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In Hoc Anno Domini
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/24/2012 6:17:30 AM

When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus, the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was Rome. There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar. Everywhere there was civil order, for the arm of the Roman law was long. Everywhere there was stability, in government and in society, for the centurions saw that it was so. But everywhere there was something else, too. There was oppression—for those who were not the friends of Tiberius Caesar. There was the tax gatherer to take the grain

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 12/24/2012 7:02:07 AM     (No. 9081505)

Kennedy conspired with the soviets against a sitting potus, kerry conspired with the enemies of liberty. Both were natives of MA. I would view with suspicion and alarm, anyone coming from that state. And not let them anywhere near any power.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 12/24/2012 7:02:41 AM     (No. 9081506)

Sorry, wrong article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Former lurker, 12/24/2012 7:15:40 AM     (No. 9081516)

I read this every year, this year it is especially relevant. The world would be a better place if we still had people like Royster in the media.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/24/2012 7:19:45 AM     (No. 9081519)

"I would view with suspicion and alarm, anyone coming from that state."

#1, isn´t Massachusetts is your home state?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 12/24/2012 7:37:56 AM     (No. 9081542)

Recommend for MUST READ status: It shows that little has changed since Ceasar´s day. You can change the names and places and still see that we have the same situation today, only now, we´ve got it in America -- what was once the Land of the Free.

There is this imporant reminder:

...Paul of Tarsus, too, was sore afraid. He feared that other Caesars, other prophets, might one day persuade men that man was nothing save a servant unto them, that men might yield up their birthright from God for pottage and walk no more in freedom.

We have exactly that situation here in America and in Europe, among other places.

There is also this regarding trying to snuff out religion:

But it came to pass for a while in diverse places that the truth did set man free, although the men of darkness were offended and they tried to put out the light. The voice said, Haste ye. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you, for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth

Our country is full of men and women who "walk in darkness", who will never see the Light. So it was and so it will be until the End of Days.

But we know Who wins, and on this Chrismas Day evening, we are reminded that the only real hope of mankind is still alive and watching.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoniTx, 12/24/2012 7:53:02 AM     (No. 9081562)

~~This editorial was written in 1949 by the late Vermont Roysterand has been published annually since.~~

And yes, still a ´Must Read´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lcomstaff10, 12/24/2012 9:04:40 AM     (No. 9081690)

Done

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cgood, 12/24/2012 9:24:29 AM     (No. 9081725)

Well said, #5.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/24/2012 9:36:59 AM     (No. 9081748)

False Prophets... Isn´t that the truth.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/24/2012 9:49:20 AM     (No. 9081765)

Tiberius 0bama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/24/2012 10:08:41 AM     (No. 9081799)

I had never seen this before. Thank you OP and thank you staff for the ´´must read´´ status. This is beautiful - and truly relevant to today, maybe moreso than when it was written...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: maryc, 12/24/2012 10:28:23 AM     (No. 9081854)

The wonder of Christmas means that we are all in His hands no matter what false god here on earth thinks. A blessed Christmas to all.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2012 10:43:00 AM     (No. 9081881)

I´ll take this opportunity to wish all L-Dotters, the Lucianne staff and, most especially, our hostess, Miss Lucianne, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimK1, 12/24/2012 10:54:46 AM     (No. 9081904)

I do believe that of the tragedies of late, they were not caused by a tool, but because we, as a nation, have chosen to walk in darkness, to worship false idols and prophets and have for sure lost our way. We know not who we are, we eschew what our Founding Fathers fought and died for, we live only for ourselves this moment.
A great article, a terrific reminder not only for the season, but the whole year, salvation and resurrection lies with Him, not with us.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/24/2012 10:55:57 AM     (No. 9081909)

What is going on in the press with the use of phrases starting with the word, ´for´?
....master OF it all...please!
We have even seen ´President for the United States´. Ugh...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/24/2012 11:00:25 AM     (No. 9081922)

Thanks S.C. I join you in wishing Mrs L and staff a very Merry Christmas. You are heroes to us. Blessings.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/24/2012 11:02:53 AM     (No. 9081931)

I have read this editorial every year since I was a sophomore in college and came to appreciate the WSJ editorial page. Every year it rings true.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/24/2012 11:38:17 AM     (No. 9081992)

Yes, keep this piece a must read. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, all...And to Lucianne.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Tulsa, 12/24/2012 12:35:57 PM     (No. 9082091)

Merry Christmas to all...Lucianne, staff, posters and lurkers.

Happy Birthday,Lord Jesus.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/24/2012 2:08:26 PM     (No. 9082216)


Merry hristmas, my dear L-dotters!

Ad multos annos, my dear Lord.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/24/2012 2:09:32 PM     (No. 9082217)

The light of freedom dwindles. The gaze of the tyrant´s eye falls on all mankind in anticipation of ever more power over men. The breasts of men and women tremble in fear of the nearing rampage. Who will fight for frail liberty in the shade of promised grist? A desperate people gladly accept the yoke of slavery for a few handfuls of oats. Once Liberty has fled from the land, she is hard to coax back.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 12/24/2012 2:31:53 PM     (No. 9082245)

Even more true today than when it was written. Far too many Americans believe that man exists solely to serve the State.

In my opinion, Obama is worse than the Caesars, because he has more power. Plus the Caesars (even the mentally-deranged ones) were smarter than Obama.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Marcus Tullius, 12/24/2012 3:40:42 PM     (No. 9082315)

#21

I will fight.
I am fighting.
I have been fighting always.
Liberty or Death.
I will never surrender.

And if is lose my life in this fight, I pray the Lord will include me in that host that follows His Chariot to Victory at His coming.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 12/24/2012 7:36:16 PM     (No. 9082493)

Thank you and blessed Christmas OP, Miss Lucianne and family, our LCom team, and fellow sharp, articulate, humorous and loving LDotters... as we celebrate our Savior´s birth... this Christmas Eve...

He came that we might live abundantly...

All y´all make it even moreso!



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Reply 25 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/24/2012 11:46:57 PM     (No. 9082644)

Merry Christmas to Mrs Lucianne and all of you invisible friends.

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