As a r
eminder, these are the first ten reasons we covered last week...
#1) THE BELIEF THAT WE ARE BEING LED ASTRAY.
#2) THE SENSE THAT WE ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY VULNERABLE TO DEADLY THREATS.
#3) THE FAILURE OF LEADERS TO RECOGNIZE THE ENEMIES SEEKING TO DESTROY US.
#4) ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE GIVEN MORE RIGHTS, ATTENTION, AND BENEFITS THAN CITIZENS.
#5) UNCONTROLLED IMMIGRATION IS MAKING EVERY AMERICAN INCREASINGLY VULNERABLE TO TERRORISM.
#6) ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE BEING GIVEN MORE ATTENTION AND RESOURCES THAN OUR VETERANS.
#7) THE SHAMEFUL DEMONIZING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
#8) GOVERNMENT LYING AND CORRUPTION.
#9) GOVERNMENT INCOMPETENCE.
#10) THE LIVES OF THE POLITICAL ELITES ARE BECOMING MORE LAVISH, WHILE THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE ARE GETTING WORSE.
Now for the next ten. (Like the first ten, these are not necessarily in the sequence of importance or the amount of rage they are creating.)
#11) THE ATTACKS ON THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS. Students are now free to openly curse God or their teachers, to use almost any vulgarity or perverse behavior, and not even be rebuked, but they get expelled for praying or using the name of Jesus unless as a curse. We have fallen to the lowest state of what the Bible warned would be a final depravity: “Calling good evil, and evil good; dishonoring the honorable and honoring the dishonorable” (see Isaiah 5:20).
#12) THE FAILED, INCOMPETENT, DISHONEST, DISHONORABLE, BIASED MEDIA (I'm being as nice as I can). Journalists are now the least trusted of all professionals, and they've earned it. They are now below lawyers, even less than Congress, with the U.S. media becoming a laughingstock around the world, and yet that they can still act as arrogantly as they do makes it even worse. The good thing is that it has driven the majority to alternative news sources, which are flourishing.
#13) THE GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY AND ARROGANCE THAT IT SHOULD MICROMANAGE OUR LIVES BECAUSE IT CAN MAKE BETTER DECISIONS THAN WE CAN ABOUT EVERYTHING, WHILE IT HAS BECOME THE WORST EXAMPLE OF HOW TO MANAGE ANYTHING.
#14) THE TYRANNY OF THE MINORITY. Like the transgender bathroom issue, the rights of the 99% to privacy and to feel secure are disregarded so that a fraction of a percent of the people will not be made to feel uncomfortable. It is time to get offended at those who are using their claims of being offended to take our rights.
#15) CHURCH LEADERS WHO DO NOT HAVE THE COURAGE TO STAND FOR TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE, OR THE WORD OF GOD. As one congressman told me, we would see more courage in Washington if Washington saw any in the church.
#16) OBAMACARE. Everything we were promised about this turned out to be a lie, and a big one. Our healthcare keeps getting worse while much more expensive. More people have probably already died because of this madness than anyone has been willing to count.
#17) THE WEAKENING OF OUR DEFENSE WHILE THE WORLD GETS MUCH MORE DANGEROUS. This is much more than just cutting the forces. Even worse has been by politicizing of the leadership; removing the competent officers and promoting the politically compliant, while implementing programs and policies that have made the best forego the military as a career.
#18) THE NATIONAL DEBT. Too much to talk about here.
#19) THE COLLAPSE OF QUALITY EDUCATION DUE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH CRAZY PROGRAMS AS COMMON CORE. Ditto.
#20) THE DESTRUCTION OF THE JOB CREATING BASE IN AMERICA by policies, regulations, and taxes that have made some of the best companies in the world leave America because it is now such an unfriendly place for business. These have been especially devastating to small businesses that create about 85% of all new jobs (just about all big businesses in America started out as a small business).
Are we going to do anything about the terrible way that we have been led? They work for us
, you know.
(This article was originally posted on www.TheOakInitiative.org.)