From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
– Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
There seems to be a fine line between sublime and ridiculous. For example, the occupant of the Oval Office‘s bravado in announcing his “new day” foreign policy with Islam has turned into a national security nightmare for America reminiscent of Jimmy Carter. The first lady is not far behind in her attack on obesity. She enthusiastically agreed on the Dr. Oz Show that obesity is the greatest national security threat. Islamic terrorists in Libya and Egypt, whose new “democratic” governments were funded in a large part by American tax dollars, are burning the US Flag and murdering our diplomats, and this White House issues a statement that we should not do things to hurt Muslims’ feelings.
Fat people and Americans who criticize the violent and oppressive Islamic culture are a national security risk, while Libyan Islamists can kill our diplomat and his aides, parade his half naked body around the streets, and burn our Embassy and the president and the secretary of state apologize for someone being offensive to Islam. The occupant of the Oval Office refuses a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel, a close ally of the US, while at the same time putting on his schedule the newly elected President of Egypt–a leader of the terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood. For those of us who remember the Jimmy Carter era, this presidency is far surpassed Carter’s incompetence both domestically and in foreign policy.
“Blame it on Bush,” the president’s shills say over and over again. It is far time to put the failings of George Bush in the rear view mirror. When this president entered the Oval Office, gas was $1.83 a gallon. Now it is over $3.80 a gallon. There are over 86 million people who have fallen off the unemployment rolls, making true unemployment more than double during his term. America is in debt to the tune of 16 TRILLION dollars–that’s $51,000 per citizen, over $140,000 per tax payer. I don’t know about you, but the value of my home has declined over 30% since 2008, and many people have lost their homes and are destitute. The middle class, the little guy this president says he represents, is disappearing.
There are many reasons for the failures of US leadership. I believe it is because most Americans, who choose their leaders, are too busy trying to make ends meet to focus on the job their elected officials are doing. In fact, most Americans are so busy that they do not pursue a relationship with YHVH, which would give them the wisdom to manage their time and keep their morals and teach their families. Many, maybe most, are just not engaged. The Lord gave us the roadmap to choose leaders in Exodus 18:21, “Moreover, thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear YHVH, men of truth, hating covetousness…” Based on this moral and spiritual criteria, who deserves leadership?