fight---as we must, let us not neglect the spiritual battle that also lies before us.

Spiritual restoration precedes political restoration.

Remember, "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.