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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A brief word to Christians telling me not to worry about the outcome of this election...

 Psalm 137

1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
2 There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
3 for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord
while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.
7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”
8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks.
This Psalm is just one of many scriptures where open patriotism and love for country are heralded. Where the emotional disposition of the writer is directly tied to the fate of his homeland.
To my Christian friends -well meaning, non doubt-- who insist on telling me that "God is in control" and "This is part of God's plan" and "I'm a citizen of Heaven," read the Psalm again. Throughout scripture there are examples of deep love for homeland and concern for her fate. Even Jesus, in his discourse with the woman at the well, and in other parts of the Gospel, made it clear He was there for Israel, first.
Last Tuesday very well might have begun the last days of this wonderful nation. This country is all I have. It's the only family to which I am CERTAIN I belong. (Beside the family of faith, obviously) Please spare me the high handed Bumper Sticker theology and platitudes. We're in more danger this morning than we were on 9/11. We're closer to the precipice than ever in our history and it was done by our own people. It wasn't the outside forces who figured out how to steal an was people claiming to be the same American I am.
If this doesn't break your heart, good for you. But please don't try convincing me that Christians are somehow above Patriotism. There are too many examples in scripture for that to be accurate.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

The last free election in the U.S.

Since Tuesday night I have been heartbroken. I see this election differently than many and it's breaking my heart. I haven't slept well and my days have been spent in worry and deep thought.
I am a hockey player and draw a lot of my observations from my time on the ice. Wayne Gretzky, arguably the greatest to ever play the game, was as successful as he was because he had an uncanny knack for seeing where the play was going, instead of focusing on where it was at the moment. He would pass to an open patch of ice, because he saw his teammate heading for it and instead of hitting him where he was, he sent to puck to where he was going to be in a split second, and opened up a million opportunities.
That's how I view last Tuesday's elections. The Democrats, and their owners, figured out how to pass the puck to where we're going. They figured out how to circumvent the rules while using the rules, Something only the truly evil genius can figure out.
The danger is not just Biden / Harris and the evil they will introduce into American society. The real danger is the PRECEDENT. How do you ever take away mass mail-in voting now that it's been introduced into the public awareness? An already lazy electorate will never give this up now that they've tasted it.
This wasn't about making it safer for voters in the midst of a "pandemic" it was about making a way to flip states without changing the electoral college rules. I promise you, you will never hear Democrats complaining about the Electoral College again. They've figured out a way to not only defeat it, but have it at the ready to validate their evil deeds. You just out-vote it with enough falsified mail-in ballots to render it unnecessary. You flood the system until you won the state and then the Electoral College does what it was intended to do.
And who will go to the American people now and say "That was a one-time deal because of the virus?" The Democrats will instantly call that "Voter Suppression!" and find a judge that agrees. This is the new reality folks. That's why I've been sleepless all week. That's why I'm sad to the point of tears. My beloved country has been checkmated by those who hate her.
Biden and Harris will come and go like all presidents. But the damage is permanent. 2016 will go down as the last time there was ever a true legitimate election in our history.
This bell can't be unrung.

God Help America...