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Observations of the ‘wokeness’ ideology

Dear Editor:

In Scotland, the evasive Loch Ness Monster is seldom seen and apparently has done little harm. In America, the “wokeness” monster is about to devour our nation as founded.

All members of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government take an oath to defend the Constitutions against all enemies foreign and domestic. “Wokeness” has become the agenda of the far left wing of the Democrat party. The social media conglomerates have joined in setting themselves up as the arbiters of acceptable speech, a violation of the First Amendment.

“Wokeness” is nothing but a blatant assault on our Constitution, Christianity, freedom and our founding principles. It’s an attempt to transform our nation into a socialist, Marxist, totalitarian state. It’s a fulfillment of Psalm 2. “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the Earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His anointed one, saying ‘Let us cast their cords from us. Let us burst their bonds asunder.’” (free us from slavery to God). They are setting themselves above God, subverting the absolute truth of the Bible, replacing it with a secular religion of “anything goes.”

Luke 18:8 says (Jesus speaking) “When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith in the Earth?” At His first coming He found more religiosity (holding the form of religion, but denying the power of it) than faith. The religious elite attributed His miracles to demonic power preferring to maintain their control over the masses, rejecting the Messiah they’d been waiting several thousand years for.

As a member of the Legion Honor Guard, we performed ceremonies at seven cemeteries in Day County on Memorial Day. I observed many soldiers’ headstones whose dates indicated they were killed in action, a sober reminder of the cost of freedom. They did not die to have their free speech squelched, their religious freedom marginalized or our found principles eradicated. They spoke loudly with their blood. Will this current generation have the courage to speak out and counter the woke deception? Our future hangs in the balance.

Ed Damrau,

Webster