Truth matters. Ideas matter. Words, and their meanings, matter.
Sadly, too often, people redefine terms to justify behavior or promote an agenda. Truth, words, and their meanings, become irrelevant and good versus evil become subjectively defined. Instead of discussing facts, people ignore or skew them and ultimately resort to ad hominem personal attacks that only foster confusion, blame, division, and animosity.
Too many “call evil good and good evil.” Dark is called light, and light, darkness. The guilty are acquitted and the innocent are condemned. The law is paralyzed and perverts justice (Isa. 5:20; Amos 5:7; Prov. 17:15; Hab. 1:4).
Naming evil and telling the truth are acts of love.
Naming Evil is Not Racist. Not Violent. Not Silent. Not Fearful. Not Bigoted.
Truth, despite attempts to suppress or redefine it, will always transcend the restrictions and limitations historical and cultural contexts may impose on it.
Samuel Adams, the Father of the American Revolution, said:
Preserving the liberties of America, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”
Which is why the Axis Mundi—the center of life—faith, family, and freedom—cannot exist apart from the God who created it. Every conflict and its solution existing worldwide is rooted in the spiritual.
Bethany Blankley is senior editor for Constitution. com. She hosts the radio program, America’s Betrayal, syndicated on several radio networks including Conservative Report Radio and WAAR Radio. She is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and offers conservative commentary on various television news programs. Her columns have been regularly featured by The Washington Times (Axis Mundi), Patheos (Hedgerow), Christian Headlines, Western Journalism, Townhall, The Christian Post, Charisma News, RedState and others.
Bethany previously worked as a communications strategist for four Senators, one Congressman, a New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from New College at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. She is a past fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and L’Abri Fellowship.
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