"Government shut-down" is just one of the symptoms of our declining society. Our country is falling apart at the seams because we have turned our backs on YHWH. We want "instant gratification" on whatever we want instead of what is needed for ourselves and the greater good. "Good" is looked down upon while "bad" is lauded and viewed as "good." People LOVE "bad" behavior and decadence. We've turned upside-down everything YHWH has commanded and what He expects of His people.
As a whole, we are NOT "His" people! We are a godless and divided nation, demanding personal attention to whatever "pet project" our minds can concoct. We've made everything "about us" and "our" desires. Even illegal aliens "demand" attention and "rights"... yet, we as a nation have turned a deaf ear and blind eye to those who cannot speak for themselves, and those who have no platform from which to be heard - unborn babies, the homeless and animals in abusive and wretched situations (i.e. puppy mills).
We've got Hollywood (with their endless string of self-aggrandizing "award ceremonies" pushing their liberal political agendas down our throats, simply because they have a platform to speak to the gullible. open-throated, blind-eyed American public. Hollywood, the truth-skewing media, and our former President and his daughters are THE main reason bakers who refuse to cater to homosexual "weddings" are being ostracized and demonized for their Constitutionally protected religious beliefs and their desire to obey God....
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who change darkness into light and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter! 21 Woe to those seeing themselves as wise, esteeming themselves as clever. 22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, men whose power goes to mixing strong drinks, 23 who acquit the guilty for bribes but deny justice to the righteous! (CJB)