In the same way that law loses its binding force when it ceases to serve the common good, broadcast and media honchos have now sullied their ‘polished image’ of objectivity, eroding their ‘brand confidence’ with the American people. Secularists can and should no longer be trusted to supervise and regulate America’s cultural mountains of influence.
In order to manage the ‘ business’ of the people of the United States, cooperation between the executive and legislative branches of government would appear to be customary. ‘Fair and balanced’ coverage by television, radio, and independent press – once a hallmark of America – was at one time regarded as the first requisite of sustainable freedom. Discarding any semblance of objectivity, broadcast and media snobs and elitists contravene at present anyone’s expectation of impartiality. This inequity is the metastatic outgrowth of America’s deteriorating culture.
A constitutional Republic is viable only if people, all things considered, can rely upon their representatives to work in the best interests of the country. Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on the other hand, acts as if Democrat’s ‘ leveraging power’ is more important than the nation’s success. Violating all historical norms of the Senate, his obstructionist machinations and tactics are unprecedented in American history. (1)
Take for example last week’s deal with Democrat incumbents facing stiff headwinds in their reelection races in states that voted for Trump in 2016, conceding the McConnell led Senate to confirm 15 judicial nominations held up over the last two years by Schumer’s contrivances. “The Senate also confirmed 21 executive-branch nominees by unanimous consent Thursday, including several assistant secretaries of state, an assistant secretary of defense and deputy administrators for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and NASA.” (October 11, 2018, article in The Washington Post)
In God’s providence, Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians have come to their ‘ kairos ’. In New Testament Greek kairos stands for “the appointed time in the purpose of God, the time when God acts.” This is how it should be, for in a world created and governed by God there are no chance happenings or random accidents. Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians must go out in record numbers to vote on Election Day, 2018.
Over the last century America has lost track of wisdom words such as “ Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.” (2) Those who do ‘walk’ in the counsel of the ungodly will soon be ‘standing’ in the way of sinners, and before long will be ‘ seated’ with the contemptuous and scornful. (3)
The counteragent to the Left’s slithering anarchy lies in the hands of Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians this November. Totalitarianism will be stymied if Christians bring Biblical values to the voting booth. Instead of closing our eyes to the problems, obstacles and difficulties before us in America, let’s face them head-on. Rather than trying to downplay it, pastors should take tyranny’s full measure. “Man’s extremity furnishes the most suitable opportunity for God to display His power.” (4)
Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to rise.
American Renewal Project
(2) Psalm 1:1
(3) A.W. Pink, Gleanings in Genesis
(4) A.W. Pink, Gleanings From Joshua