The New American Conscience?

Is it true?  Has the hot iron of political  expediency seared the American conscience this deeply?  Conservative America has nominated a buffoon as candidate for the highest office in the land and liberal America has nominated a pathological liar.  William Safire, in a New York Times Op-Ed column describes Hillary Clinton’s aversion to the truth:

“Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady…is a congenital liar.”  “Drip by drip…the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.

“She is in the longtime habit of lying: and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends.”

One can only conclude that Hillary’s condition bears out the realization that she has no CONSCIENCE…that still small voice that lets us know the difference between right and wrong, “the inner sense of what is right or wrong.”

EB White, in the classic story Charlotte’s Web, elicits the term conscience in his description of one of the most vile creatures in his story when he says:  “The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency…” and without a conscience Hillary is now, in my opinion, same as the rat.

The sad commentary then, is not so much that here is one more politician without a conscience, but that so many of the American electorate endorse her.  Where is America’s conscience?

Al Gore said of politicians:  “It is a politician’s natural instinct to avoid taking any stand that seems controversial unless and until the voters demand it or conscience absolutely requires it.”  (An Inconvenient Truth)

True words, even if coming from the man who hypocritically decried opposers to the global warming hysteria when he, himself lives and travels around the world leaving a carbon footprint bigger than his own ego.

Agreeing with Mr. Gore’s salient point regarding conscience, it then becomes clear, since Hillary Clinton is void of the same, her stand  on any issue is solely a function of how many votes her position on any issue will bring.

EB White, had he known Hillary Clinton, would have had to look no further to find the perfect model for his rat.

America…where is your conscience?

 

 

We Can Save America – The Power of Prayer

I know not by what methods rare                                                                                         But this I know God answers prayer.                                                                                    I know that he has given his word.                                                                                    That says that prayer is always heard                                                                              And will be answered soon or late.                                                                                    And so I’ll pray and calmly wait.                                                                                            I know not if the thing I sought.                                                                                           Will come in quite the way I thought.                                                                                   But give my prayers to him alone.                                                                                   Whose will is wiser than my own.                                                                                Assured that he will grant my quest.                                                                                 Or send some answer far more blessed.

This nation needs our prayers.  We have a political crisis unlike any this country has faced in its 240 years of existence.  The Republican party has nominated a childish buffoon as its presidential candidate.  The Democrats have nominated an amoral, pathological liar as its presidential candidate.  Only God can help us.  Each night when my wife and I kneel in prayer, in addition to praying for our children and others, as well as the poor and the needy our prayer goes something like this:  “and please bless this great country.  Wilt thou please intervene in our political system and rise up an honest leader who understands the role of government to preserve the freedoms we hold so dear; one who will protect and defend the constitution.  And Heavenly Father please touch the hearts of the voters throughout the land.  Bless them to choose wisely when voting.”

It was through prayer that Columbus was guided to America.  It was through prayer that miracles guided George Washington to victory in the American Revolution.  It will be through prayer that leaders will be chosen who will preserve our freedoms and protect us from the pernicious intrusion of government into our personal lives.

If we, the voters of this nation, will remember Him who has all power to guide and bless the lives of all mankind, will turn to him in humility and plead for his blessings on this great land, we can make a difference.