To my county, my state, and my nation.
My heart grieves today. Today reminds me of 1 Samuel 8:4-22, when the nation of Israel asked for a king.
We have chosen free stuff over freedom, arbitrary power over the rule of law, popularity over principle, government stimulus over entrepreneurship, giving a man a fish over teaching him to fish, welfare over personal charity, a nanny state over responsibility, a planned economy over free market, hand outs over jobs. We have been enamored with fine speeches instead of looking at the ideas and historical development behind those words. We have chosen socialism and called it social "justice".
The 1st amendment was placed in jeopardy with "attackwatch.com" when we were told to report on our neighbors rumors, and by the idea that religious organizations must cover abortions. The 2nd amendment has been put on notice with the assault guns ban, and the UN small arms treaty. The 4th amendment has been trampled with warrants being written by agents rather than judges, and by the TSA. The 5th-8th amendments have been decimated by the National Defense Authorization Act.
Amendment 9? "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." -that summarizes it all.
Amendment 10 may be our only saving grace now..."The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
I am ashamed of my state today. We have rejected the constitution and the candidates who stood to defend it, whether they fully understood the ideas of the framers or not.
Do we still believe in inalienable rights? Do we still believe our rights are given by God? Or do we now believe that our rights are given by man and governments, in which case they can be taken away by man and governments?
The right to life is the first inalienable right. America voted against life. We retained in office a supporter of planned parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation. Do we no longer believe that the innocent should be protected?
We did not choose, as a country, to support Israel. God have mercy on us.
To those who believe they have “won”,
Please do not be so quick to celebrate that you do not take the time to realize the implications of your decision. Are there any words or phrases in this post that are unfamiliar to you? Please read the Constitution, The Law by Frederick Bastiat, and The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek. The media has done us a great disservice by focusing on distractions like Big Bird, horses and bayonets, and binders. Is that really the level of discussion in this country? Are we really incapable of handling conversations about real issues?
We call a lack of insurance coverage for contraception a "war on women", when there are women in other countries have had their noses cut off or have had acid thrown in their faces. Is our view of injustice really this skewed?
We have 4 Americans die in Libya and then what looks like a cover-up takes place.
We print money and turn our currency to dust without holding anyone accountable. We choose failed economic policies over time tested successful ones. We take taxpayer's hard earned money and “invest” in green energy companies that go bankrupt.
We have made a lot of mistakes. So, what do we do now?
Teach your children the history of socialism. Teach your children about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution from ORIGINAL documents. Young adults voting based on twitter hashtags like #BigBird #Binders and #Bayonets is ridiculous! We must all pray against this stronghold of pop culture in our country. I am saddened to see many of my friends influenced politically by singers and actors today. Many of my Christian friends have voted according to who seems cool, rather than who is more in line with Biblical standards. Please, don't think that your child's school is teaching them what they need to know to succeed. The last generation has failed my generation and now the debt of the nation will be passed down to me and my children. It's immoral. We must reach the next generation, so they will have a chance of turning this train around. Sit down with your kids today and talk straight with them. They have been entrusted to you.
The silver lining? Today my son was swinging on his swing set when he starts singing at the top of his lungs with jumbled words but the perfect melody, "Bless the Lord, oh my soul. Ooooh, my soul. Worship His holy name..." Leave it to the kids to remind us of what is important. = )
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Abraham Lincoln said, "The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."