Rigged!


The media has their darling! They promote and support their favorite. The drama they patriotic-homecreate with their sound bites and teasers draws in viewers which increases ratings that bring in advertisers willing to pay. The system is rigged!

I know it to be true. It always plays out in just the right way. They determined long ago who would win. Nothing else matters other than the forced drama until they let us know who wins.

I did not choose the winner. I will not support the winner. I will not allow the media to choose the outcome. They created the drama in seven games with two teams who had not been there in years, decades, half a century, or over a century.  No matter who won, they billed it as historic! Parents let their children stay up late to watch the extra innings, others woke their children up in the middle of the night to tell them who won.

Why? The media already determined it.  The Cubs win! It is historic! You will remember where you were when you found out! Years from now I will tell my grandchildren, I was eating an apple and peanut butter and scanning Facebook news when I read the Cubs won the 2016 World series 8-7 in  the Tenth Inning.

No, I won’t!

I was not pulling for the Cubs. They were not my team or my choice. They are not my WORLD SERIES CHAMPTIONS. I will not accept the outcome of this series.  I am leaving the country now.

I know you are thinking, “I see what you did there.”

I keep reading posts and hearing people including Christians saying, “If ___________ wins the Presidency, they will not be my President.” Or, “If ______________ wins the Presidency, I am leaving the country.”

My fellow Americans, that is not the way the system works.

Whomever receives the most Electoral College votes will be our next President and will have an inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017 as the 45th President of the United States. Most likely, one of two individuals will be that person, whether I vote for them or not.

I cannot imagine the apostles Paul or Peter saying, “I did not appoint this Caesar, they are not my Emperor.” I do not recall Jesus saying, “Pilate, I did not vote for you, you have no authority over me.”

What I do know is:

Paul wrote, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (Rom 13:1).

Peter wrote, “Be subject for the Lord ‘s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.” (1 Pet 2:13-14).

Paul said, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Tim 2:1-2).

Jesus said to Pilate, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above.” (John 19:11).

Brethren, we have the right to vote in our nation. Jesus, Paul, and Peter did not have a choice, yet they submitted to those in authority over them. Whomever wins the Electoral College will be our President.

We must as God’s children:

  • Submit,
  • Pray for, and
  • Continue to live godly lives.

-Scott

 

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