If you ever needed proof that we are indeed living in an upside down world, look no further than Elena Kagan. This is a woman has NEVER sat on the bench as a judge at ANY level. Yet Mr. Obama (once again I can not call him President, since he has not satisfied Article II of the Constitution yet – after nearly two years in office by the way) has nominated one of the most inept, unqualified attorney that has ever passed the bar to sit on the United States Supreme Court as a Justice. This will be a person come the first Monday in October, that will write opinions that will decide the amount of liberty you and I will have.
This is the same person who represented the United States Government as Solicitor General in nine cases that questioned the eligibility of Barack Obama standing in the office of President – and all of those cases were dismissed (see http://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?Search=Obama++Kagan&type=Supreme-Court%3DDockets).
In all of my days on the Earth, I have never seen this type of blatant, open, corruption in the highest offices of our government. This act makes what Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton did in their administrations, look like Dorothy form the Wizard of Oz. True, the Beltway has never been “Kansas” but I didn’t think I would describe it as “Hell on Earth” either – until now.
Once again, my question is, “Where is the Church”? Where are the Pastors preaching conviction the we as the Church in America need to steward our rights and freedoms that God has given us to stand up and communicate to our Senators that Elena Kagan is not the person we need on the Bench. The Senate represents YOU. You represent GOD. By their overwhelming silence (which constitutes agreement, by the way), they have done the Church in America a great disservice by not addressing this issue from the pulpit. By their very act of not speaking out on this, they have said to the government, “We don’t mind living under tyranny, we have “Jesus” and He is enough”.
While it is true the Church has Jesus, He said in Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon”. Yes the context was talking about the concerns for the necessities of life, but please remember, He said that under a tyrannical government. A government where people like you and me have no say in how the government was run. A government where if you had grievances and you brought them forth without being summoned, summary execution would happen on the spot. That being said, how do reconcile your “theology” when the Founders of our country recognize that our rights and freedoms come from God?
Benjamin Franklin, a man that most liberal scholars considered one of the “least religious” said “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”. This is the same man who at the Constitutional Convention opened it up with this prayer, “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain” (see Psalms 127:1).
As I stated before, we the Church in America represent God. That being said, will the Lord finds us warning our countrymen of the impending danger and to show them through Scripture how to avoid it, or will He find us like the quintessential Norman Rockwell old night watchman, “asleep at the switch”?
It is time for the Church in America to make a choice and a stand. Which do you prefer – No-Doze or to be bulldozed?