They are not those who carry spears and knives but who use the pen and the tongue to destroy what is good. They wage war against biblical values. They take away freedoms and gradually and silently encroach on goodness. The strategy of the new barbarians is not a massive invasion but a persistent erosion; they manipulate by politicizing words, using loaded meanings rather than bullets.
Their targets are not walls and fortresses but rather, they are those who speak boldly and clearly on social, moral, and spiritual issues with a worldview forged in God's Scriptures. They attack God's eternal Word. And they detest the Son of God, therefore, they also hate the God of Creation.
To hate God the Father is to hate Christ, and to hate the Father is to hate the Son. Likewise, to love the Father is to love the Son, and to love Him is to love the heavenly Father. "The Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father" (John 16:27). "He who hates Me hates My Father also" (15:23).
Those foundations of truth are the most formidable walls against radical, secular liberalism. The last and only real hope for civilization is always truth, and truth springs from the transcendent values of a God who has communicated His demands for righteousness, and proclaimed the sinful frailty of man, and His plan of redemption.
Those were the moral presuppositions that informed our Founding Fathers. Those were the timbers from which they hewed our constitution form of government.
Beware the new barbarians who would tear down the bulwarks of freedom and set fire to the foundations of our republic.
[Parshall then lists the areas where we are failing in the war!]
They have attacked talk radio. They come against the American Family Association, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas. The enemy headquarters in CNN and in Harvard Law School. They fought Robert Bork's confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1987. Bork quoted James Madison who said:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." The barbarians have come against those who promote traditional ideas. Conservatives and Bible believers are considered as official "hate" groups who must be silenced.
Finally, such barbarism is characterized of all that men have ever understood, by men who do not understand [anything at all]."