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Bought the Farm

May 31, 2011

Has America “bought the farm”?

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I found a simple site with a simple explanation of this idiom of farm-purchasing illuding to death.
One of them being a plane crashing on a farm and the farmer suing the government for enough compensation that the pilot’s life paid for the farm.

How many Americans have died to pay for this US farm? And yet, it’s still not paid for. In fact, as a country we’re more in debt than any time in our history – that’s saying a lot considering we had to go deeply into debt to get started. But it was a priority to pay that debt off and be our own nation, under God, indivisible – even if that wasn’t our audible pledge at the time; it was our spiritual one. At no time in our history have we been more in debt and yet so many American men, women, and even some children have died defending the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. What are we braving? How are we still free? Because when we are endebted we are not free. And when we sit back and allow people who are supposed to be seated in situations of service to us and to our country and yet lord over us more and more endebtedness, who is it that is ultimately responsibility for this irresponsibility?

I have seven children. I hold the one with the most ability to be responsible, responsible for bad situations. I hold them accountable for carelessness – when they weren’t being mean, they just didn’t care what was happening. Who doesn’t care, or show concern for the direction our country is going? Because it’s not aimless. There are factions and movements purposefully heading our country in a direction. A direction the exact opposite of how and why it was formed. And who allowed them to get into positions to do this? I’m not just talking about political positions. I’m talking about positions in education, and the military, and into the infrastructure of government that doesn’t turn over with every administration. Those strongholds are fortified with progressive, liberal grandfathers. Mice burrowed deep into the walls of society that have multiplied quietly and quickly. And we, conservatives, Christians have sat back, fat and sassy, asleep, minding “our own business” while the business we were charged with has been bought and sold out from under US!

I don’t blame atheists for no “god” in school, and I don’t blame democrats for socialistically programming society, or liberals for abortion, or feminists for the pill and sexual promiscuity. I blame us: Conservative Christians. Even politicians aren’t to blame for Washington. US. We are to blame. Have we bought the farm? It sure looks like it. And all of U.S. are paying for it.

But there’ll be no land left for our children, no farm, no fruit. And they’ll pay for it too.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2011 7:11 pm

    What ae we leaving behind us? What shall be our legacy?

    When we bought our acreage, and purchased mortgage insurance, I came face to face with the fact that if either me or my husband died, the debt would be cancelled… that death would “buy the farm”. Perhaps that is another explanation of the expression.

    • May 31, 2011 8:59 pm

      Right. Like the pilot whose death “bought the farm” and certainly Jesus’ death buys us our “farm” i.e., life. But will it be the “death” of the US that will pay off our debts to so many nations. And what of the soldiers who have died to keep us free. We are not honoring those “purchases” with our actions.

      I was just pondering out loud, about “farm”, and in the shadow of Memorial Day. 🙂 Thank you for reading along and musing with me.

  2. May 31, 2011 8:31 pm

    it is the opposite. most people who call themselves christ followers have not been minding their business, the business of following the Spirit.
    many things are to happen in the future, and they will not be pretty.
    we forget the power of God’s Love. and we forget to pray.
    the results of sin in us is becomes more obvious to believers, but,
    we must also remember the power of Grace.

    in our home and in our community, and where ever we use it.

    plant the seeds of God’s Love.

  3. May 31, 2011 9:42 pm

    Parents cannot leave up the education of their children to the school system. Preparation begins early to give children a foundation on Godly principles. The Bible read at home, Bible stories at night, allowing children to see you pray. A good Church, with groups for your children to belong to — all go a long way to provide stability. Yes, the school system will try to undermine if they can.
    Yes, we are buying the farm with paper Monopoly money!!

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