Thursday, September 4, 2008

Over 700 pages...

Well, the Sarah Palin speech was excellent; at least the British thought so. All kidding aside, the conservative in me just gushed. As far as I am concerned, she has been, by far, the hit of the campaign season. The lady has had five kids but you'd never know it with the energy she displayed. But you know something that really got me to thinking? Amidst the number of zingers and slam dunks she chalked up against the Democratic Party ticket was the fact that while Barack Obama had written two books - he has yet to author a single piece of legislation in either of his elective capacities as a state legislator at Springfield or as a senator in Washington.

How stark. Still, his "servant of the people" credentials are received by a large segment of the electorate as if it were gospel. Over 700 pages of written material about himself and his ideas, yet not one paragraph in legislative service to his constituents. To me, that was stunning. Yet, a large portion of America wants to make him the President of the United States.

So the battle is joined. May God continue to bless America, and it is my hope that when the world observes this portion of American political process in action they will also see a robust and fair debate. No need to be halt between two opinions. God has a way of flushing His people out for righteousness sake. May the opportunity to glorify God and uplift His name come often in this campaign. We often think we're electing this person or that leader, but the Bible says something differently.

Daniel 2:20-21
"Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are His: And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth upkings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Daniel 4:17
"This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men."

Soli Deo Gloria and Baruch Hashem!

1 comment:

Bryan Z. said...

I, as well, enjoyed the speech by Governor Palin, and was most impressed by the line setting forth the stark contrast between the pages Mr. Obama has written glorifying himself and the pages of legislation he created in service to the people. Of course writing legislation would mean taking a hard and fast position and not just talking nuance. And all of the nuance makes one look smarter and more thoughtful than one who evaluates a situation and comes to a calm and clearly defined decision. While some might equate nuance with intelligence and thoughtfulness, I equate it more with analysis paralysis.