Saturday, January 17, 2009


Maybe I’m still sore over the election results, but I’m fed up with politics. Ever since November 4th, the media has spent just as much energy—if not more—fawning over Obama as it’s spent vilifying Bush.
It reminds of two short jokes I’ve heard:
Poly-tics=many bloodsuckers
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

Sometimes I think a republic is little better than anarchy. All this mudslinging and name-calling. A local state representative has been convicted of drunk driving, and down in Illinois the governor tried to sell a Senate seat.
John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." In light of the moral decay of our nation, I doubt that the Constitution will endure much longer.
I don’t completely discredit our system of government. Those who are eligible should vote. And if someone feels that God wants him or her in politics, that’s fine; God uses people in every field.
But I think Christians can become overzealous about politics. God changes individual hearts, not institutions. We should spend more time and energy on people, not politics. God’s kingdom is not of this earth. So why should we try to bring it about by the methods of this world? God’s kingdom doesn’t spread by the sword or the ballet box. It comes through hearts that our changes.
I, personally, do not agree with Obama on several issues. But God is still in control, no matter who is ruling. And Obama isn’t the worst leader Christians have had to endure. If Christians could worship God with Nero in control, that makes Obama look easy.