“Get a haircut you longhair hippie.” If I had a dime for every time I heard that when I was full-time in the music business. No, just kidding. Sort of. Because I didn’t hear that a lot, oddly enough. A lot of guys did, back in the day. But at least back then it wasn’t a crime if you didn’t get your hair cut…or did.
Imagine having to pay a fine because someone tells you they wanna get a haircut.
And I’m talking about a $1000 fine.
Yeah, let’s say you own a hair salon. And, unfortunately, you own a hair salon in a country steeped in socialism. So, you’ve been told you can only open your business to sell hair products. But not for any haircutting services. Well, of course, that’s criminal. But it gets worse.
Now, let’s say you’re in your salon, and, as usual, you have no customers because…well…because people who want you to cut their hair are against the law. (Yeah, this is really happening.) And then someone knocks on the salon door (because no one can just walk in anymore). You let the woman at the door come in, and she asks for a haircut.
Well, haircuts are how you make your money and feed your family. And you’re hanging on to your shop by a hair (awful pun intended), so you agree to cut her hair.
And for a second, you think to yourself, “Finally, a little bit of income.”
Not so fast.
The woman then tells you she’s a health inspector from Alberta Health Services and that you have just broken the law.
Yeah, it’s crazy. It’s weird. And it’s happening all over Canada. And I wish I could say events like this weren’t happening here in America. But we still have California, New York, and some other places like that. So, this despicable stuff is happening here, too.
But one huge mistake people in both countries are making is trying to fight this by leaning on so-called “constitutional right.” Or constitutional freedoms.
That’s a huge mistake because your rights and freedoms don’t come from those flawed documents. They come from God. You have the God-given right to earn a living for you and your family. You have the God-given right to trade goods and services with others who also have those rights.
And just because a piece of paper acknowledges some of your God-given rights doesn’t mean it’s where you should place your defense. Because the document can be changed. God’s enduring commands cannot. So, wouldn’t you rather put your faith where it will be protected forever?
No, God’s word doesn’t explicitly define your right to get a haircut.
But you’ll find the principles for commerce and freedom and liberty all through the Bible. And if you don’t agree or go along with the principles you find there, I’m willing to bet you won’t be fined $1000 by any Christians.
Get a haircut…no, don’t you dare cut
Or we’re gonna tell big brother on you.
Don’t be illicit. Just be complicit.
Go along to get along in this coup.
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