Who will be next?
“If the freedom of speech is taken away
then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.” ~ General George Washington’s address to
the Army, March 15, 1783
Shortly before the 2016 US Presidential election, Australian Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, released thousands of emails in a deliberate attempt to undermine the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. One would think that the current Administration would be grateful to Assange for his efforts to help the election of President Donald Trump.
But that is not the case
Recently, the secret indictment of Julian Assange has come to light. As Mr. Assange long suspected, the US government hopes to arrest him for espionage once he is finally expelled from the Ecuadorean Embassy where he has been living for the past several years.
Former Assistant Secretary to the US Treasury Paul Craig Roberts has spoken out in defense of Assange. Mr. Roberts explains why Assange is a journalist and not a spy here .
What does that mean for journalists and pro-lifers?
There used to be a saying that freedom is like oxygen – you don’t notice it until you don’t have any. The air seems to be getting pretty close around some aspects of free speech.
We in the pro-life movement depend on free speech to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, the unborn children who are ruthlessly murdered every day in the USA.
In fact, the inability of preterm infants to speak up for themselves has demonstrated the truth of General Washington’s remarks. Since they cannot speak up for themselves, children are slaughtered every day in our country.
Will we be next?
Only God knows what is in store for us, and we must pray the rosary every day for ourselves and our nation that God will grant us peace and save our country. Austria, Brazil, and the Phillipines were saved by the prayers of patriots in those nations who asked God to deliver their countries from Communism. Let us pray the rosary every day that God will save our country.