Dear Mr. President,
It seems like an appropriate time to wish you a Happy Guy Fawkes Day. This IS November 5th and, here in the US, there are thousands of your compatriots “occupying” several parks in cities across the nation, many wearing Guy Fawkes masks. You have welcomed their protests warmly and have made no effort to curb their violence. I take it then that you feel some camaraderie with Mr. Fawkes.
I’ve always wondered why anyone would wish someone a “Happy Guy Fawkes Day” because Mr. Fawkes, as you may know, was the one left holding the bag, or in this case the 36 barrels of gun powder, when he was found just hours prior to his attempt to blow up the House of Lords and his king, King James I. For his efforts he was found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to being Hanged, Drawn and Quartered. Unfortunately during his execution on January 31st, 1606, Mr. Fawkes, being the treasonous dog and coward that he was jumped from the scaffold, hanging himself and thus avoiding the mutilation to follow. Assassins deserve no less, don’t you think?
Of course, it could be argued that it’s right to take down tyrants and others who abuse high office. I imagine that is what you told yourself to rationalize your illegal campaign to take out a foreign leader in a country that had not committed an act of aggression toward us in quite some time. How ironic that in pursuing the assassination of other leaders and US citizens you fail to see your own abuse of high office leaving you more and more open to being labelled a tyrant.
Now I wouldn’t want you to think that I am suggesting you suffer the same fate as that of Mr. Qaddafi, I most certainly do not. I hope that you will live a long and prosperous life. Indeed, I pray for your welfare as well I ought. I know that which you seem to have missed; that it is God, who alone rules the Universe, who sets anyone to high office according to His perfect wisdom and Almighty providence (Romans 13:1-2; Psalm 75:4-7). Though you are a wicked, proud and profligate man, I confess that God is both most wise and most good in appointing you to the office of the President of the United States.
This may be something of surprise to you since you counted on the invisible hand of “friends” in high places and your own charisma to put you into office. No doubt those considerations appeared to play a part but in reality it was “friends” in spiritual places and ultimately God Himself that was the actual cause for your placement. It is for this reason that whoever would deign to overthrow our government or act against your person should suffer the most severe of punishments. It is they who should suffer the fate of Mr. Fawkes.
For this reason I must admit some confusion and sorrow about why you embrace anarchists, hoodlums, communists, socialists, jihadists, and criminals. I suppose you think that in the midst of chaos, you might be able to grab even more power and another 4 or more years in office. Those occupiers might be useful idiots now, but you might become their useful idiot in the commotion. One should not forgot those sad cases in history where the player becomes the played as happened to Leon Trotsky among others.
That being said, it is God, not political intrigue, that determines who attains what office. But it is the office holder who will stand before God on judgment day to account not only for their own lives, but also for their effect on the millions of lives given into their care.
As I wrote above, it is my desire for you to live a long and prosperous life. However, that won’t be much comfort if at death you are cast into everlasting darkness and fiery doom. This is the destination of all who are unrepentant, presidents and paupers alike. I urge you, and will pray for you, to repent of your shrewd ways and seek office honestly and discharge it faithfully to the God who made you and appointed you to the Presidency. It is a good and commendable service, given directly to God, to punish evil and reward righteousness. It would be wonderful for you to serve God in this way.
May history be able to remember you as the transgressor who repented and led our country into widespread and fruitful repentance and a return to the true worship of God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.