Sins of the Father
Will Be Visited Upon Us

We have sat through two and a half years of watching Trump’s charade in Washington as our fake president. We elected a person with numerous IRS audits, eight bankruptcies, and the president of a fraudulent university. When dealing with running our country, he dissed our Allies while becoming buddies with autocrats like Putin and Kim. As for the Russians interfering in our elections, Trump said, “I don’t see any reason why it would be.” Trump trusts Putin over all of our national security personnel in our government.

Two honest leaders

If you were hiring a person to run any business in America, would you hire Donald the Dumb? He has had the greatest turnovers of staff than any other president. There is an acting head of the Homeland Security, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Defense Department, etc.

He was going to sue a dozen or more women that accused him of sexual misconduct after he got elected, which he seemed to have forgotten. What he hasn’t forgotten are two claims that he made , “My two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

Our stable and smart fake president

Even if you voted for him, you can’t be impressed with his TV performance as the president of our country. So, how did he become our president? The only reason is because of the Electoral College. Had it not been for the Electoral College, we wouldn’t have to deal with his nonsense. Clinton actually received 2.1% more votes than Trump. However, we are facing a pretend and inept president.

The founding fathers were the initial cause of the election of Trump. They set up the Electoral College for essentially two reasons. They were worried that the masses would buy into the claims of a bad candidate. Therefore, they created the Electoral College as a safeguard. Let them decide which candidate is better. The other reason was to give States with smaller populations more power of picking a candidate. That sense of hubris created a handful of problems during elections since 1776. It seems to me that our founding fathers’ sin has haunted us since our founding as a nation.

Nearly 250-years after the Declaration of Independence, the sins of fathers are visited upon us as their descendants. This adage first was mentioned in the Old Testament in Exodus 20. “For I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation of those that hate me, and showing mercy to thousands of those that love Me and keep My commandments.” This was written in the mid-5th BCE or about 2500 years ago.

The writer of Exodus wasn’t the only writer around that time with similar warnings. Euripides was the Greek playwright of the Hellenistic Age who wrote, “The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.” Interestingly, he was considered one of the more compassionate of writers of the time due to his support of women and others that have been disenfranchised. Euripides has his heroine, Medea, say,

Sooner would I stand
Three times to face their battles, shield in hand,
Than bear one child!

In the Roman world several centuries after Euripides, Horace wrote in his poem, Odes, “The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.”

A millennium and half later, Shakespeare wrote in his play, The Merchant of Venice, “The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.”

With all these warnings, you would think that our founding fathers would have taken heed from an OT writer, a Greek playwright, a Roman poet, and an English poet and playwright. However, they didn’t. We have Donald the Dumb playing president.