God bless you and your family. While I celebrate this new Administration in many respects for the history making dimensions that are obvious, understanding why so many perceive this as representing an enormous breakthrough, I cannot shake a feeling of foreboding.
I feel hopeful that President Obama will be a great leader. I feel a desire for our country to experience renewal and revival. I feel very sad the way President Bush and Vice President Cheney were treated. I feel glad the country seems enthusiastic about the future.
My thinking is different compared to feelings.
I think an ever-growing federal government destroys states’ rights and individual rights. I think the collective is overwhelming the individual.
I think people have become mostly selfish, that most people place grievance before gratitude. We have separated into warring camps, losing sight of the greater good as we scramble to achieve narrow goals motivated by self-interest, and ideological promiscuity.
I think abortion remains an abomination. I think partial birth abortion is especially heinous. I think the proposal to have our tax dollars fund abortion internationally is criminal. I think FOCA is an abomination. I think God is going to judge us for this great sin, that his patience has run out. The blood of 50 million babies cries out for justice, and he hears.
I think when we send weakness signals to the likes of Al Qaeda and their kind, we encourage their aggressiveness. I think Russia is sharpening its knives. I think the Chinese are ready to pull the plug on our balance of payments. I think Iran is a grave threat. I think Ahmadinejad will get a nuke within a year and use it on Israel. I think Chavez will help Ahmadinejad attack us here at home. I think it is only a matter of time before we see another 9/11 but this time, much worse.
I think government bailouts and increases in federal spending pave the road to economic ruin. I think the new government will be forced to tax us into oblivion. I think high hopes will be dashed within 18 months as we fall further and further, not the fault of Bush or Obama, but by our own selfishness, gluttony and sloth. I think even now people with money are fleeing the country, and so private investment and job creation will wither away.
I think increasing government ownership of the financial system, the healthcare system, and large corporate entities creates a centralized economy and more and more government control leading to despotism.
I think increasing entitlements encourages people to be dependent on government which weakens people and strengthens government, setting up the likelihood of totalitarianism.
I think overturning ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ is pandering to the homosexual agenda, and will damage our military prowess. I think we have failed to secure our borders and adequately address illegal immigration, and that is killing us financially. EX: Californians spend $15B annually on health care for illegals. We simply cannot sustain all the ‘stuff’ and the ‘goodies.’ In view of Medicare alone, we will never cover the unfunded liabilities now that we have committed $2T to bailouts and stimulus packages. We are printing money like crazy and it is being devalued inexorably.
I think the more we stray from God and the more we embrace secular humanism, the farther we fall morally, and the end of the Republic draws near, regardless of who occupies the White House. I think President Obama says he is a Christian, but he promotes universalism, and even said he hopes his good works get him into heaven, indicating to me he does not understand the Gospel.
I think the days ahead will grow darker and we are looking at sudden destruction: spiritually, economically, politically, militarily and socially.
In view of all this, international PR doesn’t really amount to much. Those who hate us, have always hated us, and will continue to do so. Those who like us will stand by us regardless. The big dog is always denigrated by the majority. I also think those who put their faith in man will be deeply disappointed, even demoralized beyond repair.
We need righteousness, not rhetoric.