"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Friday, May 11, 2012

time for a change

Our country is a mess.  A stagnated Congress, an anti-Constitutional President, a Presidential contender who doesn't see the characteristic horror inherent in his "hijinks and pranks " (I am disgusted by his flippant explanation and pitiful apology), and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who admires the Constitution of South Africa more than the Constitution of the United States.

Comedienne Maria Bamford quipped, "My mom is very religious and she said, 'Whatever you think about all the time, that's what you worship.' If that's the case I'd like everyone to pop open their Diet Coke cans and turn to page 37 of their People Magazines. In this holy scripture, we read the parable of Ms. Valerie Bertinelli."

Exactly.  The self indulgent distraction and willful ignorance of the American public brings our country to the brink of  manic self destruction.  What has happened to our country, our society, our culture, our "way of life"? I think the following excerpt from a Wiki on "The American Way" aptly illustrates the twists and bends that our jointly followed path of freedom has taken:

"The comic book superhero Superman fights for "truth, justice and the American way." In some modern comic books it has been changed to "truth, justice and hope" (after the events of the Infinite Crisis miniseries), and in the 2006 film Superman Returns the phrase was recited by the character Perry White as "truth, justice, all that stuff." The "Up, Up and Away" comic book story arc firmly re-established the slogan as "truth, justice and the American way." .In the Christopher Reeve movies, the phrase is used semi-ironically. In Superman the MovieLois Lane (Margot Kidder) responds to the phrase by laughing and remarking "You're going to end up fighting every elected official in this country." (The film was conceived shortly after the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal). In Episode 1 of the 1948 Columbia Pictures serial Superman entitled "Superman Comes to Earth", Clark Kent's adoptive father John Kent tells Clark that he must use his powers to fight for "truth, tolerance and justice"."

The election of Barak Obama points to our collective dis-function; we elected a man to lead us to promised "change" without his once defining what that change would look like.  As a distracted nation we collectively ran blindly off a cliff of "hope" and see now that Obama's idea of change is to change personal freedom for slavery to government.

There are two things I know.

  1. We cannot legislate morality, but that does not mean we shall be tolerant of, or indifferent to, those things we know to be wrong.
  2. God defines "wrong" and "right"; He is still in charge and will remain so past the end of human existence.
Stand for what is right and moral.  Follow God.

Pray for the elected leaders of our nation, that they will learn, know and follow the will of our God.

This is the only hope left for our nation.

I have made a decision to vote, or to not vote, in the following manner:

  • I will not cast a ballot for an incumbent politician in any office.
  • I will not vote for any politician or party who advocates immoral or destructive behavior.
  • If the above two choices are all that remain on the ballot, I will not vote for that office.

I can see that this will leave me with few choices to make; I will trust God to make up the difference.

"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.   I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."  ~  Revelation 22:12-13

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