Speak truth to power, Democrats, The Resistance

canadafreepress.com | 11/15/2019 | A. Dru Kristenev
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The phrase “Speak truth to power” has cropped up numerous times this year, mostly from Democrats working with inordinate vigor to unseat President Trump. Overused by individuals and organizations promoting political and humanitarian causes, it has been diluted to the point of being meaningless.

Interestingly, the phrase originated from a pacifist Christian sect but has been readily employed by ideologues who condone violent resistance – and that’s the title they have adopted for themselves: The Resistance.

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From Senator Chuck Schumer to Representative Rashida Tlaib and Deep State operatives, this penetrating, memorable adage is being used and abused. Par for the course for democrats, they have it skewed as, frankly, now do Quakers who first brought the phrase into general usage.

How? Dissenters assume, right or wrongly, that the strength of the status quo relies on erroneous philosophy, misinformation or self-interest if not outright deceit.

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Having been raised in Friends Meetings and graduated from a Friends school, history of the Quaker application of “Speak truth to power” isn’t a foreign one. The concept is rooted in meeting the needs of the less fortunate that the first Quakers undertook as part of their faith. They were the first to reach out to prisoners locked in filthy, disease-ridden jails in 17th century England; prisons that housed (if you can call it that) any lawbreaker who might be a debtor owing a few pounds or a vicious murderer. They took Jesus’ teachings to heart to care for the widows, orphans and captives, knowing full well that any one of themselves could be incarcerated for their beliefs—and many were, including Founder George Fox and his wife, Margaret Fell.

Quakers were different. They didn’t believe that a church-appointed official was necessary to mediate between the believer and God. That was Jesus’ role and they gathered to wait upon the Lord for...
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