The anti-historic preservation group has been very evasive when it comes to revealing their actual number. I feel it is my duty to report any supporters of either side at least for history’s sake. Recently, a new online petition has been posted and I was able to add the names to the Raggers & Rogues List.
Sadly, many were motivated to add their names because they were given a two-page sheet that contains over fifteen lies on it! And amazingly, they are still sending out the document! As one signer notes,
And well they should if this was an honest presentation of the truth. Apparently the anti group feel that the ends justify the means – many of the advocates are using the same tactics that would make a communist envious! Lenin would be proud!
One of the oldest tricks that predates Communism is the adage, “Say a lie often enough and it will be believed.” Constantly say that property rights are in danger and after awhile (unless challenged) the people will believe it as fact.
What really amazes me is the delving into lies and misinformation. So many who are anti-historic preservation are supposedly Christian. One of the hallmarks (or perhaps used to be a hallmark) of born-again believers is the adherence to truth. As Jesus says,
“The hour is coming and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth”
-John 4: 23-24
Perhaps God is being told the truth and all the rest of us get are lies!
PS. It will be fascinating to watch how many will react when confronted with the truth. Will they stick to the lies or turn on those who were deceiving them.
* A ‘Con” is short for “a confidence trick” which is an attempt to defraud a person or group by gaining their confidence. A confidence artist is an individual operating alone or in concert with others who exploits characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty and honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility and naivety.