Long ago the Psalmist repeated a proverb that is ever true, Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Do not think the strength of America is in its military might, its warheads and smart bombs. Nor is our might in democracy or capitalism. Our currency declares “in God we trust”, but our soft underbelly reveals a bloated paunch distended with iniquity and bulging with perversion. “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” The great empires of old all rotted from within. Their ruins were preceded by the foul odor of decay. The watchman shouts the warning, the trumpet blasts the alarm, but the people slumber on “at ease in Zion”, reclining on beds of ivory, dining on the little lambs of the flock, and drinking themselves into stupor. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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