Nov 19, 2008

When The Fallen State Of Society Collides With The Ballot Box

By Bill Wilson

In analyzing who voted for who in the 2008 Presidential election, alarming trends in American culture are confirmed. A recent article by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly illustrates that Americans have lost their moral compass as indicated by the way they voted. Schlafly's analysis points to this current generation of eligible voters, who voted 2-1 in favor of Barrack Hussein Obama, as products of the ever leftist leaning public school system. She says, "They are the generation that has come out of the public schools since they have been teaching political correctness, multiculturalism, diversity, William Ayers-style "social- justice," self-esteem and other nonsense instead of reading, math and American history."

Some 70 percent of unmarried women voted for Obama. Schlafly's take on this is that "The women who cast off husbands look to Big Brother Government to support them. They vote for the party that promises more benefits from the Welfare State. The other explanation is social: The feminists have carried on a 40- year campaign to destroy marriage and what they deride as the patriarchy. They want to replace it with a matriarchy." She says, "The United States today has 24 million children growing up in households without their own father, and 17 million of those are in mother-headed households." This is a far cry from the households of the 1950's and '60's where the father was the main breadwinner of the nuclear family.

This is not the America of our Founding Fathers where marriage was honored, children were valued and men and women made sacrifices to raise their children in a culture that depended upon a strong relationship with God, rugged individualism, church going and patriotism. America now appears to be a nation of those who could care less about marriage, where abortion and homosexuality are eating away at society, where individualism is replaced with dependency and where the church is a social club and God is a watered down concept that exudes love alone with sin and depravity forgiven without consequence.

Remember that the early settlers of what was to become America dedicated the new land in covenant with God, similar to the covenant between the Israelites and God. There is no reason to believe that the same judgments would not come upon America as did the Israelites when they turned their back on God. And over the generations, Israel was scattered to the world. Deuteronomy 28 details the curses upon the nation and its people for not keeping God's commandments. One of them is found in verse 62, "And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you would not obey the voice of the Lord thy God." The remnant will survive, but its responsibility will be to turn the people's hearts back to God. May we do our best to ward off the promised affliction.