Of course they care, but this election will be about something far more volatile than their concern for Social Security or Obamacare. For most Christians, who have long been afraid of what is happening in the country, it is not about economic issues so much as their non-acceptance of the moral issues of the Democratic Party.
Never in the history of the nation has it been so divided, and clearly one party is the extreme opposite of the other. There is no such thing any more as a “conservative Democrat” or a “liberal Republican.” The solid Democratic South broke up after Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program because they blamed the Democrats for all the entitlements that were the root cause of this country’s economic problems, and that whole other country down there in the South has been solidly conservative Republican since 1968.
In 1995, I wrote a bestseller based upon the Christian philosophy of economics in this country. Although a Christian book, its sales jumped the Christian market and 75 percent of it volumes sold were in secular bookstores. The matter landed me on over 500 radio and TV talk shows including some of the biggest.
I declared the Social Security System would not go broke even though Harry Figgie, Ravi Batra, and other economists who wrote doomsayer books were making millions with the philosophy. Their predictions of the demise of Social Security in mid-1990s were wrong, and I am still right. The Baby Boomer generation coming to the peak of their purchasing and spending power will control elections, countering fear-mongering and messing with their retirement for the next 24 years and longer. To think otherwise is mere conjecture and fear-mongering.
The facts are that every seven to ten years since 1910, we have an economic downturn. Three or four have been very bad, and we are in one of them now. These situations are created by the bad decisions of policy makers. Political changes alter the landscape as policy makers enact corrective measures to keep the economy sound. Don’t talk to me about how if they keep doing this and that we’re all going down the tubes. The only way that is going to happen is a catastrophic event that can’t be corrected, and we’re not even close.
Christians blame the Democrats for the decay in moral issues such as abortion, gay rights, same-sex marriages, and a host of other anti-biblical issues that have caused God to be legislated out of the political and education systems in our nation and was never the intention of the founding forefathers.
That’s the way they see it. If not, why are there so many thousands of Christian schools that still say the Pledge, display the Ten Commandments, and start the day with the Lord’s Prayer?
I have heard every debate there is so need to respond to this and try to argue because Democrats are clearly on the other side of these issues, and nothing I can say can change that, or nothing they can say can change this side.
Hopefully, there are more of us than them, so this election win, lose, or draw will not be predicated on jobs or anything else tied to the economy alone. It will be a combination of bad conditions and moral issues. You can’t get elected when the Catholics and the Southern Baptists vote on the same side, but this time they will—unless I am really out to lunch. I may be, but it won’t change the dynamics of this situation.
I released Life Under Pressure, Moving Beyond Financial Meltdown, which will go into syndicated distribution in a few weeks. That book talks about current economic conditions with practical advice for those suffering through this recession. I don’t always write about political stuff—there are plenty of blogs on those matters—but I do deal with the moral issues related to economics, and not many are doing that.
Anyway, I am not worried about Social Security, Medicare, or any of that stuff. It will all take care of itself just like it always has. Obamacare will get repealed, or at least become a pittance of what it is now because social economics burdened to the taxpayers won’t work in a capitalistic society.
I fear the Government and the power Government has over the people, and the ignorance of people who have lost their freedoms and don’t know the difference. Like Chaucer said, “Children lost in a haunted wood; never been happy, never been good.”
That is what will destroy this nation.