“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn”(Proverbs 29:2).
What do such words of wisdom from God’s Word have to do with the electric bill? Cornwall is fortunate that her residents are not part of Hydro One. Sure, the days of real cheap electricity is over. This was the promise to Cornwall as a benefit for allowing the Hydro dam to come in, but compared to Hydro One customers, like myself, the worst is yet to come. Lying, corrupt, dishonest, greedy politicians have screwed us again, literally! Therefore, Proverbs 29:2 is applicable to what is heard from all sides: “…but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”
But when will Proverbs 14:34–“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people”–come to pass? Ontario voters like being shafted! They like to complain, murmur, and speak reproachfully, but no action. Still no action! They believe that it is their duty as respectable, law abiding citizens to forgive, and to forget, even as their Hydro bill jumps 42% (according to one figure I’ve heard). I am so glad God has so prospered us that we can continue to support these corrupt, wicked liars, who call themselves servants of the community. That’s right, our politicians. Not all politicians are this way, but many are. “When the righteous are in authority….”–is that the case for Ontario?
Why is there no action? Back to Proverbs 14:34: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Is the average Ontarian concerned about honesty, integrity, justice, and fairness for all? Or is greed, corruption, dishonesty, lying, and immorality–which are the hallmarks of a nation forsaken by God–the norm? The politicians cannot be any higher in integrity than the people who put them into office, and who allow them to remain in office. If we want honest, upright politicians, we need to get ourselves right first. Simple as that! First step back: re-establishing the Word of God in our homes, schools, churches, and yes, at Queens Park and Parliament Hill too!
When I first came into Canada, I was informed (in a loving, joking way) that “we Canadians are not like you Americans – we waited for our freedom.” They were speaking, of course, of Independence Day (Revolt Day) and the Revolutionary War. However, now that I am a Canadian citizen, I ask myself, when did Canada ever become free from “taxation without representation”? Or free from the oppression of dishonest people who bear rule over us? Remember King Dalton–sorry, I mean King George. I am not trying to justify the Revolutionary War, but I am concerned about the apathy, indifference, and passive attitude of Ontario citizens. And I am not just bashing the present Liberal baboons who are running the show, or should I say circus. But is it not true we get what we want and deserve?
I am not saying vote for this party or that, but I am saying we, the people, are to blame for not electing the “righteous”, and we, the people, are to blame for allowing these crooks to remain in office. Oh, that’s right – these are only “supposed” allegations of corruption, mismanagement, greed, and misappropriation of tax dollars. Your hard earned tax dollars going up in smoke! Please don’t remind me of the cancelled gas plants, the Orange sandal, and the many other misappropriations of tax payers’ dollars that has allegedly happened. Yes, your Hydro bill will remind you every time you joyfully pay it! As long as we allow our elected officials a free ride, they will go on spending our money upon themselves for pet projects (oh how I love green!), and more.
When you get your next Hydro bill, remember, this is what I have allowed to happen, and yes, try not paying your bill. Won’t that be a Revolt Day! Only in your dreams. And just think, we allowed our former Premier and his cronies to get totally off the hook for any of this mess. And the leftovers of the Premier’s regime is only helping us to go further in to debt – worse than California! A have-province to a have-not-province! Thank you, Dalton! Thank you, voters of Ontario – we are footing the bill, and so will our children, and our grandchildren, and….. for decades to come. Unless? “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
Pastor Tom Newton,
Calvary Baptist Church – Cornwall Ontario
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