Good morning everyone.
On this new day, there has been a lot of bad things happening of late. But before I get into the recent aggressive moves the U.S. Government has made which threaten our freedoms and prosperity, allow me first to speak a word of hope to you all.
As some of you may have guessed, I am a Christian. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is God’s only Son, came down to Earth, died, and rose again so that I may have a relationship with God and no longer fear the wrath of God. I am also protected by His blood and entitled to all of the blessings God has for me, not because of what I have done, but because of what His Son did for me.
Because of that, those of us who are God’s children through Christ have nothing to fear and have all hope in Jesus. Allow me to quote this verse to you:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Do you, like me, feel a lot of hopelessness right now as you look at our nation and see the direction she’s heading in? Or are you consumed with hopelessness regarding other things in your life, such as your finances, your health, or your family? My friend, let me tell you that in Christ, in God our Father we have hope. Why?
Because He has all power and all strength and all riches to help you in your situation. Because He is the King of kings and Lord of lords and holds the heart of the king in His hands. He can change any situation in any nation in the entire world. And because of the blood of His Son, we can come boldly before His throne and ask him to help with any needs we have, and He wants us to. We can even approach Him about our nation.
The nation can go bankrupt, but we won’t because our Heavenly Father supplies our needs according to his neverending riches. Our nation’s healthcare system can fall apart, but our own personal health is sustained by the health of Jesus’ body. Our society can tear apart, but the Body of Christ can remain strong and together. And if we have access to that kind of power that can sustain us, how much more can that power through us change the world?
So have no fear, for no matter how bleak things get outside in the world, our God is greater than the world. In fact, He has overcome the world, and because He has overcome the world, so we also have overcome the world if we believe in Him.
1 John 5:4
“for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
Remember friends, we are overcomers in every situation in Christ.
Now, to address the problems facing our nation.
U.S. to own GM!!!!
So President Obama wants to make cars, does he? This ridiculous idea is going to not only drive the U.S. deeper into debt, (“The source, who was not cleared to speak with the media and would not be identified, said the U.S. government would pay for the assets by assuming the automaker’s $6 billion of secured debt and forgiving the bulk of the $15.4 billion of emergency loans that the U.S. Treasury has provided to GM.” Hear that? There’s more debt for us to pay off…wonderful plan there Team Obama…) but it will also result in lower American productivity in the car market, lower quality vehicles, and less demand for American products. Funny how the left always says they want to help Americans, but end up constructing plans like this one which do nothing but doom Americans and the American worker. And how, you ask? Simple: since politicians don’t know how to manage money, and much less know how to design good cars, GM will turn out vehicles that no one wants. More people in our country, and worldwide, will purchase non-American vehicles, driving down demand for American products and profit for American companies. This, of course, results in a lessened ability to pay wages, or drive down wages.
But never fear, for it is more likely that Team Obama will instead just pour even more of our money into GM to sustain it, thereby fulfilling the left’s plan for areas of success: tax it, regulate it, then once it stops being successful, subsidize it.
If you are for American cars being the pride of the nation again, if you are for American Auto Companies making a profit again, if you are for the American Auto Worker, then you have no choice but to be against this. It will turn the U.S. Auto Industry into a joke and force us into being shareholders of a bankrupt company but with little power to change it for the better. Could you imagine if Apple was owned by the U.S. Government? They wouldn’t have the cool, hip, and futuristic products we are so used to them putting out today. No, they would be unimiganitive, unsaavy, boring machines that aren’t functional. They would be a pain to operate, ugly looking, and embarrasing. Apple wouldn’t be able to sell enough of those machines to turn a profit, and we’d always be forced to step in and put forward the money to keep them out of bankruptcy, and that’s because politicians don’t know how to make good computers, Steve Jobs does!
It’s time for our leaders to put aside their arrogance, put aside their lust to engage in state-craft, and do what’s right for the American Auto Industry, American Auto Workers, American Consumers, and unleash the creative power of the free market.
Obama’s New Fuel Efficient Cars
I love how Team Obama paints this as the way to solve the rising oil costs, or as a way to “save the environment”.
Some of you may be thinking, “fuel efficient cars? That’s a great idea! Thank God, what with the rising oil prices!”
Oh really? Look, if you’re stuck in the middle of farmland U.S.A. and your family well is running dry, but there are plenty of other places on your land that you know have plenty of fresh water and can be turned into new wells, would it make more sense to:
A. Ration the existing well so you can make it last longer?
B. Dig new wells, which would increase your supply and keep your family alive?
Unless your a masochist, you’d pick B. After all, the well you have now will run out of water sooner or later no matter how well you ration it. Why then aren’t we not drilling for oil in the very spots where we know there’s oil to be had? Rationing remaining oil supplies will only take us so far. We have to find more resources, or come up with an alternative that makes sense and the market will support.
And don’t listen to the left give you the “that will hurt the environment line…” Please. That’s like the village idiot coming up to you and saying “don’t dig more wells of water, it’ll ruin the beauty of your farm!” In those days, any farmer worth his salt would tell that guy to take a hike…or throw him into a well.
The scientific facts are that global warming is a hoax. In fact, isn’t it rather arrogant of man to think he can affect the entire Earth in such a matter? The facts seem to show that indeed, man can’t affect the planet THAT much: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/27/man’s-contribution-to-global-warming/
So, let’s stop believing the lies about “global warming”, stop starving our families, and start creating more jobs. Let’s start drilling for oil.
The Truth about Cap And Trade
Having read the above article, don’t you all see what a scam Team Obama and his allies are pulling on us? This isn’t about saving the Earth. It never was. This is a new way for the U.S. Government to get more money, regulate more of the economy, and thereby create the nation they’ve always wanted: a clone of Europe. The problem with their desire is that it means that the poor will be poorer in our nation, the middle class will be driven into poverty, and the rich, depending on the side they’ve taken, will either escape the U.S. to other more friendly nations (of which there are few remaining) or be driven out of wealth and into serfdom to the Federal Government. The only group that wins in this arrangement are the politicians, for they will have power and access to wealth the likes of which we have never seen in our history, and I pray we will never see again. Make no mistake, this is all about the politicians, and not about We The People.
Pelosi and her friends are hypocrites
Isn’t it interesting how all of President Bush’s enemies are now being found out in their lies? They knew as much as the President did, they agreed to these practices and said nothing to stop it. Instead they planned to use this information to later turn their backs on him and act as though they were as pure as the driven snow.
They have been found out for being the unprinciplied, power hungry politicians they are, and such people should never be entrusted with the power of governing a nation. Speaker Pelosi should either resign or be kicked out for her misdeeds, as well as all who did the same as she has done. We need principled men and women in our government who are OF the people, BY the people, and FOR the people. Not men and women who are OF themselves, BY themselves, and FOR themselves!
If Speaker Pelosi firmly believed in her convictions, including her allies, then as soon as President Bush and the CIA consulted them on their practices they should have vehemently opposed him and done everything they could have to stop him regardless of the consequences. But no, instead they go along with it, intending to wait for the right time to use the President’s plan as a cudgel to destoy him and the GOP. And for what purpose? The purpose of expanding their political power and their careers. What a sham! What a disgrace! What a dishonor to our nation! These people are not leaders, they are self-interested, power-hungry, opportunistic politicians and they should all resign, and if they run for reelection we should all kick them out!
Good news of the week
Lately, I’ve been reading Margaret Thatcher’s book, “The Downing Street Years”, her account of her time as Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 – 1991. I get a lot of hope reading her memoirs during this troublesome period. When I read about a number of the great issues she faced during her time as Prime Minister, it looks a lot like what we face today, and beyond.
Many of the issues she faces look like what we will face if President Obama has his way. But you know what the good news is? Lady Thatcher and her team were able, by God’s grace, to bring England back! They restored her to greatness and made her prosperous again, and that should give hope to all of us. No matter how bad the darkness gets, there’s always hope.
Don’t get me wrong, let’s not allow President Obama and his allies to have their way in remaking our nation into a socialist society. Let’s fight them at every turn, making their entire trek a slog through filthy marshes that is so draining they retreat until a better opportunity opens up.
But never lose heart, there’s always hope, and just as I said in the beginning of this entry, Christ is our hope and He never dies or fades away. He’s alive forever! Be encouraged!
1. President Obama’s plan to nationalize the U.S. Auto Industry and passing the Cap and Trade regulations.
2. For better more honorable men and women in office, and the salvation of the ones currently in office.
3. For hope to shine in the darkness.
Pray for all these things, after being filled with the hope of God’s presence.
Thank you all, and NEVER give up!
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