I started writing this on the Thursday night after the midterm elections. My wife wanted me to write something about our current state of politics. As it turns out, I was going to write something similar. Great minds think alike!
In looking back at our political landscape over the last 6 months or so, I can’t believe how things have changed from where we were when this all started back in the late eighteenth century.
It all began on May 25th, 1787 with the Constitutional Convention. The Founding Fathers were looking for a replacement to the Articles of Confederation. The Convention was formed to write that replacement. On September 17th, 1787, the Constitution was ratified. The Bill of Rights was added in 1791.
The Bill of Rights guarantees us the right to free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to not increment ourselves in a court of law, and the right to keep and bear arms, among others.
The U.S. Constitution is the template for our current form of government. This document allows the people to give certain rights to the State (read this as Federal government), the state (read this as individual states such as New Jersey, Delaware, etc.), and the remaining rights are retained by the people. The original intent was that the power stayed with the people and the people gave the government a limited amount of that power to protect us and our freedoms.
And now, 230 years later, and the roles have been completely reversed. The government has slowly and methodically taken the power away from us and kept it for themselves.
Our government passed the Affordable Care Act even though the majority of the American people didn’t want it.
The government is trying to get rid of the coal and oil industries even though there are no viable alternate forms of energy that can immediately take the place of coal and oil.
We are more concerned about banning plastic straws and plastic bags than we are about taking care of the thousands and thousands of homeless men and women who live their lives on our streets and under our bridges.
Where did we go wrong? When did we let the government get so much power?
Rather than debate the issues, we spend our time hurling insults at one another.
And what is the price that we’re paying for our own madness? A government that sits back and watches. It takes advantage of our weakness and violence to slowly gather more and more power. And we are too blind to see it.
We watch as the extreme left elects these same people into office who want to take what was built 230 year ago and replace it with a system that has never been successful in any country.
When will we stand up and take back our country the right way? When are we going to elect people who hold to the same Christian values that we do?
We better do it soon. Satan has control of this world and, because of our government’s lust for power, he gains more and more power each and every day.
Stand up, put on the armor of God, and get in the fight.