Wednesday, November 05, 2008

President Obama

Well the results are in, and as the world knows America has elected Barrak Hussein Obama as the 44th President.

As the reality sets in, my mind wonders "What will the next four years be like?" I do not think they will be like the past eight years, even the past 16 years. Eight years of Clinton, eight years of Bush will be markedly different than four years of an Obama administration. For many people this is a good thing. Afterall, that was Obama's mantra -- "CHANGE." This is what defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries and it defeated McCain in the general election. Obviously, many Americans say they desire change.

The status quo in government has been rocked. Clinton & Bush were for the most part centrists. They liked keeping the status quo, this is how they governed. The left pushed hard on Clinton, the right pushed hard on Bush but the result was pretty balanced. Stable. Sometimes clear divisions in Washington are not all bad -- not every side gets what they want.

Today it is different. Obama, though he campaigned as a centrist, has a record of being quite leftist. The Speaker of the House is a leftist. America, I believe will not be governed from the center, but from the left.
This will show up in a myriad of ways. In economic ("spread the wealth around" aka socialism), taxation, spending, entitlement, budget policies. It will show up in social policies - judges who legislate from the bench, Supreme Court justices that uphold abortion, increased legislative approval of a the homosexual agenda. It will show up in foreign policy - defense spending slashed to pay for domestic policies, tests by states and terrorists that hate us (Biden himself predicts this). And of course the left-leaning will show itself in domestic areas -- government-run health care amongst a whole host of other inititatives.

America went to the polls and voted for "change." What concerns me is the "change" we might indeed see and where it will take us.

May we all pray (as we are commanded in Scripture) for all of our elected officials. We as a nation and they as policymakers need, desperately, God's wisdom.


At 8:20 AM , Blogger Robyn said...

Thank you for this post. I have felt the same way - change for change sake is not always positive. The direction of the change is most important. I will be praying for our new president and all of our elected officials as well.

I also wanted to mention - while I can disagree with the man's politics and be grief stricken that so many people agree with his outlook on unborn life, etc. I am encouraged that now children can honestly look at Obama and say with true hope "I really can be anything I want to be when I grow up!" It is a real object lesson for many who have never honestly had that hope before now.

Have a great day :)


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