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Pat Robertson speaking today:
".... it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America's power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God," he continued. "Now there's a crack in it, there's a crack in it and it's closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention.."
I agree, there may be clear evidence of a sign from above.
The earthquake shook the ground 38 miles from Richmond friends. Do you know Richmond, its history?
Richmond was the capitol of the Confederate States of America. Blood of Americans flowed like rivers in its streets. Richmond was the site of many battles, it saw the last battle of the Civil War and the surrender of Lee to Grant. I need not tell you that that evil war took hundreds of thousands of American lives and shook this nation to its core.
If the quake was a 'sign from the Lord', do you really believe that God would choose that hallowed ground to shake by accident? Do you believe, as Rev. Robertson muses, that The Hand that shook Richmond on August 23rd may have been sending a message? A message that reverberated through American soil all the way to the nation's capitol? To the place where the premier monument to the Father of our Nation, has now been damaged, and is now closed!
Was it a chance event? Or a message to those who would divide this nation again today!
Is God warning the Republican Party that the ghosts of Richmond must not be raised anew? Eric Cantor and his cabal of demagogic rabble take pleasure in risking the future of this nation and its solvency, they appear to want to plunge it into the abyss with their 'rule of the minority', their lies, their unconstitutional pledges to extremists like Grover Norquist.
Why an earthquake on August 23rd? Is it a coincidence that August 23rd was the date that the first Confederate Minister of War left this world?
Leroy Pope Walker, under Jefferson Davis, personally ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumpter, the violent act of war that started the War Between the States, the Civil War. It was his acts that sought to forever divide this nation in two. We know, as Lincoln said in 1858 when the opportunity to avoid war was still alive, 'a house divided against itself cannot stand'. That is a fact that is as true today as it was then. It is also well known other countries, like Britain, supported the Confederacy because they knew that a divided America would be weak.
The Republicans today have not learned from this history. They are once again talking secession, their leading candidate, Rick Perry, has proposed it for the state of Texas.
Enemies of this nation are licking their chops and biding their time, hoping that the crack that was rendered in Washington, DC, propagates and expands across this nation and its government, destroying this country from within. Only by seeking compromise and unity can this nation, the greatest the world has ever seen, survive and prosper in these difficult times.