Monday, March 2, 2015

Power Grab

When I approached some agents/editors with The Moses Conspiracy, they couldn't fathom a United States in such a dire condition. All kinds of arguments were put forth:

1.  The people would never stand for their rights being taken away.

2.  Many organizations worked to protect our freedoms.

3.  Our Constitution and the Bill of Rights protect us from power grabs.

Hmm. These comments and others came over a period of five years. Less than 10 years later, we've seen dramatic changes in this country. Here are a few items out of thousands to consider:

1.  At a recent doctor visit, he did not give me a written prescription. He said new rules were being put in place that everything had to be done electronically. His comment: "Big Brother wants to know what kind of medicines you're taking."

2.  A news story came out in February that Samsung was warning voice recognition users that its software would capture all conversation and be stored. Don't have a private conversation in front of your TV or other device if it's activated.

Many are comparing this to George Orwell's 1984. Soon you won't be able to have a private conversation anywhere.

3.  Presidents are increasingly using Executive Orders to circumvent the legislative process. Congress is the only branch of government allowed to pass laws. This disturbing trend threatens our freedoms because it allows the Executive Branch to overrule the will of the people.

It's not about politics or religion. It's about freedom - pure and simple - and affects everyone in this country.

Photo Credit:  Smicko


Karen Lange said...

It is interesting to see things changing, isn't it? When I read the Moses Conspiracy I considered the very real possibility of this happening in the US. Thankful that God is still on the throne! :)

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

So, really you were ahead of your time when writing that book (as many great writers were and are).

Jeanette Levellie said...

I am not surprised, although it's disturbing. I'm with Karen--glad Jesus is Lord!


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - At first, the changes were small, but the threats to our freedom are becoming more overt as time passes.

Hi Marja - The Moses Conspiracy was never meant to be prophetic, but rather a warning on what could happen if we ignore the signs of the times.

Hi Jen - No, it isn't surprising. The question is: What will we do about it?