by Glenn Mollette
A house divided cannot stand. America will stand only as long as we stand together. I understand that the political parties of our countries each have a purpose and a cause. I realize the Baptists and the Methodists have a slight different point of view. I fully understand that Catholics and Protestants are a bit different in their religious teachings. I understand that the accent of people from Eastern Kentucky and Boston are different. We have the far right in this nation and then those who say they are far left. Many Americans would like to take the middle of the road but the middle of the road is a hard place to drive.
America was once divided as Union and Confederate. It was a horrible time in our nation's history. I'm glad we are not in that era.
In so many ways we are divided today but sadly in more than two directions. We still have racial prejudice. We have religious prejudice. We have economic prejudice, political prejudice and a growing nationality prejudice.
I eat at a restaurant down from our house owned and operated by Hispanics. The people work hard, cook good food and are friendly.
People should enter our country legally. Please fill out your paperwork and do what is right. Pay your taxes and be willing to serve America if called upon.
If we do not stand together in our country we will fall. This doesn't mean that we have to nonchalantly agree with everything. It doesn't mean that we have to agree with anything. But if we do not work together in this nation our problems will only increase.
It doesn't have to end badly for America. We can have a great revival in our nation. Revival is not a bad word. Revival is a good word. It means to rekindle or bring back to life.
So many families in America are at the end of their ropes. They have lost their house, have no savings and are living hand to mouth. Millions are so tired of looking for a job and have given up. Homeless Veterans sleep on park benches and riverbanks. Millions of young men and women every year fail to graduate from high school and become another national statistic. Senior adults wonder if they will be able to buy medicine and food this time next year. At the same time we watch our jobs go overseas. We see our country sending billions to nations who hate us. All the while we are hurting in America.
We must have a revival in America. We need a revival of love, patriotism, respect of life and liberty and a renewed commitment to what really counts.
If we don't care about our brother, our neighbor, our fellow citizen and if it's all about us four and no more then we won't hold on to all the freedoms we enjoy for another generation. America will become only what we don't want to ever imagine America becoming. We will become the land where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will only be in the pages of some old history books and no longer the hope of each and every new American.
This verse is vital to all who love God, who are His people and love this nation, "If my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear their voice from heaven, I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land," 2 Chronicles 7:14
I have not given up on America by any stretch of the imagination. America has been, is and will continue to be a great land for future generations. Our forefathers handed this country down to us. Let us do everything we can to preserve it so that future generations will have a country to love, protect and cherish.
God bless America!
Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues, Every American Has An Opinion and nine other books. He is the author of hundreds of articles and features. Hear him each Sunday night on XM radio 131 at 8 EST.
You can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.