Why has God blessed America so much throughout our short history? We have economical prosperity, the best universities, and one of the best health care systems in the world. The song God bless America comes to mind.
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Has God blessed us because we are a country that is free and fair? We are a people that give aide to the poor and less fortunate. We are a people who strive to make our lives, and the lives of our children better. Many of our ancestors came from countries that oppressed their people. We believe that any one can have success with hard work and integrity.
But what has become of the land of the free in recent times? Half on the people pay no income taxes. Many depend on government handouts for their livelihood. Many are raised to believe that receiving government aide is an inherent right of the poor. Philanthropy and church donations become less because many believe that the government will supply the aide. People who once relied on community and the church now become distant from the community, and become arrogant and distrustful of the rich, the law, and the clergy.
The working few now pay more in taxes to support their dependent citizens. But what will happen when federal resources decrease? The Kardashians and the plethora of sporting events on the boob tube may not be sufficient to appease the masses that depend on the government. Violence like in the streets of Ferguson may become the norm on a daily basis. This is what happens when people become dependent on government. We lose our human connection of giving and receiving. We have become dehumanized. This is why when stressful incidents occur like in Ferguson Missouri, the masses have no remorse in turning against the community.