Wednesday, November 08, 2006

UnPartisan Facts

Election 2006 has given me pause to reflect upon the state of our nation and the world in general.
A bachelors degree in Communications from BYU-Idaho doesn’t exactly make me an expert in political and social rhetoric; however, my belief in the divine establishment of this nation, upstanding citizenship, education, knowledge of God, and general intelligence are the credentials I will use to back up my comments. Plus, this is a blog; it doesn’t take a PhD to post on a blog.
My greatest concern is not that Democrats have taken control of the House; it is not that they may take control of the Senate. True, I find these things disconcerting and I anticipate an influx in illegal immigration and amnesty to all current illegal immigrants; an increase in government programs which will weaken the foundation of what made this country great (hard work); seeing more money taken from my paycheck in taxes; more money invested in already dismal government run schools. As unfortunate as these things are, they are simply symptoms of a greater disease.
It has been said that opinion is of little relevance, as it does not change truth. Opinions and remarks about those who embrace God and the virtues of morality are diverse; they quickly are becoming such that denigrate and mock those who hold virtue close. Prophesies found in the scriptures of a time when evil shall be called good and good evil have arrived. Individuals – regardless of party affiliations – are embracing the conscience-free philosophy of ‘Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die’ under the guise of tolerance and acceptance; those who engage in such behavior flaunt a grown-up view, that they operate on a higher plain and don’t need such old-fashioned ideas as morality, chastity, honesty and faithfulness to sustain them.
Such behavior glamorized by individuals in popular culture does not free anyone; it does not elevate to a ‘higher plain’. Rather, they resemble the animal that does whatever it has to do to survive and whatever makes it happy. The ‘liberated’ mentality appeals to the basest of behaviors. And because human beings are not meant to be just a notch higher on the evolutionary scale, but are destined for something greater, this behavior hinders progression.
Immorality has no party lines – JFK was an active adulterer; Mark Foley is a pedophile; Bill Clinton is an adulterer; Rudy Giuliani is an adulterer. Regardless of how the media may slant the story, the fact remains immorality and corruption run deep through the ranks of those we have chosen to lead our nation.
John Adams remarked "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (The Works of John Adams, ed. C. F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1851, 4:31).The great thing about a government by the people is as long as the people remain moral and righteous, the nation will prosper; as the majority become increasingly immoral and distance themselves from the Almighty, party lines will matter only minimally.
As I’ve said before, there is no economic policy wise enough, no army strong enough, no social reform compassionate enough to save those who inhabit a land of promise if they persist in wickedness. God honors those who honor him; the only real safety for this nation is righteousness. Nothing else will suffice.
Opinions may be voiced and adopted by the majority, but it doesn’t change the facts. And those are the facts.