Most of us have been on some sort of lock down due to Coronavirus for a couple months now. Our Governor ended the stay at home orders here in Colorado on April 26th, but we are still not completely open and that is upsetting a lot of people. It is difficult when we don’t agree with those in authority, especially when we see other states making better decisions that uphold our Constitutional rights and civil liberties. As Christians, what do we do when faced with this dilemma? My advice would be to turn to Romans 13 and obey God.
Colorado is a major battleground state. The Democrats hold the majority, but there are still plenty of conservatives here to fight the good fight. It is not totally blue like California. It is pretty much 50/50, and we all live in relative peace with each other. I just pray we can vote some more conservatives in and stop the Dems from continually raising taxes. It’s ridiculous.
It is okay to have disagreements and debates as long as we do it peacefully. It is our right and duty to petition our government and hold our elected officials accountable when they are abusing their power or they are doing something we disagree with. I also obey the laws even if I disagree with those who made them.
Governor Polis issued an executive order recently that allows stores and any other business to deny you service if you are not wearing a mask. He also issued restrictive rules on swimming pools opening. Other than that, we are pretty much open all over. I even got a haircut back in May. All the shops have been reopening since the end of April. Summer is here and people are outside, but it is ridiculous that the Democrats are still pushing the mask and social distancing narrative that was based on lies and false data.
The truth is out now about masks not helping and actually being harmful to our health. The truth is out that they lied to us about how many deaths were actually virus related. The truth is out that Democrats continue pushing lock downs for purely political reasons, namely to attempt stealing the election through mail-in voting and ruining the economy just to hurt Trump. It is sickening to see Americans being used as pawns for political power. People are suffering. There is no reason for the states to stay locked down. Further social distancing and masks are actually hurting people. It is not about health and safety. This is all about Democrats pulling out all the stops to take down Trump.
States that didn’t lock down have not seen any higher cases of the virus than states who did. We have seen the hypocrisy of Democrat Governors and Mayors on full display as they allowed thousands of people to riot, loot, and march through the streets shoulder to shoulder in their cities. We were told social distancing and masks were absolutely mandatory and if we didn’t do it, then we were murderers and we would all die. We were told we couldn’t bury our loved ones or have funerals, but then we watched as thousands gathered multiple times with the Floyd family. This double standard is not okay, and Americans should demand that our country be fully reopened immediately.
One of the few mainstream journalists I respect is Tucker Carlson. Recently the leftist cancel culture mob has been calling for Tucker to be fired because they don’t like him speaking truth about their leftist agenda. I stand with Tucker because he speaks the truth boldly and he is always a voice of reason, sanity, and common sense in this crazy world. I appreciate how he tells it like it is and stands strong in defense of our Constitutional rights, our morals and values, and law and order. I was very encouraged by his recent piece on how we were lied to about Coronavirus and the mass lockdowns. If you would like to read it, please click the link below (it will open in a separate window for your convenience).
Even though I don’t agree with wearing masks and I don’t agree with our Governor’s executive order about wearing masks in stores, as a Christian I still wear a mask when I go to the store. I cannot disobey the executive order and I do not want to cause a scene and disturb the peace in the store. That would be no benefit to me and I do not want to make the authorities mad and bring judgment on myself or my family. We don’t need masks anywhere else, except in Denver, but I rarely go walking around downtown Denver.
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.”
For whatever reason God has given us a majority Democrat state government being led by a Democrat Governor, I must trust Him. I also pray that the Lord would remove wicked people from power and uphold our Constitutional freedoms. We can submit to the authorities even if we don’t like it, and we can always petition our government, speak truth to power, and vote.
It’s sad to see my kids upset because of the continued lockdown rules regarding pools. That is another reason they want to move to Florida. That great red state is completely open and free to have a great summer. Our kids spend the majority of winter inside, and swimming is their favorite summer activity. Our HOA is using a reservation system right now and only 30 people are allowed in at a time. We have a lot of people in our neighborhood, so it is very hard to get reservations. My wife tried for several days and she was finally able to get a spot tomorrow afternoon. The reservation is only for 2 hours and we can only make 2 reservations per week. If we are able to get 2 spots per week, they will still only swim a few times. They usually go just about every day all summer.
I have already written our HOA about it, but there is not much they can do because the restrictive orders come from Governor Polis. It makes me upset because I pay HOA dues for the pool and I’ve paid them perfectly every month for the last almost 14 years. The $20,000 in dues we have paid over that time should be our reservation. We should not still be under these restrictive orders, especially when it is not based on sound health science and data.
For now, we obey the authorities and wear our masks at the store and make our pool reservations, but you better believe I keep fighting for truth, justice, and righteousness in our country. I will continue to write our elected officials and remind them that they work for us. I will continue to speak truth to power and cut down the lies of the left. We are not leaving Colorado anytime soon and I won’t ever be giving up. There is still plenty of fight left in this old Holy Spirit filled lion and I will stand up and fight back!
If Governor Polis reads this, I want you to know that I obey your orders, but also know we conservatives are not going anywhere and we are working hard to remove you and your leftist army from power. I pray the Lord gives you wisdom to defend and uphold our Constitutional freedoms. I pray you do not join with Governors like Cuomo and Whitmer in continuing these obviously politically motivated restrictions and lockdowns. We should be fully open and free like the red states, and our kids should be free to be kids and have a great summer at the pool. The people are watching, Governor, and we don’t like what we see. Remember, God established your power and He can remove it.
Stand firm in Jesus, stand firm in the eternal truth of His Word, and speak the truth in love boldly! God bless America and all the nations of the world! Jesus Christ is Lord!
Grace and peace to you all!