By June Griffin
Sometime ago when I complained to our County Executive that I resented being scanned when I came into what was formerly a free court house, he said: "You'll get used to it."
In the Sixties when they started the food stamp program and I felt that something American rise up, they said: "You'll get used to it."
The last time - and by God's grace, it'll be the last time - I rode an airplane and was subjected to stupid unreasonable search and seizure, all around me smiled and said: "You'll get used to it."
When the Social Security Administration broke their contract with Americans and gave out the number for ID, started taxing it, refused to keep it in the escrow account as promised... when they broke every promise to their victims, how well you "got used to it."
When once free talk radio first introduced a 'call screener,' we were supposed to smile, cooperate and "get used to it."
All kinds of controls and regulations demand that we act as if nothing is wrong, that nothing has changed, and we are to smile, say "have a nice day," and "get used to it."
When the courts bowed to the arbitrary power of the Atheist and ordered God out of the schools, some of you got used to it. When the high court is to decide if judges can reward effective attorneys, all kinds of small-minded occupants of this great nation will "get used to it."
When they belt you and your family into your car, all for your good, of course (or else!), you smiled and "got used to it." (How well you adapt to force!)
When they formulated the term "hate crime," and the paper said that the "bill could provide a financial bonanza to state and local authorities, with federal grants to help pay for prosecution of hate crimes. The federal government could step in and prosecute, if states requested it, or declined to exercise their authority" (Associated Press, April 2009), have you "gotten used to it" yet?
Are you used to the revisionist history and the syndicated press market which demeans great men like Andy Jackson and tells lies about Alvin York, John Sevier and George Washington?
And then there is the push for "Indian tribe legislation" claiming to love the Indians, when in reality it is a cover-up for the bureaucrats to bring in block grants, but you "will get used to it."
You have become accustomed to the invasion by illegal aliens, jailing tax protesters, loss of property rights and ultimate confiscation by zoning, you "got used to it," didn't you?
When you lost all your freedom to hire and fire whoever you wanted to - no questions asked - why, oh, why, did you "get used to it?"
Veterans, what about draft-dodger President Bill Clinton and his attorney general Janet Reno who burned Americans alive at Waco? I guess you "got used to it."
During the Communist regime in Russia, a young lady was asked how she felt when her baby was taken from her by state force, she said: "You get used to it."
Well, I am here to say to all you who are so numbed by your own cowardice or the constant bombardment of American enemies on the television, there are a vast majority of Americans who will never get used to the slavery of socialism or communism or syndicalism, as Herbert Hoover described the subversive forms of government.
Our God is alive, our high priest is Jesus, and His spirit burns in us, waiting for the day of reckoning, for it is written in the book of Revelation that there were souls whose coverage was His altar and who cried out day and night: "How long wilt thou not avenge our blood which is shed on the earth?"
That blood runs in our veins for there is an eternity to give an account of all that was handed to us as Americans.
Besides, when we face the likes of John Adams, we fear his dark looks. He who said: "Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it."
Benjamin Franklin said Europeans have ever been used to slavery, but we, like Franklin, are not children of the bondwoman, but children of the free. John Wesley, seeing how God blessed our war for independence with victory, admonished the Americans to "stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made you so strangely free, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage." And stand, we will. We "get used to standing."
He that endureth to the end shall be saved.