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Until the Pastor speaks out from the pulpit on the Biblical principles on the events and issues of the day we will lose our country and our children to those that do not fear God.
If those preachers in the 1700s had not preached, from the Bible, from the pulpit, the Biblical principles relating to the issues of the day we would still be under tyranny. Without preachers preaching doing the same today we will soon be under tyranny.
[This article is not supporting Dominion Theology but merely that we need to be Salt and Light. Politics and current issues and candidates should not dominate the pulpit but should certainly not be avoided.]
Evangelical Christians have a huge problem they pay 30% to 40% of their income in taxes to others that undermine their own values and beliefs. 75% do not vote or vote against Christian principles and as a result billions of their tax dollars are directed by politicians into many programs but especially education programs that indoctrinate their children against their own values. And the pastors are silent. Billions of tax dollars also go into public subsidies for Hollywood for TV and Movies in the form of tax incentives to promote promiscuity and homosexuality as normal lifestyle choices. Between just these two of many areas, count up the number of hours your children spend in school and watching TV and movies. And the pastors are silent. Your children go to church for 1 to 3 hours a week yet they attend school, TV and movies on average 70 hours a week. If you Tithe you give 10% to church and if you pay taxes you can be paying up to 40% in taxes to a government that you did not vote for. And without your participation in the political process that money is spent to undermine your values rather than reinforce them. And the people and the Pastors are silent. "My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray.." Jer_50:6 (NKJV)
Who are the rulers and Kings of America?
“We the people” are the kings (the authority - I Tim 2:2) and rulers of the United States of America according to the Constitution. The power of America comes from our Creator, to the people, to the Constitution, to the elected officials. This is unique in human history. The pastor is the spiritual leader of “We the People” and it is time “We the evangelical people” raised our voices. There has been a misconception by many that our President is like the King in the Bible but that is not true. We do not have a Caesar “We the People” are the Caesar. And of course we should obey all lawful commands of those that we put in authority, and be good citizens.
The Bible says, 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matt 5:13 Being “Salt and Light”, means involvement in the community, not just preaching to the community but being part of it, voting in it, contributing something back to it and certainly having some small say in how all your tax dollars are spent. Also in the Bible, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life…” John 14:6 The pastor must speak the whole truth to the people.
Union Halls vs. the Churches
The liberals gather in the Union Halls of America, the conservatives gather in the churches. The Unions give hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal, socialist, and progressive Democrat candidates, the churches give nothing to either side. In fact most pastors are even afraid to speak out about the “truth and life” on many of the issues of the day. The reasons are many: lack of conviction, fear of losing the democrat members of their congregation, not wanting to be involved in the dirty business of politics, believing that being involved in politics is somehow not part of a pastors responsibility, fear of the IRS, confusion on who the King is, or fear of something else. Most do not talk about abortion because a third to half of their members have now participated in some way or another in abortion and it is a hard topic to breach. Most do not talk about divorce because again a third to half of their people are now divorced and it is also a difficult subject to address. Many don’t talk about the sin of homosexuality (the church loves homosexuals, adulterers, liars, and sinners, just not their actions.) because they are afraid of the press, the negative publicity, the PC crowd, the thinking we have already lost this issue, and it is a difficult, unsavory subject. Another major reason is that for the young people of the church homosexuality is the new civil rights movement (thanks to their brain washing by their schools and TV shows) and they take offense at any lack of acceptance of it. Another barrier affecting those 35 and under is the, “dictum that an opinion can only be tolerated if it does not "oppress" (read: offend) anybody, pretty soon this dictum will be the only opinion allowed to exist.” This is the result of most church young people spending 6 to 7 hours a day under the control of a liberal, socialist, progressive, democrat controlled school system (Please read these footnotes if this seems like too strong a statement.), funded by church members dollars, that is indoctrinating young people in to a new worldview that is diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Bible.
The public school systems promote a non-Christian world view that promotes evolution, socialism, abortion, promiscuity, and homosexuality and thus, undermines the family. (As a Christian this author loves everyone, but I do not accept everyone’s moral choices. Like adultery, homosexuality is a bad moral choice according to the Bible, but we love the Homosexual.) We are talking about billions and billions of conservative dollars funding an educational system that is diametrically opposed to a Christian World View. If you the conservative reader is not convinced of these facts then this author would say open your eyes and take the initiative to google, and do some basic research. (Just click on the references in the footnotes to start.)
Christians are funding their own destruction, and the pastors are silent!
“When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar.”  Most citizens cannot make a clear argument for why a pre-born child is a child, and whether or not homosexuality is genetic (it is not) or a moral decision they have no facts just propaganda.
Without knowledge a people perish.
The battle is for the minds of America and the World. Conservative pastors have been preaching “the way” but have stopped short of preaching all “the truth and the life”. Yes Jesus might come back today, but he may wait another thousand years. What are we to do in the meantime… we must be salt and light in our communities and that means some involvement in politics because politics is simply people organizing themselves. This author has attended faithfully a church for 16 years yet never heard the topic of abortion addressed from the pulpit. The author has attended a second church where like the first church nothing was done on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and in a year there has been no preaching on abortion. The Pastors are silent about the American Holocaust like they were during the German Holocaust.
How effective is this indoctrination?
One of the most amazing examples of indoctrination is that people in the United States have been indoctrinated to the point where they are willing to kill their own flesh and blood. No, they do not have to be forced, threatened, or tortured into killing their own family. They do it willingly. The World War II (1939 -1945) German Holocaust was carried out by the world’s most powerful army. People were rounded up by force, put on trains, put in prison camps, and murdered in mass, by an overwhelming evil military force. The American Holocaust has been carried out by brain washing Americans into killing their own children before they are born and spreading a culture of death. People, both men and women, are literally convinced that they are just stopping an inconvenience, a mistake, until after they actually have the abortion, and then many know the truth. If they still have a conscience they know that they have killed their own flesh and blood, because there is no doubt that the life inside the mother is now dead, and if they had not killed the pre-born baby they would have had a living breathing baby. Some survivors of abortion come to God in true deep contrite repentance accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and God certainly forgives them and they truly have the guilt, burden and sin washed clean away from their lives. Others commit suicide, others carry a deep guilt to their grave, and others have their consciences seared and feel nothing. Abortion has even become easier, and more available with the free abortion and morning after pills that are available in Obamacare. How long will the pastors keep silent? The battle for the heart and soul of America is in the hands of today’s pastors except many have taken themselves out of action and are unwilling to speak from the pulpit for pro-life candidates.
Until the Pastor from the pulpit speaks out on these issues and for Godly candidates we will lose our country to those that do not fear God. Unless the Head Pastor, not a guest pastor, says it from the pulpit, few in the congregation will hear it. This must be from the pulpit and from the pastor to be truly effective.
How can Pastors change the political spectrum and stop the funding of their own destruction?
Pastors will only have to preach and teach the truth on the Life of a Child from conception and marriage between one woman and one man. That is it. They can do this legally, openly, powerfully and with the funds of the church for now. In Canada, and England it is illegal to speak against homosexuality as a sin. It is only a matter of time before this happens here in America. 
Today Pastors can still point out the differences between the party platforms of the Democrats and the Republicans. They can clearly state that the church is neither Republican nor Democrat but that the platforms as they stand, stand in stark contrast to each other. This is education. There are many social liberal Republicans, country club Republicans, RINO Republicans, but the Republican platform today still speaks for itself and unless it changes, represents a stark contrast to the Democrat platform. The Johnson Amendment in 1954 to the 501c(3) tax code, illegally and in violation of the first Amendment, tried to stop pastors from preaching about the morality of candidates from the pulpit. Pulpit Freedom Sunday and the Alliance Defending Freedom organization are all about the true freedom of the first Amendment and it is time that pastors stopped being afraid, especially mega church pastors that are afraid of losing the half of their congregation which votes Democrat. Our church members must be lovingly, gently and persuasively be taught the “truth and the life”.
Below are excerpts from both of the 2012 party platforms, you can click on the pdfs to read them in detail. If this comparison is not night and day, good and evil, choosing life or death then we are all blind. 
The political platforms speak for themselves and are a stark contrast to each other.
So is the Bible: 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. 19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:18-20 New International Version (NIV)
From Wallbuilders: http://wallbuilders.com/2012platform.asp - This can be used as a bulletin insert!
The California Republican Party is the party that protects innocent life because we believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death. We support laws that protect unborn children from partial birth, sex selection, and tax-payer funded abortions, and abortions performed as a form of birth control or on minor girls without their parent's notification and consent.
We believe that the question of abortion is a matter that should be left to the people through their elected representatives, not usurped by the United States Supreme Court, and believe that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and should be reversed.
We support adoption as an alternative to abortion and call on lawmakers to reduce the bureaucratic burden placed on adoptive couples.
As a part of respecting the sanctity of life for disabled persons, we oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide or euthanasia.
We support a comprehensive ban on all human cloning.
The California Republican Party supports ethical stem cell research that focuses on cures not destroying innocent human Life.
The California Republican Party affirms the family as the natural and indispensable institution for human development. A strong and healthy family unit is the heart of the home – a safe surrounding where family decisions are made, children are raised, and morality is taught. The family is a foundation upon which American society has grown and prospered for over 200 years. We support the twoparent family as the best environment for raising children, and therefore believe that it is important to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. We believe public policy and education should not be exploited to present or teach homosexuality as an acceptable "alternative" lifestyle. We oppose same-sex partner benefits, child custody, and adoption.
Preserve confidential, unrestricted access to affordable, high quality, culturally sensitive health care services, including the full range of reproductive services, contraception and abortion, without requiring guardian, judicial, parental, or spousal consent or notification;
Support nondiscrimination and equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in all aspects of their lives; and, We support the LGBT community in its quest for the right to legal marriage as well as the respective clergy religious freedom to solemnize marriages in accordance with their beliefs.
Signing the Life at Conception Petition should be the minimum goal of every church going person and pastor reading this article. http://nationalprolifealliance.com/rlacaafb_petition.aspx?pid=fb170&npla=IFH14
 Half are not registered to vote and approximately half that do vote, vote against Christian principles http://www.providenceforum.org/yourvotematters, https://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/13-culture/18-how-people-of-faith-voted-in-the-2008-presidential-race#.UwUkU_ldWSo
 56 Million Abortions since 1973 times 2 parents =~ 100 million times 4 grandparents = 400 Million people. This is more than the population of the US because some have had multiple abortions. But this shows the overwhelming impact of abortion.
http://www.amazon.com/Primetime-Propaganda-True-Hollywood-Story-ebook/dp/B004MMEIMS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393363512&sr=8-1&keywords=by+BEN+SHAPIRO; http://www.amazon.com/Bullies-Culture-Intimidation-Silences-Americans-ebook/dp/B008GULMDK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393363512&sr=8-2&keywords=by+BEN+SHAPIRO; http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/03/10/61-of-young-republicans-favor-same-sex-marriage/ https://www.barna.org/barna-update/culture/618-america-s-change-of-mind-on-same-sex-marriage-and-lgbtq-rights#.Uwe3SfldWSo
 http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=3812; http://www.newsday.com/opinion/columnists/cathy-young/young-political-correctness-on-campus-chills-debate-1.4262227 ; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/29/opinion/29iht-edlet29.html?_r=0 ; Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America By: Colin Gunn. http://www.christianbook.com/indoctrination-public-schools-decline-christianity-america/colin-gunn/9780890516850/pd/516850?dv=c&en=google-pla&kw=homeschool-0-20&p=1167941&gclid=CKH4ud_L27wCFQlhfgod4TcAdA
 https://www.barna.org/barna-update/culture/618-america-s-change-of-mind-on-same-sex-marriage-and-lgbtq-rights#.Uwmtf_ldWSp; http://www.religiontoday.com/news/study-shows-public-schools-indoctrinate-even-christian-kids-1298515.html; http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v8/n4/is-public-school-option; http://exodusmandate.org/?page_id=37
 Ottawa, Ontario – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime. http://christiannews.net/2013/02/28/canadian-supreme-court-rules-biblical-speech-opposing-homosexual-behavior-is-a-hate-crime/
A Christian street preacher was arrested and locked in a cell for telling a passer-by that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/7668448/Christian-preacher-arrested-for-saying-homosexuality-is-a-sin.html
 Constitutional Protection for Pastors: http://www.cwfa.org/images/content/pastorsguide07.pdf
Fear in this context means an awesome respect of a powerful being. I have been reading some of the online “discussions” on the recent Supreme Court ruling on Gay marriage. I have read many reasoned loving articles warning what the Bible says on the subject. And all of the responses that disagreed with that position were harsh, strident, self righteous, and many used profane language. The responders all thought they were absolutely right, while not accepting the fact that there was absolute Truth. The responders universally were more fearful of not being politically correct than engaging in a discussion about the Bible. PC was the god they feared not the true and living God of the Bible.
The responders argued with a profane religious fervor, and claimed the absolute moral high ground because of course they were absolutely tolerant. None of the responders used logic and none would engage in a reasoned and logic based discussion. In their thinking there was no way there could be another point of view. They were all absolutely devoted to their deity, PC Tolerance, and anyone who disagreed with them was called their words for their new devil, homophobe, islamophobe, racist, misogynist, and the worst of all intolerant. Their new god, political correctness, is tolerant for everything the Bible says is detrimental to man’s relationship to God, and intolerant of everything that God says is right and good. In this new religion, to violate PC is sin. And those that commit PC “sins” deserve swift and crushing punishment here on this earth. The PC god’s punishment, is usually profane, vindictive character assassination, being ridiculed out of relevance, marginalized, cast out of employment, and destroying your business. You see it was not “love wins” but violent relentless hate for righteous that won. It was this violent hate that scared its opposers from speaking out. A perfect storm.
The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision (1857) said that African Americans were not human nor US citizens. These democrat Judges were as wrong as wrong can be (as Evan Sayet would say). The Dred Scott decision has gone down in history as the worst decision in the history of the Court. Have we done it again?
What if there is a God. What if there really is such a thing as right and wrong, or even sin. What if Jesus rose from the dead. What if an all powerful God could preserve his book, the Bible, so that it was a true representation of His will. I know that is a lot. But if there is a God He might have some opinions.
True Christians desire that all might be saved and go to heaven. They are to speak the truth in love. They believe that they are armed with the loving Truth and it would be a sin not to warn someone that their life was in danger. It would be immoral to know a river had washed out a bridge and not do everything possible to keep other drivers from driving into the raging torrents. It is immoral for Christians not to speak the truth in love, even if it is very unpopular. The ten commandments are the start of Western Civilizations law. The word of the Lord on this subject is very clear. So do we throw out 6,000 years of Old Testament history where marriage is between a man and a woman? Do we throw out 2,000 years of New Testament where marriage is between a man and a woman? Do we make Government God? Because that has not turned out well for Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Mao's China, where they killed 120 Million of their own people. Last week the Government made itself God. Not a good direction as history has proved. The Dred Scott decision was one of the causes of the Civil War.
Do we just blindly accept the brain washing of Hollywood that has had 20% to 30% Gay characters relentlessly on television? Most people think that there are 20% to 30% gay people in the United States because of Hollywood, but the Gallup Poll says there are 1.7% Gay men and 3.7% LGBTQ combined in America. Do we repeat like a mantra, "Well they were born that way", when not a single AMA study has shown any genetic connection. And this author has been told repeatedly by Gay people that they were abused as children. Do we as Christians now shut up and allow people to drive their proverbial cars into the raging torrents only to drown? Or are we compelled to speak the truth in Love? Some people label speaking the truth as hate.
A Christian speaks the truth because of their love of people and the desire to not see them drown in the torrents of deception that has overtaken our country today.
I choose Love.
How should we treat Homosexuals? We should treat them with love and respect and equal pay, and be willing to tell them the truth no matter what the cost because that is what love does.
Today's ruling (5 to 4) on Gay marriage defies logic and the Constitution. The danger today is that the ruling was made with NO defense of the rule of law and no valid justification from the Constitution for what was ruled. Why did the court do this? Because of the Worldviews of the Justices. (Please read "Who we Are" on the menu for a discussion on Worldview.) The ruling makes a mockery of the Constitution, the rule of law, common sense, and destroys States rights. "Scalia wrote. "But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law." Justice Clarence Thomas pilloried the majority opinion as "at odds not only with the Constitution, but with the principles upon which our nation were built." Kennedy and the Court's liberal wing are invoking a definition of "liberty" that the Constitution's framers "would not have recognized, to the detriment of the liberty they sought to protect. Along the way, it rejects the idea—captured in our Declaration of Independence—that human dignity is innate and suggests instead that it comes from the Government," Thomas said. "This distortion of our Constitution not only ignores the text, it inverts the relationship between the individual and the state in our Republic. I cannot agree with it." See article on the dissent here.
Worldviews develop with a major first step, which is deciding if there is a God or if there is not a God. And second if there is a God, is Jesus God? And third is deciding if the following quote from Jesus is true where He said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" in Jn 14:6. And last deciding if people have a free will to choose or if their actions are determined by outside forces. Your answer, "Yes" or "No" on each of these points take you in radically different direction on how you think and what laws you implement. I believe that 5 of the Justices by their actions and rulings would have answered No to each of these questions.
So I would propose based on the actions of the Justices over their lifetime that maybe 4 have some belief or respect of God and 5 have little to no belief or respect of God. Yes I know they are all culturally Catholic and Jewish by heritage on the court but that does not mean they actually believe in God, that is a personal decision and we can not know their hearts only their actions. And their actions do not line up with the Judeo/Christian God of the Bible. There are also NO Protestants or Evangelicals on the bench which means over 70% of our country's worldview is not represented by the Supreme Court.
|Should Christians be involved in Politics?|
Many of us understand that we need to serve others with love and compassion, but the question remains: Is politics an area where we need to also serve people?
Many Christians will say that Jesus wasn’t involved in politics. He also did not tell His followers to join any specific political party or movement.
But if we look at Jesus Christ’s stand in His day, we will see that He took quite an extreme political position. He basically challenged the existing order by announcing a new government – that is the Kingdom of God – and He Himself as head of it.
At the time of Jesus, the Jews were living under the government of the Roman Empire. People could worship the gods of their choice, so long as they also worshiped the Roman Caesar, who was seen as their god.
Refusing to worship Caesar (the Emperor) was seen as an act of treason, which was punishable by death. That is why so many early Christians were persecuted by the Roman State, not because they were involved in various religions, but because the Roman authorities saw their religion as a threat to the state.
The official religion of the day was Emperor worship, this meant that it was a political offence to not worship the Roman state. Christians were burned at the stake and eaten by wild animals because it was perceived that they were involved in crimes of treason.
Jesus Christ stated that He, and not Caesar, had all authority in heaven and earth. His disciples understood that God’s Laws took precedence over Caesar’s laws. In other words, He challenged the political and spiritual authority of the most powerful government in the world at that time. (Click below for the rest of the article.)
- See complete article at: Frontline
Here at South Bay Tea Party we dislike Elite Republicans and we dislike Elite Democrats. We dislike Country Club Republicans, and we dislike Country Club Democrats. What do I mean by elite? Those politicians who are no longer statesmen, and stateswomen, but are acting in the best interests of themselves to keep their power, and support the lobbyists and corporations that gave them money. They practice crony capitalism, which instead of an even playing field for all companies favors companies that gave them money. They also do not uphold the founding principles of our Constitution and defend the Bill of Rights. Recently 167 Republicans voted against the policies of the Speaker of the House John Bonner. Many called this block of voters tea party Republicans. Unfortunately we use to have a block of Democrats called Blue Dog Democrats and they were certainly closer to Tea Party people then any Democrat today, but alas today there are no Blue Dog Democrats today.
The Elite group of Republicans and Democrats support big Federal spending policies that put our country further and further into debt. Today the debt from the Federal Government alone is $18 Trillion which is $50,000 for every person in the United States. This is in fact the older generation borrowing from the younger generation to make themselves richer. (Think about it old people die and young people are stuck with the bill.) And the national debt is on top of student loans for young people, which today have reached unsustainable levels of $1.2 Trillion. This elite group of whom most all are Democrats and some are Republicans support a loose monetary policy for the Federal Reserve on top of the Federal Government borrowing from the next generation. What is this policy called? Quantitative Easing. (QE) Why is it so important because it pumps Trillions of dollars into the hands of the Elite. Here is a definition from Investopedia:
To carry out QE central banks create money by buying securities, such as government bonds, from banks, with electronic cash that did not exist before. The new money swells the size of bank reserves in the economy by the quantity of assets purchased—hence "quantitative" easing. Like lowering interest rates, QE is supposed to stimulate the economy by encouraging banks to make more loans. The idea is that banks take the new money and buy assets to replace the ones they have sold to the central bank. That raises stock prices and lowers interest rates, which in turn boosts investment. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/03/economist-explains-5
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.
It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t.
That’s the divide in America.
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
That’s not invective, that’s truth.
And it’s about time someone said it.
The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
It was the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.
It is the electoral philosophy that gave us Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.
And it conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense. It ends up not being a benefit to the people who support it, but a betrayal. The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them – in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victimhood and anger instead of ability and hope.
The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to ignore and cheat the law of choices and consequences. It seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, the variability in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.
And success and failure can manifest themselves in personal and family income.
You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course, you have them in wedlock and life is apt to take another course.
Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome. But, our lives also have had an inequality of effort. Whereas my doctor went to college and then gave the flower of his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice. And our choices led us to different outcomes.
His outcome pays a lot better than mine.
Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?
No, it means we are both free men.
And in a free society, free choices will lead to different outcomes.
It is not inequality Barack Obama will take away, it is freedom.
The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. And there is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.
The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.
Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing.
Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”
The progressive movement would turn that upside down.
Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement has replaced effort as the key to upward mobility in American society.
Or at least it has if Barack Obama gets his way.
He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive and fosters equality through mediocrity.
He and his party speak of two Americas.
And their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.
America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts. And by the false philosophy that says one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.
What the president offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, he pitted one set of Americans against another.
For his own political benefit.
That’s what progressives offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.
Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
- by Bob Lonsberry © 2013
Feb. 27, 2014 6:00pm Sharona Schwartz
The author of a German study that examined thousands of anti-Semitic hate messages told an Israeli newspaper that she was “very surprised” to discover that only 3 percent came from those described as members of the political “far-right.”
Monika Schwarz-Friesel, a linguistics professor at the Technical University of Berlin, and her team read 14,000 letters and emails addressed to the Israeli embassy in Berlin and to Germany’s Central Council of Jews, Haaretz reported.
The results were summarized in her book, “The Language of Hostility Towards Jews in the 21st Century,” which was published in German and is due out in English next year.
“I wanted to find out how modern anti-Semites think, feel and communicate,” Schwarz-Friesel told Haaretz.
The study concluded that a majority of the messages – 60 percent – were sent by educated Germans, including university professors and priests.
That finding shattered the research team’s initial assumptions.
“At first, we thought that most of the letters would be sent by right-wing extremists,” Schwarz-Friesel said. “But I was very surprised to discover that they were actually sent by people from the social mainstream – professors, Ph.D.s, lawyers, priests, university and high-school students.”
1. It started with “hope and change” ”While society is struggling toward liberty, these famous men who put themselves at its head are filled with the spirit of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They think only of subjecting mankind to the philanthropic tyranny of their own social inventions. Like Rousseau, they desire to force mankind docilely to bear this yoke of the public welfare that they have dreamed up in their own imaginations…
Listen to the ideas of a few of the writers and politicians during that period [the late 1780s]:
SAINT-JUST: The legislator commands the future. It is for him to will the good of mankind. It is for him to make men what he wills them to be.
ROBESPIERRE: The function of government is to direct the physical and moral powers of the nation toward the end for which the commonwealth has come into being.
BILLAUD-VARENNES: A people who are to be returned to liberty must be formed anew. A strong force and vigorous action are necessary to destroy old prejudices, to change old customs, to correct depraved affections, to restrict superfluous wants, and to destroy ingrained vices…. Citizens, the inflexible austerity of Lycurgus created the firm foundation of the Spartan republic. The weak and trusting character of Solon plunged Athens into slavery. This parallel embraces the whole science of government.
LE PELLETIER: Considering the extent of human degradation, I am convinced that it is necessary to effect a total regeneration and, if I may so express myself, of creating a new people.”
2. And a social justice agenda ”Now this must be said: When justice is organized by law — that is, by force — this excludes the idea of using law (force) to organize any human activity whatever, whether it be labor, charity, agriculture, commerce, industry, education, art, or religion. The organizing by law of any one of these would inevitably destroy the essential organization — justice. For truly, how can we imagine force being used against the liberty of citizens without it also being used against justice, and thus acting against its proper purpose?”
3. That enabled Obamacare ”But when the law, by means of its necessary agent, force, imposes upon men a regulation of labor, a method or a subject of education, a religious faith or creed — then the law is no longer negative; it acts positively upon people. It substitutes the will of the legislator for their own wills; the initiative of the legislator for their own initiatives. When this happens, the people no longer need to discuss, to compare, to plan ahead; the law does all this for them. Intelligence becomes a useless prop for the people; they cease to be men; they lose their personality, their liberty, their property.
Try to imagine a regulation of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property. If you cannot reconcile these contradictions, then you must conclude that the law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.”
4. And the IRS scandal, DOJ malfeasances, etc. ”Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder”
5. Where law was used as a weapon ”But, generally, the law is made by one man or one class of men. And since law cannot operate without the sanction and support of a dominating force, this force must be entrusted to those who make the laws.
- A Balanced Budget
- Constitutional, Limited Government,
- Stop the irresponsible spending
- No more bailouts
- Stop Generational Theft
-A Republic, One Nation Under God Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All
- Personal Responsibility
- Always telling the Truth