We have once again been spared the damaging impact of a hurricane for our area.  I am certain that this was the result of many prayers, not only for us in Charlton County, but also for the United States.  The storm could have been worse, and it was devastating for the Bahamas.  Don’t neglect praying for the people who have been affected in such a mind-boggling manner.

The Democratic Party has been busy trying to convince people to believe in their new ideas for government.  Ooops!  Did I say, “new ideas”?   I haven’t heard of any new concept, but I have certainly heard attack after attack on President Trump. 

There is one idea which the Democrats are floating which I find alarming:     the consideration of doing away with the Electoral College.  I am guessing that the reason for this is the recent election in which the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, received more of the popular vote.  I am not really surprised at that because the states she carried had enormous populations, which would outweigh the wishes of a majority of the United States, because of sparse populations in other states.     

Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote while Trump won 46.1%.  Gary Johnson, a Libertarian won 3.3% of the popular vote but received no Electoral Votes, due to not winning a single state.  Looking at a map of the election results, the blue part showing Democrat states and the Red indicating Republican, the results would surely convince anyone (except a Democrat) that the will of the people prevailed.  

To consider the United States a democracy is incorrect.  We are a republic.  A democracy is government by the people – majority rule.  A republic government is by the people, through a chief of state, not a monarch, and governed by representatives elected by the people.  

The twelfth amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1804, ensured that the President and Vice President of the United States would not be elected by only a select few states, and the rest be left out in the storm, so to speak.  

By studying the Constitution, which I have not, you can easily find reasons to disagree with the twelfth amendment.  At the time there were issues between the States, Southern and Northern, and gaining consensus was important for the future of the country.  Amendments were added at later dates and now there are 27 different amendments to the Constitution.

This country has many problems which we try to solve peacefully and with common sense.  Naturally, that phase “common sense” is subject to interpretation depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on.  There was a time in when I could have been considered a liberal but thank God, I was saved, not only from my sin (in a religious sense) but also in a political sense.  

I find little in the liberal mindset to agree with.  What are normally advocated sounds pretty good until you take the time to figure a way to pay for the results.  I cannot understand why sane, educated, and reasonable people, under normal circumstances, suddenly become shouting, abusive, and crude, determined to undermine our way of life.

Socialism is the idea of the new Democratic Party.  In fact, they are sometimes referred to as the Socialist Democratic Party, and for those in the race for President in 2020, none are denying the extreme leftward march of their ideology.  

Suffice it to say that we, as a country, are in trouble if the left is allowed to change the basic character of our nation.  I am convinced that the colleges are a vast breeding ground of socialism.  

Disrespect for our flag is prevalent, the National Anthem is sometimes replaced with “America the Beautiful”, our schools no longer even require a moment of silence, let alone prayer, and the churches are demonstrated against by those who serve a different God.  Instead of attending church, the boat, a hunting trip, or some other form of personal entertainment takes the place of worship.  

I truly believe that this nation was founded “Under God”, and we have strayed from our foundation and sold ourselves into slavery to the Evil One.  Removing the Electoral College, which would require another Amendment to the Constitution, would be a mistake.  At some point, only large population centers would be truly represented in our Nation’s highest office.

We are entering trying times for our nation and we need to pay attention to everything.  The safety and security which we have enjoyed for years is subject to a change which could leave us very unhappy.

God bless all of you.  Pray for our country, our neighbors and our families.  God bless Charlton County, Georgia and the USA.