Do Not Obey in Advance

Hitler and others got crucial support BEFORE specific evils actually began. It made them strong.

“Do not obey in advance.”
“Anticipatory obedience is a political tragedy.”
“The first heedless acts of conformity COULD NOT THEN BE REVERSED.”
“People … are surprisingly willing to harm and kill others.“

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN EVIL, in deep, deceptive human sinfulness. WE DARE NOT surrender ahead of time to any human leaders. What evil will they WANT you to do without even being asked?

Don’t do it. Save our freedom.

(from Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny, Lessons from the Twentieth Century ch 1)

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