From Trent Ling:
“And the Lord told him, ‘Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king… Listen to them and give them a king.” 1 Samuel 8:7,22.
From the near beginning (Genesis 6), God resolved not to contend with man forever. Like sheep, men love to go their own way astray, invariably needing a bail out time and time again. Sometimes, God comes to the rescue; other times, men must pay some price for their small mindedness. Ultimately, this discernment rests with God, who patiently effectuates his will through the chess pieces he elects to move. And yes, God will occasionally appoint whomever the people want (for their good or for their bad) as He stands under no continual obligation to babysit us from ourselves all-day, every day, forever.
So, the U.S. Supreme Court has largely upheld the federal legislation popularly known as ObamaCare. The Court did not address the wisdom or fairness of the act, but simply ruled it not to be unconstitutional. In other words, God directed the Court to give the people what it passed through its elected representatives. That two-thirds of the population opposes the legislation remains a problem for the people to reconcile. Inconsistent and incoherent electoral and legislative processes have been sown, tolerated, and must now be endured or changed. None of this quagmire rests with the Court. It remains the people’s problem.
Though the ruling will undoubtedly be seen as a major victory for President Obama, he loses even while he wins. This will only further rile his political opposition and raise the stakes for his detractors to oust him in November. It further energizes a listless Romney campaign (which already contains only anti-Obama sentiment within its engines).
Three years ago, before ObamaCare became law under a mind-blowing, mish-mash methodology, I penned a brief letter, “The Two Real Healthcare Issues,” demarcating two politically intractable problems with healthcare. The letter remains timeless and worthy reading. But now, even after yesterday’s quasi-breathing point, zero interest in, or discussion of, the real issues surfaces. It remains business as usual (nonsensical self-absorption and the politics its spawns).
Surely, it would be right for God to be indignant with our selfishly motivated policies, our narrow and nearsighted considerations, and our resolute and ill-advised thumbing of our noses at God and his callings and expectations of us. Government efforts to insulate the people from the hand of God haven’t worked, aren’t working, and will not work despite occasional, imagined respites here and there.
By having the Supreme Court rule as it has, God pulled a choice lever to boil an electorate already long simmering. Sustainability further wanes, as the people must deal with what they’ve wrought in this self-styled system steamrollering for the abyss.
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