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After months, even years, of suffering the insidious, unlawful and deceitful actions of the Democrat party, with the enthusiastic assistance of our intelligence agencies to work right along with them, it makes sense that Republicans and Conservatives would like to exact revenge on those groups and make them pay dearly. If we could find a way to punish the media, we’d make sure they experienced the consequences of their lies and omissions, too.
Wanting to get revenge is part of the human condition. We want to punish those who willingly, even enthusiastically, have damaged the rule of law, have tarnished the reputation of the United States domestically and with the world. We want them to suffer, to feel what it’s like to be abused and deceived, because . . . well, because it would seem to re-balance the scales of justice.
And yet, seeking revenge also has its downsides, not only for those who are in our sights, but for ourselves.
Do we care about those limitations? For one, it lowers us to their despicable existence. In effect, we would be following the same immoral and irresponsible actions that have so angered and discouraged us. For another, it doesn’t change what has already happened. The damage that has been done can’t be repaired; in some ways, we have fallen into an abyss of decadence, lies, and disorder that can’t be reversed. Finally, nothing we do will change their mindset, their moral compass or their goals; they will continue to pursue their plans, regardless of how much we or they suffer. If nothing else, they may become more determined to further increase their power and limit ours.
But doesn’t it seem fair to strike back after what we have suffered? It’s significant to notice the way I’ve characterized our situation: we have suffered. When we see ourselves as suffering, we have transformed ourselves into victims of our times—the very kind of branding that we have held in such disdain and contempt.
But do we have other options to ensure that justice is done?
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When we look at the period following the November elections, we should contemplate how we will respond if we take over the majority of one or both houses. Many legislators and citizens have called for an abundance of hearings. We are entitled to know what has actually occurred over the last six years; why some people have been prosecuted and others have not; why some evidence has been identified and other evidence can’t be found. The Republicans could spend months, even years, looking into every nook and cranny to find out in several situations what actually took place. We are entitled to know the facts, to learn the truth of the swamp and the havoc that it has caused.
We are entitled.
There are a couple of dilemmas, however, that we could face in the fall. We have some critical questions that we must ask ourselves: (1) what do we hope to accomplish with endless hearings? (2) will we have cooperation from committees, departments and other legislators to provide the information we seek? (3) will we have the power to impose consequences for the illegal actions we uncover? There are likely many more questions we could ask, but these will get us started.
But there is an even more significant question we might ask ourselves: If we seek justice, must we not consider holding people accountable, rather than simply punishing them? In fact, isn’t it immoral to seek revenge, even if it’s one of the most natural human instincts to pursue? The key is not whether revenge should be sought, but who or what should seek it.
For those who follow the Bible, it says the following:
‘Revenge belongs to the Lord’ means that it is not our place as humans to retaliate and repay a wrongdoing with another wrongdoing. It is God’s place to make the situation right and it is Him who will bring justice to a hurtful circumstance.
‘The Lord is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth. Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve (Psalm 94:1-2)).
Do you believe in your heart that G-d will avenge the actions of the Left? Are you willing to allow justice to be enacted at some undetermined time? Does it matter to you whether you hold people accountable but still hate them for what they have done? Do you feel compelled and justified in punishing those who have inflicted debilitating damage on our country? And if you pursue action in the name of revenge, do you, in some ways, damage your own soul?
Is it worth it?
Ultimately, when accountability is applied, only you may know what you’re holding in your heart.
Only you and G-dPublished in