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Law and Disorder

by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.

Americans were shocked by the assault on the U. S. Capitol that took place on January 6th, ostensibly blamed on Trump supporters.

The US Capitol Police Chief, who has since resigned, stated: “The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington, D. C.”

Pat Buchanan noted: “What Americans watched was a mob occupation and desecration of the temple of the American Republic. And the event will be forever exploited to discredit not only Trump but the movement he led and the achievements of his presidency. He will be demonized as no one else in our history since Richard Nixon or Joe McCarthy.”

The fallout from last Wednesday will likely continue, possibly for a long time. The pitchfork brigade that frightened those in the Capitol for a few hours will likely become the face of “conservatives” on direct mail pieces of the Southern Poverty Law Center and their ilk.

But those inside the Capitol were not typical of the vast majority of conservatives, including those who attended the D. C. meeting. Pastor and columnist Larry Tomczak was there.

For (1/6/21), he writes: “The diverse crowd was overwhelmingly respectful but righteously angry. The gathered multitudes were a far cry from the boisterous, violent and destructive protests of Black Lives Matter, Antifa and far-left extremists.”

How are we to process all this? Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, commented on the attack: “Americans must always reject the resort to violence in pursuit of political goals. It is literally ‘un-American’ to engage in, or resort to, violent disregard of the law. This is not a question of conservative vs. liberal or Democrat vs. Republican. This is right vs. wrong.”

One now-repentant participant inside the Capitol is quoted in the New York Post (1/8/21): “My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so. Without qualification and as a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, I condemn the violence and destruction that took place in Washington.”

But, of course, if he’s looking for forgiveness from the left, he will not find it. There is no redemption from the left.

Part of the story that is so difficult to stomach is the double standard—the way the media treats protesters on the right versus those on the left.

Tristan Justice of The notes that in the last year there were 28 times that “media and Democrats excused or endorsed violence committed by left-wing activists.” He points out: “Democrats and their allies in the media are ready to condemn riots now that the turmoil has shifted to fit their narrative.”

Justice adds, “ Kamala Harris encouraged her supporters last summer to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which provided bail money to the militant anarchists facing charges for setting fire to Minneapolis.”

Looting and stealing and killing and violence for months was called “mostly peaceful protests.” Some of the reporters saying these riots were “mostly peaceful protests” had burning buildings behind them. They were reminiscent of Baghdad Bob, spokesman for Saddam Hussein, who would report that his forces were winning while the viewer could see the exact opposite behind Bob.

For months, we saw looting and unprecedented destruction of people’s livelihoods. Many of the people financially hurt were the working poor, whose businesses and dreams went up in smoke.

America is all about the rule of law. The creation of the U.S. Constitution was in response to a riotous situation.

Some commentators note that the frustrated Capitol protesters did not go as far as trying to spark an insurrection. But, interestingly, the Constitution came about because of a true insurrection. It was called Shays’s Rebellion (1786).

In her 1986 book on the creation of the Constitution, Miracle at Philadelphia, author Catherine Drinker Bowen says, “Desperate farmers, ruinously taxed—‘by Boston,’ they said—and seeing their cattle and their land distrained by the bailiffs, had risen in revolt. With staves and pitchforks they had marched on county courthouses after the best Revolutionary technique, frightening sound-money men out of their wits and rousing General Washington to express disgust and anger that a country which had won a difficult war was not able to keep order in peacetime.”

Response to this ultimately led to the creation of the Constitution—something good out of the ashes of calamity.

Meanwhile, America’s need to repent and return to God could not be clearer. One of the worst potential outcomes would be to encourage more Christian apathy on politics. It is never a good time to quit, even after major setbacks. After all, as Calvin Coolidge said, “If good men don’t hold office, bad men will.”

Author: Narrow Path Ministries

Non-denominational, Independent, Bible believing Church

5 thoughts on “Law and Disorder”

  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:

    Quite true as far as the need for civility and more understanding to appear on the scene in America! But as I see it the “hypocrisy” has morphed into a “lifestyle and methodology” like nothing I’ve ever witnessed till now and I think worse than anything this country has ever witnessed! Just look at Pelosi and Biden with all the rest of the wicked minions in high office not doing the work of the people and God as was once the case in Washington and in accordance with the true American Way; but instead these “hollow men” fakers, cheap facsimiles, these I have to say soulless ghouls are putting on a performance to not strengthen these United States of America but to instead poison and destroy it as they inject their darkest diabolical venom into this once Great Nation that is on shaky ground with only one leg to stand on!

    The political system is so far gone and thoroughly corrupt far worse than any Mafia Organized Crime Syndicate ever was; that we even have partnerships that have formed, with new ones developing continually between our own government officials and Evil Atheist Communist China CCP operatives to basically let them in and allow the takeover of America for the right price; like selling one’s soul to Satan, on steroids! The Bald Eagle was rightly the great iconic symbol of America for centuries but no more; now it has been plucked clean of all its flight feathers like some chicken about to have its head chopped off while a dark vulture is preparing to take its place!

    Tell me how this sullied and rotten to the core mess of a system can be restored to its greatness and luster that once shined so bright to the entire world! Even show me how one single horrendous stain and sin that owns America like for example the immoral Pornography Industry and as if that weren’t enough let’s examine honestly what is going on with Abortion in America; where the government is funding and behind the selling or trafficking of body parts that were extracted from little innocent human beings for profit and they could have lived as children of God; but instead they were butchered and martyred to show us all that we have held hands with Satan too long!

    I can’t agree at all with the wishy-washy, weak kneed, pussy cat attitude of this articles mindset! It’s all BS! The devil got his due and is looking to take us all to hell! Good luck with that!

    Like my daddy told me as a boy; Too Little Too Later!

    This author talks capitulation and surrender to the diabolical! This article shows us just how the evil “Establishment Political Machine” works playing the game! Making Trump the fall guy for all the insurmountable deepest darkest corruption of “The Swamp” not the “temple of the American Republic” which it hasn’t been in a long time; and in lock step with Big Tech accompanied by players in the CIA, FBI, DOJ, CDC, DHS, DOD and basically any other agency with actual power in the government, can’t change the truth or fake out everyone, no matter how much they control and manipulate the MSM narrative; which this article is trying to do too!

    Lincoln said it best; “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
    Lawrence Morra III


      1. You’re welcome and thank you once again for pointing to something quite important! I appreciate this because we can never have enough insight or be on top of the situation unfolding around us these days; outside of trying our best to stay in alignment as much as we can with the Holy Spirit! Sometimes I like anyone need a kick or a little tap on the shoulder to remind me or point out things; which hopefully is the Holy Spirit working these small miracles through others so we help each other to see the Truth!

        As far as MSM or even these smaller informational sources coming at us with one thing or another I try better than I ever have to sort of use a laser like vision and cut through all the fluff or trash that is permeating or flooding our vision with so much extraneous background noise or static to confuse and divert away from Truth!

        I know you get it and try hard to do the same thing so it’s good to have you around friend! You take care. God bless you and yours!


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