In this election, the American people and our rights are going to be the losers no matter who wins - TribPapers

In this election, the American people and our rights are going to be the losers no matter who wins

Asheville – Have you had enough of politics yet? Debates, commercials, ads, and the gobs of political mail in your mailbox. I want to say it will end in a couple of weeks, or will it? 

Some have said they believe that if Trump is re-elected, the protest and rioting in the streets will go on. Others have said if Biden wins, and there’s evidence of massive voter fraud, Trump will be reluctant to concede. One thing is most probable; there will be a lot of legal wrangling in the courts after the election.

I’m not sure how we overcome the rift in our country’s political and social fabric after whoever wins power in this country – Democrats or Republicans. 

It’s no secret, I said before and will keep saying it, that I believe that politics and the government play too big of a role in our lives. I mean, in a country which boasts of freedom, how can we be free if the government has so much control over our day-to-day living – especially the federal government. 

The federal government reminds me of the parable of the mustard seed from the Bible. If you don’t remember it, let me refresh your memories. Jesus is teaching his disciples on what was going to happen to the Kingdom of Heaven, his kingdom. He tells his followers, “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.”

Now, many may say this is grand, but they don’t understand the parable because if you know anything about the mustard seed, you know that it’s not supposed to grow into a tree. It becomes something it was never meant to become, and the birds of the air you later find are evil. 

Reminds me of the federal government, its become something it was never meant by the framers to become, and there’s a lot of evil people who have found a home there.

The federal government should protect our Constitutional rights from foreign and domestic enemies, regulate interstate commerce, and provide for the common defense among it’s most important duties. The monstrosity that we see two parties fighting for power over to control our lives is something I believe the framers of our country never had in mind. 

However, I’m afraid we’ll never be able to put the genie back in the bottle, and the losers are the American people and our rights no matter who wins.

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