So today makes a week since people stormed the Capitol building of the United States in the name a patriotism. To be completely clear I am against violence. Five people died during event. I do not think that was the right or appropriate thing to do. I also don’t think the storming of the Capitol was President Trump’s fault. He called all of these patriots to the Capitol for a peaceful march. From my understanding it seems like 90% of the people who attending the President’s march were peaceful. They were there in support of election integrity. It then seemed like 10% (too high of a number in my opinion) rioted. That 10% seems to be able to be broken down into three groups: 1) people with a thought out plan for terrorism 2) people who just love chaos and thought of it was a photo op 3) people who say what was happening and decided to join because they were angry too.
I understand anger. I’m pretty upset as well. Many of us worked hard this election cycle as well as love our country a lot and want what’s best for on all fronts. Many of us have lost friends, lost jobs, lost relationships; or even branded racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, any of the phobics, and some people have even had physical violence done to them all because of their support of the President and conservative ideas. People are angry and hurt. People have been locked in their houses for months. Many people have lost their jobs and people’s mental health has plummeted. All of this to say, it’s been a long four years. I’m tired of talking about it. I’m tired of talking about last week. Now I want solutions.
So how do we move on?
1) First thing I think we need to do as Christians is to pray. When we don’t know what to do, we pray. We get on our knees and surrender to God. (You can join us Wednesdays at 8pm as we pray for the country)
2) We regroup. We see what happened and we discuss how it happened and why. This past few weeks I’ve had a lot of discussions with people on all sides of the spectrum about what happened. We can’t come up with solutions until we figure out what happened.
3) We decide to take action. I think now more than ever your local and community governments are so important. We pay so much attention to the President and Federal government that we sometimes forget what’s going on in our own backyards.
4) Get involved. Now more than ever we need people involved in the Republican Federation groups, Young Republicans, Students for Life chapters, College Republican chapters, YAF chapters, or any issue based club or organization. We need you to take leadership positions and work in your communities. We need this now more than ever. Or create your own. I am very big when it comes to entrepreneurship. I believe everyone can start their own organization, nonprofit, c4, or podcast. Whatever God lays on your heart I believe you can do. (Please reach out if you need help or advice. I will try to do what I can)
5) Be silent no more. We should no longer be silent. Being the silent majority isn’t working for us anymore. We need to stand up for the truth from now. Even in our everyday conversations now is the time. On social media- start prolife life accounts. Start speaking up about the truth. Always always always speak the truth in grace and love. The truth can offend, but God calls us to speak the truth in love and grace. (Ephesians 4:15). I believe now more we are going to be challenged in our beliefs and we need to be ready.
6) We walk in truth. Right now with censorship happening on a lot of platforms, it gives people the platform to make things up and pretend that they are facts. We know that the Word of God is the truth. We know that Jesus is King. We should take all of the information we get and put it up against God’s word. I don’t just mean the simple truth that God create a man and a woman (hahaha get it), but also some claims going around the internet about everybody. Republicans/ Conservatives are the people/ party of facts. Our arguments are fact based.
This is just a short list I have created as what I think we should do moving forward. I don’t know the solution to heal our country. I wish I did. There are so many people hurting on both sides of the aisle. I know we all essentially want the same things, it’s just a matter of what we believe is the right way. I do believe turning to God is our only hope. Putting our faith and totally trust in God will help us get through whatever road is ahead of us.