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Roger Helle / Jan. 6, 2021

Where Are We Going?

I believe we are at the end of apathy and very close to dependency.

The results of two impactful decisions are coming in today. We know some Georgia runoff results — the radical “Reverend” Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, though the race between GOP incumbent David Perdue and Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff has not yet been called. (Ossoff leads and will likely win.) We do not yet know the result of the Electoral College vote later today. Both of these outcomes will have an impact on our nation, one way or the other.

I want to look beyond the elections and consider the State of the Union, if you will. There is more to be concerned about that is far more critical to the future of our country than the elections, and that’s the moral condition of our nation. If you’re a Patriot, you may already be aware of what I am going to share, but it needs repeating and remembering!

America, as founded, was a Republic form of government. Too many today freely use the term democracy. The problem with a democracy is that if you get a majority of people to agree with you, it can become mob rule. A quote frequently misattributed to Alexander Tyler, a professor of history at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, explained the fall of the Athenian Republic 2,000 years prior:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations progressed through the following sequence:

  1. From bondage to spiritual faith
  2. From spiritual faith to great courage
  3. From courage to liberty
  4. From liberty to abundance
  5. From abundance to complacency
  6. From complacency to apathy
  7. From apathy to dependence
  8. From dependency back into bondage

Where do you believe we stand right now in this cycle? I believe we are at the end of apathy and very close to dependency. Leftists keep encouraging people to depend on them. We’ll take care of you! Trust us!

The Left has succeeded in dividing us into “tribes,” pushing us into fights over issues that need to be discussed, but the Left NEVER solves problems; it only creates them. Then leftists tell you if you vote for them, they will fix the problems they created. How has that worked out for us, especially if you live in one of the leftist-run inner-city plantations where nothing ever changes, except for the body count of far too many young people?

You may not have liked Donald Trump’s personality, but you probably benefited from his policies. America has lasted longer than any other Republic because of our faith and trust in God. Faith is the glue that holds us together with a common cause and purpose.

Ever since 9/11, Christians around the nation have seen what our leaders either don’t see or are too cowardly to speak about. If America does not experience a spiritual revival, we too will become a statistic in the list of failed Republics!

Something to pray about?

Correction: This article has been edited to note that the Tyler quote is almost certainly apocryphal. Such things have a way of living forever on the Internet. Nevertheless, Mr. Helle’s point stands.

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