We have come to substitute civil government for God. It has happened almost imperceptibly. We gave away our freedom in exchange for earthly satisfactions that really can’t satisfy, and now we’re fundamentally changed. We now really believe that civil government exists to save us. … tyranny must inevitably result, and the true liberty that is Christianity will come under attack. … We are rushing headlong into world government, a world religion and a world economic system complete with a one-world currency, and people who expect to enjoy the freedoms the West once provided are going to learn another way of living.
Patrick Michael Murphy, “How the West Was Lost,” p.48