On a recent trip to the library, the girls found Dr. Seuss’s Yertle the Turtle story collection. Reading the book to them the other morning, I realized Theodore Geisel had crafted a clever description of power and politics in the guise of a group of reptiles. It’s a great story of justice and voice – my six-year-old could recognize the themes.
Since I’ve mentioned politics, a territory where I rarely venture in such an explicit fashion on this blog, I will add a few links…
Gary North shows that the Constitutional Convention in 1787 was exactly this: the attempt by man to get rid of God and to perfect humanity through enlightened rationalism and social evolution. The ratifiers at the state conventions did not realize it, but it is evident today. The pre-dominant Church has no relevant reply â€“ no intellectual resources â€“ to answer Darwinism and Marxism, precisely because it has already yielded to Newtonâ€™s Modernism and faith in Democracy.
I often wrestle with the difference between faith in God and faith in government. Sometimes it seems to me that the two have become fused (confused?) together, at least for some segments of society. Reading this perspective refreshed me.
Over the next four hours we found and visited around twenty homes including the ones that were way the hell out in the woods past the paved roads. It is all public data but this gives you the ability to sort and manipulate it quickly. We were able to find about 90% of the homes that we were looking for. We probably could have found the other ten percent but we were on a time schedule.
This weekend I saw them use this software to plan the canvassing trips and I jested. “Huh Microsoft made a software tool that lets you track down people based on their personal information imagine that”.
I think that what our country needs is something that neither politician can promise or change. A change of the heart, not presidents, is what is necessary. But I don’t know how to vote for that. I can pray for that. I need to pray more for that. And I will pray about whom should receive my vote.