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Is America Still The Country Of Refuge?

Updated on July 1, 2016

Is America Still The Country Of Refuge?

At the conclusion of prayer meeting on Wednesday, I watched one of the elderly participants, Sister Mills, board a vehicle known here in New York as Access-A-Ride -- this program provides transportation for the elderly and those who are handicap. As I watched the convenience provided for my elderly sister to interact with her church brethren, I pondered America’s place in the world – is she still a place of comfortable refuge in light of the formidable forces flanking her?

I marvel at the fact even with the sobering knowledge of our mounting debt, when there is a disaster, the world, with all its pent up jealousy, still comes with its hands out, begging for assistance. As an immigrant, I have a unique view on America – something that seems as simple as providing transport for the elderly is a big deal for me because we do not have the means to provide such necessary amenities in the Caribbean.

One can always tell the character of a government by looking at its history and how it treats its own. The Chinese are furiously vying to be the power to be reckoned with in the near future and tacitly and overtly, there are those who are clamoring for this outcome, ignoring its brutal history how it dealt with its own and neighbors. Case in point, if you think that the leopard has changed its spots, note that as recently as Sunday, we witnessed the Chinese jailing thousands of its citizens who are Christians for simply celebrating the Resurrection of the Christ.

I am not naive to think that there aren't elements here in the United States that would do to their detractors what was done to the Chinese Christians, but we have the Constitution that carries great weight and respect to check those who would invoke the nastier part of our nature. It must also be noted that the bureaucrats in China who oversaw the respective food and infrastructure programs were killed because of failures in those two Chinese governmental regimes. You say why am I picking on the Chinese… for the same reasons they dominate the news… they are the economic-heir-apparent to the United States.

We, as Americans, have done wrongs in this world because we have feet of clay, but soon – though I hope much, much later – we will find out if the heir-apparent will be as lenient with its power and be a place of refuge like the late great United States of America. Indeed, some of the tribulations we are facing are self inflicted because we cannot keep murdering babies and expect that ‘nothing’ will happen to us. Many of the secularists believe in the concept of Karma, but those of us who are Christians call it judgment. It is ironic that we are about to be supplanted by a country that murders its female babies….



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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Please do! I look forward to reading your hubs.

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      7 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the support and I hope I keep adding to the debates on many an issue in this venue.

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub, I agree with you! Voted up, useful & awesome! Thanks!


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