"I walk through this sinful world as a
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
I love this country, I volunteered to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I gave 20 years of my life, I parted ways with my youth, my health, my family, my home (numerous times) and now as I find out my spine, and I don't regret one moment. In return all I ask is what was promised to me in the contract I signed.
An impassioned sermon by Pastor Paratus on the idols we build in our every day life, I looked at my patriotism and realized that my love of country was infringing on my love of God. My prayer life was suffering due to my political life. Giving up this idol was both very difficult because my love is deep and passionate, and very easy because let's face it, we haven't had true leadership in Washington since the 80's and this election cycle promises to to be even worse regardless of who wins, the biggest losers will be us. Yes these following couple of links are political in tone, but they're harbingers of what is to come
History Lessos: Those stories the hyperventilating lap dog press corps breathlessly gasp about Hillary Milhouse Clinton being the first female candidate for president - they're just blather. The first woman to be nominated by a major party was Victoria Woodhull (and don't be fooled, her party was gaining a lot of steam in 1872). A personal hero of mine, Fredrick Douglass, was nominated to be her vice president. He didn't even acknowledge the nomination for one very good reason (guess who else was a Republican - and don't believe for a second the left wing shrieks of denial)
Hillary Milhouse Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine claims to have been a Missionary, but when it comes to political graft he is just as sticky fingered as his running mate. (I don't believe I was able to write a sentence with the words 'Hillary' and 'mate' without gagging) That whole "Ethical" vs "Legal" thing must have escaped him. Oh wait, he was a Roman Catholic missionary.
Democrats hate God and his elect so much they protested against chicken sandwiches (you can't make this stuff up)