Anything is possible. The Bible even says, “With God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26). What might be possible does not mean it will happen. God could pull the plug on America as He has done on other world powers going back millennia. As a nation, we’ve shaken our fist at Him multiple times. Killing more than 60 million preborn babies who have the image of God stamped on them and redefining His definition of marriage by sanctioning homosexual marriage would be enough to do it.
God is certainly merciful. He might extend His grace and give us time to repent – to change our mind about our national sins. There was a window of opportunity in the days following 9/11, but it didn’t last.
Now we are at a tipping point. It’s hard for me to believe that we are at a place in our nation where about half the voting population will vote for a repeat performance for Barack Obama after a failed four years of economic promises, multiple Executive Orders in violation of the Constitution, massive debt, a failed foreign policy, and a cover-up of massive proportions that dwarfs Watergate and every other “gate.”
While President Obama is a bad political leader, there are tens of millions of people who want to give him four more years. The United States of America is n bad shape, not so much because of Obama, but because of the people.
Have we reached a tipping point of no return? Tipping points take time to develop. We don’t notice the changes because they happen slowly, almost imperceptivity. We only realize what’s happened when we compare our time with an earlier time.
Let me try to illustrate the importance of tipping points.
Consider what happens when a piece of paper is folded in half. The first fold does not add much height to the paper. Neither does the second fold, or the third, or fourth, or fifth. But if the folding continues (mathematically), you can see how the thickness of the folded paper grows: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, etc.
But fold a piece of paper in half 50 times (mathematically: 250), you get an astronomical number. If every fold results in the doubling of the number of sheets of paper, how high would the stack be if a single sheet could be folded in half 50 times?
1. 1,125,889, 990,700,000 (1 quadrillion, 125 trillion, 889 billion, 990 million, 700 thousand sheets of paper).
2. Divided by 200, the number of sheets of paper per inch (5 trillion, 629 billion, 449 million, 534 thousand inches of paper).
3. Divided by 12, the number of inches in a foot (469 billion, 124 million, 961 thousand, 200 feet of paper).
4. Divided by 5280, the number of feet in a mile (88 million, 849 thousand, 424 miles) — nearly the distance from the Earth to the Sun (93 million miles). (See The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.)
We got into this mess one fold at a time. We aren’t going to get out of it overnight.
This election is important, not because Mitt Romney is going to save us if he wins, because it gives us a chance to unfold the stack of folded paper. We need changes to the top and bottom of America. We get at the top what we are at the bottom. Obama didn’t use knives, guns, and tanks to get into office; he was elected by a population that has been brainwashed into believing that it is moral and just to steal from some people so other people can prosper.
If we continue in this direction, the givers will be as bad off as the takers. Once a tipping point has been reached for the givers, that it’s useless trying to be a success in America, they will go somewhere else.
If the takers want to survive, then they better learn how to be self-governing. This will mean getting off the dole and doing whatever is necessary to make a living, and they better vote accordingly. My fear is, they won’t.