Bill O’ Reilly asked that question in one of his online polls. I didn’t respond. The question is too simplistic, offering no room for explanation for my answer. I would ask instead, “Do you want the United States to be blessed by God during the Obama presidency?” To that question I can answer an emphatic “yes.” I receive no satisfaction when my nation suffers. I desire that it be an example to the world of righteousness, Biblical morality, and economic… Read more »
I have a feeling that some people will suffer very shortly from dashed expectations. So is this political cartoon stretching the truth? Probably not as much as you think.
This would have fit nicely in my analysis of the Bush administration, but I wanted to be sure I didn’t pass it by without passing it on. Sometimes, we can be an ungrateful people.
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. [Proverbs 29:2] I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. [I… Read more »
Those really aren’t the most reassuring words. As Ronald Reagan noted more than once, often the government is the problem, not the solution. We are going to discover that anew over the next few years.
My final critique of the Bush presidency has to do with communication. A president must be able to connect with the American people and explain what he is doing. He will not convince everyone of the rightness of his policies, but he must make the effort, which most people will at least respect. George Bush started well. After 9/11, his speech to a joint session of Congress was one of the best presidential speeches in recent memory. He was at… Read more »
Then there is the issue of immigration. There is a misperception out there (even promoted by Bush) that conservatives don’t like immigrants. That is not the case, and it is not the issue. The key is that immigrants need to follow the laws in order to become citizens. When President Bush pushed for his comprehensive immigration bill, he tried to make it seem as though it was a tough approach to lawbreakers, but it was not. In fact, as many… Read more »