Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Day In America... Post-Inauguration Thoughts 1-21-2009

One thing is for sure. 2008 was the year journalistic integrity died. If anyone seriously thought we had an objective media before, the 2008 presidential campaign proved to us just how much of a left wing/liberal slant the media has. It got to the point where some of them didn’t even try to pretend to be fair and balanced.

John McCain? Nice guy I suppose, but 2008 probably just wasn’t going to be his year, media bias or not. Short of having Jesus Christ as his running mate, it just wasn’t going to happen for him. But he certainly carried himself with dignity, so I give him kudos for that (although I thought he should have spoken up more when some of the unnamed aides close to him were throwing Sarah Palin under the bus)

Frankly, it’ll be interesting to see how long he honeymoon lasts. The media likes to build people up and then turn on them like a pack of wolves when they smell blood. This same media that helped build up Barack Obama as the rising star during the early campaign was circling like a pack of hungry wolves when the Jeremiah Wright story looked like it might seriously damage or kill his campaign in early 2008.

Obama has expectations on him that are beyond anything we’ve ever seen for any incoming president – expectations that are, as a whole, simply unrealistic. The fact is, as president you can’t please everyone, and tough choices have to be made, so it’s guaranteed that many of his supporters are going to be disappointed (or upset) when he doesn’t do some things they want him to, or does some things they don’t want him to. I certainly want him to do well, but it’ll be interesting to see how the slanted media and the left wing political crowd handles it when he has his share of stumbles, as every president does.

As a conservative Christian, there’s a lot to be concerned about with an Obama presidency. His very liberal tendencies are something to keep an eye on as well as his Socialist ties from the past (although the media buried that story). But in the end, we’re stuck with Obama for the next 4 years at least. I wasn’t a fan, and still am not, but whether you wanted him as president or not, he is our leader now, and we should all wish him success. His success will be good for America. If he does badly, America will do badly.

It’s clear to me though, that no matter who is president, those who are pushing for a one world government will still have their way, regardless of what party is in power. Look for more of the same in terms of the North American Union, and the formation of regional political/economic blocs such as the African Union, Mercosur, etc. The march toward a New World Order will continue without missing a beat.

So having said all that, here we are, 1-21-09, the first full day of a new regime. I’m still getting used to the idea of saying President Obama, after saying President Bush for the past eight years. Like him or not, the fact is,we should all recognize that this is a big deal in terms of America’s racial healing, which is still an ongoing process. It was only a generation ago (1968) that Martin Luther King got assassinated for seeking racial equality in this country. In the 60’s blacks in some part of he country were still fighting for their voting rights, lynching in the South were still a risk for blacks and even those whites who marched side-by-side with them for equality. There are some still alive today who still carry in their bodies the scars of bite marks from police dogs, when all they were doing is protesting injustice. It must have been unthinkable to them at that time that a generation later some of those same people would live to see an African-American man sworn in as president. I’m not a fan of Obama’s politics, but I couldn’t help but smile when I saw him being sworn in. America has come a long way in a relatively short time. God bless America.

And Christians… lets not forget to pray for President, Barack Hussein Obama. It’s not just a suggestion -- it’s a biblical command:

1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

(1 Tim 2:1-3)

May God continue to bless America.


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