What has happened to our nation? It seems to this old man that civility has been shoved aside for the exaltation of personal opinion. Social media should actually be renamed "Un-social Media". It has become a platform for people to unload their anger, bitterness, and hatred toward our government. Now before you point a finger at me and accuse me of being a "go-along" kind of guy, you would be wrong.
I love the fact that our nation was founded on giving each of us the right to agree or disagree with our government leaders. Don't forget ,whether we like them or not, they were voted in by the people. We have the right to protest when we disagree. I have lived through the Civil Rights era....as well as the protest that brought the Viet Nam war to an end, so I have seen our democracy in action. It isn't always perfect or pretty....but it works.
But what I have seen over the last 24 years is something I never dreamed would be a part of the fabric of our nation. The way that people rail and defame the office of our president. Here again, I'm not just talking about the outpouring of emotion against our current president. And while we are on the subject, I'm neither Republican or Democrat. I have always tried to vote for who I thought was best qualified to hold the office of President. I do have beliefs and thoughts as to the way government is, and has been, run. But I refuse to get on any form of Social media to spill a stream of hatred toward the ones I think are responsible.
Both President Obama and President Trump have been referred to in ways that, to be honest with you, make me fear for the future of our country. We have lost the moral compass of Scripture that directs us to be in subjection to the governing authorities. Let's take a look at Romans 13, and also a running commentary by David Guzik, pastor of Calvary Chapel, Santa Barbara, California.
A Christian's Obligation to Government
Exercise your God given right to protest....
Thanks for letting me share today.