The not guilty verdict for Clinton indicated three things: a Democratic majority in the Senate who exonerated their leader 2. Democratic short-sightedness; they could've kept majority with Gore in office possibly if they had made the change then. 3. Democrats' disregard for morality, truth, and law re: perjury and work place ethics.
That God should punish a nation with such atrocious disregard for righteousness at the highest levels is nothing new, judging from the Old Testament. For us, some key events were the prayer ban in public ed, then Roe vs. Wade, 53 million abortions and as many shacked up couples and irresponsible fathers and women and children on the dole-- and now new sinful definition of marriage pending. If He spares us and restores our prosperity and security as a people, it will be because of God's mercy for the praying people, and/or real repentance and commitment to His ideals on the part of leaders and laity--or some plan for the world where He still needs us to be strong --like in protection for Israel.
Here is the attitude we need from the Clintons and Gingeriches and other leaders --as well as charitable generosity from the super-rich toward the poor.
We also really need to get ahold of the hearts of young people before they start bed-hopping --hard to do, given our culture's influences and their parents' examples and the lack of chaperoning as kids get older.
King David's remorseful prayer needs to be ours as a nation, leaders and laity:
Psalm 51: 1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest....
... 9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Only then can America continue to be the shining city on the hill --the beacon of liberty --rather than the mud pit of licentiousness (for which the Muslims call us "the Great Satan.") The West West is a temptor with our declining religious faith, our disregard for morality in entertainment, law, leaders, and ethically challenged education philosophy, and in our waffling churches --who don't think the Word of God really is "The very Word of God!" )
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible