'Dreaded darkness' awaits

In a speech during the Barry Goldwater campaign of 1964, Ronald Reagan made the following two statements: “If we lose freedom here, there is no safe place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” He went on to say, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.”


Winston Churchill, speaking during the early years of World War II, said, “But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”

Both great men of vision, sensitive to the fragility of human nature on which freedom hangs, spoke of a dreaded darkness that waits in the wings.

Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, recently wrote two articles: “Marriage died in 2013” and “America ill-prepared for marijuana mayhem.” In these articles he discusses the effects of legalizing both gay marriage and marijuana. In the case of gay marriage, the door would be opened for unimaginable proliferation of polygamy to an already-morally sick society. And in the case of marijuana, mind-altering drugs would be legally unleashed on a society in which biblical marriage and common sense are the pillars of sanity on Earth, which evokes the question: “If the foundations can be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalms 11:3) Consider it!

A.G. Blackmon

Warrenville, S.C.



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