Dear Mr. President,
As you near the end of your first term, it must seem an eternity since you stood to take the oath of office. I wrote you on that auspicious occasion, just as I'm writing you now. If you recall, I promised I would.
America is my homeland, and my heart bleeds red, white & blue. Nothing would delight me more than to applaud your personal devotion to the founding father's intent, or to endorse your Administration as noble, and honorable. I cannot.
I realize your position is a tough one, Mr. President; much has transpired on your watch. For that reason I pray for you and all government leaders. Yours is a sacred trust and, presumably, from your lips comes the sentiment of all Americans - - whether you speak here on native soil, or in foreign lands.
So it is that I recognize the tremendous responsibility laid at your feet. You have been elected as our - my - standard bearer. I wish that was of comfort.
Today I feel it necessary, even my civic duty and right to ask you: Where are we going, Mr. President? I know that ought to be clear, but instead it's a murky morass of ever shifting sands. On the wind of your compelling promises comes what feels an awful lot like the ultimate bait and switch. Isn't that unethical, if not illegal?
It is tempting to site here a litany of grievances. I don't feel that would be useful, if even appreciated. Yet there are those that sound an alarm about your moving us systematically towards Socialism or, worse, Marxism. Whether those accusations are true or untrue I cannot say. I can only tell you that I am very, very concerned about the obvious liberal machine that's driving everything American.
I might take a less critical position were it not for the fact that my Christian worldview - the same worldview espoused by the majority of our founding fathers and woven into very nature of our Constitution - has become the singular focus of intolerance. Instead, a welcome mat is rolled out to all other worldviews, many of which actually run counter to any form of decency; some of which imperil our very freedoms. What's that all about? What standard is it that you bear, Mr. President?
In the worst way I long to esteem not only the office you hold, but your personal agenda as well. You have made that extremely difficult. So, too, your Administration. With the passing of weeks and the corresponding passages of legislature, it is beyond the pale to even consider what comes next.
Sacred trust is not mine to bestow or to vote upon. There is only one Source for it and, without that Source, nothing is sacred. Blessings do not flow from the body politic, nor does freedom. It's why we - myself and the vast majority of God-fearing Americans - weep when we sing: God bless America. What is He to bless if He is not sought? What is sacred when the liberal government not only seeks to silence a moral voice, but to mock adherents of God's word and the gospel? .
It cannot be emphasized too
clearly and too often that this nation
was founded, not by religionists, but
by Christians; not on religion,
but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In circumstances as dark as these,
it becomes us, as Men and Christians,
to reflect that whilst every
prudent measure should be taken
to ward off the impending judgments,
… at the same time all confidence
must be withheld from the means
we use; and reposed only on that
God rules in the armies of Heaven,
and without His whole blessing,
the best human counsels
are but foolishness …
Again I ask you, Mr. President: Where are we going?