Maybe I’m just burnt out. But I am weary-sick and grievous sore of going through one campaign season after another without any collective discernment or even discussion of right from wrong, success from failure…or truth, from the more common lies.
We’ve been talking Las Vegas odds and Fortune 500 money, as usual, without ever seriously discriminating the true differences between candidates and the government they’d embody. We’ve allowed the pundits to ask their stale, dryly stupid questions, and we’ve bought the resulting media blather about likely match-ups and political strategy on Election Day. We have never (most of us, anyway) questioned the proper role of government, how much is too much, is war really so great, and just who are these Federal Reserve Bankers, anyway?
Damn us all as fools; this is no game.
Those who don’t see what’s coming and vote anyway, are fools drawing the rest of us into a fatal vortex of complacency.
But then, if you’re reading this page, I’m guessing that you, like me, are equally disgusted by our antics, yet are praying on hope.
I really do hope.
I hope that we’ll straighten our heads before next November, when the fate of the world (really) is determined.
With the brilliant exception in Ron Paul’s amazing campaign, my hope seems unfounded. With what I know of the GOP, it seems too much to hope that the best candidate could win in such a horribly corrupt power structure. With what I think I know of third parties and voters’ reaction to them, it seems too much to hope that third party candidates could get our attention at last. It seems too much, in other words, to hope that God will save us from ourselves when we have shown so little interest in Him.
If you’ve a mind to, I hope you’ll join me in prayer that a sufficient number of Americans would:
- Take more interest in our future than in football.
- Push aside the silly pundits who spew irrelevance and demand real information.
- Treat our right to vote as a critical and dangerous responsibility; giving it all the attention this life and death function deserves.
- Understand that voting is just a tiny part of our citizenship and accountability to our neighbors.
Of course, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Let us pray.