Every Friday on ‘WallBuilders Live” is “Good News Friday” where David Barton and Rick Green discuss what they consider to be positive developments around the nation and today Barton caught Green off-guard by kicking off the show by citing the Supreme Courts’ recent decision upholding the constitutionality of the health care reform legislation.
The ruling was good news, Barton explained, because it contained a line written by Chief Justice John Roberts that declared that it was “not [the Supreme Court’s] job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” And this sort of statement, Barton declared, is a sign of spiritual revival:
Barton: I’m going to start with a victory, and don’t think I’m crazy for choosing this as a victory because I really think it is, but it deals with the Supreme Court’s health care decision.
One of the greatest lines out of any Supreme Court case in the last one hundred years is when Chief Justice Roberts said “it is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
Green: Amen to that.
Barton And I say amen! … Why I really like this is in Jeremiah 31, in that passage God talks about the difference in a nation and how he is going to change the nation, so both Jeremiah and Isaiah talk about this. But he says in the time that a nation’s under a curse, he says the proverb is that the fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge. So what they’re saying is, the kids say ‘hey, it’s not our fault; our fathers did this.’
But he says at the Day of the Lord, when he comes and heals the nation, you’ll then say each one has eaten sour grapes and his own teeth are set on edge.
Green: You’re responsible for your own actions.
Barton: You’re responsible for your own stuff; you can’t blame this on anybody else. And that’s a sign of revival, when you start saying you’re responsible for your actions and the court says, hey, you’re responsible for your own political decisions, guess what? That is a spiritually good sign.