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America Is ready…But Are We, Really?

I have been working pretty energetically on the Herman Cain online campaign.  At this point the main focus is getting people acquainted with Herman Cain and sparking interest in him so that they will want to learn more about him.

One of our slogans is, “America is ready for a real leader!” But sometimes I wonder, are we really ready?

“God who gave us life, gave us liberty.  Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?”

Thomas Jefferson

Can we any longer be a nation of liberty?  I look at our country today and see a nation that, on the whole, cares little for God and seldom, if ever, gives Him even a passing thought.  I’d be surprised if 50% of Americans could even quote the part of our Declaration of Independence which says:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

And many, if it were quoted to them, could not even identify the Declaration as the document it came from.

The fact is, for the past 60 years or so, God has been systematically removed from America’s consciousness.  It started with the school prayer ban, and continues today.  Only now we are contemplating the removal of “In God We Trust” from our currency.

Sometimes I wonder, is God withholding His blessing from America because we have turned so far away from Him?  When I think about the Obama administration and the direction our country is headed, it’s not so hard to believe, is it?  And I wonder, can God bless a nation that murders over a million of its unborn babies every year for parental convenience?  But I realize that these are questions that only God can answer, and He will, in His own time.

But there is a question that we can answer as individuals, and one that I ask myself constantly:  Am I ready for God’s blessing?  Is my heart open to the workings of God?  Or is it hardened against Him?

Perhaps, if enough of us are ready for God to work in America, we will witness the truth of this biblical passage:

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 Chr. 7:14, KJV

At least, I hope so, and pray that America is ready for a real leader.


July 10, 2011 - Posted by | Spiritual Commentary | , , , ,


  1. Sounds like you guys are ready to vote in another fascist…..

    Comment by stephen spackman (@spackmanstephen) | October 24, 2011 | Reply

    • Not at all Stephan, I think you may have missed the point of this post.

      I am not saying anything in this post about the kind of person that should be in the White House or in any other political office.

      Rather, I am pointing out that we Americans have drifted far astray of our spiritual roots and that we may not be able to elect a real leader until we return.

      In other words, I seek spiritual reform, or revival, is you will. on a national level.

      Comment by johnconstitution | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  2. So true, so pertinent.


    Comment by ramjet | October 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you very much for the link! Even more, thank you for your support of Herman Cain! The story of your experience as a Florida straw poll participant was really interesting for one unacquainted with the political process. Thanks for sharing it!

      I can also appreciate your last remarks, as I agree with them wholeheartedly:

      “People know deep inside what is important to them; what is essential for the country; what will put America’s future on the right track. The Cain Train has all that, and more. So why not hop on board. If you don’t like the ride or where it’s headed, you can always get off.”

      Comment by johnconstitution | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. What did you think of last night’s debate?
    Here’s what I thought: http://www.teenpolitics.edublogs.org

    Comment by Beth | August 12, 2011 | Reply

    • I’m sorry Beth, but I’ve been working long hours of late and did not see the debate. I wish I had!

      Comment by johnconstitution | August 18, 2011 | Reply

  4. You’re so right! So many peoples’ hearts are so hardened against God that they don’t even realize that they are missing so many blessings. And until they do, this country isn’t going to turn around anytime soon.

    Comment by Beth | July 20, 2011 | Reply

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