There is a myriad of significant current events happening at such a rapid pace, and I am doing my best to process all of it. I am trying to find that balance of being aware of current national and international events while also staying focused on caring for the needs of my family. What burdens me most is the impact of the former on the latter. Sometimes this causes me to withdraw into my own thoughts as I weigh the gravity of our present times with the implications it will have on the future of my children. Such pondering can lead to much tossing and turning at night coupled with many a grieving prayer plea to the Almighty God.
With all of that said, I would like your input on some of the choices being made by the American people and the American government. Will you help me to understand how we:
-Recycle plastic and discard the remains of our unborn children.
-Have more scientific advancements than ever before and yet can’t prove that brainwaves, beating hearts, and responses to external stimuli are evidence of life.
-Exact fines on those who break a bald eagle’s egg or kill a green sea turtle, demonize those who experiment on animals in laboratories, but fund an organization that facilitates sex-trafficking, incest, pedophilia, and the sale of fetal body parts.
-View saving the planet as a moral duty but saving unborn babies or persecuted Christians as political anathema.
-Sue Christian bakers, florists, and photographers for standing by their convictions while demanding tolerance and acceptance for all beliefs.
-Applaud men for being women and berate a white woman for being black.
-Celebrate marriage equality while decrying polygamy, incest, and marriage to minors.
-Provide legal privileges to illegal immigrants and insurmountable red tape barricades to legal immigrants.
-Shake hands with our sworn enemies and betray our proven allies.
-Place international law over constitutional law, despite the fact that such an action is unconstitutional.
-Fly the flag at half-staff when a pop star dies or shine rainbow lights to celebrate a SCOTUS decision, yet only lower the flag for the victims of domestic terrorism after much public protest.
-Blur the distinction between good and evil, allow our freedoms to be freely taken from us, and forget that it was just a small band of determined citizens that started a great country.