Friday, July 15, 2011
Presidential threats and tantrums signal need for change
Bill Wilson, July 14, 2011
Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor told FOX News that the president stormed out of debt ceiling meetings at the White House on Wednesday saying, 'Ronald Reagan wouldn't sit here. You either have to compromise on the dollar figure or the grand bargain' ... He said 'don't call my bluff. I'm going to the American people on this.'" The president is right to a certain extent saying that Ronald Reagan wouldn't have sat through that. Reagan would have had the issue resolved by now. Reagan would not have threatened senior citizens, veterans, and the disabled with cutting off their Social Security. But this president, when someone disagrees with his socialist spending agenda, throws a tantrum and walks out.
The debate over the debt ceiling appears to me to have many meanings. From the macro point of view, it is the debate over whether the government can continue to spend your tax dollars at a rate of about $80,000 per minute. Raising the debt ceiling only enables this covetousness to continue. If there is continuous raising of the debt limit without true budget cuts, and I am not talking about amounts over a ten year period, the government will continue to grow larger with greater debt and eventually the weight of that debt will collapse the economy, if it hasn't already. This is exactly what socialists want because it will make the government the central part of the economy, with people dependent on the government.
When people are dependent on the government, the government can then threaten them, as the president has threatened senior citizens, the disabled and veterans with withholding life sustaining needs to get what he wants. Good stewardship is not spending taxpayer money to renovate Islamic mosques in other countries, or to fund the president's disbanded grass roots organizing group, ACORN, in its re-birthed subsidiaries, or nation building efforts with a terrorist organization such as the Muslim Brotherhood, or the murderous Planned Parenthood, or funding Muslim businesses overseas. Good stewardship is also not robbing the Social Security Trust Fund to fund other government programs. This must be stopped.
This nation is at a crossroads. The president storming out of a meeting invoking Ronald Reagan and throwing a passive aggressive temper tantrum is not good reason to continue government spending at lethal levels. National security and the general welfare of the public is at stake. Now more than ever we need to collectively become a 2 Chronicles 7:14 people, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Our sin is not following the word of God in the first place and it has gotten us into a lot of trouble. Let's change that. Let's decide today to change the course of this nation.