Friday, August 22, 2014

Deaf Government?

Interesting and disturbing article from Newsmax on the current state of mind of Congress. In the wake of the vicious murder of journalist James Foley and ongoing threats against Americans abroad (and at home), this article suggests Congress' minds aren't changed any about military action against ISIS.

I must say again, I don't think anyone is eager for war. And after years of it since 2001, America is war-weary. However, I think some of this is a lack of leadership. When most Americans are told the truth and have a true sense of clear and present danger, they'll get behind a strong leader and commit to get the job done no matter how long it takes. At least that's the way we used to be.

I think we're coming to grips with just how much America has changed over the last 30 years. There are many reasons for those changes in our demographics, our body politic, attitudes, etc. I personally think a lot of it boils down to sin and selfishness, and we are reaping the consequences. I've said quite often at this blog that God still judges nations, and America has been overdue. It is not America-hating or anti-American to say so. My heart weeps for the country. I want her to repent of her sins. Scripture says "sin is a reproach to any nation." And more than one Bible scholar (as well as political figures) has noted that we will likely destroy ourselves before any outside force does.

Militant Islam once overran most of Western Europe until stopped by Charles Martel. Read the history. Since then, technology has advanced beyond swords, armor and shields. A nuclear bomb is a deadly thing.

Deal with it now, or deal with it later. The price will be much, much higher.

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