Saturday, April 18, 2009

Change in Washington DC? Only One Way to Do It!

Barack Obama made “change” the theme of his campaign for the presidency of the United States. Already into the beginning weeks of the new administration we are witnessing great change, but many are not persuaded that it has been for the better!

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. --- Psalm 12:1, 2

Tea parties have been prominent in a lot of news reports immediately prior to and then following the most notorious date on our calendars – April 15! These also sparked debate and among what has been known as the “mainstream media” have come very negative comments by way of response.

Queen Nancy Pelosi also had some well chosen statements to make as she attempted to downplay the gatherings which took place all over the country and the protests against excessive taxes and government spending which is clearly out of control. The “Queen” has made her own significant contribution to the financial chaos which presently exists.

At the heart of the protests is the demand for change, particularly as it has to do with taxation policies and how money is to be spent. Appeals have been made and continue to be made that citizens need to personally contact their representatives in Congress. This means contacting two senators and one member of the House of Representatives. There are those who believe it can be done. Will it?

Here’s a better way to do it – that is, if you want real change unlike anything this country has ever witnessed before. Begin making it a practice to always vote anti-incumbent at the state and federal levels in every election – no exceptions! I have been doing this for some time. There comes a deep sense of satisfaction in voting this way.

Of course, there will be objections with some saying, “But there are some good politicians doing a good job, etc.” That may be so, but in order to make the message clear, do a complete housecleaning with no exceptions!

Will it work? It would if everyone voted anti-incumbent with consistency. It’s possible, if it happened, that the new bunch elected might just reason this way – “I managed to get elected – I’ve never had this office before – if I don’t do a good job in faithfully representing the people then I’m out the door the next time around!”

Think how interesting this situation would be – think of the scrambling that would go on in state capitols and in Washington DC – think of real changes for the better which just might come about!

OK, I know I’m just dreaming – but this non-affiliated registered voter will continue to always vote anti-incumbent as long as he is able to enter the voting both. And in his mind will be an uplifting thought – the day will come when I no longer will cast a ballot and all politicians will be removed from office, because Jesus Christ will have returned to earth and has taken full control of all governments!

Ponder this one for a while – “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’" --- Revelation 11:15

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? The LORD is in His holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals, fire and brimstone and a burning wind; this shall be the portion of their cup. For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright. --- Psalm 11:3-7

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