America is too Young to Die
Here’s an excerpt from the “End of the Day” report that Gary L. Bauer e mails Monday through Fridays to my in box. It is something to consider whether you are of either political persuasion. Ask yourself, “Why?” I have more to say at the end of the article.
A Real Scandal
Secretary of Defense James Mattis responded to North Korea’s latest ICBM test by saying, “The military remains ready . . . to provide options if they are necessary.” One of those options may include bolstering the THAAD missile defense system President Trump recently dispatched to South Korea.
While we are talking a good game, and there have been a couple of successful missile defense tests, the truth is that our ability to reliably stop a nuclear attack is stillvery uncertain, especially if there were multiple launches.
There are two reason why this is true. The most obvious reason is that it is not easy to hit a bullet with another bullet. But the more relevant reason is political.
When Ronald Reagan announced his idea for a space-based defense system to end the mad doctrine of “Mutually Assured Destruction,” the left and its media allies denounced and mocked it as “Star Wars.” Every year since, the left has done everything possible to delay or kill the program.
The left has opposed even the limited systems we currently have. For example, Obama demonstrated his promised “flexibility” to Vladimir Putin by canceling the deployment of a missile defense system to Eastern Europe in an effort to appease the Russians. (Yet the left accuses Trump of being “Putin’s puppet.”)
Here we are decades after Reagan left office — with Iran and North Korea making major technological advances — and we still don’t have a reliable missile defense because of the left’s resistance. It is no accident that the media never provides the American people with the truth — that conservatives have pushed for a robust missile defense while Democrats have left us defenseless.
I think it is scandalous that one political party has stood in the way of a truly effective missile shield. I think that is a much bigger scandal than whether someone in Russia hacked John Podesta’s emails or whether Donald Trump posted a funny video of himself wrestling “CNN” to the ground.
If the media were doing their job, the American people would know why we are in this fix, and that would be very bad for the left.
*** My take on this:
This is what happens to a people who are more interested in the material needs for a population than they are the spiritual needs. The “left” is always crying out for tax dollars to go to social programs rather than defense.
There must be a balance and Jesus showed that balance perfectly in His life of service here on earth. He fed the multitudes, healed the sick, raised the dead, comforted his disciples along with multitudes of other people, and at the same time, fed them spiritually. In the end, Jesus went to the cross to pay the penalty for sin. There is no greater gift than to give one’s own life for someone else.
Just recently President Trump made an amazing statement when he said, “. . .in America we do not worship government; we worship God.” O if that were only true. A much too large faction of our current population worship idols of self, music, movies, money, and on and on the list goes.
So, is there a solution? Yes! It is one word: repentance. The answer is found in the oft quoted II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people which are called my name [believing Christians] 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.”
While rioting in the streets gets more and more wretched, it is up to the people who are called by God’s name, to not strike out in the streets in like manner, but to seek the face of God and call down God’s mercy and grace on our land. Remember Elijah?
It is only by the hand of God that the “left” will turn to the “right-eous.”
Please. Put down the electronics, turn off the television, and fall on your faces for such a harvest of repentance. Our attitude needs to be for the spiritual needs of a lost people though, not just so we can have things better. We must spend time in the Shepherd’s Presence. America is too young to die.
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