I Decided by Robert Socha
I expected to wake up this morning to another sensational headline. So naturally, the media did not disappoint. It would be easy to go off, once again, on the charlatan occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or the necromancer who is telling us what holidays we might be able to celebrate if we all bow to pseudo-science and comply. Likewise, it would not be difficult to assuage my anger toward the nation’s chicanery by touting the rally in Michigan’s state capital yesterday demanding a forensic audit of the 2020 election result. Please consider this opening paragraph an advent to accomplishment.
I find myself in a world whose slide toward statism is accelerating beyond comprehension the rapidity with which it incessantly advances. I talk about the need to rise up and let those you disagree with hear your voices and am seeing a parental army charging forthwith. I do not comply with ignoble decrees and see hundreds, if not thousands, sacrificing their livelihoods on this altar. Yet, these brave acts give me hope and cause me to offer up a prayer for courage, boldness, and provision.
For a moment this morning, I wish to step back and reflect on those things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise:
True: Nature’s seasonal train is indeed stopping, albeit a bit tardy in our neck of the woods, at autumn’s station with the leaves dancing in brilliant color as they cascade to earth, ushering in her wintry respite.
Honorable: Brave people are standing up to ill-conceived requirements and refusing to bow down at the altar of pseudo-science.
Just: Watching parents rise up and take responsibility for their children’s educational process is long past due. I believe this is necessary to reign in dystopian districts and return to classical liberal arts education, where understanding the why is more important than marking the correct box.
Pure: Reflecting on my fatherly love for our children, to walk with them and be their stalwart for success in life’s endeavors reminds me of our Heavenly Father’s Love-letter providing for us the same.
Lovely: As fall advances, I have had the pleasure of observing homeowners taking advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and tending their gardens while escorting my wife for a mid-afternoon stroll. It is lovely indeed to view the autumnal bloom with the expectation of a bountiful harvest celebration.
Commendable: More and more people, worldwide, peaceably (albeit sometimes understandably getting a little out-of-hand because pent up frustration tends to explode once released) assembling in protest of the overreaching state, shouting, “Let’s go, Brandon,” in a symphonic rhapsody reminding ourselves, “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Excellent: Although many forces actively try to subvert the Liberty obtained on the Cross and encapsulated for us in the United States’ Constitution, this government by the people has survived these 245 years and with the continued vigilance of the People shall continue its revelation that “The true source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think … Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write,” John Adams.
Praiseworthy: Reading about hundreds of people taking their valuable time to travel to Michigan’s capital demanding forensic accountability for the questionable handling of the people’s votes 11 months removed from the subterfuge is indeed praiseworthy. May elected officials hear the crescendo, compelling action!
“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:1-5
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.