If you knew the course of history, would you grab the Titanic’s rudder to change her course if it meant saving the lives of those in peril?  For a legion of voters that’s the proverbial thrust, a seemingly conclusive paradox, they must face come November 6th.

Many on Election Day will lash themselves to that rudder for a course change they perceive is a life-and-death matter for lady liberty.

Many of those in opposition would have those alterers go quietly into the night, but many will take a modifying stance to say “Nay, Nay” throughout the land.

Barack Obama was a glimmer of hope for the masses just four short years ago.   

I recall election night 2008 when Barack Obama stood on that podium and gave an acceptance speech before thousands at Grant Park in Chicago.  I remember those vivid images of women fainting after a glimpse of their professed Messiah.  It’s instilled in my mind the snapshots of tears streaming down the face of Oprah Winfrey and Jesse Jackson in the crowd.  It was utter euphoria that night in Illinois.

My emotions weren’t stirred into elation that night, even though it was the first black president of the United States, although it was an historical moment from the perspective of being a first.

I had an altogether different perspective that night, for I never slept a wink that evening.  In the coming weeks, I told everyone who would listen “America’s in Trouble.”  I said Barack Obama would divide the country and make cheap what America stands for.  I assessed he had much to hide, and he wasn’t what he appeared to be.   I said he would cause great damage during his four years in office, and there would be much to repair by the next incoming president.  I also went as far as to say the Obama administration would be the most corrupt in American history.

I was laughed at and clucked over far too many times to count when making those claims, but very few people are doubting those prophetic utterings now.

(My audience:  Harken this heralded cry)

The Democratic Party has changed dramatically and for many of their constituents it appears the Party has lost its way, veering far left, beyond the bounds of anything seen before.

The tea party will be blamed for America’s hostility towards the sitting president, but that Spirit called the tea party won’t be extinguished any time soon.

Mitt Romney will discover that the problems facing America run far deeper than one could ever imagine.  There are hidden things no one’s talking about that will come to light in the coming days.  His faith will be tested in ways he could never fathom, for its daunting what’s ahead, but he needs to put his trust in “The Higher One.”

Greg Allen’s column, Thinkin’ Out Loud, was published bi-monthly from 2009 to 2017.  He’s an author, a former nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit Ministries in Jamestown, Indiana.  He can be reached at www.builderofthespirit.org.

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