Evil grows in darkness. There men do not see or realize the forces that shape events and the powers that drag them in the wrong direction. Let me explain.
In the beginning of a project, men have good ideas. These offer a genuine hope for the welfare of the earth, but inevitably, the original idea is corrupted. What was meant to serve many soon becomes a source of great evil.
So, it is with the political systems. Originally they were established to bring about good order and allow the voice of the people to be heard. But, these political systems have been corrupted. Officials are bought off. Bribes are paid. The good of the people is set aside. Politicians need large funds to gain office. The system labors under gigantic weights that sap its effectiveness and burdens the people with extraordinary taxes. Good people try to reform the system, but vested interests destroy any attempts to recapture the original purpose.
This is so true in every sphere of political life that the entire system is weighed down and is about to collapse. The money will not be there to support the system. Federal and state governments are in debt. No one can shake out the system and rejuvenate it. How long can Washington continue in this way before everything collapses? The warning signs are everywhere, but people think that things will go on as usual.
So, I say this clearly, Washington, you are much, much closer to financial collapse than you can possibly imagine. It is right around the corner. Yet, you do nothing – deficit after deficit, always making the building higher and paying no attention to the foundation that can no longer sustain your debt.
Who will come forth? Who will the American people trust? Who can secure the economic future of the American government? He is there but you do not see him. He has held back. He has not put his name forward. He stays in the shadows. Is there anyone who will see and go to him and pull him into the limelight? Even if he is just second on the ticket, he will be high enough up to bring about the needed reforms.
Comment: Mary speaks of America’s greatest need, a person as the vice-president who has the skills and the courage to get the financial house in order.