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.



About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to WHAT LIES BELOW

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Should we repent of our sins or simply declare ourselves to be the DSA, Divided States of America?

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I think repentance comes first. Then comes healing and unity. We should never again resort to a civil war.

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      • hatrack4 says:

        A ‘civil war’ would be ridiculous in this situation. I don’t know any, but there are probably Republicans in California, maybe even in Hollywood – maybe in hiding. We have so many issues and each issue divides communities in a different way. We will never achieve agreement as long as the sin of pride exists, but can we choose to lay down our argument and live with a middle ground lose-lose result? Sorry, win-win is an out-dated cliché, still used, but outdated – mainly because in any compromise, you have to lose something. No one wants to give an inch.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        That’s the crux of the matter. We have become a nation of narcissists.

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  2. I do like Mark’s little ‘tongue in cheek’ DSA as that seems to be what we are…sigh.
    I think it was Newt Gingrich who said “when you drain the swamp, you’re left with the alligators”
    Well it might be time we average citizens who are sick of the idiocy reigning supreme in Washington get out our lassos and go “rastle us up some gators”

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