Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Resisting the Empire

Let there be no mistake about it. Resisting the mighty Empire in Washington will require all the civil courage we can muster, and more! If we act peacefully, we will in our demonstrations and discussions be doing what was once expected of ordinary citizens. Today, however, we risk being arrested for doing the same things, as Lisa Nash documents in a Vermont Commons post about a quiet little demonstration against a power project in Brattleboro.

She writes about her husband, who runs a small electrical cooperative, feeling an inner conflict between his desire for business-as-usual, and that of supporting the rights of the demonstrators who were arrested at the request of the speaker (the Governor of Vermont).

If we are to preserve liberty in these difficult times, we will need every ounce of character we can muster, and then need to pray for more.

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