We Want Something Different!

In the Hebrew Scriptures, it is recorded in the early days of Israel’s history, the nation was a theocracy (God ruled). The nation was to have a distinct purpose therefore they were also to be distinct from the other nations. But, fickle as the human family is, the people wanted to be like the other nations rather than a light to the other nations. They wanted a king.

The United States of America, for her brief history, has been a unique experiment. We did not want to be like other nations, we were going to be a uniquely free country where everyone had certain unalienable rights given by their Creator. We were to be a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world. With limited government and freedoms guarded by the constitution!

As I travel in the energy world, though the USA has had the highest standard of living, the least expensive energy and is viewed with envy by the rest of the world, I often hear people say, but Germany is doing this, or look what Europe is doing. As an east coaster, it is also very common to hear, California is doing this or that.

I say, I don’t care what the rest of the world is doing! We have low cost energy, the ability to move ahead in life, opportunity for common people is every where if you aren’t afraid to work. I have no interest in paying $0.30+ for a KWH of electricity. I have no interest in paying $5-8 for gasoline and I have no interest at all in paying 50-60% of my salary in taxes so the government can control every aspect of life, like in other countries!

This Covid-19 exercise should be a warning to all Americans. Just like that, within days the government has the power to basically shut the entire country down. Churches are closed, schools are closed, sports have been shut down,  many businesses will be put in a very precarious situation. It is a warning of what could be all the time if you continue to listen to the radical socialist agenda and vote people into office who want to radically change us to be more like other countries!

America’s uniqueness among the nations of the world could be lost in one election. We have been blessed with vast natural resources, amazing ingenuity and freedom like others only dream about! Why would you want to be like any other nation that is less than what we already are?

Think about it!



About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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2 Responses to We Want Something Different!

  1. Dandy says:

    Absolutely. Furthermore we are now seeing how week and frail the average American now is through their responce and actions to C19. Where are the men.

    This is the election of great thinking and possible consequence.


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