“Be not overcome of evil, rather overcome evil with good.”
When you become a “senior” the state of the world as you know it might become a problem. In my case, I am concerned about the state of the world. The world contains evil. Of course, there is good. But I am very concerned about evil. The evils that I see are these:
- Our veterans are mistreated by our government. We should honor them by supporting and healing them. We should honor them by creating no more veterans. Since 2003, over one million people have been killed in undeclared , do you hear me, undeclared wars sponsored or lead by the United States. Killing is evil. Nobody hates us but for the fact that we drop bombs on them! Here is the good.
- Since 2003, our personal freedoms have been grotesquely compromised. The National Security Agency is tracking our every move, including, allegedly, listening to our telephone calls. Hideous videos of invasive searches of children at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints haunt the Internet. Here is the good.
- Our private property is totally compromised by a profligate Congress. Our national debt is over 20 trillion dollars and can never be repaid. In 2002, that debt was a “mere” six trillion dollars, an over three fold increase. Totally excluded from that debt number is unfunded liabilities which exceed 100 trillion dollars. And what do we have to show for that debt? Since 2003, the number of people on food stamps increased from 19 million people to 43 million people. Here is the good.
- Our existing-in-our-dreams-only free market is encumbered by 170,000 pages of Federal regulations up from 140,000 pages in 2003. Our healthcare / health insurance system is a complete, and failing, government monopoly. Here is the good.
On the whole and for the most part we do not hear one word of protest about these issues from our current government officials.
“Be not overcome of evil, rather overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21