Reading the daily news headlines, I often wonder "How". How did Americans become a people I hardly recognize? How did we become a people willing to sacrifice our rugged independence for the unrealized (and quite frankly, impossible) promise of safety? How did we become a subservient people, willing to comply with laws that rob of us the very freedom of our souls? How did our once proud countrymen become willing slaves to a tyrannical "King". How did these things come to pass? In one word - Rebellion. We have reaped what we have sown. We have obtained the desires of our hearts. The harvest is now ripe, and more abundant than we could have possibly imagined.
America has chosen to follow a "King" rather than God. In our desire to conform to the standards set by other nations, we have sacrificed everything that made our country great. And, had we had the eyes to see and the ears to hear, we would have known what was coming....
And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, to instruments of his chariots.
And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
1 Samuel 8:10-19
Choose you this day what King you will serve!