Accepting America

October 18, 2016

in Politics,Religion

st-paul

America is in jeopardy. I survived the 8 years of a total incompetent W and his personal Rasputin. I considered becoming an expatriate but, though I had traveled the world for nearly 20 years, America is my home.

Things have changed. We again have a total incompetent running for the presidency but this one is a sociopath – a dangerous one. A whiny, spoiled brat thinks he is right and everyone else is wrong. If he loses, it’s not his fault. It’s someone else’s.

With a complete lack of understanding and appreciation of America, its values, its traditions and its people, he blithely imperils the very foundations of the world’s oldest continuously sitting democratic government.

Democracy relies on trust. A study found 31 possible incidences of voter ID fraud across the entire country over more than a decade. That should inspire and justify ones trust in our system. There is no need to be concerned about voters – Republican governors, attorneys general and Supreme Courts, but not the voters. There is certainly reason to be worried about a sizable percentage of the rabble he rouses. 

I just watched interviews with several supporters of the clown, Donald Trump, suggest, or even baldly threaten, that they are willing to do violence to the system and the majority of voters, with whom they disagree. They see themselves as patriots. That is only possible because they have no conception of what patriotism is. In truth, they are threatening treason and even engaging in sedition.

They are multifaceted; at least they see themselves so. They also claim to be Christian. Again, their claims are not rooted in an understanding of that doctrine. They seem to have no connection to the Prince of Peace. They fail to exhibit a love of their neighbors and enemies.

They threaten to take back THEIR country. If they hate the majority of its inhabitants and disagree with the most important tenets and traditions of this country, is it theirs? Are they going to take this country back from you, from me?

They are unlikely to heed my assessment. Also, I have little hope that it will be helpful to quote the Bible, a book with which they are totally unfamiliar, but here is a citation from St. Paul. Herewith, Romans 13:1-7

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Are you willing to place a bet on the likelihood that all of Trump’s toadies will behave as should be expected of patriots and Christians?

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