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Which path shall we walk?

US Flag Our nation has taken one more step away from God.  We’ve been on this walk away from God and the Christian roots of our nation for several decades, so the giant step we took in the election was  not surprising.  Saddening, but not surprising.

I feel sadness that we live in a nation where so many people have devalued God so far that they are willing to elect a man who preaches false Christian doctrines, a man who sat in the pews of a hate filled church for 2 decades and a man who casually dismisses our nations Christian roots..

Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. We should acknowledge this and realize that when we’re formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House, we’ve got to work to translate our reasoning into values that are accessible to every one of our citizens, not just members of our own faith community.

Barack Obama, July 30, 2007

“Whatever we once were”  Such an odd question to come from a man who we just elected president.

No doubt we will have many challenges over the course of the next 4 years and I pray that we will meet those challenges head on and with dignity.

One of the first will be a challenge to treat Barack Obama with all the respect that we would any president of the greatest nation on earth.  I don’t want to hear anyone referring to him as not their president, just because they didn’t vote for him.  How demeaning to our nation and our people.  He will be our president come January, get used to it.

But we should also challenge our new president to rise above mere human values and conduct his administration with God given morality and ethics; the values of the Christian nation that we once were and still can be again.

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.

2 Chronicles 7:14

Our nation still has tremendous freedom of religion.  More than most places on earth, and certainly enough for Christian values to flourish, if we really truly want that.  When it comes to immorality and dare I say, persecution of Christians, America of today has nothing on ancient Rome.  Ancient Rome, where all manner of depraved behavior was glorified and Christians were put to death for sport.  Yes that ancient Rome, where in spite the unspeakable conditions Christians were subjected to, Christianity grew, and grew, and grew, through a faith so strong that mortal death and persecution could not stop it.

Coincidentally, November 9th, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  As you pray for those around the world who are persecuted and martyred for their Christian faith, consider also a prayer for those take up God’s work in our own nation.  Better yet, become one of those people who take up His work in our nation.

Here is my post election message:

God bless America,
Land that I love,

Now is the time to;

Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a Light from above;

Randy Alcorn: Why I’m Voting for 98% Pro-life John McCain rather than 100% Pro-legal-abortion Barack Obama

image007 Another strong vote for what is right is author Randy Alcorn.  I’d never heard of Randy Alcorn until my pastor reccomended one of his fictional book series.  I still haven’t found the time to read one of his novels, but I did find Randy Alcorn’s Eternal Perspectives blog and have visited from time to time.

Now here is our moral dilemma. Our next mayor will either be the 98%-don’t-drown-the-children candidate OR the 100%-drown-all-children-whose-parents-don’t-want-them candidate.

If you vote for the candidate in favor of saving 98 babies, it could be argued that you would be voting for the lesser of evils, since killing one or two children is evil. But after all these years of child-killing, you see the opportunity

Randy’s post is not a short read, but it is miles above everyday blog material.  Why I’m Voting for 98% Pro-life John McCain rather than 100% Pro-legal-abortion Barack Obama

It’s not really about experience

sidebysideWhen you hear clamoring  about Sarah Palin being only a governor and therefore not experienced enough to be VP let alone P, I’d like you to consider a couple of things.

First check the list below of former governors who became US presidents.  There are 20 of them, yes 20,  and even the short term governors include the likes of Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, and the man on the right, Teddy Roosevelt.

A state governor is a well documented and accepted prerequisite for the presidential office; the far left is just making noise.  However, I’ll grant that list of presidents with senatorial experience is probably equally as long.  One vast difference in experience though, between Sen. Obama and Gov. Palin, is that over the last couple of years that they have both been in office, Sarah Palin was focusing on the duties of her office and not campaigning to be a presidential candidate.

Another vast difference is that democrats are asking us to give Sen. Obama on the job training in the oval office, while Sarah Palin as VP will be second for John McCain one of the most experienced Senators in US history.

I believe the same reasons that has the far left clamoring about Sarah Palin are the same reasons that most Americans should welcome her leadership in our nation.  She believes in the regular old American values that made our nation great and she practices them at home and in office.

Those who wish to change our nation to a secular socialist tasteless society are clamoring, while others like myself, who respect and believe in the nation our forefathers created, are casting our vote for the experienced McCain/Palin ticket.

  1. Thomas Jefferson, Governor of Virginia, 1779-81
  2. James Monroe, Governor of Virginia, 1799-1802
  3. Andrew Jackson, Governor of the Florida Territory, 1821
  4. Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1829
  5. William Henry Harrison, Territorial Governor of Indiana, 1801-13
  6. John Tyler, Governor of Virginia, 1825-26
  7. James Knox Polk, Governor of Tennessee, 1839-41
  8. Andrew Johnson, Governor of Tennessee, 1853-57, Military Governor of Tennessee, 1862-65
  9. Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Governor of Ohio, 1868-72, Governor of Ohio, 1876-77
  10. Grover Cleveland, Governor of New York, 1883-85
  11. William McKinley, Governor of Ohio, 1892-96
  12. Theodore Roosevelt, Governor of New York, 1898-1900
  13. William Howard Taft, Governor of the Philippines, 1901-04
  14. Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jersey, 1911-13
  15. Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts, 1919-20
  16. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Governor of New York, 1929-33
  17. James Earl Carter, Jr., Governor of Georgia, 1971-75
  18. Ronald Wilson Reagan, Governor of California, 1967-75
  19. William Jefferson Clinton, Governor of Arkansas, 1978-80, 1982-92
  20. George Walker Bush, Governor of Texas, 1995-2000

John McCain: Clear debate winner

nashville2 Well the townhall/debate between Barack Obama and John McCain certainly was a simple affair this evening.  I’m sure someone counted the questions and no doubt scores will be given.  I’m sure that several days ago both sides started fact checking what the other side might say and the outcome is probably posted already.  However, I listened to the debate and really heard only 2 topics, foreign policy and the economy. 

The economy is a bit messy right now and I do think it is beyond most of us to comprehend an exact course of action.  What I saw was Democrat candidate Barack Obama, who with his wealth redistribution plans, would have us rise from the ashes as a socialist nation complete with some sort of new loyalist civilian corp.  Neither socialism, nor its cousin communism, have a really good track record around the world of serving citizens.  I’m really not sure why anyone would knowingly turn the socialist direction.  I favor John McCain’s direction.  He at least leans toward a solution that would rebuild our economy through less government and more private business. 

The foreign policy topic seemed to really showcase a host of nations and regions that both candidates agreed were dangerous areas that the next president would have to address.  Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan, Georgia, Russia, North Korea… it was really quite an extensive list that begged only one question.  Do we want one of the most inexperienced candidates in history to lead our nation in this dangerous world, or do we want John McCain, an experienced military and civilian leader.

Barack Obama may be able to take John McCain in a thumb war, but this debate, and I pray our nation, goes to John McCain.

Debate: Four way tie

4way I’ve watched or listened to two debates in the last few days and for the most part found them to be like JV football games.  I felt like I had to be there because my kid was playing, but as a game/debate it really wasn’t much hold my interest nor to talk about afterwards.  Sen. Rossi, Sen.Obama, Gov. Gregoire and Sen. McCain all spent way way way, ok one more way too much time with campaign points. 

No matter what the question or rebut, all responses seemed to be something I’ve heard before.  I don’t think I learned a single new fact, not a single apparent factual paradox resolved, and certainly the only candidate who seemed to lose there composure a bit was Gov. Gregiore, but that seems to be the norm for her anyway.  I also saw/heard a continually arrogant Sen. Obama, a too polished Sen. Rossi and a John McCain who was confident, yet still a bit too reserved. 

I can say I felt the debaters landed in a four way tie, but I’m still stumped as to whether it’s a winning tie or a losing tie.  I’ll hope that a little later in this now short season, we will be past all the campaigning and start the debating.

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