Well, today is Election Day (chuckle), and watching the Twitter feed I can't help but think that it's quite honestly for nothing- that we're witnessing two sides of one coin, to be spent by its holder as he chooses.
"<GASP> You're Un-American! This is what makes our democracy great! What- you're just going to complain, and not vote?!?"
First of all: the United States is a constitutional republic. Search engines are your friend.
Secondly: I am absolutely voting; that's never in question.
Color me snarky, but did we not JUST witness (and can prove, if I have my facts straight) voter fraud in the 2020 election? ...and what, exactly, was the result of that? Some states may have changed voter laws since then- and that is great; however, are we not going to fix the crimes of the past, especially when we have truths as easy as "dead people voted" and "there are more votes than registered voters"?
It's not rocket science, people.
I believe that this country WILL see a short-lived rise in patriotism and pride, but the problem is far deeper than a senseless mayor or a corrupt governor; it is that these problems are widespread, and speaks to the state of our hearts and souls. Keep in mind that we DID have conservatives in charge at a few points in history- yet here we are. What does that tell you?
It tells me that the natural state of man is that of sin and evil. Hmm, where have we heard that before....
This country- despite a person's best effort to prove the contrary- was founded on godly principles which are facing extinction today. I know that I've said this before, but when we chase God out of every public building, venue, and motto- what else do we expect to happen? It is a given that the Christian fights an uphill battle, but I think that we're seeing what happens when that Christian stops fighting, stops paying attention, and gets lulled to sleep by prosperity. We have stopped paying attention to what is being taught to our children, trusting that they will be attended to properly. We have become isolated by technology and the daily grind, and have stopped appreciating the joy and benefits of small communities and businesses. And we have stopped holding businesses and government accountable.
Why? Laziness, greed, becoming too attached to this world- you name it. The bottom line is that we have lost our focus on godly matters, while the enemy has not. They understand who God is, and how He operates, and have used their god to lull the people into a false sense of security, and keep them focused on themselves, their possessions, and their little lives. They have ceased to look up, and look to the spiritual first, rather than the material.
What we need are the Sons of Thunder, the strong and vocal men who protect their families and their principles, and the women who, as their ezer kenegdo (look that up, too. You may be surprised at what it means), complete the perfect godly family unit. We need to believe, and to witness to others what we believe. We need to stand strong, shed light, and defeat evil where it is, every day and at every opportunity.