As a country, the United States has been characterized by seasons of change since its very beginning. We were founded on the principles of change as settlers sought out a land of freedom where they could worship as desired without the oppression of the English throne. Change continued as we found new ways to structure our politics and government in a system of democracy like nothing the world had ever witnessed.
Today, our country is still in need of change. We seem to have entered a season of incredible unrest as a nation. You can stop any ordinary man or woman in the local supermarket and ask what our nation needs and you will get the resounding answer of “Change!” every single time. While we all have different ideas for how the change should be carried out, we all agree that something has to change. We cannot continue on the path we are on.
Some of the symptoms of our need for change are evident in the struggling economy. Rising grocery prices and gas costs are hitting families hard. Unemployment has soared in the past few years causing a spike in the number of families relying on government unemployment benefits to pay their bills. Foreclosures are on the rise and many people are visiting churches and local food pantries to have their basic needs taken care of. We cannot continue on in this way.
It seems that our nation has lived in abundance for so long that we have forgotten how to cope and survive in times of want. We cannot continue to live such gorged lifestyles without consequences. Change is vital to the United States and it has to start today.