Are you awake?

I should be sleeping. I’m certainly tired. But…I just finished watching the healthcare debate and vote.

Is anyone else bothered by the timing of this vote?!? (On a Sunday and during the season of Lent)  It seems our country is thumbing its nose at God. I’ve read the Bible, so I know that approach never ends well. Congress should have really thought that one through, but then again…not many of them are familiar with the Bible. As I watched, I kept hoping locusts would appear on the scene, eat the 1000+ page bill and break up the party. But, no such luck…

Tonight, Nancy Pelosi announced that America is great because of the outstanding leadership of President Obama and the passage of a healthcare bill.

I adamantly disagree!

A few weeks ago, Tucker was with my dad in my grandparents’ barn. My dad was trying to clean out some items and in the process uncovered my grandfather’s foot locker from World War II. Popie fought in the Pacific. He was an infantry soldier. He was also part of what I still believe was the greatest generation of our country. He grew up very poor. He lost his mother at a tender young age and worked very hard to help raise his younger siblings while living on a tobacco farm in eastern North Carolina. Despite his difficult circumstances, he never felt entitled or owed anything by his country. In fact, when the war broke out,  he willingly answered the call to service and was passionate about defending his country. He was a patriot. He was a hero. He was one of many like himself that made this country great.

Watching the healthcare debate…I’m thankful that Popie cannot witness what is happening to his country. The arrogance and dishonesty are astounding. A political party’s agenda and power has taken precedence over our national stability and security. Our country has lost its way. We are writing blank checks on an empty bank account.  We are beholden to financing from foreign powers who do not share our passion for liberty. We are no longer financially independent. Ironically, Nancy Pelosi used the words of  life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from our Declaration of Independence to justify the passage of the healthcare bill. She claimed that healthcare was an “unalienable” right. What she and many others fail to recognize is that those rights came at a price and were never meant to be a guarantee. The purpose of a democracy is for the people to contribute, sacrifice and work tirelessly toward the preservation of those rights. Some are fooled into believing that the United States is an invincible “sugar daddy” despite our reckless behavior or demanding ways. Survivors of the great depression would disagree. They lived at the edge of losing everything. They saw their country fall into chaos and despair. I believe it is the reason why they fought so hard to win a war for freedom.

Nothing is for free, there is always a consequence.

My husband is serving and fighting in a country that lost its freedom. Most Americans ignore and have forgotten about the war in Afghanistan. They would be wise to learn a little history. It’s a cautionary tale of what can happen when a country loses its economic stability and security. It is also a lesson on how evil leaders can rise to power despite their radical agenda. The people have no choice when they are completely dependent on a system for survival.

An alarm is sounding. Does anyone hear it or want to wake up?!?

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5 responses to “Are you awake?

  1. As I read Chronicles 7:14 is ringing loud and clear in my spirit. If my people, who are called buy my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from there wicked ways, and I will hear from heaven and will forgive there sin and will heal their land. God’s people can turn this thing when we decide to take God at his word.

  2. I’m more in the middle on this one, where this won’t bring about armageddon and doing nothing seems to be a worse option than making a change and working from a new starting point. I think I understand, but this piece stood out to me, very well-written and not untrue:

    “Watching the healthcare debate…I’m thankful that Popie cannot witness what is happening to his country. The arrogance and dishonesty are astounding. A political party’s agenda and power has taken precedence over our national stability and security. Our country has lost its way. We are writing blank checks on an empty bank account. We are beholden to financing from foreign powers who do not share our passion for liberty. We are no longer financially independent.”

    That section could have been written four years ago, or ten years ago, or at probably just about any point in our history. I can’t point that finger here without also pointing it elsewhere along the timeline. And without also working to make wherever we are now, with changes in hand, better than we think it would have been otherwise.

  3. Boots,
    This is the most powerful post I’ve read since I’ve been gone. I can tell you that the Soldiers that watched the debate early this morning on TV here in AFG are very disappointed about what’s going on back home. It is disgusting! I would recommend you send this post to The State Newspaper as a Letter to the Editor. Amercia needs to wake up!
    Love,
    Chris

  4. Andy Lancaster

    The debate on ObamaCare – please do not make the mistake that this was ever about healthcare – was disgusting yet educational. It is a sad and tragic day in America when elected representatives adopt Socialism and the whims of a socialist over the principles of the free market. Sorry but I call it for what it is – while I still have that right.
    I wanted to scream when Speaker Pelosi called healthcare an “unalienable right”. Sorry Nancy, I have checked the Constitution and cannot find that right anywhere in the document. Maybe she, along with millions of other Americans, should try reading the Constitution. They may be surprised by its content.

    I could go on and on about this but, frankly, I am too upset to discuss this at the moment. I truly weep for our country. Remember in November!

  5. Jeannette Neeley

    Janie,

    What you have written is so powerful and true. I cannot watch the news any longer, it is so depressing.

    What will this country be like for our children and grandchildren. What kind of future will they have? Oh, please as an American, I wish everyone would stand up once again and fight for our rights.

    GOD Bless America!!!!!

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