story was written before the Presedential election
TRYING TO CATCH THE WIND
The results of the next presidential election will determine whether we remain free people or become slaves to poverty and unjust laws. The middle class is almost gone and we have become
a divided nation of the elite rich and the downtrodden poor. It has been determined by some of the economic "experts" that if
you have a net worth less than $500 hundred-thousand
dollars you are a part of the downtrodden poor. Plus, the money you earn in the upcoming
years will be heavily taxed and again, the "experts" say the price for
basic goods and services will be out of reach for some . The results
of our next presidential election will determine if our grand children and great
grand children grow up in a country that offers no hope under a new flag yet to be determined. The
decision that each of us make at the voting booth soon will determine if we have a bleak future or a future
of hope. I have always managed my life from a position
of hope. I expect to prosper and help the Hikes
Point News family of advertisers prosper too in any future that presents itself, However,
I can not deny, that for some in America, this
is a time of darkness and death. I know darkness. I know sorrow. As a minister, I have looked into the eyes of the
broken and the defeated too many times
as I laid their loved ones to rest. I have buried stillborn twins in
tiny graves and I have walked the funeral march with a father and mother whose
teenage daughter had been raped and her body broken into pieces and stuffed into
a trash can. I have read the scripture of Christ saying, "Let not your hearts be troubled"
to the broken hearted who asked, "Why my son? Why my daughter? Why my husband? Why my wife? The darkness
I have seen in the eyes of the parents who lost their children I now see
in the eyes of people in America. They
asked. "Why did I lose my house? Why was I fired from my job? Why did my wife leave me? Why did my business fail?" It seems
like we are surrounded now by demons and devils...and too many of us live in fear.
I have seen the devil and he looks like some of the
people I see in everyday life. As a country we are destroying one another. As a country
we have abandoned one another. As a country we have betrayed ourselves and the basic rules of civility. As a country, again, in the opinion
of the so called "experts", we have raised up a generation, that can not think, will not work
and serve only themselves. As a country we are lost and we have been
conquered from within by our own selfish lust to please ourselves. I asked myself, "is it
true"? Are we ripe and ready to be picked and conquered?
Political enthusiasts have said the results
of this next presidential election will seal our fate for the next 100 years. Your vote
or your unwillingness to vote will determine if we are still America or if we become
an un-soverign, borderless mass
of land. I will not tell you how to vote. You will have to figure that
out for yourself. But, please vote. Encourage everyone you know, who is quaified, to vote. To all the Hikes Point News Family of Advertisers I say put a sign in your store or office that says,
VOTE. I have lived in the generation that
witnessed some of the worst and best times in America. In each decade, since the 50's, my generation
has faced down the enemies of freedom and won. Even now I am full of hope and determination...not despair. Even though hanging on to freedom is like trying to catch
the wind, I believe together, we can keep freedom alive for
one another, our children, grand children and our great grand children. I truly believe in you and I believe
together we will win...when we all vote.
ONE LAST THING...
Click the graphic below and listen
to Donovan sing Trying To Catch The Wind. As you listen critique the lyrics and the melody and pray, meditate or think in silence about the kind of future you want for America.