A former member of the United States Congress posted on social media today that if his candidate for President does not win, he would be “grabbing his musket” the very next day.
It’s one thing for the lunatic fringe to rant about overthrowing our government and for their morally bankrupt brethren like Timothy McVeigh to violently act on such rhetoric.
It’s another thing all together that we have allowed this dangerous thinking to edge its way into the main stream of society.
It falls on us to call it out for what it is and to stand up to such bullying and to the undermining of our democracy.
Let me state that I cannot abide his refusal to abide by our election process.
I’ve struggled in recent months to find the time and energy to write. A group of writers proposed writing something every day for the month of October, based on a one word prompt, and writing in just five minutes – no worrying about perfect grammar or always being poignant or well-polished. I’m giving it a go in an effort to jump start my writing. For the one word prompts, I’m going to follow along with The Upper Room’s Sight Psalms. They put out a picture a day and apply one word and a short reflection. If you are reading this, thanks for accompanying me for this experiment in motivation and discipline.