When the Wicked Rule
Author: Lisa Van Houten  


We’ve seen the adage play out before our eyes: “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  We flattened the curve.  Over half of the nation’s counties have had no Covid-19 deaths while the majority of Covid deaths are in only 1% of U.S. counties.  The vast majority of hospitals which waited for a wave of patients that never came, sit relatively empty.  Yet still, as the months drag on under the hyped-up pandemic, leftist government officials not only have refused to let go of their unconstitutional power grab, many are wielding that power to vindictively punish their subjects – otherwise known as citizens.  Not because there is a sound, scientific reason behind their actions, but just because they can. 

In Michigan, when a judge ruled in favor of a 77-year-old barber who had opened up his shop, Governor Whitmer’s administration retaliated by revoking the barber’s license to operate.  As attorney Dave Kallman stated, “They’ve actually done it without a hearing - without any due process.  It’s an unbelievable abuse of power.”

In Oregon, a salon owner bucked the governor’s shutdown and opened her shop on May 5. “Everyone’s job is essential,” she stated, “not because what we do or how we do it, but because it’s how we make our living.”  Not only was she fined $14,000, but on May 8, three days after she reopened her shop, Child Protection Services showed up at her door stating they had a claim that her home was unfit.  As she told Breitbart News:  "None of this is warranted. These are all bogus claims. Our home is completely safe and always has been, so this is definitely some kind of vendetta, sending a government agency after my family."

In Texas, a Sheriff Dept. SWAT team raided a local restaurant that opened its doors.  Los Angeles is shutting off power and water to “non-essential” businesses that remain open.  Solitary beach goers and paddleboarders in the ocean have been arrested.  And in Colorado, a father – a former state trooper - was handcuffed in front of his six-year-old daughter for playing softball with her in a park. 

Could you ever imagine such things occurring in the “land of the free?”  Equally concerning is how easily millions of Americans have relinquished their freedom.  Like good little socialists, they look to government to take care of them.  “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” The nine most terrifying words in the English language, according to Ronald Reagan.  It’s even truer today.

Yet raise the concern that tens of millions have lost jobs, many of which aren’t coming back; that countless small business owners have lost everything they spent decades building; that hundreds of doctors are raising the alarm that people are dying – not from Covid – but from being denied “non-essential” medical procedures – and you’ll be accused of wanting granny to die.  Democrat governors lecture from podiums about “saving lives,” while we’re now discovering that the governors in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan - all Democrats – set polices which allowed, even required in some cases, that nursing homes take Covid positive patients, leading to the deaths of literally thousands of the most vulnerable. 

Leftists talk a good game about their altruistic motives, but evidence would indicate that their motivation isn’t so much to help the millions of their citizens who are suffering, but rather to keep an iron-clad grip on their newly-found power, while setting wheels in motion to insure they keep it.  “Never letting a good crisis go to waste,” Democrats are using the Panic of 2020 to push for nationwide mail-in voting, a system rife with fraud.  In 2012 the Pew Research Center reported: “Approximately 24 million voter registrations in the United States—one of every eight—are no longer valid or have significant inaccuracies.”

John Cenkner of Palmdale, CA died in 2003. However, records show that he still managed to vote in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. And that’s not an isolated occurrence. An investigative reporter found that hundreds of “dead” voters had also voted in Los Angeles County elections.

With mail-in voting, The Epoch Times explains, “somewhere along the way, one or more government officials have to view the marked ballot to process it, which means, unlike with in-person voting, it’s not a secret ballot.”

If people can stand in line at a grocery store, why not at the polls?  Of course, we’ve always allowed absentee voting for those incapable of getting to the polls, but if ballots are automatically sent to everyone on the voter rolls – and there’s 24 million ineligible voters on the rolls – you can image the incredible likelihood for fraud.  In addition, according to a federal elections commission, 28.3 million mail-in ballots have “gone missing” in elections since 2012.  That’s 1 out of 5 absentee ballots which have “somehow” disappeared.

As Tony Perkins reports: “In California, anyone can walk into an elections office and hand over truckloads of vote-by-mail envelopes with ballots inside - no questions asked, no verified records kept.  In 2018, there were stories of Democrats all across the state knocking on doors to either ‘help’ people vote or pick up their ballots for supposed delivery. What’s to stop someone from trashing those ballots? Or, as officials in Texas discovered, vote for you? ‘The harvesters sit around and fill these out by the hundreds, often by the thousands,’ said one political consultant.”

“The reality is,” Perkins continued, “Democrats are only forcing this issue because they think it’ll help them win.”

Proverbs 29:2 says, “when the wicked rule, the people groan.” Many of us have been doing a lot of justified groaning as we see what’s taking place around us.  However, as we do so, let’s turn our groans into prayers for God’s mercy.

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