Speaking to members of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society that day, Phillips said:
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten. The living sap of today outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either form human depravity or esprit de corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continued oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot; only by unintermitted agitation can a people be sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.”
This kind of vigilance related to securing freedom for every person is by definition birthed only in the heart of the righteous who even to their own hurt stand in the gap for securing freedom from sin and tyranny for all men. The wicked do not regard this type of freedom because they are unable to gain an unrighteous advantage to themselves. They see power as a means of advancing their own selves and their cronies who support them. They will use any immoral means necessary and have found that the lie is the most effective means of accomplishing the task. By the time the simple realize they have been duped the trap has already been sprung. This was the case for all the top leaders of the revolution in Russia leading up to Stalin’s reign. Stalin killed them all. He even chased Trotsky all the way to Mexico and had him assassinated. As he had murdered millions, so Stalin murdered him. As a side note not related to this post, did you know that the majority of the revolutionary leaders in the Russian revolution were of Jewish ancestry? Why? Do you even want to know? I bet you know all the latest Hollywood gossip. I may post something about this later but not at this time.
Of course we all know that freedom is not free when it comes to the affairs of men. And why do you hate oppression? Do you hate it because of the wicked immorality of it or because you are being deprived of some freedom you think you have coming to you? Do you hate oppression more, or only, when it is coming down on you or just as much when it is happening to your neighbor somewhere else in the world? Do you have a passionate hatred for wickedness just for what it is or rather do you hate it for how it is affecting you? Many Libertarians desire freedom because they don’t want anyone lording it over them or telling them what to do. They are okay with someone being free to live a homosexual lifestyle as long as it does not infringe on them. They are okay with someone doing drugs, reasoning that it is their life and they can do as they want. But this they miss, because they don’t go deep enough into the rabbit hole, that “the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” They also have not considered the words of Jesus: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
Now let us descend a little deeper into the rabbit hole. The freedom that the Lord gives in Jesus is a freedom that exists without any law to dictate to it and indeed exists outside of any law. In this case a man becomes free to do the right things instead of being free from doing the right things. He becomes free from doing wrong things instead of being free to do wrong things. In the latter case a person, as well as society, needs laws to force some semblance of morality on people so that their society does not implode. And history is full of examples of societies that have imploded because wickedness was left unchecked and unpunished. And if the leftists accomplish their goal (they have and will), your’s will implode. But those who are new creatures in Jesus and have received his freedom do from their very nature the things that are right and have become a law unto themselves.
Let us go deeper still. In a society where lawlessness takes over and is given power, such as in the case of Hillary Clinton’s coming into power, the righteous mourn and are grieved but the wicked rejoice in that the restraints to their wickedness are being removed (example: black lives matter riots, men dressed as women using women’s bathrooms). The righteous are even persecuted (example: the Christian bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a homosexual wedding) and the wicked are rewarded as for example, job promotions to unqualified persons with the leftist ideology who vote the right way and support the right people. And this happens frequently at universities around the world where ignoramuses are given positions over intellectuals. Here they indoctrinate students what to think instead of how to think (there is nothing liberal about a liberal; they are reactionary fascists, the very thing they accuse conservatives of being). This even occurs in private industry that is beholden to the government and not only in the government itself. This might even lead a white male trying to keep his job to try to change himself into a black, transvestite, communist. I hope you have not come to this point yet. Anyway you will make a very ugly women I’m sure. They don’t look far enough down the line to understand the scriptures that promise that “the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”; in fact, this is even foolishness to those who love unrighteousness, destined to die in their sin. And they have it coming too, not because they did not know the truth but because they did not want to know (anything but God!). They shy away and hide from hearing the truth into some kind of “safe zone” because it might challenge and disrupt their free pursuit of wickedness. They have locked off themselves from receiving the promise of God that said “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” That might not sound very safe but do you not agree that it sounds like good advice? Well, maybe you do not agree and are going around with a smile on your face. The wicked are easy to spot these days because of that smile. It is not a smile of I’m forgiven my sins in Jesus and am joyous but rather a smile of ignorant bliss. If you knew what was coming for you, you wouldn’t be smiling. How many people on death row go around smiling? They are somber and sober if they have any wisdom.
Now even the two miscreants crucified on either side of Jesus choose their stance with the little time they had left. They each chose differently. “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Which malefactor will you choose to be? Certainly you are one of the two. King David, of whom the Lord stated, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”, and that later on was busted for adultery and murder declared “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” But this applies to us all and the answer to this horrible fate is forgiveness in Jesus. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.