June 2009 Part 1
I'm a conservative who has been active in government. Because of that, a number of acquaintances have recently asked me, "Senator, how did we ever get into the political mess we're in?"
Frankly, I'd rather not take the time to tell them because there is no simple answer--- However, I try anyway. Fact is, after I explain the facts, most don't get it. They rarely grasp the consequences of what I'm telling them --- They don't have the background to comprehend the consequences of what I've just told them. It's a rare bird who asks the important question "what can I do, or, is there a good cause that I can donate to?”
No matter what the response, I have to tell them anyway. Why? Because the Scripture tells me that if I know the answer, I should give them an ear full. In Ezekiel 3:18, the prophet Ezekiel was told to inform the people to shape up or else. The Lord commanded him to tell the impudent and stubborn children, both the good and the bad ones, to repent and ask for forgiveness. God told Ezekiel that if he didn't tell them, their blood was on his hands. What was good advice for Ezekiel was meant for all of us today. If we know and don't tell, the blood is on our hands as well.
That's why I'm writing this article so when the next person asks, I tell them to look it up on my Blog, www.SENHLR.BLOGSPOT.COM (editors note: refer to thegocblog.blogspot.com) and think about it. Maybe if they read it over a few times, they might get it and get busy.
It's a tough story to tell because it didn't happen overnight ---but happen it did! Ignoring God's directions and being a stiff necked people, we're now in deep, deep trouble. Robert Louis Stevenson once said, "Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.”Well, we're at the banquet and we're suffering the consequences of having denied God's directions for a good life and a trip to eternity.
There are many reasons but this article is about the political complacency that affects most Americans. The vast number of our citizens have been happy the way we all live and aren't interested in changing anything, or doing much about politics. Slowly but surely, they have drifted away from knowing the vital role God played in this nations birth. Therefore, after paying scant attention to the mechanics of American politics, most Americans have little understanding or interest in how it has been cleverly changed. Most have been too busy to think about it and can't imagine "why anyone would ever want to change it anyway". Comfortable with the attitude of "If it ain't broke why bother to fix it!" --- and, forgetting the statement that "the price of liberty is eternal vigilance," complacency has pushed us to the cusp of losing big chunks of our income, our property and our personal freedom.
The second reason is that there are political activists who don't like "our way of life' and for over a century, have been working diligently to turn us into another godless European socialist state --- or worse.
"Well," you may ask, “How did this all happen?" It is difficult to cram a century of activity into a short article, but I'll try to give the highlights of how the socialists have gotten us in this bureaucratic mess and now have the power to push us over the cliff.
... stay tune for part 2