Events of just this past week render the question entirely reasonable. Consider the clumsy fumbling and bungling of Congress and the President during the deficit ceiling debacle. One could probably get a more organized, deliberate body of 536 individuals through random conscription off the streets and back alleys of our major cities.
Despite all of the hoopla, charges and counter-charges between the political thugs, the net result is that federal debt will INCREASE by at least seven trillion dollars, and probably more, over the next ten years!
Congress and President Obama punted the debt-ceiling football to a “Super Committee” of six Democrats and six Republicans who are supposed to recommend another $1.5 trillion dollars in deficit reduction by Thanksgiving.
The result reported out by the Super Committee is sure to be one huge turkey, with little or nothing to give thanks for.
Other economic news is just as dreary. The economy is in a comatose state of non-growth, offering little hope for 14 million Americans unable to find work.
America’s AAA credit rating is gone, with no hope for regaining it anytime soon. Higher interest rates are sure to follow, adding to widespread economic harassment.
And then there is the heartbreaking news from Afghanistan where 30 brave America souls were vanquished, including several Navy SEALS heroes from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
That news was particularly painful and added a large exclamation mark! next to the recent run of simply awful news.
Adding to the misery, the President of the United States appears incredibly weak in both experience and competence.
Many of his values seem at odds with those of most Americans, and that often gives the impression that this president is working against the interests of the nation.
Has God forsaken America? If so, what can we do to regain His blessings and grace?
John W. Lillpop is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.