Massive debt just one of country’s problems

From: Don Strietelmeier


What could be worse than a $28 trillion debt, plus another proposed $3.5 trillion, which the president says has a cost of zero?

The pullout from Afghanistan was worse. It betrayed our allies, lost 13 American soldiers and left $80 billion to $100 billion in military equipment for the Taliban, the best-armed terrorist army in the world, under the direction of the current administration. Departing U.S. forces disabled much of the abandoned equipment.

Probably the greatest threat to the republic would be the effort to undermine the history and values of America. In the last nine months, due to administration orders and administration policies, we are headed down the socialist/Marxist path.

One strategy of Marxism is to divide the population into groups. Usually this would be the working class vs. the elite or the ruling class. Today it is a racial struggle of white people vs. people of color.

Anyone who does not go along with the discrimination narrative is referred to as being racist or a white supremacist.

Another strategy is to tear down or destroy history. History is valuable for lessons to be learned, to know of prominent people and what they did.

This past year, dozens of historical statues and monuments were torn down that belonged to the public, and most government officials did nothing to protect the public’s interests.

The traditional family is also a target of Marxism. The more you can get the government involved in child care, education and the material used to “educate” them, the easier it will be to mold them as a group.

The undermining of authority and double standards of justice can help the Marxist movement in a way that disrupts the social order and causes citizens to lose confidence and trust in the system of government.

And finally would be the elimination of religious beliefs and practices. Marxism makes the government your provider, your security and your God.

Religion in America, especially Christianity, has been belittled, mocked and criticized for years, and the courts have not been helpful in the exercise of freedom of religion.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in 1947 used the phrase “separation of church and state.” You won’t find the phrase in the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights, but it is repeated as though it is by those opposed to anything religious.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the posting of the 10 Commandments in public schools with words like “thou shalt not steal” and “thou shalt not kill.” Not bad lessons for students.

But it’s OK to provide material and promote lifestyles and behaviors that go against the teaching of the Bible.

Does any of this seem to be what is happening in America today?

There is what could be a warning in the Bible that says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”

Today America needs wise and just leadership. We need a George Washington, a John Adams, an Andrew Jackson, an Abe Lincoln or a Winston Churchill.