I hope that everyone in America is or will become willing to acknowledge that we are in a mess politically, socially, economically, morally, and spiritually.  We may not agree on the mess or how to fix it, but if we look honestly at today’s world, we must see that reality.

I do not believe that we can “Fix” America politically.  I do not believe we can effectively pass legislation that will “Fix” America.  I do not believe that adhering to the “Wokeism” prevalent in today’s society will “Fix” America.  I do not believe engaging in vitriolic diatribe, and tit-for-tat will “Fix” America.  I believe there is only one hope for America’s restoration and redemption.  That is God! 

I speak and write from my core values, which are rooted in the Bible.  Many passages in the Bible trouble me because they are difficult to implement in my own life.  Yet, I believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God and our guide for life.  Our founding principles and laws as a Republic are rooted in the Bible and the Ten Commandments.  That is not to say that we have always followed those precepts.  That is not to say there are no inequities in America.  That is not to say that we should abandon the political process.  It is saying that we need God. 

If we follow the precepts and principles taught in the Bible, we will find our hearts changed, and as our hearts change, our interpersonal relationships will change.  If we genuinely pray for those charged with or elected to govern, we become less prone to hurl vitriol toward those we disagree with and all who support them.  We would open the door for God to intervene rather than gain our personal satisfaction by “giving it to them.”  Hate will never resolve issues! 

But, on a practical pathway, “How Can We Fight Back Effectively?”  What can we do to counter the insanity that is prevalent in today’s world?  I want to move beyond the basic first principle of returning to God wholeheartedly and discuss some extensions and actions we can implement.

Let your pocketbook speak for you.  We vote very few times each year, but we can vote with our finances almost daily.  Instead of funding corporations that are anti-everything you believe, withhold your support.  Don’t buy their products.  A boycott, you ask.  In a measure. I encourage you to do research and find those corporations that support things that violate your core convictions and beliefs and find alternatives to them.  Vote with your money!

Use the Internet wisely and vote with your clicks.  Surely, we all know that Google is not our friend and is an extension of Big Brother’s All-Seeing Eye, watching our every move.  Yahoo is not our ally but is deeply entrenched in the toxic liberal ideology of today.  There are other search engines that are less intrusive and do not attempt to force-feed us with the information they want to propagandize.  In the near future, I will try to offer a list of alternatives.  But, if you are like me, you are fed up with the trackers, bombardment of ads, and ultra-liberal content forced upon us as we wade through the fodder to get a wee bit of grain.

Follow the biblical directive to teach your children Truth.  That would include the Bill of Rights and the principle upon which America proclaimed her desire for independence.  Teach them morality.  Teach them the biblical and scientific truth about gender, family, marriage, integrity, honesty, and ethics.  Teach them the Golden Rule and demonstrate it so they can see through practical application.

Make your ballot count!  Do not vote simply based on the “D” or “R” behind the candidate’s name.  Do your homework and vote down the ballot, examining each candidate’s platform, campaign promises, and track record.  Find those with a history of fulfilling or attempting to fulfill their promises if those promises align with your core beliefs.  Vote for judges that will honor the rule of law and the constitution.  Vote for candidates who most closely align with your beliefs.

Remember, all charities are not the same.  Some organizations identified as charitable organizations are not worthy of your support.  I will not support AARP, Planned Parenthood, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or any organization that advances ideologies and practices that are counter to my faith and my values politically, morally, or spiritually.

Dare to become vocal and expand your sphere of influence.  If you attempt to straddle the fence, you will become a facilitator of the destruction rather than an educator and influencer for the solution.  Talk to your neighbors and even if you and they do not agree, dare to share the truth with them.  Volunteer at your schools run for the school board, teach a class online, or volunteer in political campaigns that advance your ideological preference.  There is no shortage of places you can become involved.  This country is worth the time you will donate.

I left the News Networks and Cable initially for financial reasons but also because I did not want to contribute to corporations that were anathema to my personal, spiritual, and political views.  You must make that choice for yourself.

Teach your children, grandchildren, and anyone you influence to question rather than conform without question.  Do your homework to discover the truth and facts.  They will not always be what you want them to be.  Be honest when your candidate or political party is exposed for wrongdoing.  Do not turn a blind eye to the flaws on your side of the equation and say, “Well, at least they are not….”  Politics and politicians must be held to the high standard of the Constitution and the Bible.  If they fail, they should be shown the door.

Refuse to be sucked into the black hole of hate!  Giving insult for insult and engaging in vitriol will never solve the problems we now face.  The idea of “Paying it Forward” is applicable.  The “Golden Rule” is applicable.  If we would treat others (everyone) like we desire to be treated, we offer God a pathway to deal with the heart (ours and theirs).  Most of our issues in America have more to do with the condition of the heart and the mindset than anything else. 

I have and do fail more than I would like to acknowledge, but I am not unaware of my failures.  My daily cry is for the LORD to help me be what the Bible calls for me to be.  When I am checked by the Holy Spirit and convicted, I run to the Cross and lay my life on the altar before God in repentance.  I want to be a representative of Jesus who manifests Him daily.  I want to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

We can see America restored and reclaimed, but not through politics.  It will come through a change in people’s hearts, which will only come through a return to God and our moral moorings.  

God bless you, and God bless America!

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