Droughts come and go, as do floods, but there are still politicians who look toward more a supernatural solution. Oklahoma’s governor is asking residents to participate in a day of prayer:
“I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday in offering their prayers for rain,” Fallin said. “For the safety of our firefighters and our communities and the well-being of our crops and livestock, this state needs the current drought to come to an end. The power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and I would ask every Oklahoman to look to a greater power this weekend and ask for rain.”
Texas governor (and possibly presidential candidate) Rick Perry already tried this approach, but the historically bad drought continues. Perry’s frustration with a host of troubles led him to recently say that America needs this:
“It’s time for us to just hand it over to God and say, ‘God, You’re going to have to fix this.’”
Perry as president is troubling. We wait and wait for divine intervention.