Doug Giles

Have you ever looked at all the schlock we’re currently mired in thanks to BHO’s “fundamental transformation” of America and thought, or actually said, “Screw it. I’m done. I officially don’t give a crap anymore.” I have. And I prize myself as being somewhat of a scrappy-faith-filled dude. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I get sick and tired of being sick and tired.

As a 51-year-old, I remember the good old days when we had at least quasi-legit leaders who gave a nominal flip about the continuation and betterment of this grand experiment called America. I recall how their affinity for our sacred principles afforded us a pretty good life, in relative peace, where we could pursue happiness while being left the heck alone. But now, with our current crapmeisters at the helm … eh, not so much as each side of the aisle seems pretty determined to destroy us, to the lining of their own pockets and power.

After I have these little pouting sessions of pathetic wussiness, I realize two things: 1). I’m being a hamster; and 2). Historically, that’s pretty much the crumble of the cookie, in that things usually turned repugnant before they turned around. Indeed, in the very formation of our blessed union we tend to forget King George’s oppressive hell spawned a defiant and free rebel nation; and that didn’t happen with ease or overnight.

For example, take the biblical narrative of the rise of King David and the renewal Israel had under his governance. I love bringing the Bible into this because the left so hates the Scripture. Please note that, before Israel’s heyday via David, they had hell to pay because of the damage done by lousy leaders.

Here’s a brief breakdown of what preceded that epic, Davidic transformation of morphing from being the Philistine’s redheaded step-child to being a free people under God:

1. Things got bad … real bad. Saul’s corrupt leadership, that was spawned by Israel’s decadent desires, effectively drove their country into the gutter and allowed their enemies an upper/oppressive hand. Sound familiar? And it got bad, folks. I’m talking real bad, as Israel became a cartoon of what she was originally intended to be. In this dilapidated state of Philistinian dominance, including Israel’s corruption and cowardice, arose a new leader named David. What appeared to be “the end” for Israel was actually only the beginning of a new day. Chew on that for a while.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.