What I Heard In Fridays News
Mubarak resigned and left. People in the Cairo streets are rejoicing. They have been pronounced free by reporters. “There will be free and fair elections.” “The Egyptian people will determine their own destiny.” “Egypt will have Democracy!” After all, “every person longs to be free.”
What I Know
Mubarak apparently left office. People in the Cairo streets are rejoicing.
The rest is hogwash. Egyptians are no more free today than they were Thursday. Will there be elections? Likely. Will the elections be free? Possibly. Will they be fair? Someone (Obama or the UN) could dispatch Jimmy Carter to observe and declare them fair.
Will Egypt have Democracy? We live in a world where most tyrannies are called democracy. Even the Soviets and Saddam had elections. The Iranians have elections. There are elections in Pakistan. Democracy has not, does not and cannot produce Liberty.
The American forefathers got it right, Liberty is an endowment from our Creator; the Judeo-Christian God. It is a gift given to every single human being. Leviticus 25:10 says: “. . . proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof.” Jesus is the only Light of the world.” In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus tells us:
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Christians believe Jesus gave every single person the gift of Liberty at the cross. Liberty in us, through Jesus, is the light of the world. Tyrant and dictators, like Castro, restrict and smother that light. Even in America, the shining city on a hill, busy (liberal) beavers work to trim the “wick” of your lamp through regulation.
Islam rejects, despises, disdains, scorns and refutes Liberty. Islam, through Shariah, smothers the light until the Muslim world lives in darkness. Egypt is an Islamic country. 10% of Egyptians are Coptic Christians. They don’t count. 84% of Egyptians say they want Shariah law. Only 6% of Egyptian Muslims want a secular government.
Figure it out yourself. This is a sad day. Egypt is headed for darkness. They may be celebrating freedom in today’s light but the sad choking hopeless darkness of Shariah is coming for Egyptians; both Christians and Muslims. Could the American government have guided a different outcome? We’ll never know. They didn’t even try.