By no means would I pretend to tell you how to vote in any election. In fact, I generally discourage folks from voting. God controls the outcome, and nothing any human does will change His plans. But feel free to vote as you wish. Vote your convictions regardless of the outcomes. Should the Lord reveal to me who/what is going to win in any election, I’ll be glad to pass that on. It doesn’t happen very often.
In fact, not much of any human political activity matters that much from our position in following Christ. I invested some effort in talking about Trump because he had a specific mission, but he has failed and made himself irrelevant. So I reiterate what I said before: Keep your eyes on the economics and on what the Zionists are doing (not what they say). They are now the effective ruling party of the US.
Having said that, we are still in a position to watch what is happening and understand the how and why of things. It won’t matter if Trump has a second term as president, but if he doesn’t work on that border wall, his voter base will collapse. If he does build the wall, it won’t make any difference in the problem of excessive immigration, but it will change the tactics. There are an awful lot of things public figures can do to keep the popular favor that make no real difference. In that sense, it’s wise for them to try doing things that aren’t going to work, if their position depends on public favor.
That doesn’t mean excessive immigration isn’t a problem, but the real solution is to severely punish anyone who helps illegal immigrants, and to violently defend the border from invasion, whether the invaders are armed or not. That’s just a matter of human nature; you can’t create policies based on principles that ignore reality and expect them to work. My point is that this is a part of why our economy is collapsing. The bottom line is that economics depends on non-economic factors. Population growth is good, but too many folks coming in who refuse to assimilate drains the economy. The US economy rests on cultural homogeneity, never mind what your racial/ethnic background may be.
So with the fading of that longstanding cultural unity that made the US so powerful, the empire can not but collapse. This country will split along cultural lines, never mind what else may appear to be the cause of friction. Yes, feminism destroys the economy, but so do a lot of other “isms.” Each is a departure from the foundation of how we got to the top of the dog-pile and became an imperial hegemon. The motivating force that made the US powerful is mostly gone, never mind whether you think that motivating force was good or bad.
Morally, what this country needs is breaking up and becoming a lot less rowdy. But if you understand that, you must also understand it means whatever “American greatness” is/was, it has to go. It means some other countries in this world will rise to displace the US and will dominate some of the conditions of our lives. Get used to it; learn Russian and/or Chinese. Good or bad, those two giants are doing what works to make them powerful. However, I’ll tell you that the Chinese are on the knife edge of their own economic collapse, so don’t invest too much in their continued rise. They have a hard lesson to learn first.
I realize how hard it is to let go of the idolatry of the American identity. This is one of the implications of my rant a few days ago (Leave It Behind) about the phony division between sacred and secular. For those of us who embrace the Radix Fidem covenant, sacredness is a matter of context and focus, not compartmentalization. Anything God calls you to do is an act of worship. And for sure, any attempt to separate something physical for dedication to divine purpose is purely symbolic. There is no way I can write down a set of rules and distinctions about what fulfills or what violates that supposed purpose. Any use that obeys your divine calling is glorious.
Instead of designating all the other stuff for mundane or secular purpose, how about dedicating your whole being to holiness 24/7? That way, everything you touch takes on a divine purpose for as long as you exercise dominion. Your devotion to His glory sanctifies everything within the range of your heart’s sensory reach. It’s not confined to 10-15 feet (3-4.5m). That’s just what scientists can measure; in practice it goes out to infinity, depending on your sensory reception. In other words, it depends on what God wants you to receive — and assert in His name — regardless of the physical distance.
Let your sense of diving calling rule your existence. It’s one thing to know that the world is going to hell, and to understand the particulars of that. But it’s a holy calling to see with moral eyes what God intended for us in His revelation. Our mission is to participate in that revelation by living it. At some point, that mission is done and we should be so thrilled that this life is over for us.