In my previous post I rated the five Democrat candidates’ performances in their first presidential debate. (To read the post click HERE.) In this post I want to express my overall impression of the debate.
Frankly, watching the Democrat debate made me feel very sad for our country. I understand the CNN studio audience was full of enthusiastic Democrats rooting for their candidates. Naturally. I also know that their enthusiasm was shared by millions of American TV viewers that evening. Each time I heard the studio audience rise up cheering and applauding their candidate’s Leftist socialist agenda—an agenda openly and joyously contrary to our country’s Constitution and Founding principles—it stabbed me deeply over and over again. (Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Amen)
Many of today’s Democrats are unaware the evil they are supporting; what their party has become. The Leftist utopian socialism is ultimately bent on supplanting God with government. All of history tells us the same story: big government begets bigger government; bigger government begets centralized government; centralized government begets oppressive government; oppressive government begets tyranny. Tyranny begets strife, division, injustice, envy, fear, ignorance, immorality, sloth, corruption, bondage, war, and death. Does that sound like utopia?
As Owen Wilson’s character said in Armageddon, summing up expectations for landing on the meteor: “OK. So, the scariest environment imaginable. That’s all you gotta say. Scariest environment imaginable.”
There is not a single nation in the history of man who escaped the alluring promise, nor the malevolent consequences of centralized government. Last night I watched Clinton, Sanders, and the candidates peddling the same utopian tranquilizer guaranteed peoples of nations since time immemorial.
It’s true; the media, academia, and Hollywood are dripping with Leftist ideologues. It’s true; they in turn have poisoned generations of Americans young and old. I rail against the Leftist media and academia at length on this website. However, the root cause of America’s “progression” away from her Founding principles runs deeper than the media and academia. Indelibly deeper.
This so-called modern “progression” away from principles of God-given unalienable individual rights, rule of law, limited government, and free enterprise is not isolated to the 20th century. It is not, as Progressive Leftists claim, modern evidence mankind is destined to progress from individualism to collectivism, capitalism to socialism, nationalism to globalism, industrialism to environmentalism.
The poison of the Left—an intoxicating sweet poison—has been cunningly working against man’s better judgement and common sense since the Garden of Eden. The condition of man was indelibly etched on mankind by Adam and Eve. Original sin. We cannot shake it. It is etched on the heart of every human being. We cannot rid ourselves of it. Original sin will be with us until the end of this age.
Hence, our human condition is NOT one of “progressing” or “evolving” steadily toward a man-made utopia. Actually, the opposite is true. Our human condition is one of steadily regressing and devolving—an inclination toward strife, division, injustice, envy, fear, ignorance, immorality, sloth, corruption, bondage, war, and death.
Kindness, love, forgiveness, generosity, tolerance, gentleness, justice, freedom and peace are actually exceptions to the natural conditions of the human experience.
America’s Founding principles of life, liberty, and property is a condition contrary to our sinful nature and human history. That’s what makes the Founding of America so completely unique and miraculous in the history of mankind. What are the chances of America happening? One in a million?
The Left is hell-bent on dragging this miracle of history—America—down into the dustbin of failed states. They are so blinded by pride (as Satan is) that they honestly believe their “sophisticated and enlightened” central government will succeed where all others have failed. They have convinced themselves that America’s prosperity today is the perfect springboard to launch and finally achieve their socialist utopia. Their pride is as staggering as it is dangerous.
Watching the Democrat debate this week was like watching monstrously arrogant spoiled brats tear apart a beautiful baby, limb from limb.
Of itself, there is no hope for mankind. Our only hope rests in the tender love, mercy, and grace of our Heavenly Father. In Him rests all hope. And so we say, IN GOD WE TRUST.