If you let the fire burn, you and America may be burned beyond recognition.
Erick Erickson’s article The Wildfire Burns suggests retreating to your “monastery” is a practically viable and morally acceptable strategy.
If you wait for the fire to burn itself out, you may not like the result. As an extreme example, when the fires of the Russian and Chinese revolutions burned themselves out, communist dictatorships that killed 10s of millions were left.
It is unwise in the extreme to assume the fire will not reach your “monasteries.”
It is equally unwise to assume the American constitutional republic can be restored after the fire burns itself out. America was the exception in human history, the result of history and geography. Colonists were allowed to self govern for ~150 years before the American constitution.
America reversed the usual order:
King, government, Pope, high priest etc.
That exception created the most exceptional country in human history.
There is no guaranty when if ever that exception will be repeated.
“If you acknowledge that American society is in decay, it is your obligation to fight to undo it.” Dennis Prager
“It is time for Christians to realize the big thing is taken care of. Could you be courageous and fight for the most consequential nation on Earth?” Ann Coulter
“‘Everything is in God’s hands’ does not mean you can lean on your shovel and wait for the hole to dig itself.” [mc_name name=’Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000552′ ] (R-TX)
As Andrew Breitbart said, “we are in a long war for the soul of America.” I suggest we gird ourselves for the struggle and win the war for the soul of America.