I realize I have failed in my duties to upkeep my blog, and for that I apologize. I have a new job and a new life very far from home and it has taken some adjusting. However, I have far from forgotten my mission to seek and speak the truth, and to keep anyone who will read or listen fast on the path of hope; not the kind of hope that has been promised from our rulers, but the kind that lies within each and every one of us. The kind of hope that seems to be renewed with every Christmas season.
But contrary to what our mothers told us growing up whenever we struck out in little league, we are not unique snowflakes. Some people win and some people lose. Some bully and some get bullied. We are not equal. Not everyone was built to win. Not everyone was prepared to fail.
It’s my common view that in today’s America, everyone is born with an equal playing field. Yes, it is harder for some to succeed than others because of environments they’re born into, but the opportunities are there for every American who is willing to work for it. I’m in favor of equal opportunity for every American, but it seems the running theme among my participation-trophy generation is that people are somehow deserving of equal outcomes. But the American Dream is not about equal outcomes. The American Dream is about pursuing the happiness that is always within reach; the grasp of that happiness, however, is up to the individual. It is not deserved simply by citizenship.
Humans are inherently unequal. Some people pick garbage and some run businesses. Some sleep in parks and riot in shopping malls. Some obey laws and love thy neighbor. We don’t deserve to drive a car merely by living. We don’t deserve a job, heat, education or fulfillment merely by breathing. Contrary to what our Messiah-in-Chief will have you believe, we are not entitled to weekly pizza nights. These are things that are deserved by the people who work for them — by the people who contribute to society; by the people who strive to be the best; by the people who make decisions and sacrifices every day to better themselves and better their lives.
These are tough times for every American, but now is not the time to ask our country what it can do for us. Now is the time to turn to ourselves and our God. Now is the time to turn to each other and our churches and the charity of men. The government is not our savior, and the government cannot reciprocate love.
Something I’ve noticed over the years is that the godless continue to look to the government for comfort and guidance. This, patriots, is fatal. The government is not your white horse. Rather, a relationship with the government is that of an abusive lover: a codependency of toxic proportions. It forces your trust, then takes and breaks. You run back for more… wanting… waiting for its affection like that of an abandoned child. But the love will never come. And you’ll be sucked dry, only for your ‘savior’ to move on to the next, unfazed.
Striving not to be a doomsayer in this holiday season, I’m certain we can get through this tempest together. Keep your minds and your hearts with God, yourselves, and each other. Be steadfast in your faith, and the rulers and tyrants of this nation will perish in irrelevance.
Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless.