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December 23, 2012

As the old world ends, it's up to us to shape the new one

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This unbearable situation would be enabled by erosion of our Second Amendment right to bear arms, specifically created to protect us from the bullies. Appallingly, while good people mourn the tragic loss of innocent life in Newton, Conn., last week, the gun control zealots are using it to advance their citizen-control agenda.

Meanwhile, the growing national debt and unfunded liabilities increasingly threaten the resources needed to achieve the good things government was created to do: defending good people from evil, maintaining infrastructure, dealing with environmental disasters.

If we don’t find our way either backward or forward to a “better world”, we may well be entering that “very dark moment in history” about which astrologers are warning.

Llewellyn says that there will be “a totally new era that will be completely unlike the one we are living in at the present time.” It remains up to us, while still the most free people in the history of man, to determine the theme of that new era, to bring light to counter the darkness. This winter solstice weekend is as good a time to begin as any.

Heap on more wood! – the wind is chill.

But let it whistle as it will,

We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.

— Sir Walter Scott

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