Rage

obamaSeven full years into “Hope and Change,” the two leading successors to Barack Obama are lapping the field because they have tapped into the public’s growing rage. And why are so many so angry, and why are so few happy with the president’s stewardship?

Donald Trump says we are run by incompetent, stupid leaders, while Bernie Sanders says the economic system is “rigged.” Assuming their critiques are true, just who are these incompetents who have rigged the system? It’s the Democrats, who are supposedly for the downtrodden and the little guy.

So why would we vote for a lifelong Democrat such as Trump, who has consistently rigged the system in his favor, or a lifelong socialist such as Sanders, who supports even more intrusive and draconian policies that will further choke off economic growth and opportunity? It’s these kinds of people who have gotten us into this mess.

Rage, at least in small doses, can feel really good. But pursued as a lifestyle, very rarely does it lead to good decisions.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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