Without Faith We Are Exiled To Coward Nation


Last Saturday at a flea market in Portsmouth, VA, the police found some man who had some outstanding warrants. When they approached, he managed to barricade himself in a bathroom. Nothing in the story mentions a weapon or suspicion that he might have a weapon of any kind. Nevertheless, the nearby Portsmouth campus of Tidewater Community College “was put on lockdown as a precaution and the ramp from I-264 to Victory Blvd was closed to traffic.”

Friday morning, at L. C. Mohr High School, in South Haven, MI, a student became very angry and walked off. As she left, she said she was going to “blow the school up.” The comment was reported but only after she left the school grounds. The school then went into lockdown, “confining students to their classrooms and locking entrance doors.” Eventually the student was contacted (made difficult since the school had her phone), and she came back to talk to the police and deal with the consequence of her actions. There is no evidence that she meant to bomb the school.

Of course, that was not the only school that went into lockdown Friday. Some kid made a comment about having a gun in his locker at Buhl High School in the Twin Falls area of Idaho. The school was put into lockdown and an entire interdepartmental gun search was carried out, complete with a ballistics dog. There was no gun.

Before that, on Valentine’s Day, a student was seen with a shovel at a high school in Meridian, ID. He was getting it for a teacher who had asked him to retrieve the shovel from his car. But the shovel somehow interpreted as a weapon, resulting in the local police with “tactical weapons” descending on the campus “within seconds.” The school was in lockdown for two hours.

Something similar happened in Yuma, AZ earlier in the month only with no shovel:

“The militarization of government schools has reached a point at which a tangible ‘threat’ like a shovel is no longer necessary.  On February 5, three schools in Yuma, Arizona were placed on lockdown as the result of what was later described as a “rumor” of a gun on campus. Officers from two local law enforcement departments and two federal agencies – many of them kitted out in full combat attire – were mobilized for the operation. Following an evacuation each of the school campuses was subjected to a systematic search.  The students were held in custody for more than three hours before being released.”

Any high school student that makes a deadly threat even in anger needs to be swiftly and strongly taught to never do that again.

But, even if one of these lockdown responses was justified due to factors that I am not aware of, I have something in general to say about our school and community safety procedures.

We cannot go on living this way; it is insane.

You can’t be productive or functional under continuous “lockdown.” And we shouldn’t feel like we need to remain there. We are one of the safest countries in the Western world; we should be continually grateful, not fearful. Yet, simply putting the word “lockdown” into the Google news search engine, reveals that we are now, as a whole, Coward Nation.

We greatly fear any thought of the possibility of a threat to our safety. Our institutions are driven by paranoia.

We need to get over it.

The Lord warns us repeatedly in Scripture to trust in Him and not trust in horses and chariots. Horses and chariots were the Bearcats and Drones of the ancient world. God warns us against trusting those things, not only because Jesus is more trustworthy, but also because no one can ever feel safe from them. Having the biggest Armed Forces and the best-trained SWAT teams in the world only leads people to obsess over the imagined weak points in our protection. As we become “safer” we become more terrified. We demand more.

We will imprison ourselves. Maybe we already have. We need to repent and fear the Lord, to learn wisdom and be freed from fear.







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  • thecounselor

    I only wish I had a staff large enough to respond to each act of stupidity on the part of educators and police.  I don’t which group is the most hysterical. 
    And much of the hysteric is fueled by the media. The only way to stop them is to complain to their customers, the advertisers.  Companies listen to complaints from viewers because they know only 1 person out of 500 will contact them about the media.
    We have prevailed in dozens of advertising breach of contract lawsuits where advertisers pulled their advertising from a station or network.  Several times advertisers won huge damage awards against stations.
    Time to man the phones, people.

  • Evermyrtle

    Most of us know what is going on but how many of us try to do any thing about what we know. We are so afraid of doing the wrong thing according to the enemy and will reap the anger of the enemy that we will not even dare to criticize the evil before us. When I die from and enemy’s efforts I want to go down fighting, not kissing up. Kissing up is one thing I will not do. I will stand for my GOD and mu country, to the end
     
    James2:16-20
    16. And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit.
    17. Even so faith, if it hath no works, is dead, being alone.
    18. Yea, a man may say, thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
    19. Thou believest that there is one GOD; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
    20. But will thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

  • Evermyrtle

    To me cowardliness is one of the most detestable things, and yes I have at time been a coward but i hate to think about it, I am so shamed, I will strive to never repeat it. .

    • muhammed666

      @Evermyrtle
       Your obviously are not a coward when you(we) can face up to and challenge to improve those things that make us detest or hate things about ourselves. Give yourself credit for recognizing the need to make a change in your life.

      • Evermyrtle

        @muhammed666 Thanks, I really needed that, it something one seldom gets when they insist on telling the truth.

  • [email protected]

    This is by design because the Obama Administration has most lickly put out some
    secrete order to find any way possable to declair a national emergency in order to put
    as much of the nation under watch remembe is selling our resorces to China
    and they are afraid of an Armed Nation Obama has his marching orders straight
    FROM CHINA

    • Seymour Kleerly

      @[email protected] You win “DUMBEST POST” of the day!

      • Evermyrtle

        @Seymour Kleerly  @[email protected] You really do love this imposter, don’t you???

      • Evermyrtle

        @Seymour Kleerly  @[email protected] This is the”DUMBEST POST”???? Have you been back over yours lately? Be careful that it is true when you accuse someone of something like this.

    • Evermyrtle

      @[email protected] You could have very well have hit the nail on the head, there is some strong evil force behind him, I feel sure.

      • Seymour Kleerly

        @Evermyrtle  @[email protected] Do you agree with his post? It’s insane!

        • Evermyrtle

          @Seymour Kleerly  @Evermyrtle  @[email protected] Yes I believe that post, I believe that you idol will destroy free America whatever it takes. Martial is a possibility, he will even create a great disturbance to qualify the martial law., if necessary. Yes I believe taht!!

  • J Joy

    What this says to me is that we need some anger management and tolerance in this country not more laws or regulations!!

    • Evermyrtle

      @J Joy If we seek and find GOD HE will give us “Anger Management,” all the we need.

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