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Monday, March 3, 2014

America the Laughingstock

Here's the Nonsense:  Sure, President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the rest of the administration have made a few mistakes, but their belief that if we give in and give up the core values upon which our nation was founded, then the world will respect us and all nations will back down and live in peace and prosperity is a realistic goal that we need to push to attain.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Progressives like those in the administration have no clue about how to build a strong republic.  Their goals are fruitless and are based on time-tested and proven failures throughout the world designed only to destroy our nation and bring us down.  Nothing in their plans are good for America, yet unless Americans wake up and abandon their evil ways we will find that America's greatest days are behind her.

Do you remember when the Soviet Union fell?  Remember how their power dwindled as the satellite countries they controlled abandoned Russia and sought freedom?  Russia was seen as a has-been.  That's what America is today.  Our credibility in the world has dropped to an all-time low in modern history.  Other nations laugh at us.  Our military is worn out and being down-sized to a pre-World War II level.  (That's the same level that almost kept us from being able to respond to the Pearl Harbor attack.  We could not rally our industry again to do what they did for World War II because most of our heavy industry is gone.)  Yes, welcome to America the Laughingstock, the America of today and the future.

A lot of people reading this are probably already angry at me not just for calling our once-great nation a laughingstock, but for saying that that's us today and in the future.  But be angry all you want.  Send me the emails.  Criticize me and don't pay attention.  You'll be doing the same thing that's been hurting America for a long time.

America is in crisis.  It's not because of Barack Obama, he's just the current figurehead of the progressive movement that has spent over a century working towards their goal to bring America down.  And they've achieved most of it.  But the state of America is because Americans have quit caring for their country.  Some still care about it, but the caring for our country ended long ago when we sold out our future for self-indulgence and abandonment of civic responsibility.

Many Americans, especially us conservatives, are regularly found screaming about things like cutting military spending, our schools teaching history that represents progressive myths about how evil America is instead of truth about our nation's greatness, infringement on our rights, and on and on.  We cry out that we won't allow our nation to be taken from us, yet it's already gone.  The question isn't whether we can save it, but how long we have to get it back before it's lost forever.

America today is a moral cesspool.  We put up with things in the name of entertainment that just a few short years ago we understood to be disgusting and immoral.  Our culture, through music, TV and movies glorify illicit lifestyles to the point that today it's common for people to: 
  • live together outside of marriage with no shame,
  • use foul language with pride while not showing the slightest bit of embarrassment or remorse,
  • have children outside of marriage while feeling no shame,
  • and many other terrible signs of the fall of our civilization with the crowning example being the murder of the unborn. 
All the while people shake their fists at God for Him daring to set standards by which He expects us to live.

Our nation is in shambles.  Evil is spreading around the world with countries like North Korea ignoring human rights, Iran planning the total destruction of Israel, China taking aggressive actions against Japan on the seas, and now Russia moving in on Ukraine.  And we have no power to stand up and stop them anymore.  Our president will give warnings to some countries when it fits his agenda, but he is the chief embarrassment for America on the world stage.  Other countries are just laughing at us.  They know our bark is only that, it has no teeth anymore.

And most Americans do nothing.  Most Americans have gotten themselves so far in debt from living irresponsibly that they live from paycheck to paycheck while focusing only their material possessions and on their weekend time off so they can party, sit in front of the TV, or follow some other narcissistic pursuit while the swooshing sound of the country going down the drain roars in the background.

When a nation falls there is an initial period of time in which the new power is not totally solidified and it is still possible to overthrow it and take the nation back.  But after a period of time the new power becomes so entrenched that it cannot be overturned without a major war to do so.  America is still in the early stages of having lost our constitutional republic.  

We can still take it back, but it will take every ounce of strength we have and:

  • a dedication to the long term fight that will last more than most of our lifetimes,
  • a commitment to abandon leisure time and focus on the battle we face, 
  • and a personal change in the hearts of each individual in our country to fall on our faces in anguish and repentance of our evil ways and a return to honoring God in our lives.  

Without that there is no chance to take back our country and no hope for our future.  Our founders warned us that our republic was created for a religious and moral people and without that we could not survive.

I know many will read this and disregard it or write it off as crazy religious talk.  You can do just that.  But you do so at your own peril and the peril of our nation.  We are at a decision point and each American needs to decide what future they want.  The choice is ours.