I have always been an optimist. Today I have nagging questions that severely dim my optimism.
The primary question is: Are we no longer a nation under God? Bear in mind, we have just re-elected a man who omitted the mention of God in his party platform. If a nation turns its back on God, will God turn His back on that nation? The Founding Fathers clearly believed the nation could not survive without a strong faith in God.
The platform incident merely demonstrates the president's anti-God attitude on numerous issues such as abortion, same sex marriage and support of Israel.
The second question bothering me relates to our economic future: Are we spending ourselves into economic oblivion? The only answer I can come up with is yes. Mitt Romney had a plan that would save the economy whereas the president has nothing to offer except a repeat of the last four years. If the president thinks he inherited an economic mess from George Bush, he should take a close look at the books today.
In a very selfish way, I am thankful I am nearing the end of my days so I won't have to witness the death throes of this great nation. On the other hand, I leave behind a wonderful family and I am haunted by thoughts that somehow I could have left them a brighter future. The optimist in me says with God, all things are possible.