Yes, it’s undeniably obvious we’re in big trouble as a nation. We see all kinds of answers toward how to solve these problems, but arriving at the best solutions might require some critical thinking, which we might be a little weak at, as a nation.
For instance, in late 1860 when South Carolina and other of the "Cotton States" critically thought and determined they should secede from a fast-deteriorating national government, no longer based on Founding-Father principles, powers in "the North" thought otherwise, sending large armies into the South to put down that way of thinking and, frankly, to maintain the major revenue stream emanating from them.
In a sense, that piece of history pitted the Blue States (North) against the Red States (South) in a bloody war to determine if the South could win her independence and go the way of the Founders or whether she would be forced (along with the unrealizing Northern States) to submit to an all-powerful national government.
It’s almost bizarre how history runs parallel, or in various ways repeats itself, as we once again have a Red State-Blue State scenario and, of course, that same all-powerful national government.
Recent updated numbers are stating deaths resulting from that War of Northern Aggression (Civil War) and resultant War for Southern Independence at 2,000,000 (two million). Not very good critical thinking on how to resolve the problems; stinking thinking, to be more succinct.
So, will war once again be resorted to? In a very real sense, we are already at war, though fortunately not a shooting one, but one of very real and differing ideas on who we are and what role government is to play in our lives.
On the one side are found the myriad local, state, and national governmental agencies, monitoring and directing more and more of our every-day life. This is simply how absolute power operates. It will grow increasingly so unless and until checked.
On the other side we see what I believe to be the modern Minute Men, the Tea Party Movement standing on the front lines of this war involving vital ideas, ideals and the question of who will hold the ultimate foundational reins of power…government or "We the People."
A big battle looms, come Nov. 2, Election Day. If "We the People" can carry the day, the next major battle, maybe the beginning of the end of the war, will take place on Presidential Election Day, November 2012.
Republicans in the political majority alone will not win the war; not by a long shot. I have a theory about those who seek political office. Most somehow got an extra dose of self-pride and must be brought back down to earth. This can best be accomplished by having their feet strongly held to the fire by you know who: "We the People."
Other foes to a government truly of, by, and for the people are the foolish power mongers, power seekers, and power brokers who partially make up the Establishment. Insiders, mega multinational business, most media sources, Hollyweird, controllers of filthy lucre, Education elites, along with others hold remaining seats of opposition power in this war.
We know the Good Lord is the only One holding absolute power and His arm has not been shortened, no matter how many "God is dead" advocates are out there.
However, He (Yahweh) has arranged for His people to occupy successfully until He returns, if we will humble ourselves, pray and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways. Being done, He will forgive our sin and heal our land. That’s a promise found in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
May Yahweh (God) bless in the name of Yeshua (Jesus) the Christ.