As President-elect Obama continues to name the men and women who will fill his administration, I searched in vain for a newly anointed appointee who supplies even a glimmer of hope that the nation's economic meltdown will be properly addressed.
Journalist Charlie Reese recently opined on the Salem-News.com that "545 human beings out of 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country." According to him, those responsible are our senators, congressmen, president, and Supreme Court justices. He goes on to say that since they are exercising the power of the federal government over us, "It must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red." He advocates making Congress accountable by voting all incumbents out of office in November.
Anyone concerned about the environment and seeking the best solutions for how to protect it will find The Really Inconvenient Truths, by Iain Murray, to be a valuable, fact-filled resource that is both informative and entertaining.
It has to be more than obvious to any casual observer that many marriages these days are in trouble. The high rates of separation and divorce lead one to conclude that many couples no longer respect and obey the enduring “until death do us part,” portion of their marriage vows, even though most contracted them in front of, and asked blessings from, God. It’s also glaringly obvious that some couples cannot distinguish between lust and love, entering into marriages that are doomed to failure when the lust runs out. And some are just plain in love with the idea of having a wedding, being caught up in the sights, sounds, trimmings, and festivities of the event, blind to the realities of the future: the duties, dignity, and sanctity of a life-long commitment ordained by God.
As our nation experiences an economic meltdown, those who brought it on are guaranteeing that it will get worse without massive government intervention. Yet they refuse to take the proper action that will solve the problem in the long run. Just the opposite, in fact.