The voters have spoken. The next four years ought to be interesting.
If present policies continue, mathematics may catch up to us and collapse the economy and the government.
The debt problem cannot be solved by borrowing more money.
When major blocks of the economy have bought the votes and support of our politicians, who give them special privileges and laws written to favor them, the economics are distorted.
I wonder how many Evangelicals in swing states failed to vote at all, and how many others did not vote in accord with what the Bible teaches.
The United States of America is not and by its founders was never intended to be a democracy. We are a federal republic. A federal republic is more stable than a democracy. Presidents are not elected on the basis of who wins the popular vote, but on the basis of who gets the necessary number of electoral votes in the Electoral College. From time to time there are those who wish to do away with the Electoral College. That would be most unwise. That was the debate topic one year when I was on the debate team. Among other things, our system as devised by the Founding Fathers has the advantage that the vote of the people is never split up by a multiplicity of political parties. In some European countries this is not the case, and their governments are less stable and change leadership more often than we do.
We do need to keep our political leaders in prayer, as Paul urged in his letter to Timothy.
1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.