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Grateful for those who speak the truth

Oct 03, 2022 10:05AM ● By The Andersons

This week in Italy, a new Prime Minister was elected. Already she is being labeled a Fascist and being compared to Mussolini. Why?

Her name is Giorgia Meloni. She’s 45 years old. A woman. A mother. A Christian. Her campaign platform was a simple one: “God, Family, Country.” She believes Christian values are under attack. She believes the traditional family is the bedrock of society, and is also under attack. She believes that words, and the meanings of words, are being twisted.

She reminds me of someone I know. She reminds me of me. She won because she received the largest number of votes.

Not long before his death, SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia said, “words have meaning. And their meaning doesn’t change.”

Today, many would have you believe that up is down, black is white, wrong is right, evil is good, man is a woman, etc. They would have you believe that those who hold and espouse Christian beliefs are hateful, prejudiced, and Fascists.

What is Fascism? The online definition is:

“A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.”

Sounds about right. A candidate who espouses conservative fiscal policies, Christian beliefs and who supports traditional families must also believe in the “violent suppression of the opposition.”

It isn’t true. It makes no sense. Such absurd claims are meant to incite, inflame and cause conflict and contention. To what end?

People are fed up, and they’re fed up everywhere. This isn’t only happening in America, it’s happening throughout the world.

The UK has also recently selected a conservative female Prime Minister. She, too, is under attack.

Across the globe, warriors are rising up and boldly declaring truth. As they do so they are lambasted, bullied, shamed, ridiculed, and maligned. Yet they stand anyway. They stand on the walls and speak truth. They are modern day watchmen. They deserve to be recognized and supported.

Staying silent is easy. Fence sitting is easy. They’re also dangerous. Taking a stand is hard, but necessary. 

No, not all heroes wear capes, and not all heroes are men. I’m grateful for conservative women of faith who bravely and boldly speak truth.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” (G.K. Chesterton) What do you love? Are you fighting for it? Do you support those who are fighting for it? λ