Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gone Political

This is not a political blog but, I have been political since I was 18. I became involved during the Vietnam war and found it fascinating. I was an activist in my early years and have that itch again.

Oh, I'm sure I will not go back to carrying a poster that reads something outrageous, but I feel that "we the people" need to do something, because our vote seems to mean nothing anymore.

I have this conflict inside of me that started when I became a Christian. I have been taught that God puts into office whom He wants in office.

Daniel 4:17
"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."

Romans 13:1
Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God.

These verses, certainly seems to state that God does put into office His choice of men. So, does this mean that if Obama becomes President that he is God's choice. Should I not be concerned about this happening.

When I look at those verses I see words like "wishes" and "existing", so in that I believe that God, when He needs to or wants to or has to have a certain someone in office to fulfill a prophesy, then He moves to put that someone in office.

That aside, I am going to get radical. We the people need to do something to stop the decay, decline, destruction of our country. We sit back and watch as a handful of men decide our fate and then complain about the outcome. Some say "I voted them in, I'll vote them out". That might work, if more people voted.

I can remember, as a young college student, sitting around discussing revolution. Well, there was a social revolution, that did cause change. Not necessarily good change, but there was change. The people of the United States do not seem to have that kind of energy anymore. They would rather watch than participate in the changing of their country.
I am very concerned. Are we watching the death of a nation. Do we not try and save what we love? Or are we so ashamed of what we have become that we hide our heads in the sand not wanting to see the results of what we have created nor its demise.

Scottish history professor Alexander Tyler wrote around 1887:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy” which he says “is always followed by a dictatorship.”
Obama is in the right place at the right time, if you believe what Tyler wrote. He is a socialist. No doubt. In my day he would have been referred to has a "pinko commie pig". Excuse my language. For myself, I do not care how lowly we have become, how disrespectful, economically strapped nor religiously depraved, Obama and socialism is not the answer.

We have become a decadent society. We, the people, can either take back what is rightfully ours or we can continue to sit and watch as judges and other people in high places, dictate to us what it is they suppose we need and want.
I want to scream "revolt people, revolt". But, my screams would fall on deaf ears. For most of America as learned to see not evil, hear not evil but as for speaking no evil, that has become a matter of interpretation. That interpretation will soon be in the hands of Obama who is already interpreting what we can and can not say by his mandate of "you will not use my first name, you will not talk of my wife" etc. Just another example of his socialist agenda and dictatorship.

Am I rambling? You bet I am. Why? Because, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore". When the prophets ask "where is the United States in the end times" ...well is it not obvious, we are no longer of any importance. We are downtrodden, heavy laden and suppressed by the powers that be.
I am not a happy camper.

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Anita said...

Forgive me if you don't agree, but I tend to think we have no "good" candidates to vote for anymore... just the lesser of two evils...

spelled with a K said...

While I think your conclusion as to which horse to back is misplaced, I applaud your decision to speak up once more.

Remember that a people who have allowed a few moneyed interests to dictate fiscal and foreign policy are no less guilty of voting to increase their own largess, they simply do it with less transparent, more nefarious means.

And to be quite honest, both sides of the aisle have largely moved to the right since the early 80's

revolution begets revolution, what is happening now is simply the pushback from the reagan years. Would universal healthcare be an issue if the insurance industry was not kept in check? What is in order is not socialized medicine, no doctor is being told by the government whom and how to serve, it is formalized socialized payment, because one way or another, we all pay for the uninsured.

So go ahead and speak up, its the american way, but don't allow yourself to be convinced that even a stopped watch is not correct twice a day.

I really did not mean to come into your blog and start an argument, but honestly I just wanted to applaud another person becoming active, even if we disagree. The more people become aware, the more accountable our "representatives" become.

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Must agree with the lesser of two evils.

Spelled with A K,

I did not see your comments as an argument. I appreciate them. Let's go get those representatives.