Does It Really Matters Who Is Right?

posted Oct 8, 2013, 12:13 PM by Willie T. Butler   [ updated Oct 15, 2013, 4:47 PM ]

Since October 1st, this nation’s elected leaders have been at an impasse.  With exception to the media coverage of this highly-visible and infuriating stalemate, there is little, if any, progress being made to get back to the people’s business of governing this nation.  And, as many Americans are now finding first-hand, the longer this political and ideological paralysis persists, the more American families, businesses and, of course, regional state and municipal governments will be affected.   So, what should the ordinary taxpaying American think and, more importantly, do in the midst of extreme partisanship layered with Congressional and Executive office gridlock?

There are actually many issues that are presented here for your consideration.  For example, should legislators use the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) as leverage to gain a negotiating advantage by delaying—if not ultimately repealing—the broadest enactment of this law?  

Should shutting down government—in order to curtail spending—be a Constitutionally-based option that Congress can use at their discretion? 

And, are there any elected officials left who we ordinary taxpaying Americans still believe have the best interest of their constituency—and not their political party affiliation—on their hearts, minds and voting conscious whenever doing the people’s business?

On the other hand, should any of these considerations influence the way that Christians think, act, live and pray?   Is there a different response we who call on the name of the Lord, should have towards the tacit indifference of our legislators and executive office officials?  And, if so, what type response (or responses) should we have as Christ followers (and as disciples and ambassadors) that will have a Kingdom of God impact on our nation and its leaders?       

Why do I single out Christians?  Was it not Jesus who said to the Apostle PeterAnd I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.  [As such] Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven” (Matthew 16:19 NLT).

Have we been complicit in allowing political and ideological conflicts to run this nation?  And, have we been more reticent than we should be in voicing our opinion and concerns to our elected officials … or, better yet, in taking the appropriate action to both safeguard and offer alternatives to what the world offers?

Clearly, something different is needed in society today, but what is it … and how do we influence and thus institute kingdom-centric change?   Please let us know your thoughts on these issues.  At the Kingdom Seed Foundation we are anxious to begin a forum of solid Christian thought and communication, so please let us here from you!