A recent national poll conducted by The Hill revealed that more than two-thirds of voters say the United States is in decline. Furthermore, a clear majority think the next generation will be worse off than the current one. To me, it’s not just United States that appears to be in decline; it’s the whole world.
It seems that every direction we turn that man is relying on his own ways, and we are reaping the consequences of those ways. While it is getting easier to dismiss the impact that Judeo-Christian values have had not only on America but the world, we ignore our founding principles at our own peril. There is often a major difference between what seems good and what is right. Those who govern or live by what predominately feels good will often find themselves doing wrong. Those who govern by what is right will predominately find themselves doing right.
As we look around this world, we are having a hard time doing the right thing. In the places we actively seek to promote democracy we are liberating radical Islam instead. Likewise, in the places we hope democracy will rein radical Sharia law is being planned instead. In the effort to fight our enemies by nation-building rather than defeating our enemies, we have enabled radical Islam. In effect, at the expense of many American lives and treasury, we have made the world less safe for us. Despite our “good” intentions, radical Islam is on the march. That in itself makes the world in decline. That ought to scare all Americans.
I don’t know what the next years will bring for this nation but we need to reawaken to the American principles that yielded this great nation. Otherwise, we’ll continue to shove God and His word aside and rely on our own devices. Two-thirds of American voters say we are in decline. Starting within our shores, it’s time to find out what we hold sacred and dear, grasp it with both hands, and politically defeat those who seek to take it from us.