Sunday, August 28, 2011

What's your plan.... - Part 5

[QUOTE=Ringo;224069]Our hope is not in the second coming of Christ, but in the "blessed hope" referencing the Rapture.[/QUOTE]

I call it Hope, you call it Blessed Hope. I say second coming of Christ, you say Rapture. We're talking about the same thing.

I prefer to use words the way the bible using them, and in that respect, I do have my facts straight and thank you for the admonishment, lest we forget.

How does all of this apply to the original topic? Let's see, we all want to be on the side of righteousness and truth, right? Jesus says to render unto ceasar that which is due ceasar, and unto God the things that are of God. Disobeying an illegal order is the right thing to do, anyone would agree, so even where the government to attempt confiscation of personal property without due process, it would be illegal.

"As it is written,

"For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." (Romans 8:36-37 ESV)

What a striking example Paul was to his followers. Jesus endured more than any man who ever lived, or ever will live. None of us has ever had to endure the kind of persecution which even Paul endured. Not is peacetime, anyway.

Yet, even the disciples of Christ were armed. Peter cut the ear off of one of the temple soldiers sent to arrest Jesus, and Jesus healed that man's ear.

We are not counted as sheep for the slaughter, but if we give up our arms, we would be. Therefore, I would consider it an act of civil disobedience to refuse to follow an unconstitutional order to surrender my firearms.

You've probably heard this story, Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom is a well armed sheep contesting the vote! Our system of government was formed to protect our freedom. If government fails, we can always form another one. If we lose our freedom, I suppose we could regain it, but at what cost?

The world doesn't owe anyone a living, yet there are those who feel entitled to what others have worked for. The time is coming when it will have to be taken by force, because no one is going to willingly hand over the fruits of their own labor, when they themselves need it to survive. It's not possible, mathematically anyway, for our government to meet all of it's obligations, and when it is no longer able, it will default on those obligations. So what, I don't depend on the government to survive. Yet many do, and more. There are many who depend on the government, and the force of government to not only survive, but enrich themselves, to the detrimenet of all.

With one five families on federal food assistance, our nation is in crisis. But, I don't hear Obama talking about what a disaster our economy has become, or talk about how to get people off food stamps. The answer is put them to work, but crony capitalism has sent our jobs overseas.

We need a president who will stand up to these idiots in Washington, who have screwed up a perfectly good country in the name of corporate profit. The last time I checked, the constitutional role of government was to promote the general welfare, not corporate profit. The pursuit of profit conflicts with general welfare, or wealth, by concentrating wealth in the hands of a few, not the more.

We need elected officials who will stand up to the corporate way of doing things, and call these wolves in sheep clothing out for what they are.

We need men and women to stand up for what is right, to offer a hand, not a hand out.

We need to return this country to the principles upon which is was founded, rugged individualism, not corporate elitism.

Do you want to know why the deficit is so high? In 1980, the year Ronald Reagan took office, corporations paid about half of the federal tax receipts. Since then, lobbyists have convinced Congress to reduce the amount of taxes they pay to about 5% of tax receipts. The rest is made up by deficit spending.

You can call the last 30 years the "Rise of the Corporation". Illuminists call it "the company", and the war of this century will be against such as these.

What's your plan.... - Page 10

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