Standing against tyranny
Alexis de Tocqueville defined soft tyranny in his book Democracy in America,
Volume II (1840), saying the government covers the surface of society with a
network where "The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided;
men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting.
Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize,
but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each is
reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which
the government is the shepherd."
Arkansas businesswoman Jan Morgan is experiencing this first hand, and she
is standing against it. Morgan owns a "live fire" indoor shooting range.
Last September she wrote a blog about why she has banned Muslims from her
facility. This week the Washington Post reported that after the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Arkansas chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union complained to the government, the Justice Department
sent a brief email to the Post confirming it was "monitoring the matter."
This prompted a response from CAIR saying, "We welcome this positive
development and hope it leads to a thorough investigation of clear violations
of the civil rights of American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim by
the gun range owner."
Morgan runs the Gun Cave Shooting Range as a private club, with dues-paying
members. According to the Post, "Because of this, Morgan believes her
decision to exclude Muslims is protected by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives policy that gives range owners the discretion to turn
away potential customers who pose a threat to the safety of others." Already,
people have been sent to become members that she has refused and they are
claiming she is profiling illegally. Morgan's blog gives 10 reasons why her range
is a "Muslim Free Zone," among them are the 109 verses in the Koran "
commanding hate, murder and terror" of those not submitting to Islam.
Morgan says the US Constitution doesn't protect a theocracy. She said,
"Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies. In other words,
law, religion and state are forged together to form what Muslims refer to as
"The Nation of Islam." It is given the sovereign qualities of a nation with clerics
in the governing body and Sharia law all in one. This is a Theocracy, not a religion."
Morgan is taking a logical, legal, and morally correct stance. The pro-Islam
Justice Department and its terrorist-sympathizing "civil rights" conspirators
are practicing soft tyranny against this US citizen.
Ephesians 6:13 says, "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that
you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
This is an example of soft tyranny. Soft tyranny is evil. Morgan is standing
against it. So should we.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!