This election year is certainly nerve-wracking for anyone who cares about our country. The nation is completely polarized, right down the middle. The two primary candidates are Crude and Corrupt, easily the two most disliked (hated) candidates to face each other in the history of our democracy.
A number of critical issues face our nation: the economy, jobs, trade, national debt, national security, etc. As critical as all those are, I believe the biggest issue facing Americans today is who picks the next two or three Supreme Court Justices?
For decades now, our Supreme Court has overstepped its jurisdiction by creating legislature through its rulings. Our republic was founded on the brilliant application of separation of powers into the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government. The separation of powers prevents a small group (oligarchy) from taking control of the country. The legislative branch is supposed to be of the people, for the people, and by the people when writing and approving our laws. The 9-person Court has routinely usurped that authority by enacting its own set of laws imposed on the country without representation of the people.
These “rulings” are decidedly anti-Christian, catering almost exclusively to the special interest groups who oppose common decency and morality.
My fear is that the next president (who will appoint two or three of the Justices) will select young anti-Christian lawyers, who will sit on the bench for an entire generation, redefining the Constitution to fit their agendas, effectively rendering the legislative branch useless – and thereby ending a government “of the people, for the people, and by the people”.
As a Christian, I can only view such a scenario as God’s judgment on a nation that has thrown him out completely. He has been withdrawing his hand of blessing and protection for a long while now. He is about to enact his judgment on us.
It does not matter whether Crude or Corrupt is elected. If this nation does not fall on its face in mourning and repentance, and turn back to the God of our fathers, it will not survive this presidency. And that scares me to death. Our problems are not socio-economic. Our problems are not liberal vs conservative. Our problems are spiritual, between us (both individually and as a nation) and God.
What we need is a powerful national spiritual revival, a turning back to God; an acknowledgement that all authority is given by God to be used for Good. And neither Crude nor Corrupt will take us there.