A House Divided


By Don Jans

22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the [a]blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by [b]Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”

25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.

The Holy Bible Matthew 12:22-37


“A house divided against itself, cannot stand.”

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.

I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

It will become all one thing or all the other.

Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.” Abraham Lincoln

The United States is divided today. We are a kingdom divided. Our division today is as great as it was prior to the civil war. Today, a part of the United States is committed to the ideals upon which our nation was founded; limited government, our freedom and liberties come from God and not from government, and people are to be self-reliant and not government dependent.

The other part of the United States is committed to the ideals from which our founders revolted; big controlling government, all freedom and liberties under the control of government, and people should be government dependent.

Freedom Loving Americans still believe in the sovereignty of the people and the government as the servant. The American left believes government must be sovereign and the people are to serve and obey the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts in government.

Freedom Loving Americans believe that all people are individuals who have the right to pursue their own happiness and are not obligated to play a role dictated by the government. The American left believes that people are not individuals but simply a singular part of the whole and as such they must conform to the dictates of the group; each person’s duty and allegiance is to the group and not to themselves.

These differences are the essence of the differences between individualism and collectivism. Our founders were strong proponents of individualism as are Freedom Loving Americans of today. Collectivism is synonymous with the ideologies of Marxism, communism, socialism, and progressives, which is the same ideology supported by the American left or Democrats along with the RINO’s.

A house so divided as the United States is between the ideologies of individualism and collectivism cannot stand. Government cannot be both limited and unlimited. Either we honor that our rights and liberties are endowed to us by God or by Government. Either we honor that people should be self-reliant or that all should be government dependent. We will either be a nation of free people or we will be a nation where all are slaves of the government.

The war is being fought today. If you believe, as did our founders, in the ideology of freedom and liberty or individualism, you must openly declare and be willing to take a firm stand for those principles every day and against all who oppose them. To do differently is simply aiding and abetting the declared enemies of our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and our heritage and our history.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom. Visit his website: http://www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com/

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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
8 days ago

America’s Founding Fathers were adamant that all elected officials should be confessing Christians (i.e. follower’s of Christ’s teachings).


It is not accidental that Marxist-Leninists and suit-wearing Jihaids are using academia to quietly destroy (what’s left of) America’s moral foundation, weaponizing young people into dangerous revolutionaries.

Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Khamenei did the same.

George Pattone
George Pattone
8 days ago

Collectivism sucks….
So does its cousin, wokeness….

Last edited 8 days ago by George Pattone