Thursday, July 28, 2011
Playing Chicken With Our Economy
Democrats and Republicans alike seem more concerned with spewing out vitriol and hyperbolic rhetoric to gain headlines and improve their poll numbers than rolling up their sleeves and doing what is necessary to solve the financial debacle. The whole sorry drama bespeaks the weakened state of the American political experiment and its increasingly apparent fragility.
Mudslinging has always been a national pastime since the foundation of our great republic, but there always arose high-minded individuals of sterling integrity who were willing to set aside their self-interest for the greater good of the nation; those halcyon days seem to have fallen into the dustbin of history and oblivion. Perhaps the character of our people, the sinew of our strength, the fiber of our morality, the heart of our virtue, and the light of prudence that sustained us for countless generations has finally given out.
I hope and pray that a Washington, or a Lincoln, or a Wilson, or a FDR, or a Reagan will step forward to lead our people once again to the greatness that is our historical legacy and mantle. I hope and pray that we may once again be a city upon a hill to which the whole world turns with hope for a better future. May God bless America for many years to come! Amen.