Turning Our Nation Around

Children die because of their father’s decisions.

Do you believe that? Lately that phrase keeps popping into my head, pushing out every other thought, until all I can do is stop whatever it is I’m doing and pray for my nation, for myself, for my wife, for my son and my daughter, and for the children that I hope they will have one day. If this seems strange to you, let me at least try to make a simple case for why I’ve been thinking about this.

I hope you won’t think I’m being melodramatic when I say that I believe America has been headed in the wrong direction for some time now. I hope you still won’t think it when I say that if a nation heads in the wrong direction for long enough, it means that at some point, there will come a day when good men will die as a consequence. If you aren’t shaking your head in disagreement yet, then humor me one moment longer. If both of those statements are true, then among the people who will die, will be my children.

Children die because of their father’s decisions.

Do you believe that? And if so, what are you doing?

4 thoughts on “Turning Our Nation Around”

  1. I’ve actually been thinking about this for a while myself. Certainly, human history demonstrates the truth of your assertion. For evil results there is always a cause and invariably, the cause is human decisions: some made out of ignorance, some out of good intentions, some out of malice. For me, I vacillate between the desire to do something and throwing up my hands. As a practical matter, we can talk, scream, blog all day, but the people in power will not care the slightest, because for them, it is all about attaining or maintaining power. Whether its sending troops to war or facilitating the death of our society, it such is a means to increased power over the masses, then that is the course of action to be pursued.

    Perhaps the only thing one can do is pray; and keep one’s powder dry.

    Cheers.

  2. I’ve actually been thinking about this for a while myself. Certainly, human history demonstrates the truth of your assertion. For evil results there is always a cause and invariably, the cause is human decisions: some made out of ignorance, some out of good intentions, some out of malice. For me, I vacillate between the desire to do something and throwing up my hands. As a practical matter, we can talk, scream, blog all day, but the people in power will not care the slightest, because for them, it is all about attaining or maintaining power. Whether its sending troops to war or facilitating the death of our society, it such is a means to increased power over the masses, then that is the course of action to be pursued.

    Perhaps the only thing one can do is pray; and keep one’s powder dry.

    Cheers.

  3. For me, I vacillate between the desire to do something and throwing up my hands.

    This has been how I’ve felt for a while now. I’m putting together a plan. Stay tuned.

  4. For me, I vacillate between the desire to do something and throwing up my hands.

    This has been how I’ve felt for a while now. I’m putting together a plan. Stay tuned.

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