Wake Up and Get Some Perspective

There was a monumental political statement this week from voters. The far left should have gotten the message. I suppose they did because their response seems to be "SPEED UP." The signal is clear that the left will be out of power next year as surely as Virginia flipped from "all Blue" to "Red, Red, Red." So in response, Biden crams down his vaccine mandate and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, "move to the left." What we are seeing is a dedicated force currently holding the reins of power, intent on doubling down because they believe America is the problem. It matters not that the Durham indictment proves how evil the attempt to grab power really was. These people are focused on destroying the American Way we as a people have known for more than two centuries. Not perfect, but improving through Liberty rather than Tyranny.

This post is for all those who want to see America destroyed because you believe it racist or evil. It is also for those of us who still want to believe in America but feel downtrodden and discouraged. My simple response? WAKE UP and GROW UP!

The truth is that America, when following the Constitution, is a force for good in the world and at home. The American dream is real and billions of people in the world would trade places with you in a heartbeat. Our free market approach has lifted more people out of extreme poverty than any system in history. The bad things about America (and there are many, increasing daily with leftists abusing the system) are due to abandoning rather than following the Liberty prescribed by our Constitution and Founders.

If you think America is hopelessly racist, here are a few thoughts:

  1. You might visit other countries, especially those with limited diversity. See how racist they might be. You'll find plenty of white people, brown people, and black people who aren't Americans. Then look at their culture. Are you so sure the fault is American? You will quickly learn that America is among the least, not most, racist nations.
  2. The only way to see America as the most racist is to so radically alter the definition. Our goal used to be for a "colorblind" society. But now that has been turned on its head. Being "colorblind" is labeled the very definition of racism.
  3. The so-called "white supremacists" just elected a new American hero-a female Jamaican immigrant and Marine Corps veteran, Winsome Sears, who will serve as the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia!

Let's look at the notion of opportunity. In America, about 4% of the world's population provides close to a quarter of the planet's economic output. It's the system of Liberty that allowed enormous upward mobility for a nation of immigrants. And that upward mobility continues today although the politicians and bureaucracy seem intent on killing it. Look at Nigerian Americans, for example. Have they succeeded in America due to skin color or white privilege? How about the Vietnamese community that escaped war-torn Vietnam and entered the United States? What about the many immigrant communities that have advanced in business, medicine, science, and education? Do we have further to go? Of course, but Liberty is the path! Not silencing free speech, socialism, or thought police.

You think that America is horribly intolerant? Maybe Russia or China, having been "enlightened" by Marxism, might be a better place for greater tolerance? The Chinese are cracking down on "effeminate men" and Vladimir Putin is laughing at American tolerance and "wokeness." Thus, if you want a place to escape to that will be more toleratant, forget about either of those nations. Maybe better luck in the Middle East? Right! The truth is that pushing to the Left is more likely to create intolerance than tolerance. Even Bill Maher has figured that one out.

How about overall human rights? Maybe you should read up on "forced human organ harvesting" in China? Want reproductive rights? Consider China's lengthy "one child" policy that that was an infanticide sentence for millions of females.

Want a more equitable spreading of the wealth? Hugo Chavez promised that for Venezuela, once one of the wealthiest nations in the world. What they got instead was an equitable sharing of extreme poverty for all but the truly elite. His daughter's inheritance made her a multi-billionaire. Talk about a "one-percenter," and she didn't even have to work for it. Socialism works as long as you define success as making things far worse for everybody except the super elite. You just have to be one of the elite! And this was the place where we were told they would do it right. Celebrities lectured us on how great Chavez was for the people. Venezuela now knows better. And don't forget the freedom and prosperity that Fidel Castro promised to bring! Or Vladimir Lenin?

The sad thing is that the anti-American socialists appear to be in charge here and now, growing more desperate by the day to take complete control before the rest of us stand up. We are watching their efforts play out before our eyes. We are told that we must give up our freedoms as they mock us. We are told that we won't own anything in the Great Reset and will be happy about that.

Elon Musk is moving his company to Texas only to fear that Austin is attempting to become San Francisco. He knows that San Francisco has degenerated into failure with human defecation on the streets and vandalized stores forced to close because the police will not arrest shoplifting of less than $500. He knows that housing is unaffordable there. He understands that Nazi-like enforcement of mandates even drove out In-N-Out burger.

Now, we see the Biden administration treating illegal immigrants to more liberty and greater "benefits" than citizens. You have no doubt heard of the outlandish offer of $450,000 per person in a (tax free) legal settlement for "wrongs" supposedly inflicted by the Trump administration. The President denied it. Then his press secretary confirmed it. We are talking about paying people who illegally entered the country. When word gets out, people will flock here illegally to get their slice of your pie. Imagine how those who enter legally must feel.

Then there is the anti-science push to demand that we "follow the science." The problem here is that we are only allowed to follow the science as government sees fit. And we silence anyone who disagrees. Gee, how scientific! Here is one example. Here is another. And another. And another. And another. Why can't we at least listen to these genuine experts instead of blindly following the politicians? Albert Einstein taught us to question everything. Not sure he'd be allowed to speak today.

How about the extraordinary hypocrisy of the so-called "leaders" who enforce draconian measures on everyone but simply ignore the rules for themselves. As Orwell rightly noted in communism, "all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."

Then, we have a massive national debt and yet the government is pushing multi-trillion-dollar spending bills that they lie to us about and say "will cost zero." Gee, if they are that cheap, maybe we should pass 10 or 12 of them??? How ludicrous!

In just the past few days, we've been provided with information (although in large part covered up by the media rather than covered) that demonstrates that the narrative of the January 6 protest/riot/incursion/insurrection (whatever you want to call it) was far from the truth, that those being held over the incident have been gravely mistreated, and that the Trump/Russia narrative was manufactured out of whole cloth by the Clinton campaign and associates. That's just a small slice of the falsehoods, lies, and manipulations being used to force anti-American authoritarianism on you. Here's the frightening part. By pushing the anti-American line, the very people who say they want peace, love, and tolerance are giving us violence, hate, and intolerance. No wonder so many people want Brandon to GO!

What happened to America? We have been relentlessly attacked by enemies foreign and domestic. I watched an incredible interview with a KGB/Communist defector recently that explains how a nation can be demoralized. It certainly hit home with what we are experiencing right now. I've watched this video before and you may have as well. But in light of all we've been through this past year, his truth certainly hits home.

And yet, despite all of this, I am here to tell you that America is worth saving. What we are seeing play out is the natural result of deviating from the policies which enabled our prosperity and success in the first place. And the potential for restoration is very Biblical. If you read Deuteronomy, you will see the characteristics of a nation under blessing compared to a nation under a curse. Which do you think applies to America today?

Read chapter 28 from the book of Deuteronomy from the Bible. You will see how God describes nations under blessing as compared to nations under a curse. Let me give you a few hints:

  • Nations under blessing lend to other nations and borrow from none (verse 12).
  • Nations under a curse suffer from the plague and it drags on and on (verse 21).
  • Nations under a curse flee and run away after losing in war (verse 25).
  • Nations under a curse lose their economic strength to foreign nations (verse 33).
  • Nations under a curse see the alien living among them "rising higher and higher" while the citizen falls lower and lower (verse 33).
  • Nations under a curse go into debt to foreigners (verse 44).

Get the picture?

So What Can Be Done?

The answer is for us to return to our roots. The Constitution and our society were built on biblical principles that work.

Compassion should come from our hearts, not from our tax policy and welfare programs. Those who support big government usually lack generosity. Elon Musk called the bluff of the big-government United Nations types. He's willing to give $6 billion to eliminate poverty. But he knows that big government would squander the money, stealing much of it and misallocating the rest. America tried a tax and give "War on Poverty" and wasted over $20 trillion. It only made things worse.

First, we must return to God. If we are facing a spiritual problem, we need a spiritual solution!

Consider these wise words from Deuteronomy 30 (KJV):

30 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.

And these from 2nd Chronicles 7 (KJV):

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

And these from Jeremiah 18 (KJV):

At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Yes, have compassion. Yes, love mercy. Yes, love justice. But also, do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Love your neighbor. And do this because God made you and loves you and loves "them." His Word still works!

What Else Can You Do as an Individual?

The election was a great start but it is not enough. It is time for "We the People" to stand up and speak out, both collectively and as individuals. In both cases, this begins by getting our individual hearts right. We must not be fearful. We must be resolute!

Consider this from Luke 16:11 (KJV):

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

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Remember, Jesus taught us (Matthew 6:21) that "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." It's time we realized the gift God gave us in this nation. It's time we took America back to the principles and faith on which she was founded. If not America, where will you go? Tuesday's election showed a spark. Let's build a flame! Share this post. Take Action Now. It's not too late but the time is short.