Friday, May 1, 2009

One Hundred Days of Steady Erosion

Do you see your liberty eroding before your very eyes? Do sense the foundations of this noble republic crumbling and giving way under your feet?

Is this 3 minute 40 second video of a road going from wet to washed away a metaphor for President Obama's first 100 days?

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We have been shortsighted as a people. We should heed what a great political theorist once wrote:

I compare her (fortune) to one of those raging rivers, which when in flood overflows the plains, sweeping away trees and buildings, bearing away the soil from place to place; everything flies before it, all yield to its violence, without being able in any way to withstand it; and yet, though its nature be such, it does not follow therefore that men, when the weather becomes fair, shall not make provision, both with defenses and barriers, in such a manner that, rising again, the waters may pass away by canal, and their force be neither so unrestrained nor so dangerous. So it happens with fortune, who shows her power where valor (virtue) has not prepared to resist her, and thither she turns her forces where she knows that barriers and defenses have not been raised to constrain her.

The weather is not fair. But can we save the house? Where are the men of understanding and eloquence in this great nation of 300 million?

"When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Psalm 11:3

"They are restoring the walls and repairing the foundations." Ezra 4:12

"By faith Abraham...went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God." Hebrews 11:8-10

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