Sunday, October 31, 2010

STOP!!! or SLOW DOWN!!!?

It's a good rule of thumb, I think anyway, when everything you are doing only makes the situation worse... just STOP! This coming Tuesday America will, Lord willing, be doing just that. Still, we can only hope that our message will not bear itself out in the final analysis to only being "SLOW DOWN!!!". My hope is that it will be the first installment of "TURN AROUND!!!". If it is to be the latter of the two, then decades of persistent fervor like we've seen this election will have to be the mainstay. The luxury of living our lives paying scant attention to scheming socialists posing as America loving politicians has gone the way of a robust economy, hope, and decency. Does America have the stomach for it? Do those who breath today's air have the will to protect from the ravages of their demands for security those whom have yet to take a breath? The answer to that question will not be decided Tuesday, or in 2012 for that matter. It will be ongoing in answer as it has been. Man has always possessed the desire that others do his will, and liberty. The coming decade will perhaps give way to more insight into which of these two desires is the stronger, but if history has anything to say about it, even recent history, my pessimistic guess is that the message of this election will ultimately be "slow down, you move to fast". Time will tell.

5 comments:

Joe said...

I wish I believed that we have awakened politically, but our history has been: remember-forget-remember-forget-remember...

And each time we forget, the original intent of our founders is pushed farther into the background.

Dan said...

It's almost like the pendulum is swinging back and forth, as many contend, but its swinging on a clock that leans increasingly to the left. The the apex of the pendulums last swing right was actually further to the left than that of the apex of the left swing a hundred years ago. Alas Joe, we can all hope and pray that this election will prove to be the first installment of a turn back to our founding. But until we take care of the Democrat factories that are pumping out mind numb "compassionate" crusaders for the poor who are but too happy to raid and pillage everything in sight but their own pockets on their crusades to serfdom, ballot box victories will be tenuous I fear.

Craig and Heather said...

I missed seeing this before Tuesday, but have to say that I agree with your conclusion.

Unfortunately, I tend to be a bit pessimistic myself, and feel that our history does suggest that we've only put on the brakes a bit. As a society, we sometimes slide more quickly and than at others, but it still seems to always be in the same direction :(

On the other hand, the exposed root of "leftism" may now be obvious enough to have shaken some out of the virtual coma and today I keep asking myself what might be done by those with "eyes to see" to actively reverse the trend?

Heather

Dan said...

Heather said:

On the other hand, the exposed root of "leftism" may now be obvious enough to have shaken some out of the virtual coma and today I keep asking myself what might be done by those with "eyes to see" to actively reverse the trend?

These are my hopes as well, but they are not very high. So... we are both pessimists, or would you say realists? Jesus talked about interpreting the signs of the times. If vision was all that was needed, I would think Michigan would be blood red, and California too would be turning, but instead they are both dead blue. Further, Michigan was at one point the apex materially of all that America today holds dear. I fear that it might be the first dead canary as well with only faint signs of life. (the extremist and Anti-Christ, Dingle, won by only 14000 votes).

I personally look for a change in the hearts and minds of the only body that can preserve a society, the Body of Christ, as the only worthy indicator. That too does not offer much hope. If that body has lost its saltiness, then who do we look to as a preserving agent? Many conservative pulpits, I'm afraid, look to the Republican Party. Not that they would ever preach on what the Bible has to say about politics, its against their religion and against the new laws. It's just that it's easier, I'm sure, to deal with the pain and suffering brought about by a decaying society than to deal with the inevitable division and turmoil that Jesus promised as a result of confronting the evil brought about by the philosophies of man.

Susannah said...

Whew. Y'all are really deep here, & I usually am too, but right now I'm just grateful to have healthy, happy children & a wonderful husband. Sometimes it's just the little things...