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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Repealing socialized medicine--results speak louder than votes or words
The overwhelming party line vote to repeal socialized medicine, or "Obamacare," is a symbolic and political measure more than an effective vote that will in actuality result in rolling back what some courts are already deeming unconstitutional. Americans should not be fooled into believing false hopes that socialism is not alive and well in the newly elected Congress. The Bible says of the end times in 2 Timothy 2:13, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." Rest assured there is deception rampant in Congress and the news media over the repeal of the beloved big government foray into socialism.
The question will remain, "Who can you trust?" Republicans have made good on their campaign promise to schedule a vote to repeal socialized healthcare. Democrats already have mobilized their sympathizers in the news media to vilify those who are working against Obamacare. They are liars, ogres, mean spirited, the liberals say--drawing attention away from the vast evidence that Congressional cost estimates far exceed the nation's ability to pay for socialized medicine, the circuitous route of public funding of abortions, the many, many burdens it puts on employers, the lack of any authentic and effective health insurance for those who apply, and the mere fact that Americans overwhelmingly reject the entire concept.
Who can you trust? Certainly, not the media--the media is biased. Certainly, not the Democrats. The Democrats are the socialists. Remember that after the election, 78 of the 186 Democrats in the US House of Representatives, many of them holding leadership positions, are members of the House Progressive Caucus, and 90% of those are also members of the Socialist Party USA, according to the party's website. And you cannot trust the Republicans, especially the Republicans. They must be held accountable to not only pass legislation that will not see the light of day in the Senate, and would face a certain veto at the White House, but also to pursue to the brink of violence, a repeal of the socialist laws that have been passed.
Being that neither the media nor the political parties can be trusted, our trust must be in Jesus Christ. If we trust in Christ as exhorted in 2 Corinthians 3:4, "And such trust have we thought Christ to God-ward"; If we, as the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 12:21, "overcome evil with good"; If we are ambassadors as portrayed in Ephesians 6:20, "that therein I may speak boldly, as I out to speak"; If we, having done all, stand; then these marauders and coveters will at the very least be held accountable or be voted out of office. If they do not hold the line to the Christ-centered standards of good government, we must shout out, vote out, impeach out. We must set the example of our behavior immediately.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry