With the election on the horizon, both sides want to convince us that if we vote for the “wrong candidate”, civilization as we know it will end. The truth is nothing much will change.
Regardless of who wins the election, the rich will become richer and the poor poorer.
Regardless of who wins the election, hundreds of thousand of unborn children will be aborted and discarded.
Regardless of who wins the election, tens of thousands of young girls and thousands of boys will be trafficked for sex.
Regardless of who wins the election, drug dealers will be killing their competitors with guns and their customers with fentanyl on the streets of America
Regardless of who wins the election, black high school students will score much much lower than their white and asian classmates in their AP exams.
Regardless of who wins the election, Americans will continue to be fat and stupid.
Civilization as we know it will end. But it will end not because we voted for the wrong candidate. It will end because it deserves to be ended.
Civilization as we know it will end not because we choose the wrong political party but because we choose the wrong God.
We choose to wake up starting our days with our cell phone instead of starting with the Word of God.
We choose to repeat fake news on social media instead of repeat “I love you” to our spouses.
We choose to believe that standing in line at the polls will change the world, but kneeling down in prayer is only a personal matter.
Don’t get me wrong. Democracy is a good thing. It might be the best human invention. But the best human invention will not change the human condition. Only divine intervention is capable of changing our sinful nature. We have made democracy our god and the ballot our idol.
Our Lord tells us to “love our neighbors”, not to “vote for someone else to take care of our neighbors”.