Friday, November 11, 2016

My Prayer for America

Father God,

Before we voted we lifted our nation up to you.

We are Americans who believe that our Constitution guarantees freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. Though we may come to you calling you by various names, we recognize that you are Lord of All and Creator of all things. Prayers lifting like rays of light radiated from throughout this great land of ours asking for your healing hand upon our nation.

We recognize that All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Our champion in this race as well as those of us who prayed for and voted for him acknowledge that You are not through with any of us in molding and shaping us into who we should be. We found assurance in his selection of a running mate, Mike Pence, a godly man. We found assurance in the deference and respect with which our candidate treated his choice of running mate. We felt confidence that Pence and his wife, Karen, prayed frequently with our candidate bringing him along as perhaps a babe in Christ so much so that others in the faith, Phil Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Jr., and other faith leaders had confidence in his character. We heard our candidate's apology and accept it.

We are Americans who reject identity politics. We do not see people as Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Jews, Christians, Muslim, etc. We see Americans. We see mothers who want the best for their children: the best education, clean water, safe neighborhoods, secure bridges and roads, effective health care, jobs and opportunities for Americans throughout our country. We see veterans male and female who love America and are willing to sacrifice to the last measure. We see police who deserve respect as they are on the front lines of our national defense against gangs, drugs and violence that threaten the very security of our homes and neighborhoods.

We reject the disrespect for the flag of our country that represents the very sacrifices so many have given so that those individuals might have the life our country affords them and the freedom to express their opinion. We reject disrespect for laws that protect life, liberty and property represented by riots in the streets destroying private property and small businesses considering their own opinion justifies such action. We reject the attitude that this is a Nation of Rights without respect to the fact those Rights come with Responsibilities and Obligations as well.

We hear disrespect and foul language and reject it in every day life and throughout the media. We hear misogyny, licentiousness, hatred and bigotry from celebrities whose lyrics and lifestyle espouse that philosophy and who would want us to vote as they see fit and not as our own individual conscience guides us. We see politics invading the classrooms of our schools where traditional disciplines needed to truly educate our children are neglected. We pray for freedom for all parents to choose an effective curriculum to mold our child's mind. We pray for a reformation of classrooms now dedicated to a certain vision of "social justice" rather than true education that is rampant in schools across America.

We thank you, Lord, that we have a democratic republic and not a pure democracy in which two foxes and a hen would be voting for what's for dinner. We thank you for the wisdom of our forefathers who blessed us with those protections.

Grant our President Elect wisdom as he selects those who will unleash the productivity of our nation and enable job creation, protect us from our enemies at home, defend our borders, enforce our laws, secure our liberties, and defend our nation and our allies abroad.

Unto You goes all glory, honor and praise. We bow before you humbly and seek your guidance in how we can go forth and be a better servant of Yours -- and a better American.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

I vote for TRUMP

I am very proud to have already cast my ballot for Donald Trump. It is time to drain the swamp of graft and corruption. I think it is a horrible thing for our democracy for people to feel intimidation in expressing their political preference. The PC police on campuses and in the public arena are way too reminiscent of George Orwell's 1984 in attempting to silence Conservative voices.. As an old History teacher, I bemoan the state of our children's understanding of the past.

Orwell in his book 1984 has proven prescient with what is coming out about the Democratic Party led by the Clinton cabal. Now I take responsibility for this because I voted for Obama. Twice. I will not make that mistake again. Hillary would be four more years of that sad mistake. Orwell might have been talking about what we are seeing with FBI revelations on the Clinton Campaign and Clinton Foundation. Saul Alinsky, Hillary's hero, surely understood the egocentric philosophy of Friedrich Nietzche so much a part of Orwell's 1984.

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” 1984
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

George Orwell, 1984
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

George Orwell, 1984
I remind you all that God has used flawed men before. Just look at David. None of us are perfect as Phil Robinson of Duck Dynasty reminds us. No other candidate articulated the problems with our country. No other candidate refused to be co-opted by the power elite. Flawed as he is Donald Trump is our champion. It is now our responsibility to pray for him and our country.