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Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Prophetic Times: White House using technology to bypass First Amendment
The First Amendment to the US Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." These words are often described as the central protection to a free republic. The combination of government policies, the advancement of technology, and the exploitation of technolgy is well on the way to undermining the guardian of truth and free expression as commanded by the First Amendment. An example is a curious attack on the First Amendment free speech clause from the White House.
The White House has exploited expertly the free speech indigenous to the internet. ABC News claims that the White House in doing so is limiting free speech. For example, ABC says the signing of the recent START treaty with Russia and the Post-State of the Union cabinet meeting were closed to the news media, instead posting them on the web. ABC says the White House, by utilizing its internet juggernaut to promote its views in a news format, bypassed the traditional filter of critical review and coverage by the news media. In essence, ABC says the White House and is reporting its own political spin through its online assets while restricting the news media.
In this case, the policies of the White House are heading toward a state controlled media. White House spokesman Josh Earnest indicates there is a White House this is definitely a White House strategy, but he couches it in words characterizing service to citizens: "We're striving to not just have a passive website where people can read about what's happening but create a method of interaction and feedback." This approach is in line with Bible prophecy. Daniel 12:4 says that in the end times, "many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase." 2 Timothy 3:7 says that men in the last days will be "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
Knowledge, truth and freedom are inextricably tied together. Jesus said in John 8:31, 32, "If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Galatians 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." The Biblical principles of knowledge of God, His truth, and freedom are set forth in the First Amendment. But we know that in the end times, technology will advance so fast that truth will be hard to ascertain. Technology will be used to withhold the truth and cause deception. We must be ever vigilant to remain spiritually and physically free by discerning and demanding truth.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry