Our country is hurting and first of all in deep need of prayer. Personally I like to stay away from political debates and opinions, but I think no one can deny that our country is in trouble on so many levels.
My daughter’s high school team has two goalies. My daughter being one of them. Both are great goalies. Both are on the JV and Varsity rosters. This I think is awesome. What I see happening is that both goalies are held up to a higher standard. There is a friendly level of competition. There is a higher level of accountability. All these factors encourage harder work and a deeper level of commitment to the team. On an even greater level hard work and commitment builds character and integrity.
This is what I have seen lacking in all governmental levels across the United States of America. Even with two main political parties they both have fallen into a very selfish and lazy form. When there is no competition or accountability bad things happen. With no competition, pride arrogance and big ego develop. With no accountability laziness ensues. As one becomes more powerful and great in ones own mind the temptations become even greater. When a bribe is laid before a politician the human nature of “self” can completely take over when there is no one looking and holding accountable. The attitude of “entitlement” has trickled down from the top. All things run downhill and in the last several decades it has been nasty stuff sludging down the hill.
When a person believes that there is no one greater, “their the only game”, and when there is a monopoly things get dangerous. We all are replaceable and there is always someone that is more talented that will come along.
Humility, accountability, competition, commitment to the people, and integrity is lacking greatly in our country especially in the governments and those making the laws.
Life long politicians should not have happened. Government positions are suppose to be a service to “the people” not the power trip that they have become! Ultimately God is in control and on His throne no matter who is the leader of our country. We need to turn back to God and to turn back to truly serving Him and others instead of self.