Okay, I think I’ve finally figured out how politics work. If a party can gain votes by leaning left there it goes, but if more votes can be gained by leaning right it leans in that direction. If all thing are equal it just stays in the middle of the road (where the yellow stripes and dead skunks are found). If the majority of the people favor abortion the party endorses it, if not they condemn it. If the party can gain money and votes by endorsing the “gay” lifestyle that’s what it does. You get the picture– political parties sail whichever way the wind is blowing. So if not making mention of God will gain votes they dis-own God–not that He ever mattered anyway, He was just a vote getter as long as having Him in your corner mattered. As soon as He becomes unpopular enough to affect the votes He is kicked off the team.
For the most part political parties are but a reflection of a sizable chunk of the voting population. In case you haven’t noticed our country is almost evenly divided and that’s why we have only two parties. Both are representative of their part of the population, their voting block. There is no room for a third party in our present state.Pick an issue and you will notice that our nation is divided within a few percentage points of a 50/50 split, so we live in a constant state of conflict and the hatred one for the other seems to deepen every day. Regardless of where we are about half of the people want it to be otherwise.
Occasionally a leader comes along who is strong enough to tilt his party in a good direction, such as Reagan, and we prosper. And occasionally a strong personality comes along who is persuasive enough to take his party to an extreme in the other direction( who comes to your mind?) and things go south. So we bounce back and forth. But eventually someone is going to gain enough power to take us over the cliff. Seems to me that we’re right on the edge right now.
Have you ever stood near the edge on a high place and felt your toes curl and your feet tingle—scared half to death and yet possessed with a feeling that you ought to jump? Nope, I can’t explain it any better than that. It’s a weird feeling.Oh, oh I starting to feel it.