This is my 80th posting since I started this blog last year. Since Sept. of last year I've seen the Republican Party collapse in on itself like a rotten melon. I saw a Republican President forgo his belief in the free market and embrace socialism. I've seen our territorial sovereignty given up for political expediency and our allies abandoned for the same reason. I've seen Federal elections stolen and a possible usurper (still to be determined) put in the oval office. I've seen our nation take the largest and fastest run towards socialism in our nations history and seen the debt my children are being born with skyrocket.
I've seen Tea Parties and hope. I've seen those hopes ignored by our government and spit on by the media. I've seen the 1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th amendments to the constitution utterly ignored by our government. I've seen jobs in my state start to dry up like the dust bowl we here in Oklahoma are famous for. I've seen worse happen in other places with nothing to show for it but promises of a utopia to come if we just give Barry the time.
I've seen overt and covert attacks on liberties and Conservatives and veterans labeled as extremists. I've seen my government hamstring it's own ability to protect the nation and I've seen a huge population of our country hide their heads in the sand to avoid having to stare at the truth. I've seen our President hold the largest fire drill in the history of New York.
I've been labeled a racist, an islamophobe, a xenophobe, and a fascist. I've stayed awake nights crying out to God for answers only to have the ceiling stare back at me in mute witness. I've seen combat troops stationed in the streets of America in direct violation of the Posse Commitatus act, and been forced to wonder what is it they are getting us used to this for.
I look at my children as they sleep and know that when they wake each and every morning from this point on, the only way they will know the America that I grew up in will be in books or old media clips. I despair that our nation will be able to rally itself and kill this cancer that has infected our moral and spiritual fiber. I fear that we shall never again, as a nation, be able to taste the true, clean taste of success in our endeavors.
I watch the news and see prophecy brought to life. I pray for forgiveness for my weak faith. As well as praying for mercy on this country that has killed 49 million of its own babies. I know that things will come out as they are supposed to but I find myself throwing myself at the bars of the cage that is being forced on us, much like my namesake would if he found himself in captivity.
I rage, and snarl at the evil that I feel sinking further and further into our nation. Moral relativism is eroding the foundation that gave us a clear moral purpose in the world. Political Correctness does the same for the social discourse. Christianity is being incrementally outlawed and sharia law is trying to take root.
I despair. I fear. I rage. I rant and yell and fight the enemies as they come to me, all the while knowing that it isn't enough. That at some point someone will pull me down and my children will have to take up the fight.
Well, that's all the bile I have left in me for one night. Tomorrow, the sun should come out and I should be able to post something a little more upbeat. We'll just have to see. God bless you and keep you.