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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
2010 Ballot Box Failed: Revivalution Needed
Considering that this country was propelled into existence by a three cent tax on tea that sparked a revolution that changed the world, the current White House and the 111th Congress raised the national debt by $3.22 TRILLION--more than the first 100 Congresses did...combined. This added $10,429.64 in new debt for every man, woman and child counted in the 2010 Census. And now your share of the national debt totals $44,887. The previous Congress had raised the national debt more than any other congress before it, until this one. The two previous Congresses also set debt record levels--those were controlled by Republicans. The Democrats took over and showed them how to really amass debt.
While the president is enjoying a $1.47 million-plus Christmas vacation in Hawaii, the rest of the nation is faced with ten percent of its breadwinners out of jobs, home prices continuing to decline, and gas prices at the pump on the way to $4 a gallon. What is wrong with this picture? When the American people revolted at the ballot box in November to put a stop to this White House and Congress spending our nation into oblivion, the socialists in Congress came back after being voted out of office and enacted billions of dollars more in spending bills. The government "of the people, by the people and for the people" has become self serving and tyrannical.
The Founding Fathers believed that voting required responsible citizenship. In the beginning of this nation, only those who owned property were allowed to vote. Property owners, the Founding Fathers knew, would be active and responsible stakeholders in the policies of the nation--especially when it came to taxes and the ability to own property. This government, while saying out of one side of its mouth that it wants to protect property ownership, has presided over the worst home foreclosure spree in modern history. The government's Office of the Comptroller says that newly initiated home foreclosures jumped 31 percent over the previous quarter and were 10 percent higher than last year.
It seems that there is an attack on property ownership, more specifically business and home ownership, by this government. Socialists depend on those with no stake in property ownership to keep them in power by promises of government induced prosperity. This is bad for our nation. This cannot be righted until Americans decide to follow the Biblical principle of governance found in Exodus 18:21, "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." Merely replacing politicians is just not enough. Revivalution is needed.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry