There was a popular saying years ago that said “You’ve come a long way baby!” Well this nation most certainly has come a long way since it’s Founding Fathers drew up the U.S. Constitution. In fact we seem to have come “so far” that we are lost in the wilderness again. It seems that our collective memories are dull, and that the precious historical intent, thoughts, and writings of our forefathers have “evolved” into a quagmire of politically correct thinking.
Years ago you could say with certainty that our country was a Christian Nation founded on principles that adhered to the Christian faith. That statement would not be disputed or challenged, except by a minute fringe of the populace. Morality was the norm, not the exception! Crime was not rampant, doors were not locked at night, and the police actually had a handle on crime. Gangs were few and far between, and chewing gum in class was the major school infraction. No metal detectors, private security firms, or mass school killings. Generally I felt “safe” as a kid, and my only fear was my fathers discipline if I broke the rules of my home or community! That is not a bad fear, but one that says “that stove burner is hot, don’t touch it or you will be burned!” I wonder how many people feel safe today in our enlightened, liberal, anything goes society?
Could societies “evolution” into the age of “enlightenment,” actually ushered us into a time of confusion, and murky darkness. I don’t recall this country ever being so fractured in it’s direction or focus. Is government to big and powerful? Are we still ruled by “We the people?” To me it seems like the backbone of this country has always been the middle class average Joe’s and soccer moms. Yet today it seems they are forgotten, voiceless, and mainly unrepresented in the direction and affairs of this country.
Today is “Good Friday.” Some businesses close for a few hours, government workers and public institutions shut down for the day, but as Bob Dylan says “The times they are a changing!” Many school districts are so afraid of a lawsuit that they’ve changed the name of our Christian holidays to politically correct names. Prayer was removed from schools decades ago, “One nation under “God” has been challenged in court, bibles are banned, and courthouses have had to remove the 10 commandments from their buildings. Tell me has all of this made us a “kinder gentler nation?” Are we safer and more secure now that Santa and the Easter Bunny rule the Holy Days? I think not! We (as a Christian nation) should of stuck to our founding principles, and not allowed our heritage and history to be perverted into something “bad!”
When are we going to learn that you can’t kiss enough babies to make everyone happy? Why change the greatest document ever proclaiming “Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” into a scrambled mess that tries to appease those that don’t want to adhere to Christian beliefs and principles. My thought is “Hey your here in the United States of America. Live by our rules and Constitution, or go back where you came from.” I really feel this “melting pot” isn’t melting anymore. You have demands from Muslims, Hispanics, homosexuals, atheist, reparation groups, abortionist, and countless liberal advocates making demands for their rights, as they see it! So what do our “fearless” leaders in Washington do? Twist, shade, bend, and contort the beautiful original proclamation to suit their own political agenda.
Not exactly a traditional Easter type message, but I felt I needed to say it. Personally I can see the writing on the wall, concerning the wrong direction our leaders are steering us in. Of course it concerns me, but I don’t fear it in the least. My real leader said “When you see all these thing (signs) come to pass, look up for your redemption is near.” “Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.”
May the message, and HOPE, of Easter resound throughout those that love His appearing, as we celebrate the Resurrection this week and always. Political correctness does not thwart Gods plans-He still stands at the door (of your heart) and knocks.
He is Risen!