It Is Going To Be a Rocky Road

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Let’s face
it: most Americans live in a world of false security. This is somewhat
understandable, given the fact that the majority of the U.S. population
was born after 1945. Few remember the dangers and hardships of World
War II; fewer still remember the Great Depression. Few Americans
know what it’s like to not have some sort of "supercenter"
nearby with shelves stocked with every kind of food imaginable,
twenty-four hours a day. Few know what life was like before there
were restaurants of all sizes and types on virtually every street
corner in America. And only a handful remembers when most roads
were unpaved, or when sports were truly a pastime and not a megabuck
obsession.

Modern living
within the world’s only "superpower" has created a giant
unsuspecting, soft, lackadaisical, and lethargic society. We expect
the government to keep our streets safe, our roads paved, our stores
stocked, our jobs secure, and our enemies at bay. However, in the
desire to make government the panacea for all our problems, we have
sold not only our independence, but also our virtue.

Where the federal
government was contracted (via the U.S. Constitution) to accept
limited power for the overall good of both states and people, it
has become a monster of gargantuan proportions, claiming authority
over virtually every liberty and right known to man. And in the
process, it decided it didn’t need God, either.

It is no hyperbole
to say that the U.S. federal government has been on a "Ban
God" bandwagon for the past 50 years. Whether it kicks prayer
and Bible reading out of school, bars military chaplains from praying
in Jesus’ name, burns Bibles in Iraq, removes state supreme court
chief justices from their positions for posting the Ten Commandments,
or threatens high school principals with jail for asking the blessing,
the federal government has invoked the judgment of Heaven upon our
country as surely as did Old Testament Israel.

Although the
comfortable, sports-crazed, TV addicts probably aren’t paying attention,
this country is on the verge of an implosion like you cannot believe.
For anyone who cares to notice, the signs are everywhere.

First of all,
Israel and Iran are on the verge of war. And right now, I’m not
concentrating on the "why" or "who’s right or wrong"
of the equation. I’m simply telling you, war between Israel and
Iran could break out at any time. And when it does, the chances
that it will not become nuclear and not become global are miniscule.
Yes, I am saying it: the prospects for nuclear war have never been
greater. The CBS-canceled TV show, JERICHO,
could become a reality in these United States in the very near future.
(I strongly urge readers to purchase both seasons of JERICHO
and watch them, because this could be our future.)

Secondly, America
is on the verge of total financial collapse. By the end of this
year, America’s budget deficit will stand at around $2 trillion.
The debt gap is many trillions more than that. But the nail in the
coffin for America’s fiscal health will be the decision by China
to dump the U.S. dollar. Ladies and gentlemen, this will be the
death knell for our financial stability (and a painful lesson in
sowing and reaping).

It is estimated
that China owns around one-third of all U.S. debt. If and when China
dumps the U.S. dollar, there would be nothing left to stabilize
it, and Weimar Republic/Zimbabwe-style inflation will ensue. America
will be thrust into financial chaos. (If one doubts that China is
planning to dump the dollar, consider that China is currently purchasing
and stockpiling gold at an unprecedented level. This is why gold
has suddenly surged to over $1,000 per ounce and why it will continue
to rise.)

Third, the
paranoia regarding the Swine Flu being demonstrated by both government
and media spokesmen begs a giant push for some type of "government
solution." If they keep hyping this "pandemic," mass
hysteria and fear (created by the government and its lackeys in
the media) will result. This would, no doubt, necessitate some form
of forced vaccination, quarantine (maybe this is what all those
internment camps will be used for), and martial law.

Exactly how
and when all of the above will actually materialize is yet to be
seen. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that within the next
few months, the world that we know today is going to vanish. And
most Americans are totally unprepared for what’s coming.

If you are
able to get out of debt, do it. If you need to scale down your lifestyle
in order to be better prepared for difficult days, do it. If you
don’t have guns and ammo, buy them. If you have not prepared some
sort of preserved food pantry, do it. If you don’t have some kind
of survival plan in place for you and your family, get one. If you
are not physically fit, get in shape. If you are able to move to
a more secure, out-of-harm’s-way location, do it. (During any kind
of financial or societal meltdown, urban areas will quickly turn
into war zones. Can anyone say, "New Orleans after Hurricane
Katrina"?) In other words, get your nose out of the boob tube,
get your bottom off the easy chair, and get busy.

Am I worried
or discouraged? Absolutely not! (But I am preparing.) The potential
good that may result from all of the above is that perhaps God will
protect and raise up a remnant of people who would be willing to
rebuild a place where Natural Law is respected, constitutional government
is revered, and where a ubiquitous, loathsome, overbearing federal
government is far, far away. You know, like America’s Founding Fathers
did 233 years ago.

In the meantime,
get ready. It’s going to be a rocky road.

September
25, 2009

Chuck Baldwin [send
him mail
] is a talkshow host and pastor. Here
is his website.

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