Saturday, August 6, 2011


Some may think that my recent blog posts sound a bit like an alarmist. However, look at the stock market and the new debt load now being 100% of GDP - - - 100% of all the goods and services this nationLight of the World produces. Now, did you see the latest economic news? According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, 15% of Americans relied on food stamps in May. That is both astonishing and sad for this country and its people.

While some people continue to cry at the slightest mention of government cuts, at some point the realization must surely be made: We can’t continue like this. We can’t continue to have so many Americans out of work because we have an economy too fragile to take them on. President Obama’s stated desire to have us become no different than the rest of the world must be rebuked. Putting more people under the auspices of the government is not only breaking the will and spirit of American independence and entrepreneurialism, but it is also breaking our financial solvency too. We are not Europe and we are not the rest of the world. We are a divinely blessed nation: The United States of America.

Regardless of whatever government program you may be benefitting from, you could face the choice of either having it cut or having the nation default…and then your program eliminated. We can no longer say cut the other guy’s program but leave mine alone. This country has borrowed so much money to fund everyone’s programs that the debt is crippling every aspect of the economy.

Not only has this nation needed a spiritual revival for many years, it now consequently needs an Americana revival too. In the same way that we need to get back to the basics of our faith, we need to get back to the basics of Americanism. This nation was blessed as a light on hill for all nations but we are seeking to be as dark as much of the rest of the world. We need to stand up and be counted for who we are meant to be. It takes moral courage and discipline… the very things we have faltered on as a spiritual people and as an economic nation, but stand we must as the light of the world.

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