During World War II it seemed as though the whole world was drawn into the global conflict.

In America we had fuel rationing, victory gardens, and black outs. In Europe, many average citizens became freedom fighters in the underground communications structure.

In most cases, it was this avant garde force that made the difference in strategic battles by getting necessary information to the allies. They saw that the normal forms of communication and mass media had broken down or had been compromised… they knew this was the only way to get the facts to the troops in the field.

There seems to be the same sense of urgency in the world today as new web sites spring up daily, offering alternatives to the mainstream press. These are people who refuse to be voiceless, and disenfranchised. They are not the radicals they are painted to be, they are just average people who see their freedoms eroded and their values ridiculed.

But like the underground 50 years ago they realized there are two choices. Accept fascism and communism, or fight it.

This is Nina May and the Renaissance Women thanking all veterans for their sacrifice for freedom.

Historical revisionists will say that the early explorers forced Christianity on the defenseless natives who lived in peace and tranquility.

When Cortez set foot in Mexico, His troops were met with one horrendous site after another. Human hearts had been cut out of living prisoners, temple walls were covered with human blood. Piles of gnawed human bones were in the streets and in the homes. Pagan priests, matted with the dried human blood were practicing sodomy. Warriors were roasting and eating the body parts of those they slaughtered.

So when the Spanish troops arrived, they were viewed as liberators from this living hell. The natives embraced the teachings of Christ which were about forgiveness, love and mercy, and they were saved by the thousands.

Not all Christians were, or are perfect. There haven’t always been perfect representatives of Christ. But ask yourself, would you rather have your local priest be a little less perfect than Christ, but still trying, or would you rather have him plucking your heart out and tossing it down the temple steps? And aren’t you glad you have the freedom to choose?

There is a pitched battle of historical proportions taking place in our country. Those who want to revise history to reflect culture today, and those who want to preserve its integrity.

President Wilson once said, A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, will not remember who we are today, and what we are trying to do. He was obviously interested in preserving our history.

Another man shortly before that said, “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”

That man was Karl Marx, the father of communism. He also understood the importance of history . . . and the importance of revising and destroying history.

You can take both Wilson’s quote and Marx’s quote and summarize them both in a quote by Abe Lincoln. He said, the philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

So when we stop teaching the truth, we will stop governing with the truth or justice as absolutes . . . and then we truly will have forgotten who we are as a nation. This is Nina May for the Renaissance Women.

Abortion is the moral issue of our time as slavery was in the last century.

Pro-lifers who want to engage in open debate on the issue are dismissed as misguided and judgemental, or worse, fined and jailed for peacefully demonstrating against something they find morally repugnant.

During the floor debates in Congress in the 1830’s there was a move to stifle discussion on the issue of slavery by introducing unconstitutional resolutions which John Quincy Adams eloquently spoke against.

A few of the Congressmen who kept the issue of slavery from open debate were Hammond, Pinckney, Owens, Lawler, Alford, and Waddy Thompson, who even wanted a grand jury to indict Adams just for reading petitions from citizens who opposed slavery.

They all shouted to expel Adams for suggesting that free and open debate was a constitutional guarantee. He was ridiculed, scorned, and despised. Yet of all the names mentioned, which one today embodies the spirit of freedom that we equate with honor and integrity?

It is JQA, not the men who tried to silence him.