Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dear Mr. President (2)

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Dear Mr. President,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?

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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
Patick Henry
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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 …
John Hancock
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Again I ask you, Mr. President: Where are we going?
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24 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Oh Kathleen!

You have been sitting in my Family Room having conversations haven't you? For you are speaking/writing my hearts thoughts. The words I share with those who are near to me who agree and even to those who question around me. Those who say I ought to feel a certain way because "a black man has made it to the white house".

I'm only interested in a Godly man making it to the white house. I'm only interested in our nation RETURNING to the Biblical principles that GOD created us on.

Sadly, we already know as evidenced in the BIBLE of what "times" we would see. I believe we are in them. Times when people would not want to listen to sound doctrine. Times when many would "turn away". Times of false prophets and false teachings.

I could sit on the phone and pray and talk with you for hours on the very words you expressed from your heart as I stand with them as not just the label of "Christian" but as a FOLLOWER of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Your words here just slapped down the nail on the head:

"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 the gospel?"

I continue to say that when the President, Governing officials and others stand at podiums and give speeches and at the end say, "God bless America" I wonder? What god are they referring to? The God whom they mock, ignore and ridicule? The God whom they decide where and when HIS principles will apply and to what circumstances? The God whose symbolism of crosses, ten commandments and nativity scenes are being removed all over the nation? The GOD who they don't want their children or faculty praying to in schools?

What God are they asking to bless America? Is America blessing GOD?

Oh Kathleen, let me close out because a book is being written in my comment but know that I KEEP PRAYING and keep sharing with anyone who will hear.

I've been called names, I've had people stop associating with me. I've had people cut me off their Email lists and no longer speak to me via phone because I did not support the election of the President. I've been told that "I've forgotten who I am". No I have not. I am a child of GOD, daughter of the King. I am a follower of Christ before I am anything else.

I step down, turn off the microphone and lay it down with tears pouring and now prayers on my lips with the hopes that my heart for the LORD and our desire to see America truly be the great that only comes through obedience to the LORD (as is yours Kathleen and so many others) will be heard.

I apologize for the long winded message. Thank you for your heart felt powerful message and for allowing me the opportunity to share my thoughts of agreement with you.

I love you.

Loren said...

Amen to both of you ladies..... such powerful thoughts, words. I couldn't agree with you any more!
I know the Word tells us it would be this way but it just breaks my heart to see people who are sooo blind!
To all that this man says, does, and to all he stands for.

Wake up America....

Beth E. said...

Kathleen,
This post is absolutely amazing. I read it, literally breathless by the time I finished it. It is spot on! You have so eloquently shared what's on my heart AND the hearts of so many others.

Lisa's comment is awesome, too. How blessed I am to know both of you as my precious sisters!

Thank you, sweet Sassy...

Love,
Beth

Sassy Granny ... said...

Lisa ... Yours is a perfect prologue or epilogue to my own thoughts. No apologies are necessary.

I'm honored - blessed - to be running this race alongside you!

Terri Tiffany said...

Awesome!! Wow! I hope you sent it! But I pray more that somehow he would read it and finally --Get it!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Let me also say how honored and blessed I am to run this race, the one of the upward call, with all of you.

RCUBEs said...

God inspired you with the right words Sassy! It's sad knowing that we don't really know where we are going? One thing is for sure, seems like a lot are turning away from the Lord. God help us! May God send a revival in all of our hearts. Blessings.

Hal said...

My Dear Kathleen,


I thank God for your dedication to Him and the gift of articulate expression given. I too hope The President will personally read it as I am in absolute agreement with you.

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing what I feel.

manthano said...

AMEN. I wish I could have said
it as well.

Thanks.

sonja said...

oh my.... or should I say AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!... it's on our hearts and it's in our prayers... so many of us, feeling the same way! Thank you for the words expressed and the heart felt reminder that we must continue to pray and to ask God for His intervention and direction in this land that we love.

Saleslady371 said...

You expressed what so many of us feel. I also write my congresswoman and senators asking them to protect our freedoms. Thank you for your bold stand.

Kay said...

Amen and amen, sister! You go, girl! A lot of us are standing right there with you in these words!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Wow... you and Lisa should take this thing on the road... all the way to Washington. Your words have certainly reached further... to the throne room of heaven. Now, to get Washington to hear the truth and receive it.

Keeping vigilance with you all...

peace~elaine

Andrea said...

Awesome! I agree with you 100% and applaud your words and the force behind them.

Thank you for loving the Lord and our country. So much is changing right before our eyes, and we must all do our part to stand up for the freedom our founding fathers believed in and so many have died for.

Great post!

Blessings, my friend,

Andrea

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thank you for this blog. I could not agree with you more but could have never expressed myself as well as you have.
Keep up the good work
Maggie

Rose said...

Kathleen,

It seems you have summed up my thoughts and fears about where this country is going much better than I could have.
Personally, I think you need to print this out and mail it to our president. Maybe he should hear from those who question what he is doing and I cannot imagine anyone stating it more eloquently than you have.
God bless you!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I agree 100%! Print it! Mail it! and we will all continue to pray for the office of the president! As difficult as that is I have faith that nothing is impossible for God!

As always you insightful and eloquent words never fail to inspire! You have the talent for writing down you thoughts so beautifully, we all wait eagerly to read what will come next!

Blessings
Robin

MOMSWEB said...

Wow! It's funny that my thoughts weren't on the President as I read this post, but the life I live and those that follow me and have expectations of me as the founder of an organization for mothers. Ouch! Sigh...thank God for his mercy!

I always tell my husband that I don't follow anyone except Jesus because man will always let you down as I'm sure I have over and over again.

You are truly gifted with words! Glad I dropped by.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Thanks for stopping by this morning. I am so thrilled that you did, and oh how you blessed me with this writing this morning.

I too have been wondering, Just where are WE going? I really don't think he knows.

I hope you mailed this special delivery. I am behind you all the way sweetie.

I have signed up to follow you. I can't wait to see what you write next. What a blessing you have been to my heart this morning.

Stop back by soon. We will be having another AZ blogger luncheon, after the first of the year. We had 18 at our last one this past month.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

christy rose said...

Kathleen,
I have an award for you! Please stop by and pick it up when you get a chance.
Christy

Jackie said...

Kathleen.....I'm trying to get caught up on my blog visiting this morning and I am without words (miracle) regarding your post!! You have spoken every word within my heart and mind regarding our precious nation!

Thank you so very much for your passion and tenacity and spot-on expression of the frustration and heart cry of so many of us!!

I'm with you dear sister!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Angie said...

Kathleen! This is so well written!

For all the times I have had so much frustration over what is taking place---you have placed it all into a godly---well spoken post.

Thank you for your timing, passion, and most of all the continued prayer along with all the other Christians, that continue to "wonder" and pray.

Where indeed.

Blessings on you friend!
Angie Knight

Shirley said...

Not only do you need to print this and mail it, we ALL need to be writing out own letters. Perhaps this time is OUR test...as to whether we will stand up for our Heavenly Father...or whether we will sit idly by simply shaking our head at the direction our nation is taking instead of actively standing in the gap! I stand convicted myself.