I have read Ann Coulter’s book, “Treason.” The book is controversial but interesting and thought-provoking.
She revisits the facts concerning Senator Joseph McCarthy. Most history books for the last 50 years have portrayed the Senator from Wisconsin as a raving lunatic. But she paints a very different picture. She indicates that he has been misrepresented for years. She also defends him. She writes, “June 11, 1995. On that day the U.S. government released a cache of Soviet cables that had been decoded during the cold war in a top-secret undertaking known as the Venona Project. The cable proved the overwhelming truth of McCarthy’s charges Soviet spies in the government were not a figment of right-wing imagination.”
She likewise revisits the Alger Hiss case. Many have maintained over the years that Richard Nixon was wrong about Alger Hiss. The high-ranking man in both F.D.R.’s and Truman’s administrations could not be a Soviet spy, could he? The man who helped create the United Nations, a spy? Coulter writes, “In 1995, it was no longer uncertain. That was the year the Venona Project was unveiled, revealing Soviet cables that established that Hiss was a Soviet agent.”
What about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg? Some have defended them over the years. Were they really spies? She refers to Nikita Khrushchev’s memoirs which were published in 1990. Khrushchev said of the Rosenbergs that they provided “very significant help in accelerating the production of our atomic bomb.” Moreover, referring to the Venona Project she writes, “The Soviet cables indisputably proved the guilt of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.” She indicates that J. Edgar Hoover risked acquittal rather than reveal that the U.S. had cracked the Soviet code.”
Brethren, my point is not to argue history. However, as I read the book a couple of thoughts went through my mind that I want you to consider.
First, regardless of the truth about Senator Joseph McCarthy, people are misunderstood, and misrepresented, and even lied about in this life. Sometimes the truth comes out in the life. Sometimes it does not. Sometimes it comes out immediately, sometimes 50 years later, sometimes in eternity. But, the truth will eventually come out (1 Timothy 5:24-25). We have a redeemer (vindicator) that lives (Job 19:25).
If you try to live for God and proclaim the truth to others, some might write you off as a nut, a radical, a fanatic, an extremist, and the such like. Take comfort in the fact that one day such mockers will know the truth (Ezekiel 2:5; 33:33).
Second, as to the guilt or innocence of some, things are not always clear in this life. Sometimes, the evidence is clear. Sometimes the evidence only becomes known years later. But, know this, the facts will come out (if one does not meet God’s conditions for pardon) in eternity. Even secret things cannot be hid (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Romans 2:16; 1 Timothy 5:24-25). Man may hide things from man, but man cannot hide things from the all-seeing eyes of God (Proverbs 15:3).