Do we USA natives need to return to the practice of “every kind of Civility and Regard.”
Citizen Tom wrote a thought provoking post titled, Why such hatred for Donald Trump. His blog post led to interesting comments.
The Chicago Tribune article, Goodbye 2017, the year of anger, gave a columnist’s views on anger built up by an imposition of political correctness.
I wondered if there was an ancient proverb to address CT question about the current politics taking place in the USA. This lead me to a novel of the mindset of the explorers Cook and Vancouver, how to treat the natives they encountered, regardless of their religious or atheist beliefs, “to show every regard and civility with, in line with their faith, but also to facilitate the pursuit of science.”
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverb 25:2)
Cook and Vancouver were not religious men, but neither were they atheists. There journals testify to their belief in Providence and God’s blessing on their mission.Their instructions enjoined them to reflect on the glory of their King, and it was not necessary to state that theirs was a Christian King, but the head of their church. (Source HERE)
In My Opinion
We have a new year and perhaps a new beginning to return the same mindset of civility, regardless of our various religious, political, and scientific personal beliefs.
While President Trump is not our King, he was elected in accordance to our Constitution and therefore is legally empowered to “search out a matter” according to his views.
We may not agree with his style of leadership, search techniques, or opinion. However, our Constitution has a system of checks and balances to prevent President Trump from becoming a despot king.
He has three more years in office. We can express our opinions and commentary, but at least we could all emulate the same mindset as Cook and Vancouver among us “natives of the USA.”
If interested, read the sources below and decide if all of us in the USA should consider wisdom and civility in our words and actions when expressing our personal opinions of Religion, Politics, and Science.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Citizen Tom HERE
Chicago Tribune HERE
Freedom Through Empowerment HERE
Gils Bible Exposition commentary of this proverb HERE)