MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

President Obama’s Campaign Promises

March 27th, 2009 Viewed 1146 times

The Paris Hiltons Of Politics

March 25th, 2009 Viewed 1824 times, 1 so far today
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In 1776, things were much different than they are today.  America was made up of a primarily Christian people– some of them slaves, some prisoners, some outcasts and some that were looking for a fresh start.  Whether it was Anglican, Puritan, Catholic or Quaker, the nation was made up of people with a common set of moral guideposts, a common mental framework, and a concept of a common Creator God.

That’s what you see flowing through the Declaration of Independence, as a people that held to the Bible’s demands that you submit to the governing authority over you grappled with when and if that governing authority could cross a line where obedience was no longer required– indeed, that revolution could be pursued.

What Does One Trillion Dollars Look Like?

March 24th, 2009 Viewed 862 times

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It’s weird to try to think through just how much money our government spends.  The number, whether in words or in a figure is almost too much to comprehend.

Someone has done us the favor of making a page to show just how big this number is—and I think it will surprise you!

Just what does one trillion dollars look like?

Is This Part of a Plan?

March 23rd, 2009 Viewed 1270 times, 2 so far today

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Or is it just inept mismanagement?  The truth is, I’m not sure I can tell.

I can’t figure out whether this whole thing about AIG and the bailout is something that is a predicament for the liberals, or something that’s going according to plan, so I’ll layout how I think it could be either way, and you see what you think.

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We know that Pres. Obama comes from a liberal mindset with the most liberal voting record in the U. S. Senate.  We know that he promised to bring change, and that the issues and things he ran on during the campaign was to direct us towards more socialism.

Liberty and Morality

March 20th, 2009 Viewed 1287 times

windowslivewriterwhatdoesthebiblesayaboutmodesty-14cf2old-bible3.jpgI have always considered myself a Conservative.  I’m a person that believes in the Bible, and the moral code contained in it.  I know that disobeying the truths found in it will result in judgement.  Just like economics, government and the seasons, there is a cycle of morality at work, in which a country that chooses its own way will be judged.

I believe it’s clear based on Romans 1.

So, it’s odd that I find myself being more comfortable with those that are Libertarian than Conservative.

What the AIG Bonuses Mean to You

March 19th, 2009 Viewed 2096 times, 1 so far today

voteheader.jpgDon’t get me wrong.  I’m pretty sure that giving out bonuses as your company practically goes into bankruptcy (which is where it probably would have ended up if the government had not stepped in) is a pretty low activity.  The problem I’m having is that this whole problem was caused by the government– a government now indignant and performing yet more overreach to correct a case of too much overreach in the first place!

Obama Gives Corporate Execs A Bonus

March 18th, 2009 Viewed 1459 times, 1 so far today

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If there were any balance in the media, or if the media treated President Obama like they treated President Bush the above headline would be screaming from every newspaper in the land—because that’s exactly what happened.

A Strange Turn of Events

March 13th, 2009 Viewed 1367 times

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On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order reversing President Bush’s order to not use any new lines of embryonic stem cells for research with federal money.  New lines could still be tested using state funds and through private companies, but federal funds could not be used.

As expected, the pro-life movement was against this turn of events, and some characterized Pres. Obama as the Abortion President.

What happened only two days later on the same topic has not, however, gotten as much publicity.

The Curse of Debt

March 12th, 2009 Viewed 1482 times

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Debt.  AKA- Spending tomorrow’s dollar today.  It’s what has our country under it’s spell.  It’s an enabler—enabling you to believe that you can have today what you want, because you’ll always have the job you have now—or will you?

And the funny thing is, now that the economy is doing poorly, the government is trying to stimulate you to go out and buy more things and get into further debt, rather than wanting you to reduce debt.

Socialism and the Democratic Party

March 12th, 2009 Viewed 2019 times, 1 so far today

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There are some interesting quotes floating around the Internet I thought I would share:

A Page From History

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S., Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.! ” He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

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“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

~~Margaret Thatcher~~

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not.

– Thomas Jefferson

Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

– Adrian Rodgers

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MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.