By see-dubya • November 4, 2008 12:49 AM
I’ve felt a renewed purpose among the defenders of ordered liberty and limited government these last few days. I think the tide is turning, and if there were a few more days like we’ve had here lately I would be very confident that things would work out as I’d hoped.
I sure do wish the coal-plant audio had hit early last week. I wish the Palin exoneration had come sooner. I wish MKH’s video, the credit card story, Ayers’ relationship to Cuban Intelligence, the text of Ayers’ book, the Khalidi tape…well, we’ve tried. For good or ill, that part’s over. We’ve made our case. We’ve walked our routes and knocked on doors. We’ve given money. We’ve said our piece. To us is left only the simple duty of voting our conscience and remaining vigilant.
It is out of our hands now, but I do believe it is in someone else’s. And so there is still one more thing left to do.
Pray for our country. By God’s grace, we live in a Republic where we may govern ourselves. Pray God would guide us to do so wisely.
Here is the prayer for our country from the magnificent old 1928 Book of Common Prayer. While my private intercessions are a bit more…specific than this, these sentiments still ring true, across party lines, across the years, and across the issues:
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Senator Obama vowed a few days ago that, if elected, he will “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. (Silly me, I thought he was supposed to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, not remodel it.) And so he may get to change some laws. He’ll definitely try to take our money and our guns. His goons may break some heads and wreck some careers.
But that fundamental change he’s been waiting for is going to be harder than he realizes. He cannot break our spirits. He cannot fundamentally transform us from Americans into cosmopolitan “citizens of the world”. He can’t deface our pride, and his depredations will only make us cling even more joyfully to our faith. No matter who wins this election, on November 5th, and on January 20th, and every day thereafter we will still be free and emancipated citizens of the greatest nation on God’s earth. Obama and his judges cannot just decree us otherwise.
Not unless we let him. Not unless we give up and act like we’re whipped. Not unless we bow down.
I won’t bow down. Not to the Obamessiah. And I won’t change–or if I do, it certainly won’t be a change he directs, and it won’t be into his idea of what I ought to be.
But maybe that won’t even happen. I remember going to bed in November 2000 thinking the same sort of thing about the incipient presidency of Al Gore. And look how that worked out…
As I said, it is out of our hands. Remain vigilant. Do not bow down. Do not give up.
Here are my thoughts, which are in agreement with see-dubya's:
I thought I would be saddened and fearful by the election of our first Marxist president....but somehow, I am not. I find myself completely at peace. While I was angry at the massive voter fraud, the thuggish behavior of the Oppressed, the collective gullibility of incumbecile American voters, I am still filled with wonder and awe at our great big country, and hope that none of the dire predictions of a New Civil War come to pass. At least for the moment.
My first task today is to say a prayer for our new president and our country:
Father of us all, grant our new leaders wisdom. Keep them from avarice and greed and an unholy lust for power. Grant them, Oh Lord, humility and a call to duty in service of their countrymen, and not themselves.
Grant us wisdom to not complain, but to work diligently, with contentment and thanksgiving, and to remember always first to acknowledge Your Providence for allowing us to live in peace with each other in our nation, regardless of our differences and that we not forget You in any matter, great or small.
Our Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, in Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Congratulations, Mr. Obama. May your reign be just and wise.
Update: Pamela Geller is reporting on what may come to pass in the not far off future: Because it is already happening now:
Dennis received this from a woman who is very active in the Birmingham (MI) Republican Women's Club. She, in turn, received it from the woman who's daughter was stiffed on the tip. Looks as though the daughter had used her cell to capture the pic and send it to her mom. Guess there won't be much "turning of the other cheek" during the Obama Administration.
I think we have just seen the beginning. My daughter is working in a bar in Chicago right now,12:20am. She was waiting on a table of 6 black men and this is the tip they left her. Open the attachment. It shows the paper that they left her on the table as her tip. So as we are watching the first black President giving his acceptance speech the black Americans are now calling the White House the Black house (and my daughter) "Bitch." I am so upset!