I'm sick of our media and government telling us how scared we should be, whether of violent crime or violent tornadoes or bogeyman terrorists overseas. My parents recognized the hard-won wisdom of FDR: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
When the rantings of his minister, Rev Wright, threatened his presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama delivered one of the most stirring speeches in American political history. The Gulf spill now provides a repeat opportunity.
Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.
If there is to be restoration, we must first encounter national reformation. Until then our good efforts will continue to backfire and fall to the ground. If there is to be hope, there first must be God.