The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Monday, May 9, 2011
It is your land, take it
I was at the gas pump yesterday, filling up my car with $3.99 a gallon gasoline (that's after the grocery store discount points were applied). The guy across the pump was doing the same. I asked him if he had taken out his loan to fill his tank. He replied that he couldn't even fill his tank because the pump shuts off at $75. I told him that we needed to change some things at the ballot box; that we needed leaders who would not just talk about the problems, but also solve them. He thought for a minute and said that I was right and we moved on to what we were doing. This is an example of how to start a revolution. We need to talk to our fellow Americans and get them thinking about what is right.
Did you know that the average American household is now spending 9% of its budget on gasoline? According to the Oil Price Information Service, American households are spending from 2% (where mass transit is readily available) to 14% of their income on gasoline. Gasoline excise taxes vary from state to state, but state governments are charging from 8 cents in Alaska to 37.5 cents a gallon in Washington, with the average appearing to be in the 22 cents per gallon range. The cost of gasoline impacts everything--food prices (which have risen some 30%), goods and services, heating and electric, even the cost of government. But are our leaders doing anything but talking about it?
The Administration refuses to allow drilling for oil opting for very long term research and development of often pie in the sky "green" energy solutions. Oil company executive are being investigated for price gouging, but this does not increase the supply of badly needed energy. Congress appears to be so worried about reelection that neither Republicans nor Democrats offer any hope for a workable solution beyond rhetoric. If words could change physical events, the hot air do nothings that have been elected by the American people would be the most successful leaders on earth. But all that is being done is deception. If you keep talking about it and rearranging the debate, people think something is being done.
That is, until it is too late. The national debt is growing by more than a million dollars every two minutes. As it stands today, every American citizen's portion of the national debt is $46,020. When does it end? It doesn't unless you do something about it. All law is based on the Bible. If it is not in harmony with the Bible, it is not a good law. When government, such as ours, through its laws and policies covets not only our belongings and earnings, but also our very futures, it is an unjust government. God blessed us with a nation where our voice counts. Psalm 119:1 says, "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord." Verse 6 says, "Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect unto all thy commandments." I challenge you this day to speak up.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!