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Blowing in the wind

From the Senate in the 1970s to the presidential campaign trail in 2020, Joe Biden has a long record of going where political pressures push him—and right now they’re pushing him aggressively leftward

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Blowing in the wind
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Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C.



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The title of this article sends me down Memory Lane regarding the 1960s song "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan: 

"[Joe Biden] opposed Nixon’s handling of the Vietnam War ... he also warned against a soft-on-crime approach"
"Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly before they're forever banned? ...
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind ..." regarding the riots throughout our country.

"[A year after Roe v Wade in 1973], Biden ... thought the decision went too far ... . As a Catholic, he was personally opposed to abortion, but he supported legal access to it. He thought it should be 'rare and safe.' "
"Yes, and how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? ...
Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? 
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind ..." regarding more than 61 million unborn children that have died in abortions -- plus the post-abortion complications and even deaths of the mothers. 

Joe Biden has moved along many paths in his life. 
However, as Dylan asks at the beginning of his song:
"How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? ...
The answer is blowin' in the wind ..." regarding how pressure from political advisors and activists are emasculating him.

I'm saddened by what has become of a man who began with so much potential.


A good article that documents Biden's move to the left. It only highlights the need of Christians to vote for Trump, if we are serious about abortion and the radical agenda of the left, such as defunding the police. 

Another point that the article should have made is that Biden is a Trojan horse candidate since his VP will be president if he is elected. The left believes this is a way to get a radical woman of color elected to office without her having to go through the vetting processes of our election process. God help us if a radical is elected for Christians will see persecution follow with vengeance. For years now we have seen the propaganda flow out of Hollywood portraying Christians as the personification of evil. Many today are hostile to America and our Christian heritage as we see the masses in the protests tear down our heritage and openly call for a revolution. All thinking Christians need to be aware what is happening and stand against it. If we don't our churches will be fined and shut down and we will see ourselves jailed for our Christian beliefs.

If Christians are serious about taking back America, they not only need to work in the political arena with wisdom, but they need to work for revival and to take back our culture. How exactly do we do this? We need to fight back by taking back the institutions and companies that lead culture. Rather than working for liberal organizations bent on our destruction, these Christians need to step out in faith and make new companies and organizations. Rather than letting the left define our identity to our culture, we need to take control by forming companies with a pro-Christian bent where we remove the leftist PC environment and replace it with a Christian one where we promote a positive view of our faith. We fight back presenting the Christian world view and contrasting it with the secular one which leads to death. We need to make companies to challenge Google, Amazon, Twitter and the many others. With the politicization of sports, now is the perfect time to make a new baseball league, football league, and basketball league where kneeling for our anthem is not tolerated and politics is left out of sports like it used to be. Will we have a renewed resolve to push for school choice? We need it! How do we regain control of the public schools? The left has done a good job of taking it over! How can we take it back? How about the universities? Are we serious in remaking America as the light to the world? 

How about pushing for revival? Are we losing because we have failed to be holy people, praying to a powerful God, and limiting our vision for what is possible? Let us each decide to be vessels of revival. Let us pray for the Holy Spirit and step out in faith with great vision! Carpe Diem!