“You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till it’s Gone”

I remember when Bill Clinton was elected. As President, he did a lot of shady things. One that sticks in my mind was how he not only sold the Lincoln Bedroom to Chinese businessmen, but also allowed China to have access to our computer technology. But, most of us didn’t think that much of it since it didn’t seem to impact us much.

Then George W. Bush was elected, 9-11 happened, and in the aftermath of that the Patriot Act was passed and implemented. Also, Bush turned a blind eye to influx of illegals at the border. And then there was the Iraq War which wasted American lives for…well, nothing. But, most of us didn’t think that much about it since it didn’t impact most of us.

Obama was elected and he started his mission to “fundamentally change America.” He was not obvious about some of this steps, but he put “sleeper agents” into many federal agencies. Lois Lerner was the poster girl for that. There were many others. His school policies were extreme and there is that whole Iran deal. Some of us were beginning to wake up and see what he was doing and that it did impact us.

It’s said that God sometimes tries to send us messages and we don’t listen. When we don’t listen, he sometimes takes extreme measures to give us a slap in the face.

We had President Trump elected, and we thought that was good enough. Surely, with him as President, our government leaders would work together to improve our country. But, God saw that we were still not paying attention. We let unethical Democrats and even Republicans keep our country at a standstill. How lucky are we that Trump was able to get the economy going with all that crap happening? So, he figured we needed another, harder slap.

Consider yourself slapped. Hard.

This slap came in the form of horrible riots being ignored by our big cities, the horrific and evil acts of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, et al. as they tried as hard as they could to sell us out, and the criminal betrayal and treason of Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and Robert Mueller as well as people in the FBI, NSA and CIA.

And I think he might be getting our attention. The Democrats have shown they will do whatever illegal acts they can to win elections. Some Republicans have shown they are more interested in money and power than our country, and some of our Governor’s have adopted the Gestapo tactics of Germany to enforce illegal mask and travel restrictions. It seems to get worse every day. I don’t know about you but I wake up every morning amazed at the next dictatorial steps they take. And don’t even get me started on the people going along with their nonsense and turning on fellow citizens.

But, they say timing is everything and I know God has PERFECT timing. Because many of us are seeing this now, during Thanksgiving when we should be feeling gratitude and love, and we are feeling frustration and anger.

I think God planned it this way. I think he knows that we need to know what these evil people are willing to do to us. I think he knows that we have to understand what we will lose if they win. He is giving us a picture of what our country will be like if these people are in charge. And he knows that evil exists and we need to see it head on. Because one thing I know about Americans is that they will act when they see what is being stolen from them.

So, this Thanksgiving, while you are illegally eating with your family and hoping no one comes to lock you up, take a moment to reflect on those things you are thankful for.

And then get ready to stand up and fight for those things. Because I think God may be getting tired of having to get us motivated!

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I am a 67 year old runner and conservative. I taught for 31 years and retired a few years back. In my life, I have coached and judged gymnastics, coached softball, and raised two amazing kids.

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