Legacy

The other day Barack Obama was trying to frame his legacy for obedient leftwing journalists and historians. Here’s what the president’s legacy really is: (1) internationally–chaos, weakness, and failure; (2) domestically–an economy in shackles, huge deficits, worsening race relations, and anti-Christian social engineering; (3) politically–further division, the hollowing out of an increasingly radical Democratic Party, the strengthening of an imperial executive branch, and the election of Donald Trump.

One other item: Despite the manifest failure of Obamacare, the president has at least succeeded in turning health insurance from an ought to to a must. We’ve stopped talking about access to affordable, quality coverage and simply assume that everyone must be covered. As one who would never go without health insurance, I’m not sure that’s a good thing … but that’s where we are. As with “gay marriage,” I’m not sure that bell can be unwrung.

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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