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STEVE KNOBLOCK, San Clemente City Councilmember

Currently, there is a major effort to diminish or rescind our Second Amendment. The nations that are the most totalitarian have all first disarmed their populace. In this century, those nations have taken the lives of over 100 million of their unarmed citizens who have disagreed with their leaders.

The stability and ultimate safety of our country are not based solely upon force of arms but rather upon the Almighty God who established it. In this regard, the scriptures remind us: “… the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will” (Dan. 4:25).

It is “… (God) that removes Kings and sets up Kings” (Dan. 2:21).

“… the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales” (Isaiah 40:15).

I am reminded of Ben Franklin’s insights during the Constitutional Convention in 1787, “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men! And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?”

If scripture and history teach us anything, it is that a person or a nation that turns its back on God will suffer consequences.

“Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

In one generation, we have eliminated prayer in public schools. What’s being taught in schools relative to sexual issues of all stripes and varieties are of major concern from a moral perspective to, I believe, a majority of the nation. Schools are also indoctrinating our kids in socialistic/Marxist dogma from the earliest ages through college, and soon in our military, if “progressives” have their way. 

We have now killed over 62 million babies, the blood of human beings is being spilled, not ketchup. We call this “health care” while at the same time calling weather an “existential threat.” What we need now, perhaps, is a call to our nation for repentance and faith in the One who made us and established us as a nation.

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