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OPINION

America Is in Dire Need of a Course Correction

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After one year of the Biden presidency, it is clear that his administration is focused on weakening and even removing the constitutional underpinnings of America. The same underpinnings that our Founding Fathers put in place to safeguard us from human nature.

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The question is— are we surprised to see where we are as a country? I’m not. When I look around at our culture, I see darkness. A culture made up of people who have little regard for biblical morality.

The prophet Isaiah warned about where we are today when he wrote, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

We are living in a day where a major political party along with their allies in the media believe that men can become women and women can become men. This same party fosters lawlessness in American cities and ignores the laws designed to keep our borders sovereign and secure. Democrats hate everything about America and the ideals she was founded on.

To the contrary, the other party looks good on paper, but their leaders don’t know how to fight for what they believe in. Republicans are a great minority party but don’t expect much to get done once they’re in the majority. I guess you could say the same thing about Democrats. All talk and no action is how I describe the political show in Washington. It’s the most intense pillow fight on earth.

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America was founded by men who understood human nature. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Kentucky Resolutions, “In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

There’s plenty of mischief going on in the District of Columbia. A specific force cited in the Constitution that can be used to prevent man from mischief is the electorate.

After seeing wickedness advance throughout American culture and in our nation’s capital I have become more convinced that our country is in desperate need of good men and women to enforce a major course correction.

This is going to have to happen in several parts of society. Course correction must take place in each home, the local church, the workplace, and city halls. Men must take control of their household and begin effectively leading their families teaching their children right from wrong— what is good and what is evil. The faithful must be engaged in their churches and support their pastors in the shepherding of the body of Christ toward obedience to Scripture. Godly men and women must be leaders in the workplace— not just leaders but moral leaders that shun evil and promote good, but leaders with integrity. Lastly, godly men and women must be engaged in the electing of moral individuals to serve in government. Taking their entire household to vote for those who know right from wrong and aren’t afraid to speak the truth.

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I don’t hesitate to criticize the political class in Washington and across state capitals around the country that have often been too concerned with their political future as opposed to the future of our country. They deserve every ounce of criticism for selling our country in exchange for access by special interests and corporate elites solely focused on profit as opposed to people.

The glaring issue is that these individuals are elected by you and me. It is time that the American electorate take control of this country and put an end to the insanity. Many people are fed up with the American system of government to such an extent that they want to throw their hands up and walk away. I know people who feel this way. They’ve disengaged out of frustration and lack of tangible results. We must not fall prey to this indifference.

God commands His people to be salt and light no matter their circumstances. Disengagement is a tool of the enemy. A strategy that will surely end in defeat. Are there enough good people to enforce a major course correction and get this country on a path that embraces biblical morality? I don’t know. History is full of examples of God using average men and women to bring about radical change. If course correction is to come about in America, it will begin household by household and neighborhood by neighborhood.

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Walker Wildmon serves asChief Executive Officer of AFA Action, the 501(c)(4) governmental affairs affiliate of AFA, as well as Vice President of Operations for American Family Association. He has been quoted by CNN, Fox News and other major news outlets. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science. He calls Tupelo, Mississippi, home and is raising his family there. Walker and his wife, Lexie, are happily married with three children.

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