Economy and McCain
September 19, 2008
Economy in the tanks.
A page (oops) written before the turn of the century, regretfully
predicted the current economic mess. The Bible, written
thousands of years prior to this shows how incredibly important it
is to pay attention to what the past may teach us.
Deuteronomy 28:45 All these
curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you
until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your
God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46 They
will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.
47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and
gladly in the time of prosperity,
Here is the only solution to fix our dilemma.
You won't like it. I don't like it. No one likes it. It is our
Pitchforks do some good but won't fix it. Blaming others is too
The solution? We need to repent to Almighty God. Only then can
each of us realize our own roles in lies, cheating, greed, taking
advantage, hurting others and telling God he doesn't belong in
politics or the classroom. Our founders knew that Christianity was
the strength of our republic and knew the value of limited
in 1787 said "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need
on October 11, 1798 wrote:
We have no government armed with power
capable of contending with human passions unbridled by
morality and religion. Avarice,
ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest
cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.
Our Constitution was made
only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly
inadequate to the government of any other.
in 1776 wrote: Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and
speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality
alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom
can securely stand. The only foundation of a free
constitution is pure virtue; and if this cannot be inspired
into our people in a greater measure than they have it now,
they may change their rulers and the forms of government,
but they will not obtain a lasting liberty. They will only
exchange tyrants and tyrannies.
wrote to his daughter in 1796: Amongst other strange things
said of me, I hear it is said by the deists that I am one of
the number; and, indeed, that some good people think I am no
Christian. This thought gives me much more pain than the
appellation of Tory; because I think religion of infinitely
higher importance than politics; and I find much cause to
reproach myself that I have lived so long, and have given no
decided and public proofs of my being a Christian. But,
indeed, my dear child, this is a character which I prize far
above all this world has, or can boast.
in 1798 wrote: The safety and
prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on
the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the
national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an
indispensable duty, which the people owe to him, but a duty
whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of
that morality and piety, without which social happiness
cannot exist, nor the blessings of a free government be
We must repent from our sins (unpopular in this day and age).
Only then as we turn to ask God for forgiveness for our own errors
can we begin to become servants of others and realize it isn't all
about "me". It is about emulating Christ and showing love to
others. That will allow for self-government and self-control as in
previous days and will stop people from looking for loopholes. We
won't need a big government. Because of our current evil, we need a
heavy handed government to stop us from hurting others, including
our children. The people must change or the price and our pain will
continue to grow.
Simple solution. Unpopular. We don't need to "put country first".
God deserves that position and then we can fix the country. McCain
is wrong. God first.
By the way, our problems are simply judgment upon us for choosing to
leave God's direction.
You see, as with other things, our economy depends on people
doing the right thing. There are three basic restraints on people from doing evil.
- some respond to punishment or the threat of punishment
- some respond to what should be done based on whether or not it is
- some respond to what God would want us to do.
If we choose to respond to God, we have real freedom. We do
no harm to others and government has no reason to be obtrusive.
We trim down the government to the limited size that will protect us
from the enormous cost as we find our dollars devalued, increased
bailouts and other unconstitutional things that will destroy us.
There is no sense in wasting your time with repeated insights and
facts that are found elsewhere. Our choices for president and
VP are extremely limited. One would wonder why we now have
the most liberal Senator (Barak Obama) against one of the
most liberal Republican Senators (John McCain). What happened
to the other choices? We go from bad to the worst,
Obama and his acceptance of destroying fully formed normal babies.
Why are we stuck? The reason is simple. We are reaping the benefits of many
flawed choices in the election cycles, each time moving us closer to
our horrible choice today. As we compromised years ago, each
indicated that we would accept the values of the one we voted for,
even when we don't agree with them.
Each time this is repeated, we find our choices moving to more
liberal positions. Each time this was recognized but each time
we justified the choice by assuming voting for the candidate was
"better" than the alternative. Last time, McCain was
rightfully rejected in the Republican primaries, now Dobson and
others are bowing down to him. It is nauseating. Excuse
me, shouldn't we as God's representatives stand firm?
We were rewarded with George Bush (41), Bob Dole, George Bush
(43), and now John McCain as the 'better choices'. Now, with
McCain, we have one who chooses to fund abortions (see
here) although that really isn't new. Other supposedly
"pro-life" candidates have done the same. Yet, he is a strong
proponent for embryonic stem cell research. He wants to give
the illegal aliens our country. He agrees with civil unions
(or "arrangements") of homosexuals as long as the states are the
ones regulating this. How nice.
Bob Barr is the Libertarian candidate. He has no tolerance
for God's role in our government. He will not come out against
abortion or other "issues" important to God Himself.
(Constitution Party) stands alone. He recognizes the
importance of our repentance before God. He recognizes what a
stench we have become before God in our current willfully godless
condition. He recognizes fundamentals of economy and
constitutional limits of government controls. He is the only
candidate who truly qualifies for the office and will truly cause
"change" as we need and help heal our land. He alone is worthy
of our vote. A vote for Baldwin speaks of our faith in God.
It tells the others they are wrong.
Yet, instead, again, we will continue our march to destruction
claiming we don't need God. We made our choice and we are
paying for it. Yes, we are under God's judgment. We must
repent or not be surprised as we fall further into desperation.
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