God, Rudyard Kipling, and the HR 1424 economic crisis
In an article, Pope says House build on sand, the Pope mentions the Gospel of Matthew. We are told that "greed" and now perhaps Barney Frank's romantic involvement with an official at Fannie Mae and assorted other things - most worldly - have led to the current "credit crisis". Well, maybe a few other things have had a hand in the crisis besides the political and legislative things we can list starting with the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. "Reinvestment" like "broadly shared prosperity" are liberal socialist code for "stealing from hard workers and giving to those who do not work." It is Marxism in action. Back to, back to... During the VP debate, Sarah Palin stated that it was time for the American people to stand up, take charge of their own lives, be responsible for their own financial decisions, and vow to never be taken advantage of again. Strong words and words worth our consideration. Here are just a few of the ways we have been taken advantage of and also ways in which we have not taken responsibility for our own actions:
- allowing prayer to be ripped out of our government schools while at the same time deferring to Muslims for prayer rooms and foot-washing stations. Heathen at best; indoctrination at worst. We have enabled our schools from K-12 through post-doctoral work to become "indoctrination camps".
- spitting in the face of God, the very God for whom our earliest settlers crossed dangerous waters to establish a land where they could pray to God and live by His tenets. Our liberal socialists and their willing handmaidens of the ACLU have worked mightily to destroy our families, to create "new constructs" of marriage, and to deny the rest of us free expression of our beliefs in God in the open. A young woman student has the microphone plug pulled to stifle her words at a graduation ceremony because she had the audacity to thank God and to give God the credit for her success. Why is she not free to express that appreciation and to acknowledge the inspiration of God in her life? Because the "state" fears God and wants to become the "savior" upon whom all must bow down and to whom all must give thanks.
- wantonly encouraging or turning a blind eye to unwanted pregnancies leading to the killing of 50 million Americans since 1973. Birth control is available and has been but we - many men and women - have chosen against it. With "abortion on demand" we have been led down the path that allows abortion people to take our possibly raped young teenagers across state lines for abortions without parental knowledge or involvement...the litany goes on.
- allowing illegal aliens to flood our nation and to use up our resources. Our government is importing "rebellion". Over 20 million illegal aliens have flooded our nation, invading our nation and our government has not fulfilled one of its enumerated powers which is to defend us against invasion. Drug cartels are now using our national parks as growing fields for illegal drugs.
- giving citizenship to children born here whose parents are illegal aliens and are not under the jurisdiction of our laws. Ask them and they will tell you they are citizens of Mexico. Allowing "sanctuary" cities to be established and then continuing to give these cities "tax dollars."
"For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, His Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control." (from the Good News, New Testament)My personal favorite version is from the New Revised King James, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind." We - the people - need our wits about us as we see the world markets reeling; as we hear loud voices in our midst screaming against God as an antiquated "idea"; as we see the likes of Islamic terrorists threatening our way of life at every turn; and as we, if we are honest, realize that many of our own elected leaders beginning in 1977 have led us into the current crisis, why? To have us scream to the state for help,... We - the people - may do just a bit better if we step back and perhaps ask God for personal guidance. Take a few moments in prayer and ask for direction that will hold us steady, as Rudyard Kipling said, in his poem "If", while all about us are losing their minds. "If" recited by Dennis Hopper can be found here and in written form here, you will be reminded once again of what it takes to be a man. That's what we Americans are, in the plural, non-politically correct bastardization of our language, "Men." We are Americans. As Sarah Palin said, we can get a grip on ourselves. We can take responsibility for our own actions. And as I say, we can turn to God, to our houses of worship, to that still, small voice within each of us that calms us when all about us are going mad... I'm not saying that God will intervene and stop this madness. Of course not. He will allow us our folly. I am only suggesting that, if we turn to God, bring God back into our lives and into the life of our nation, He will give us the strength and the wisdom to survive and get through this "man-made crisis" with that sound mind. God bless you; God bless our troops; God bless our leaders who have their wits about them; and God bless our nation, The United States of America as long as our sovereignty still holds.