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Vice President Biden caught a lot of flak for saying President Obama would be “tested” by our enemies abroad, but he was right. And this is no surprise if we look at history — when America puts its tail between its legs, the bad guys try to see how much running room we will give them. It happened in the Carter era, and today’s news makes clear it’s happening today: Iran is flexing its naval muscles in an “unprecedented” way, and North Korea seems to have tested a pretty big nuke.
Amid such threats, it seems to me that we as Christians engaged in things public should do two things. First, we should pray for our president, that he will have wisdom to protect this country that has done so much to spread the Truth among the nations. This is more appropriate than ever on Memorial Day, as we all rest thanks to those who have gone to dangerous places and made huge sacrifices so that we might be safe. (Yes, I do mean David and Nancy; please join me in thanking them.) Second, although we owe President Obama respect, inasmuch as he has indicated pretty clearly so far that he will not execute the correct national-security policies, we should be looking for a leader who will do the right thing. You know who our choice is, and I’m looking forward to hearing his upcoming speech on the topic here in DC, hosted by the Heritage Foundation.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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