FIGHTING A WAR WITH THE WRONG WEAPONS or USING THEM WRONG…


At the outset to save some people time, I am writing from my Christian perspective about what is happening in American politics.  What I am suggesting is my view based on my faith, my study of the Word of God, and my observation of politics and life.  I believe that America is in dire straits and on the brink of total destruction but can be revived and redeemed.  However, I do not believe we can win this war, fighting the way we have been.

Now that I have provided the opportunity for some to exit stage left and shake the dust off their shoes at me, I will proceed.  If you enjoy the infighting and the mudslinging name-calling method, you probably won’t like what I am going to say.  If you enjoy the anger, the hate, and the push and shove of the dirty business of American politics in the modern era, you may not like my suggestions.  However, I hope you are open-minded and concerned enough to hear the conclusion of the whole presentation before throwing me and my message into the proverbial file thirteen.

If that last paragraph is accurate, then why would I suggest that we do not need to give tit for tat, insult for insult, and push for every shove? Why should we not exact a pound of flesh and eye for eye or tooth for tooth?  If they are willing to use any means and method to achieve their agenda why shouldn’t we do the same?  If they believe the end justifies the means and nothing is off-limits including genocide and interment into indoctrination concentration camps, why should we be less aggressive in our approach?  If they are driven by hate and openly call for violence against those who disagree, why should those on the Right not do the same?

Why?  Because I believe that is an example of using the wrong weapons to fight the war.  In fact, I believe, to a great extent we have been fighting the wrong war with the wrong weapons and focus and achieving the wrong or no positive results.  There is a way to redeem and revive America and see her restored to the ideals that were embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  That way involves the political, but its foundational base is not politics as usual. 

I believe that the number one problem in America is not Left vs Right, Conservative vs Liberal, racial, gender, or who is in control in Washington.  I believe the number one problem that has brought us to the place we are on the brink of annihilation as the Free Constitutional Republic is “The Human Heart!”  What I mean by the heart is how we look at life and our relationship with our creator. Those determine how we view everything else and how we relate to others.  If it is all about me then anyone standing in my way must be rendered impotent and must be defeated. 

For decades we have engaged in partisan politics in America. The inclusion of identity politics and the fanning of the flames of bitterness, fear, and hate has produced the fruit we desired. We are now reaping the harvest of what we have sown. Those of us who want the Free Constitutional Republic with Limited Government and Free Enterprise are the targets of a coalition of media, academia, activists, and politicians.  It is my observation that some of those in the coalition are extremely ideologically diverse but their hatred for America as founded, our Free Enterprise System of Economics, personal liberties, and the Constitutional Republican System of Government enables them to share the same bed.

Is it Stupidity that drives them?  Hardly, although many of their proposals are moronic.  Is it a lack of understanding of true history that causes them to act as they do?  Yes and no.  We have at least two if not three generations who have gone through the offerings of public education and institutions of higher learning taught by the activists of the 60s and that has rendered masses of people historically ignorant.  Many of those involved in the toxicity of the Left are very intelligent people but have ascribed to a flawed philosophy and applied their intelligence wrongly producing damage to the foundations of our republic and freedom.

What is the root of the ideology of those making up the political left today?  I believe it is evidenced in a noticeable decline in morality, selfishness, self-centeredness, and believing a lie.  When a nation, any nation, draws back from its basic moral roots and abandons its belief in its creator that nation experiences the fruits of depravity.  That depravity allows them to devalue human life (abortion).  That condition demands they, as Adam and Eve experienced in the Garden of Eden, elevate themselves to the position of God and reject His supremacy.

Our Founding Fathers recognized the hand of Providence in the birth and development of the Republic.  Benjamin Franklin in his address to the Constitutional Convention on July 28, 1787, said, “I have lived, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”  

Patrick Henry in his letter to Archibald Blair on January 8, 1799, said, “The great pillars of all government…[are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.”  

John Adams in his address to the militia of Massachusetts in 1798 said, “We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”  Then in his defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America in 1788 said, “We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”  

What are we to do? How are we to fight this War for America?  First and foremost, we cannot be as they and play by the same rules.  We cannot engage in the offering of hate for hate, bitterness for bitterness, insult for insult or seek to destroy our opponents in every conceivable way.  We must not be vile, hate-filled, and embittered.  We dare not simply rely on politics, debates, advertisements, articles, and slander.  We must not make the polls or voting booths our sole source and hope.

What are we to do?  We must seek God first and foremost!  We must return to Him with a whole heart!  We must demonstrate love where hate is prevalent!  We must sow seeds of kindness when it would be easier to wield our swords!  We must follow the prescription of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and in humility turn to God in repentance and pray for the best good of the republic.  If we get our hearts right and make God first in our hearts and lives, we will impact our world.  Lest anyone think I am saying if we turn to God magically the Left will seek the shadows and hide surrendering.  They will not! 

However, if we follow the biblical directives regarding our relationship to others and God, we will find that God will directly and indirectly intervene and provide us victories heretofore not experienced.  Since my wife went home to Jesus, I have revisited my entire life and view of everything.  I have been convicted by the Holy Spirit and the Word that following the ways of the flesh achieves no lasting victory.  It may satisfy my thirst for vengeance temporarily but will guarantee the cyclical political condition to persist.  I want lasting victory and desire to see America revived and restored. 

It is time for all who believe in God and are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to lay aside their personal preferences and SEEK GOD!  What I want is secondary to what He desires.  What I prefer is secondary to what God deems the best course of action for the nation.  God may allow us to become a third-rate empire and inconsequential on the world stage.  That will be our condition and position if we keep fighting the way we have.  Hate divides and renders reconciliation impossible.  Love is stronger than hate.  Our love must be great and capable of exhibiting tough love where required.  But if we continue to devour each other we will render both sides weakened to the point that outside and diabolical inside influences will destroy us.

I hope that what I have attempted to say has not been too vague and that many will be inspired to intercede for America and seek God with a whole heart. 

God bless you and God bless America!

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