Reality is a better pill and Pat just served up a giant dose. This is the most depressing column I've ever read. I do not want to think that our flawed human nature will carry us over the cliff even if we are successful in getting a conservative majority in all three branches of our government this election cycle. I do not want to lose hope but thousands of years of human history are not not on our side.
Then I remember that my faith is not in man but in the Lord. And my hope is restored - not in our man-made government, laws, or nation, or the things of this world, but in a much greater plan that has been revealed countless times through the centuries and crystalized in the person and work of Jesus Christ and confirmed by his empty tomb.