The Approaching Storm

November 27, 2014

Uncertainty persists, and storm clouds still loom heavy on the horizon.

Storm clouds still loom heavy on the horizon.

The storm approaches. Each of us has a job to do. On a personal level, we should look for ways to rid ourselves of frenetic intemperance and adopt more organic and temperate lifestyles as a means of preparing for the coming crisis.

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One of the many signs from supporters of Traditional Marriage.

Yet more important is to go beyond our personal lives and consider the effect of the storm upon society in general. We should, therefore, endeavor to understand the nature of the storm and join the crusade of ideas and principles that will allow all of us to engage, in any way we can, in the great debate that will decide our course.

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Most important of all is our willingness to sacrifice for our beloved nation and rally around the banner of a return to order in this hour of need. Trusting in Providence, we could well make our own the words of George Washington who, when facing a grave and unavoidable crisis, declared: “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.”*

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* Matthew Spalding and Patrick J. Garrity, A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington’s Farewell Address and the American Character (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), 27.

 

John Horvat II, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need To Go (York, Penn.: York Press, 2013), 343-4.

 

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