During the last presidential election, we were promised by then candidate, Donald Trump, that he would drain the swamp of corruption which has invaded our land. That sounded like a great idea to most of us every day citizens who are sick and tired of those profiting from the people rather than serving them.
From day one of his presidency, we were told by the losing party that they would make it their goal to impeach this man. Thus began the division of a nation. In these past three years we have been exposed to the draining of the swamp.
Just exactly what does that term mean. Originally it was coined when there was a plague of malaria spreading mosquitos and the only way to deter them was to eliminate their habitat. Over time the phrase seemed to wash over the political scene. I’m sure this is nothing new. In every age of a country’s history, there is the rise and then most likely the fall of a civilization. The swamp consists of special interest groups – people out to line their pockets – those who come to service in the government with clean, pure hearts and are swiftly swept into the dark corners where they often sell their souls to survive.
When the proverbial swamp is drained all that is left is the ugliness that filled it. What do we do with that? Everyone’s sins will be made known on Judgment Day, but it seems the mission in our country today is to put every speck of dirt on display for all to see. There have been accusations, investigations beyond belief, name calling, mud slinging and character assassinations. Lives of upstanding people have been dragged through the dirt as reputations have been ruined by slander and lies. And what ever happened to laws concerning libel and slander?
We are the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Where has our unity gone? I pray that God will hear the prayers of the faithful and once again intercede. We need Him now more than ever.
I’ve been trying ever so hard to put this away, to ignore it, but I’m reminded that those who do nothing or say nothing are just as guilty as those who are creating the problems. We are a nation founded on people united and governed by those who serve rather than cause derision and hate.
So what are we to do? I really wish I had the answer for that, because it would make me a rich woman, but that isn’t in my future. I do know that we have got to get rid of the hostility and hatred that has permeated our schools, universities, the younger to the oldest generations. Hate breeds nothing but anger and anger cannot accomplish anything. Apparently contacting our governing officials doesn’t do much. Even our votes are in question at times. What will it take to get back on track. I believe that God is the only answer to our dilemma. He is the epitome of love and love will conquer all.