Sometimes we forget as we go through our day-to-day lives that we live in a temporal world. There are things of God that are eternal, but this life is not one of them. Hold on to that truth as we navigate the rough times ahead.
The coming Presidential election offers choices that are a reflection of the lives we lead in America today. While most are busy with their families and their workaday endeavors, America’s political elites have taken this country to new depths of corruption and depravity.
On the whole, America hasn’t been paying attention. Or hasn’t cared.
Hillary Clinton is perhaps the most corrupt, greedy politician alive today. Donald Trump is a Presidential reality TV show. Both are vain, self-interested, self-absorbed people looking out for themselves and their interests above all else. These are our choices. One of the two will win.
I would suggest that they are no different than who we have become as a nation. We get what we elect.
Self-government demands that we use the art of critical thinking, that we participate, that we put time and effort into learning issues, taking stock of what is best for us, individually and as a nation, and making sacrifices when needed as we move forward to safeguard ourselves and our posterity.
Maintaining ordered liberty requires that we learn what freedom and liberty actually are and how we go about keeping them. This is a good place to start.
The World War II generation is called the “greatest generation” because they embraced these fundamentals and acted upon them while facing the spread of the tyrannical evil of the Nazis. The world is again under assault by the same forces of evil, this time in the form of sharia law and its soul-less acts of jihad.
America’s so-called elites long ago ensured that the basics of governing ourselves were no longer taught in our public education system. We are ill-equipped to face today’s emerging threats. American government has been shaped into that of a ruling bureaucracy with these insidious elites at the levers of power, feeding that system with new, self-interested insiders who think they know what’s best for us, the great unwashed.
And we haven’t paid attention or cared enough to stop them along the way. That would have taken effort. We have become politically lazy.
In this upcoming Presidential election, we are reaping what we have sown. A popular uprising is upon us, very astutely put in this Politics and Pitchforks offering, because we no longer have control of our own lives, our own families, our own faith, our own money and our own country. We are at the mercy of our ruling elites:
“Whether a nation is looking ahead with confidence, diffidence, or fear depends on the ability of its elites to speak directly to public anxieties, aspirations, and goals while generating a vision and a sense of common purpose. Great powers do not implode simply because their economies have declined or because their military campaigns failed to produce the intended results. Economics and foreign policy matter greatly, but they require something much less tangible in society: confidence about the future that draws in part from a reaffirmation of the core tenets of the past.”
I highly recommend you read the whole writing at the link.
There are some rough roads ahead, brothers and sisters. The clash of the globalist elites vs. the people who do the majority of living and dying and footing the bills in America–all in the midst of an East vs. West culture war (at best) brought through our wide-open borders, unvetted and unassimilated into the American idea.
The Bible offers hope and a look to the bright side:
Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
Pray unceasingly. (Guide me today, Lord, as I walk through my trials that I may never know the failure of walking through the fire and coming out unchanged.)
And when the bitter sting of self-inflicted pain and suffering sets in, hold onto one of God’s timeless gifts to this broken world: this, too, shall pass.