Ferguson, Missouri is a microcosm of what the nation could be facing in the near future. In the 1960s, there were the riots of Watts, Detroit, Chicago, and D.C. The violence of those times was surreal to many and the footage served as a reminder that the America many were studying about in school was not a true reflection of the America in which they were living. The recent flames of violence in Ferguson should serve as a wakeup call to all Americans that the state of the nation may lead to further unrest.
Race-baiting as a cottage industry, mastered by the faux-reverends and shake down artists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, has brought the nation to the brink of further violence. Throw on the fire the New Black Panthers and White Communists from Chicago, who are busing in protesters-for-hire, and America’s inner cities are ready to explode before people’s very eyes.
So how is this mess countered? President Barack Obama has proven that he does not have the leadership skills to defuse the situation. He, at best, took a garden hose to the inferno, all the while bringing moral equivalency to the protesters’ actions. Obama could have told the protesters to go home and allow local and state law enforcement to conduct their investigation. Instead, he sent Eric “The Red” Holder, masquerading as the U.S. Attorney, and 40 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) henchmen to hamper the investigation.
One of these days, a president and congress are going to have to deal with the entitlement mentality that has poisoned the work ethic and is destroying our nation. Eventually, reality is going to set in and our debt is going to come due. When that day comes, the flames of violence that have recently been witnessed in Ferguson will be ten-fold in hundreds of cities across America.
Obama, his Democratic deputies, and press agency, also known as the mainstream media, have proved that they will not get to the truth of the incident in Ferguson. Quite the contrary, they are hiding the truth from Americans and actually registering voters and fundraising not far from the shooting site.
Republican leaders are no less effective. Speaker of the House John Boehner released a typical milquetoast, mushy statement on the crisis. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is for all intents and purposes quiet on the entire situation. No doubt, the Founding Fathers on the other hand would have had much to say about Ferguson.
Lastly, there is one section of society whose silence is sinful, and that is the silence of the churches. Where are the churches in Ferguson, black, white, Hispanic, and Asian? Those pastors should have mobilized their flocks, carrying their banner, with their flocks filed behind them, and marched shoulder-to-shoulder right through the middle of the Ferguson protests.
The pulpits across America have for too long been silent on social issues in fear of losing their “sacred” tax-exempt status. Perhaps one day pastors will wake up and understand that the tax laws towards churches are unconstitutional and finally revolt against them. The great 19th revivalist Reverend Charles G. Finney once wrote:
Reverend Finney wrote that article in 1873; but he could have written it yesterday. The flames of Ferguson will spread across the fruited plain if America does not truthfully deal with the real issues that caused those riots.
Opinion by David Jeffers