Ohio Roundtable: The Public Square - Election 2000 - What we've learned
Election 2000 - What have we learned?
The election 2000 have we learned anything? I
cant say this with certainty Im claiming no prophetic insight here
but I cant help wondering if the last election was in fact an answer to
prayer. I wonder if all the division, all the chaos, all the distress doesnt in fact
provide an honest, accurate picture of what is really wrong in our country.
First of all half of us just dont care enough
to vote. If just a few thousand more Americans cared enough to bother the whole election
would have been over on November 7th.
Secondly, the closeness of this election shows just how
deeply divided we truly are.
And finally, the chaos in Florida reveals perhaps our
deepest flaws. When the Founders build America they understood that civil government is a
direct reflection of self-government. If we cannot first govern ourselves then we surely
cannot unite to fairly govern others.
Self-government requires sacrifice it means
doing what is right even when no one else is looking. Only when we govern ourselves
according to Gods laws can we begin to govern each other fairly. But when all that
matters is winning and controlling power then right and wrong go out the window.
All that matters is who has the better lawyers, or more judges on their side. Without a
higher law, a transcendent ethic, a moral compass, American politics deteriorate to the
ancient creed of Might makes right.
Isnt America supposed to be about more than my side
winning? Isnt there more to the vision of Liberty?
Wed love to learn what you think.