Monday, February 20, 2012

One We Can Count On

I am getting increasingly frustrated with the campaign for President.  I see the candidates making promises that they must know can never be kept.  The Democrats blame the Republicans for lack of cooperation in solving the nation's economic problems while the Republicans are against anything the President is for.  Both sides are so beholding to special interest groups that they cannot do what is right and obvious.   Neither side seems willing to do what seems is the best thing to do.  To me some things are no brainers:  The Canadian oil pipeline; a union-free Boeing plant in South Carolina; outlawing abortion; raising taxes on the rich; cutting spending; amnesty for second generation illegal aliens; doing away with the income tax and replacing it with a national sales tax; reforming Social Security and Medicare; gun control on non-recreational weapons; Universal health care.  Some of the above are on the conservative side and some on the liberal side.  So what!  Lets just do the right thing!  But we won't see it.  All we will hear is empty slogans, unkeepable promises and pandering to party bases on the right and the left.

The bottom line is that we can't count on humans to be our saviors.  That position is already taken.  I will vote for someone, as I hope you will also.  But my faith is in the Creator of the universe who loves us and sent His Son to die for us.  I trust the One who knows what is best for me and actually has the power to make it happen.  Politicians, like preachers, will let us down from time to time, but Jesus never will.  We can count on Him!

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