Monday, January 17, 2011

Speaking of Freedom: Being Prepared

On January 22nd MCP will be hosting a "Family Preparedness Course" at the Church of the Open Door on Highway 63 South in Macon:
The objective of this meeting is to give instruction and information on how to be ready in case of interruptions in the supplies of food, water, utilities, etc... I hope to see you there.

I don't know about you but not very long ago I could not have imagined that such emergencies could happen in 21st century America, except in the cases of natural disaster or sabotage. But today it seems that very difficult times brought on by the actions of our own government are not to be avoided. How has it come to this?

In Proverbs 14:34 the Bible says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people." I believe this verse sums up as well as anything can the philosophy of the Founders in establishing our nation. They understood what we seem to have forgotten, that the success of the American Experiment is not dependent on economic, political or military strength. Rather, those things are dependent upon the strength of character of the American people.

With this in mind it is perhaps fitting that this course is being held on the 38th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which "legalized" abortion and has since deprived over 50 million of the only truly innocent ones among us, the pre-born, of their unalienable right to life. Can there can be a greater national sin than that? So in a very real way, you could say that Roe v Wade has brought us to this point.

I believe that if freedom is to survive on the earth true American patriots must be around to preserve it. In my view, that is the main reason we need to be prepared. It was hard for the founders to establish our freedoms. It will be hard for us to re-establish them, but I believe it is the calling of our time. I look forward to answering that call with you. See you January 22?!

Richard Cochran, President
Macon County Patriots
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