The 2018 mid-terms are behind us with the Republicans gaining seats in the Senate, and the Democrats taking the House with an average mid-term turnover. It will take days or weeks for the “rosters” to be finalized.
I never used to think much about in-between-year voting, but with the America nation divided as it is between two worldviews–the biblical version and secular utopia–every election either leads toward great danger or points us to renewal.
We are truly engaged in a civil war for a culture. The word “culture” comes from cultus which refers to what we worship or believe.
As the dusts settles, one thing is abundantly clear that some fail to admit or grasp.
The necessity of Donald Trump.
I just returned from the county courthouse where I spent the morning with forty fellow Americans serving on jury duty.
I have many friends whose faces fall when they receive a jury summons in the mail. A number of them are close to me (and shall remain nameless).
On the other hand, I relish the call to jury duty because it reminds me of the privilege of living in a nation where biblical principles dictate a love of justice that is completely foreign to Muslim governments and totalitarian nations–and most of recorded history.
To me, the duty and responsibility of citizenship in a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” is a priceless treasure.
Since this past week saw an outbreak of horrific evil with national elections looming, I think it’s fitting that we admonish each other to hate evil, do our duty and get out and vote.
A “Caravan” of asylum seeking immigrants are currently making their way to our southern border. Most of these people are from Central American countries where they say poverty and other issues are forcing them to flee northward. Others are coming from other nations, gangs and backgrounds.
The march is not spontaneous. Someone is financing it. It’s occurring right before a crucial mid-term election in the United States.
I don’t remember these scenes when I was a kid. In those days we believed in national borders, compassion for the less fortunate, and fair but hard-fought political battles.
The Democrats have told their candidates to be silent about the matter (but hope for more votes). President Trump has warned that they will not be able to enter the United States. A clear majority of voters agree with the president.
So how did we go from compassion to political tricks and open borders?