The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

July 31, 2013

America is a nation in distress

America is a nation in distress

Last week, I flew the U.S. flag upside down at our house on the very busy corner of North Davis and East Vine streets. The upside-down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress (Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 as amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress, approved July 7, 1976). As a result of the many traitors and enemies we as a free people have, both foreign and domestic, as a result of the many unconstitutional acts, legislation and atrocities passed and/or committed against U.S. citizens and their life liberty and property, and as a result of policies that have allowed enemies of this nation to enter in large numbers through a porous border policy, I believe the life, liberty and property of U.S. citizens are in dire danger and distress.

I was distressed as I looked at our colors flying upside down. Why did no one come to inquire about this national signal of distress? The answer quite simply is blindness. This non-response is the mirror image of a nation blinded from the truth. We go on about our daily lives oblivious to the evils that have overtaken our nation by our own hands.

Remember that, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25 AKJ). That’s human nature. So be careful of the image that appears in your own eyes. Beware of the “Good Nazi.” The Nazis sent millions to their death out of pure hatred and evil. Can you think of a people more evil than that? I can – the people of the United States of America. We have allowed the infanticide of over 50 million innocent children since the passing of Roe vs. Wade. That pales in comparison to the murders of the Nazis. And yet do you think that most of the Nazis saw themselves as evil? “No.” And why not? Because they compared themselves and measured themselves by the standards they themselves created. Each, in his own eyes, was a good Nazi (American), a moral Nazi (American), a decent Nazi (American), a religious Nazi (American), and no worse than the next. For by seeing themselves in their own eyes, they became blind. But their judgment would come in the form of destruction, and their sins would be exposed before the world.

Pastor Mark Tanner

New Heart Ministries International

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