Friday, September 7, 2012

Date night, 2016, and off to the mattresses

Last night, a much anticipated event took place. Date night, sans Hattie. It's taken us 16 months to get to this place (and this is only the second time we've left her, ever.). And it was great. Some good friends of ours from church offered to keep her, and she had so much fun that she didn't even need to shed one tear during the four and a half hours we were gone. I wasn't worried about her the whole time, and evidently she wasn't worried about us.....and if we have to wait 16 months after the next baby before we leave him/her with friends, then I'm willing to wait and have few less traumatic experiences in our lives.
Emery and I had a lot we were trying to accomplish in those few hours. Besides spending time with each other, we managed to have dinner and ice cream, see the movie "2016", and buy mattresses and get them installed at home before picking Hattie up. I really enjoyed our evening. Just being together and working together is always fun. It wasn't particularly romantic, but I don't think we've sat through a whole movie without having to pause it at least once (or 15 times) in ages. :)
Now, 2016 was fascinating. I feel like Dinesh D'souza really got at the root of what is driving Obama and is explains so much of the seemingly crazy things he's doing in office. Anti-colonialism. Admittedly, I didn't really understand the implications of anti-colonialism before I saw the movie, and really, it kind of seems like a moot point to me even now because no one is actively colonizing anyone else around the world (that I know of). It seems like an issue from a by-gone era --his father's era actually, who's ideologies Obama clings to even though they've been tested around the world and proved to fail --  nevertheless, Mr. Obama sides with those 'underdogs' who have been previously colonized and who are rising up against the powers above them. Which is why he's pro-Palestine, and anti-Israel, regardless of past alliances.  What's more, he desires to level the playing field between nations both economically and concerning defense. He's lowering our nuclear defense capabilities with the intention of getting the number down to zero......but none of the other nations with nuclear warheads are lowering their number of missiles. And economically, what may be the fastest way to cripple the nation is to continue to drive up the debt to astronomical levels and essentially cause the break-down of life as we know it. It just can't go on this way. Mr Obama seems to desire the United States to be driven to the poverty and chaos, to remove any notion of being a super-power, to make the people more dependent of government hand-outs, to break down the American system we were founded upon.
And if Obama is re-elected, he'll pull out all the stops to achieve such ends. We deserve it. That's the sad truth. We've turned away from serving the true and living God, and how could we expect anything other than judgment?
 Let's be VERY prayerful that God will continue to preserve our nation for the 10 or 100 righteous' sake.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."            2 Chronicles 7:14

1 comment:

  1. Well said, Elizabeth! Maybe I'll get to go see that movie...eventually. I'm glad y'all enjoyed your date night, and Hattie enjoyed her night as well. Blessings!