November 9, 2011
FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, is conducting a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test which is certainly prudent to do in light of the high level of activity happening in our nation and world. For example, NASA scientists will be tracking asteroid 2005 YU55 with antennas of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California as the space rock safely flies past Earth slightly closer than the moon's orbit in November 2011. Comet ELENIN is disintegrating and went from being a potential Near Level Extinction Event by a few to a non-event.
However, major earthquakes around the world and in the U.S. continue to be of great concern, such as the recent record breaking earthquakes in Oklahoma City and the 6.9 quake in Taiwan and Japan. The Cumbre Viejo Volcano and possible mega-tsunami which, in a worst case scenario, submerge parts of the East Coast and West Coast of California with 500 feet walls of water. There are seismic sensors along the New Madrid Fault that are greater anywhere else in the U.S. In addition to that, we have the possibility of a nuclear confrontation with Israel and Iran. Considering all these things, emergency preparedness, including the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test, seem prudent.
Yet, we have a fundamental problem in the United States between the government and the people. It is the issue of trust. The ability of the government to take over the media and the Internet at a moment’s notice is potentially frightening because there has been a serious breach of trust between the government and the people. This breach of trust is not simply a Democrat or. Republican issue. Both parties have repeatedly been caught in numerous activities that have caused distrust in government among the American people.
I was interviewing a high-level intelligence Pentagon official who brought up the possibility of Martial Law. and how, This action may be necessary from a Military Security perspective. I believe this man loved our country and spoke with integrity. However, he commented that in a time of great emergency Martial Law may become necessary. “Once the crisis is over the government will return government back to the people. The problem with that premise is that it is based on the integrity of who is in power at the time of crisis and what guarantee do we have that our government will return the government of ‘We the people,’ back to the people?”
is a very serious matter and that is why there is so much concern regarding
things like a simple 30 second test, which can cause tremendous apprehension
among many Americans. The reality is that the apprehension is based on
what has transpired in our nation over the last 30 years. There is legitimate
cause for great concern. The expression, “Absolute power corrupts
absolutely,” is certainly applicable here.
As we reflect on the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test and consider things like the “kill switch” on the Internet or drones killing people from the sky, we need to soberly recognize how fragile our constitutional freedoms are. Ultimately, it is “we the people who have allowed,” this breach of trust to widen. Our Founding Fathers were far wiser than we are today. They understood that man had a fallen human nature and designed the three branches of government to protect us from any branch from taking power not given to them by the Constitution. This wisdom flowed from the spiritual fires of the Great Awakening and a Biblical worldview. If we are deeply honest with ourselves, we have arrived in this place that we are in because we have rejected the eternal truths codified in such places as the Old and New Testament.
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It was not an accident that on the Liberty Bell the inscription reads, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” The Founding Fathers understood that, in order for there to be governmental liberty, the Spirit of the Lord must be welcomed and honored. As a nation, we have allowed this Spirit to be driven from our land and pulpits.. If we are to preserve our freedoms, we must first welcome back the Spirit of the Lord which granted us those freedoms. That begins in our individual hearts, homes, and churches. The church must first shine the light of liberty based on the foundation of truth. It was upon that foundation our nation was built. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case in America.
If we want to see freedom and liberty in our land again, we must recognize that our freedoms and liberties were granted to us by a Supreme Being. In light of the fact, we must recognize that the hour is late and we have much work to do.
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, “The Day the Dollar Died” and “Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled “Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.” Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying “Altered States of Consciousness” at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie “Field of Dreams.” Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.