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Just recently President Obama was caught holding a radical anti-American book.  Apparently, the President was reading this book on one of his overseas trips. Why would our President be reading something that does not inspire American greatness, but instead speaks about the decline of our once great nation?

In this book “The Post-American World”, written by Fareed Zakaria America is in a state of decline. It states that some kind of world order is starting to rise up led by countries like Russia, China, and India, and that it is starting to surpass America as the leading nation economically and militarily. Basically, this book suggests that America must not pursue superpower superiority, but rather learn to get along with the rest of the world.

One would have to wonder why our President would want to read such liberal crap. Does he believe what Fareed Zakaria states not only in his book, but also in the interview he has given in recent times to the likes of the BBC? I for one hope not. I was, along with many other Americans, raised to believe that America is the greatest country that has ever been in existence since the beginning of civilization. We achieved that status not by conquering and taking over lands, nor by our diversity, but by simply being free. It is our freedom that makes us great. It is our freedom that makes people all around the world want to live here. It is our can do spirit that inspires when the going gets tough we the people get tougher.

I am afraid that our President does not share that same view point. Instead of speaking about our great country for what it is, we catch him going overseas apologizing for what our country has done wrong in the past. Sure I will admit that we have made some mistakes in the past, but that does not out weigh those things that we have done that were good. We fought two wars in Europe and one in the Pacific just in the last century alone.  Not for conquering, but instead we fought it for liberation of all people. We as a nation sacrificed many of our young men and women for the greater good of freedom. We as a nation freed many around the world. We even in the last eight years freed those in the Middle East from the likes of dictators like Saddam Hussein, and also from the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Not only has America defended the world from tyranny with our great military, but our nation has too often been very generous to other countries in need. Remember the tsunami that hit on December 26, 2004 in the Indian Ocean? Many nations like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand were the hardest hit. Hundreds of thousands of people not only lost their homes, but also lost their lives. It was the U.S. that sent our naval fleet over there first to provide medical, food, shelter, and personnel to help those countries in their time of need. We did this without even being asked. That, my friends, is what America does. I don’t see that same honorable attitude from our current President. In fact, judging from his reading material it is quite the opposite, he does not represent the American spirit which many patriots have now come to miss.

Sources:

http://www.infowars.com/what-obama-reads/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA7srwym3Yk (Video Interview With Fareed Zakaria Author Of “The Post-American World” On BBC)

Why is the liberal and socialist Christian perspective on taxing the rich to give to the poor as a good thing so against the teachings of the Bible? First of all, in Exodus 20:15 (NKJ) “You shall not steal…” God specifically states that stealing is wrong and a sin. In the Webster dictionary to steal means: “to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as an habitual or regular practice.” Taking someone’s money could also be interpreted as taking someone’s property. Even though money is used to buy things, it is considered part of someone’s property as long as that person rightfully posses it.  Therefore, it is wrong under biblical means to take that person’s wealth to use it for means which the owner does not wish for it to be spent.

No matter what the cause people do not have the right as stated once again under God’s biblical Ten Commandments to take wealth from others.  Now, I am not saying that the Bible never said that it is not good to give. Quite the contrary, the Bible is full of references where God calls his people to be giving and generous to those who are in need, but it never states that anyone should be forced to give.

In Matthew 19:16-21 (NKJ) is says:

16“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

Jesus was speaking to a rich, young Jewish man who wanted to know what he should do to have eternal life. Jesus began to answer his question by asking him if he has kept all the commandments. The young man stated that he did, but Christ knew the one commandment that the young man did not keep. Worshiping other images other than God, which in this man’s case was money. He simply put more trust in his personal wealth than in his Lord. That is why he needed to give it up to charity. It was not a sin to posses wealth, but rather a sin to believe that wealth was in essence more important and greater than God. So Jesus, in answering his question, told the young man to simply give it all up and follow him. That is were many socialist Christians get it all wrong. Yes, Jesus did say that in Matthew 19:23-24 (KJV):

23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

Lets look at these verses for a minute. Jesus did say that it is hard for a rich man to enter heaven, but not because of his wealth. He stated many times that the wealthy allow themselves to be overwhelmed with putting more faith in money rather than allowing God to lead them through their life and save them. That is why he said that it is hard to go to heaven when you are rich. When Jesus’ disciples later asked in verse 25 of the same chapter in Matthew ” Who then can be saved?”, Jesus then stated in verse 26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Jesus was then letting the disciples know that only through faith in God can the rich man, or any man for that matter, find salvation. That is why Jesus said to the young rich man to give up his riches and follow him. Notice, Jesus never made him do it nor did he ever command his disciples to instruct the church to make it a mandatory cause. Do you want to know why? The answer is simple, if Jesus is not only the son of God, but God himself  incarnated in the man Jesus Christ, why then would he instruct his followers to break one of his own commandments? You see, God is the God of law and justice. God would never go against his own law. That is why he never told his disciples that taking from the rich to give to the poor is a just thing to do. Nor has God in his words ever instructed the government to do like wise. To do this would contradict God’s own nature and existence. That, my friends, will never happen.

Sources:

New King James Version (NKJ) & King James Version (KJV) of The Holy Bible

Are you surprised? I’m sure your not. We should have seen this coming. I remember my parents teaching me, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” And that has been proved right in so many aspects of life that it is mind boggling. But one thing many people wouldn’t quickly suspect would be a program parading around as some kind of charity or stimulus as having a hidden rule. That hidden rule is that “up to $4500” that you “received” for that clunker is now considered part of your taxable income. How convenient this comes out after the program is done away with.  Not to mention, I am not too happy with what they did with all those “clunkers”. Instead of giving them to people who are without transportation and actually desperately need a car, they send them to big truck rallies for smashing entertainment or off to be made into scrap metal. I suppose when it comes to the new administration there is always going to be a catch.

http://www.examiner.com/x-6571-Atlanta-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m8d27-Cash-for-Clunkers-tax-surprises-many

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