Thursday, October 28, 2021

America Uniting Around One Issue

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We hear a great deal about how deeply America is divided---and it is. 

But one issue is surfacing, that suggests that Americans are coming together, unifying around this single issue.

The Bible says, "There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof, are the ways of death."

Perhaps there is a breaking of dawn in America.

Be informed, not misled.

State of the Union, in the mind of Joe Biden.

Tuesday, while President Biden was campaigning in Virginia---yes, he sometimes actually goes places---  for Terry McAuliffe in the governor's race, he argued that "the United States" is "on the right track" under his leadership.

"We're on the move, but we're on the right track, and we've got more to do," the president said.

The president seemed to be unaware or was simply ignoring the fact that Americans are struggling with increased inflation, high gas prices, and supply chain shortages, while he was once again promising those "Americans" more and more free things.

He said things are great. "Americans are enjoying increased household wealth, more manufacturing, and a high stock market."

He said:

"Take a look at the stock market now, it's higher than its ever been. I guess everything is doing well"---while again promising the people "better infrastructure and internet across the state, free pre-school, free childcare, cheaper prescription drugs, and replacing lead pipes in homes and schools across the United States"---even though Democrat divisions in Congress has stalled his agenda.

Biden said Donald Trump "was the only president since Herbert Hoover" to experience more jobs lost than gained during his four years in office, without mentioning the coronavirus pandemic as the cause of job losses.

Success on every hand.


So, what's in the mind of the people?

It appears the Biden administration is in fact creating a unifying effect after all.

You will recall that when he wasn't blasting Trump and the people who voted for him, candidate Joe Biden was promising to unify America.

That may be the only promise kept---at least so far.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll out this week asked Americans this question: "Now, generally speaking, would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they pretty seriously gotten off track?"

While 39% say the country is headed in the right direction, 61% say America is going down the wrong track.

His handling of the presidency and the way he has bungled so many big issues appear to be unifying a divided country around one thing: America is on the wrong track, because we've got the wrong leader.

61% say he can keep his free stuff because they are smart enough to know it isn't "free." And they're not that much into socialism.

According to another poll on Gallup Biden's far-left ideas about climate change ranked last among all concerns at 5%, yet President Biden bragged this week that his budget will "spend more on climate change than the entire energy department."

The Politico/Consult poll showed that most American voters are primarily concerned about economic issues like taxes, wages, jobs, unemployment, and government spending. 46% of all polled mentioned these as the most important

The second greatest concern among voters included terrorism, foreign policy, and border security. 16% of all voters mentioned these as the second most important.

Resulting in 61% concluding that our beloved America is on the wrong track.

And there's a profound sense that things, under the current leadership, are not going to get better, because this polling comes as Biden is suffering setbacks in all directions. After the collapse of Afghanistan, Biden's approval rating turned upside down and has increasingly sunk lower and lower and lower as the economy deteriorates.

Albertsons, who owns Safeway and other large grocery chains, told analysts on Monday to expect the prices on food items to be raised again due to increasing inflation under the Biden administration.

Even the New York Times took note Monday of the rising prices of household goods, saying 2021 Thanksgiving could be "the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday."

In addition to destructive leftist economic policies, the supply chain collapse, and lack of leadership, the price of food has already increased under this administration by 4.6%, and most specifically, prices for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 10.5% under the Biden administration's nine months in office.

Over the first 3 quarters in office President Biden's approval rating has dropped more than any president since 1953.

Whether or not President Biden and his people actually believe in their policies or not, those policies are clearly becoming more and more destructive to a nation that has been so blessed by God.

Yet those failing policies are becoming a kind of unifying political factor---"everybody doesn't like Biden's policies."

What's next? 

The same question could be asked of every failed super nation in history; Greece, the Roman Empire, you know the America must face these moments of decision.

About the right direction and the wrong direction.

Volumes have been written about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. I have a number of those volumes in my personal library.

There is, in the thousands of pages published, a common thread---most historians disagree with one another as to exactly why the empire finally collapsed. Or if it actually did "collapse."

Unity in disagreement.  

Among the distinguished writers and historians, there is a kind of common thread. And it has to do with "ineffective and inconsistent leadership."

Joe Biden was elected out of hatred toward Donald Trump. 

Being the Roman emperor had become a very dangerous job during the second and third centuries---almost becoming a death sentence. 

More than 20 men took the Roman throne in a span of only 75 years, usually after the murder of their predecessor.

That kind of corruption also extended to the Roman Senate, which in turn failed to address other political corruption due to their own political corruption and incompetence. 

As the corruption increased, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership and their country.

From what I have read and studied, there are essentially about 5 reasons most historians mention as to why the Roman Empire fell: 

  • Invasion by barbarian tribes
  • Some illegally entering the empire becoming the enemy within
  • Economic troubles and overspending
  • Over-reliance on slave or foreign labor
  • Over expansion
  • Government corruption and political instability.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Consider this:

The Bible says in Proverbs 14:12, 

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." 

In the context of that Scripture, verse 13 says of those who walk the wrong path, "Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness."

And verse 15 says, "The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going."

It's past time for America, including the "religious left" who voted against pagan Trump and for "devout" Biden, to awaken and get our act together, otherwise, we will follow Rome and the rest of the great civilizations into the dustbin of history.

Do you really believe that is the right way. God's way?

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.