In 1918, at the 11th hour, in the 11th month, and on the 11th day, World War 1 officially ended.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, because of the thing from which it has freed us.
In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day as a day to honor veterans of every war in American history for their bravery and courage in the face of the enemy who was attempting to take from us our freedoms.
Oct 19 (Reuters) – The rape of a woman aboard a Philadelphia subway witnessed by as many as ten passengers, some of whom appeared to film the attack, could have been stopped quickly if someone had called 911, police said on Tuesday.
That doesn’t sound like “the home of the brave” to me; it sounds like the land of the “chicken-hearted cowards.” I can’t imagine a situation like that where a woman is being attacked, hurt, and humiliated in a public place with ten people watching, and no one does anything.
The people in our country are being trained to be complacent, afraid, and conformists. The rapidly growing government control of the decisions of its citizens is training them to be consumers and spectators who hope things will get better someday. The recent explosion of “cancel culture” has only thrived, in part, because of the neutered agreeableness and abject fear that has become the national norm.
Whether we wear a mask or are vaccinated is really not what matters. What matters is that at some point in this journey we are on, the government will tell us that we can’t gather to worship; oh, I guess they already did that; they will say to us that we can’t witness or share the gospel, the information people need to know to believe so as not to spend the next billion years in torment in hell instead of heaven, they will tell us that we can’t own a Bible, that we can’t pray with our children or teach them about God. Not very long ago I wouldn’t have believed any of that possible in our country, and it still might not, but it certainly looks like a very real possibility and more so every day. And if it does, what are we going to do then?