B.C. works to decriminalize hard drugs
British Columbia is hoping to legalize possession of any and all types of drugs, as long as an individual possesses only “small amounts.” On February 11, the Globe and Mail reported that the province had asked Canada’s national government for a drug law exemption. The province’s largest city, Vancouver, made a similar request in November.
Sheila Malcolmson, British Columbia’s minister of mental health and addictions, wrote that decriminalizing “the possession of small amounts of controlled substances for personal use” was “a way to reduce stigma as a barrier to treatment.” But it is illogical to think that the government allowing people to have and use drugs will result in fewer people having and using drugs. Galatians 5:19-21 warn against “works of the flesh,” including “witchcraft.” The Greek word translated “witchcraft” is pharmakeia, which literally translates to “the use or the administering of drugs.” Today, as then, many use opium, heroin and other hard drugs in a vain attempt to fill a spiritual void in their lives. And more and more governments are condoning this self-destruction.
Scotland flies a foreign flag
The United Kingdom has finally, officially left the European Union, but many Scots want to find a way out of the United Kingdom and back into the EU. Chief among them is Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. On February 18, Sturgeon ordered that Scottish public buildings remove the flag of the UK, of which it is and has been a part for 314 years, and replace it with the flag of the EU, with which it has zero official political connection.
In a January 24 BBC One interview, Sturgeon said she wants another legal referendum on Scottish independence if her Scottish National Party wins its projected majority in May’s elections. Such a referendum would likely be a first step toward rejoining the EU.
The Prophet Jeremiah foretold that Britain would be invaded by a European superpower (request our free booklet Jeremiah and the Greatest Vision in the Bible). “And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land” (Jeremiah 1:13-14). Scotland’s dalliance with the EU may soon give a European superpower a foothold in the British Isles.
Democrats work to open America’s Southern border
United States Rep. Linda Sánchez has introduced the most radical piece of immigration legislation in American history. On February 18, she presented the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Congress, which seeks to reward illegal aliens at the expense of American citizens. The bill would erase the line between illegal and legal immigration, grant unending amnesty for illegal aliens, return previously deported aliens to the United States, provide taxpayer-funded lawyers to aliens facing deportation, encourage asylum fraud, increase legal immigration, and give expensive foreign-aid packages to Central American nations.
Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explained in his article “Where America’s Race Riots Are Leading” that America’s Southern border crisis was prophesied in the Bible. “Illegal aliens are pouring over the nation’s Southern border by the tens of thousands, but our leaders refuse to stop the flow,” he wrote. He cited a prophecy in Deuteronomy 28 that Israel’s “high and fenced walls” would come down “throughout all thy land.”
AT&T colludes with China Telecom
One of America’s biggest corporate giants is committing economic treason. According to new revelations from former United States Commerce Department Undersecretary Corey Stewart, AT&T pressured the Commerce Department to keep a Chinese telecommunications company off a sanctions list, despite its use of slave labor.
Speaking to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on February 24, Stewart confirmed allegations made by the National File that AT&T executive Ed Gillespie requested that the government keep China Telecom off an “entities list” reserved for foreign companies engaged in human rights or national security violations. China Telecom was about to be sanctioned for its role in spying on Uyghur Muslims in China, but Gillespie intervened. His company is in a joint business venture with China Telecom developing network services in China.
In ancient times, the Prophet Amos condemned such greedy leaders who put their own selfish interests above the interests of their people, writing in Amos 6:1, 6-7: “Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria …. That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.”