Thursday, November 3, 2016

Election 2016: We Don't Need "Nice" Now

Politics is a rough business.

It's an adjudication of power.

One side will win. The other side will lose.

We cannot afford for our families, for our friends to see this great country slip out of fingers and descend into amoral madness.

We do not have time to be nice anymore.

If neighbors, acquaintances, and business contacts insist on doing what is wrong, and if they insist on supporting people who are undermining our rights, they need to be confronted and held accoutable.

The regressive left and their anti-liberty, pro-tyranny agenda is hurting all of us. They are like spoiled children who have gotten away with torturing animals, destroying property, demonstrating neither respect nor civility to anyone else.

Spoiled children get away with everything in their homes. When they confront the real world, or rather the real world throws its arbitrary mandates at them, they usually shape up and act like mature adults.

What happens, though, when these spoiled children become entrenched adults who hold the levers of power?

We have to discipline them, hold them accountable like the parents who should have done their own job.

And yet  ... it's not happening!

For too long, good men have said and done nothing.

You know what? That makes good men "not good."

And evil men will not stop being evil.

Why is this?

It all goes back to human nature, and the fault lindes underneath which led a psychologist to write I Feel Guilty When I Say "No!"

Why is there this inner propensity to feel bad when we reject or prohibit someone's behavior?

At his core, man wants to be accepted.

He needs approval and affection, too, and no one wants to lose that.

Dr. Phil McGraw told parents that "For every 'bad girl!' ,you need to give your daughter 100 'Atta girl! statements."

Man's need for affirmation is near limitless.

So he needs a source of unlimited approval.

And yet ...

The thought of disapproval or shame is just too great for many people to risk.

It's time for us to realize that the greatest disapproval we could ever feel is giving up what others have fought for.

Better yet, instead of trying to get righteousness and approval from others, Christians need to see Jesus as their righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30), and recognize that He continually blesses and graces us with the gifts (plural!) of righteousness and grace!

Approval and Favor!

So that no matter what evil people may say--it just won't work!

"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD." (Isaiah 54:17)

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