Politicians make laws and spend our money. Oh, and one other thing—they make laws and spend money in a way that will help them protect their jobs. It is an ongoing joke to many Americans that politicians cannot be trusted and the voters are constantly threatening to “throw the bums out.”
Things have gotten so bad that governmental waste, corruption, fraud and scandal is now too big to fail. It all reminds me of a Sci-fi movie in which an alien parasite enters a human’s body and becomes so entangled in the victim’s nervous system and spinal column that if you kill the parasite, you also kill the host.
Similarly, in the current state of affairs, it is as though the Devil has cleverly placed himself in a symbiotic or synergetic relationship with the American dream and become an important component of economic growth. Government waste greases the economic machine.
With the advent of 24-hr cable news networks and the Internet, their voracious appetite for new content has all given the American public a new and closer look at the shocking character of many of our elected officials. Voter-citizens who once drank the Kool-aid without question and were formerly mesmerized by party politics and divisive ideologies are now beginning to take a step back and see the bigger picture.
Our leaders (in both parties) are suffering from diminished spirituality, favoring human prudence over God’s Wisdom.
The government is showing all the same signs as an individual who refuses to deal with his or her personal demons. And God is doing something about it!
What could that be?
God simply allows spiritual poverty to show itself—even smack us in the face. More and more, our elected leaders are showing that—like the emperor in the fable—they have no clothes, and their deceptive strategies to fool the voters are becoming painfully obvious. This divine transparency is causing average people to get off their butts and finally get involved in the political system that our country’s founders made possible for us—a system which looked to the Creator.
This country’s challenges involve more than worldly politics and terrestrial economics. It is a battle to regain our spiritual foundation. The U.S. dollar is no longer based on gold. If the phrase “In God We Trust” is also removed from our currency, then trust and true worth will be removed as well.