Cecil the lion, the beloved, charismatic, photogenic lion of Zimbabwe was killed by a Minnesota Dentist. The outrage and indignation of the media was just short of a firestorm.
However, there is a problem with that indignation. It is meaningless. Absolutely, totally meaningless. We in this country have no say about the comings and goings in another sovereign country. To repeat, Cecil the lion is meaningless in the greater conversation about the path of this nation.
But what is meaningful is how we approach the conversation. The people who quit going to that Dentist to protest his actions are fully within their rights. However, for them to want to physically attack him, or for the President to condemn him from the Oval office are wrong. There is no reason to attack somebody, if it is a legal matter, then let the authorities deal with it. If it's mob rule, then everyone is at risk.
We have another problem in this country. The abortion debate has taken a turn to where if you are against abortion, you want to take rights away from women. I would see it as holding women accountable to their actions. Now there will be people who talk about minors and rape and incest. That is far and away the least use of abortion today. The majority of the use of abortion is when a child is "inconvenient" and unwanted, so scrub the uterus of the unwanted cells and continue with life.
However, we are now starting to see that Planned Parenthood actually takes the refuse from the abortion and sells the parts to the highest bidder. Doctor Josef Mengele and the Nazi's from Auschwitz and Buchenwald must be rolling over in their graves at our LACK of indignation. Men were led to the gallows for doing this 70 years ago. Have we changed so much as a society that Planned Parenthood can call their biological refuse chicken McNuggets, because parts are parts, and we say nothing.
From a simple moral standpoint this amazes me that nothing but a few Christians are indignant and worked up over this. What makes it even worse is there are reports that some of these babies are being delivered, without medical intervention, and are ALIVE. Planned Parenthood and their experimenters are killing children. Actual cold blooded murder.
But the celebration of the rights of women continues, while the body count builds. We as a society will pay for this sin, and pay in a bad way.
Then there is illegal immigration. Let's make sure to emphasize this. ILLEGAL Immigration, crossing the border with intent to circumvent the laws of a sovereign nation. Yes, many are poor and downtrodden, but taking the laws that are on the books of this country and unilaterally as a President or as a State (California) or as a community (San Francisco) is not only throwing out laws that may seem restrictive or unpopular, it throws them all out.
We are living in an age of fiat, of empire, of tyranny. Those who support it will celebrate the capricious disregard of law and due process. But once the laws are no longer followed, there is no reason to follow any law. The next crisis of the economy can be solved by the Federal Government taking enough 401K money to balance the books. It's been done in Cyprus and Greece, it can happen here. To take that example even further, if the King in the White House can get the toady media to sing the tune that all left-handed people should be thrown in prison. Why not do that. The nation wants it, there are no laws against that (except that pesky Constitution), so go ahead.
We used to be a nation of laws, a nation that stood for something. We are now a nation that is ruled by the popular opinion of the common man, which can be bought for several million dollars in campaign contributions and bribes to the media companies.
Then there was Chattanooga. One deranged man crashed a rented car into a Navy training depot and started shooting his AK47. Five men died, but stories of heroism came to light. The men who disobeyed regulation to carry a weapon and engage the shooter, the marines who got the civilians out of the way, and then ran back inside to deal with the problem. It makes one pause and reflect about where these men were raised, and where their morals came from.
A few days later we found out where they were born and came from. We learned stories about each of them, and then two different states turned out to wave flags, salute, cry and remember those noble lives snuffed out way to soon. My community is more than 100 miles from Chattanooga, and didn't have a direct connection to those men. However, hundreds of community members jammed the overpasses with their flags and fire trucks, and cranes to honor those fallen men as they took their last ride to their place of internment.
You see that is America. That is the country we think about when we say the Pledge of Allegiance, or nod at a service member. That is the country that won two World Wars and the scourge of communism. That is the country that is under attack from within. The rot started in our collective hearts when we decided we knew more than God. Turning back to him is our only answer to correcting the sick, sad state of affairs of the United States of America. I'm not condoning bringing back segregation or the injustices of the 40's and 50's. No, I'm saying that we as a nation, pause, reflect, and utter that short, solemn prayer that we want God to touch our hearts and our minds and show us how great we can be. We are the greatest nation ever to be put on this globe, and we can be that nation again, one Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
Take a moment to pray tonight.