Slaughter (House) Rules, Deem and Pass, Up or Down Vote? Has American already lost?
It seems that no matter which way the ball bounces over this health care nightmare, Atlantans, Georgians, and all Americans have already lost. You can sense this all around you.
Everywhere you go and most everyone you speak to shows that America has lost its first love – freedom. Most people are just ready for this health care thing to be over in reminiscence of an old comedy routine by Jerry Clower. He tells of the time when he and a panther were up in a tree. And life was getting harrowing for him; he looks down and tells his buddy, shoot up into the tree. His buddy laments; but if I do, I might hit you. Jerry thinks for a minute and says go ahead and shoot, one of us has got to have relief.
No matter how this votes goes – Americans are already the losers. They have seen bulldozer tactics, disregard for the Constitution, bribes, and lies, and officials pressured into changing their votes and yet – no one is coming clean with the American people. Our government is a shambles and they will not be satisfied until the lives of everyone has been “changed.”
Changed not for the good; but in light of the ungodly teachings of Saul Alinksy and those who have followed his teachings like that of a god. Instead of spending his life encouraging good citizenship and doing the right thing – he taught win at all cost – push, attack, insult, humiliate, destroy, and do whatever it takes to win your agenda.
President Obama and many of those around him are ardent students of Saul Alinsky; but guess what he died; and he is not coming back alive. But in the meantime the evil that he created has lived after him. Just as Shakespeare has said. Satan is alive and well on planet earth seeking whom he may devour; and he is still using his converts to bring about his agenda.
In President Obama’s last push speech before the House of Representatives, he used the Alinksy method as he has so often. It hits back with what others are saying and smoothes it out by pretending to recognize the problem but then sets out to disqualify what others feel and say. He is still not hearing the American people. He uses all the rhetoric of others and turns it into a positive for himself. He tried to purify what the Senate and House has done in order to get this bill passed. He takes the negatives of others and makes them into praises for them; and takes the positive of others and turns it into a negative. Typical Saul Alinsky – he even referred to his work in the community action group once again in this speech which is where he got the training to be an Alinsky-ite.
Many are beginning to feel dirty about politics – disgusted with the process that has been mutilated – and Constitution shredded. Many have lost confidence in all the leaders of government; and yet they are paying the bills. As they say, the proof is in the pudding; but this time it is feared the pudding will be bitter, and tough to swallow for many generations to come.
There is just a feeling in the air that we are no longer the captain of our ship, the master of our destiny. But the recent trend in a godless America is not to be laid totally at the feet of the atheist, human secularist, progressives, and socialist but at our own.
Many have been drawn away from the church; many pastors hog-tied in the way they preach, and everyone just singing, praying, and not doing. God has said He would never be without a witness; and His Word is always truth. There are many who are carrying the banner of Christ – not only here in America but all across the world; giving of their lives, their fortunes, and their talents to further the kingdom of God.
However, many people think all you have to do is pray and God will succumb to their beckon will. God says, “Work for the night is coming; the fields are white unto harvest; and when you have put on the whole armor of God and have done everything else – to stand.” Many expect God to crook His little finger and make it all okay. But he has said, “Those who do not work – do not eat.” Eating is essential to life – and in a sense this could be applied to insurance coverage as well.
Isn’t it ironic that the insurance companies do not owe us a single thing except the product we buy from them like purchasing any other product? We don’t have to buy insurance; just like we don’t have to buy apple juice even if it is good for you. The government has taken over the banks, the auto industry, and now is on the eve of taking over the insurance companies – all private institutions.
The government is slowly; but now more quickly, taking over our lives; even taxing certain foods they think is not good for us. They are already giving 372 million dollars to chosen communities for those who are obese and addicted to tobacco while hundreds of school teachers right here in Atlanta are losing their jobs. Who will oversee where this money is used? There is certain language in the report that would indicate that people in minority neighborhoods would be given new business opportunities.
Have you noticed how the drug companies have not been mentioned because of the high cost of drugs? Have you noticed this health “care” bill has all been about money and not a word mentioned about “how” people would be better cared for? (Like money solves everything wrong with the health care industry?)
Health care is not the only thing at stake here; but the reputation of our nation; the real health care of all citizens from the cradle to the grave; and there is such a revolution brewing in this nation like we have never seen before. People are fed up with politicians who lie, cheat, and even kill by the way they vote on some bills. The philosophy of those preaching eugenics such as Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, and some around the president is about building a pure race subject to the government in every way. America has always stood strong for human rights – all rights – but now it seems that the rights of those not considered productive, useful, or educated will not be considered worthy citizens.
One can only ask if the Democrats are truly for the people and want them to have good health care, which can be accomplished in the right way, why it is that they are determined to destroy America in the process. Will they shoot down the whole country just to get their way?
What will citizens think of those who have had their votes and notions changed by coercion, threats, bribes, or trickery? Why couldn’t the Democrats come up with a health care bill that did not include everything including the kitchen sink? Why did they have to muddy everything – and call black white; and white black? Why couldn’t they just fix what was wrong and leave the rest up to the American people to make their own choices? Ca-ching – another freedom lost.
In my fifty-one years of voting, I have never seen such dirty tricks just to get their own way no matter how bad they damaged the country as a whole. I first got interested in politics when I was 15 years old and watched the Democratic Convention on a black and white TV.
We elect our representatives and send them to Washington with the tax money earned through blood, sweat, tears and many hardships so they can live a life of luxury while they make our lives a living hell. They are answerable to no one other than the people in their state who voted for them. They have no business even entertaining notions from those in other states, the President, the Speaker of the House, or anyone else who deters them from doing what they swore to do and that is uphold the Constitution and to represent the people of their state. How many were threatened into changing their votes for fear of not being re-elected if they no longer had the Democratic support?
We have seen the worst of the worst in the lawmaking process in our country and millions of people do not like it.
If this bill is passed and people see it funding abortions, covering illegal immigrants, and pouring money into ACORN and Planned Parenthood and other such organizations, there is likely to be an outpouring of discontent like never before seen in this nation. When they say “no” federal dollars will be spent on abortion, does that mean no money for Planned Parenthood? I think not.
It seems those who want to force this way of life on the citizens of America, have little regard for the true health of our nation. This is not an administration; but a movement – a movement that many have tried for over a century – to take away the democracy that so many have fought and died for. Will we see in our lifetime the pulling down our monuments of liberty – brick by brick?
Bit by bit, slowly and slowly, progressives have crept into our lives and taken precious freedom by precious freedom away from those who by the Constitution were guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have had the greatest nation in all of creation, the envy and jealousy of the world; and now we have people in control of our lives who give no credit to the One who inspired our forefathers, sustained this country through every imaginable trial; and now they want to sell our birthrights for mess of porridge. They too will one day die – and the evil that they are doing will live behind them as well; while our grandchildren will have to struggle to set America free once again or see her die forever.
Life is at stake here. Life of the pre-born – life of the elderly – life of those deemed not capable of giving to society therefore expendable. Liberty is at stake when we can no longer hold in our own hands the decisions regarding our own physical, mental, and spiritual welfare. We have seen the ugly encroach into the lives of people of faith, and we have seen the poor and disadvantaged used as tools to bring about their agenda, and we are certainly not a happy nation. We are an ever increasingly angry nation. What will it take to reach the boiling point? Some already have by blowing up men, women, and children in Oklahoma, flying planes into the IRS building, shooting and killing abortionist – people have been pushed over the edge by what they cannot understand nor cope with.
We are seeing increased crimes of passion, suicides, teens running wild, children abused, people being murdered just for the fun of it; and we see anger around every corner. We see angry drivers, angry patients, angry parents, angry employees, angry employers, and angry neighbors.
Will this help us toward a new world government; which is referred to in the Bible as being a sign of the last days before the return of Christ? We see trouble brewing in Israel – is Armageddon looming? Is anarchy beating its chest making ready for havoc all across the world? We see earthquakes, and wars and rumors of wars; famine and disease and those in Washington think that they have the answer – socialism – communism – but they do not.
Is America in her last days or glory? Has she passed the point of no return? Will our children be in bondage to ideology and drawn away from the teachings of God through Christ. Will they truly reap what we have sown?
They made ridicule of Noah when he built the ark. They took the head of John the Baptist. They tortured and killed the apostles; and they killed Christ. But they could not destroy God.
We are approaching the Easter Season, where Christians all over the world will be celebrating not His death – but His Resurrection and proof of life after death. And proof that He word is true. He has said that in this life He would never leave us nor forsake us; but He does not say we won’t reap what we have sown. He does not say we will not have to face the consequences of our choices; but He does promise that there will be one day when there will be peace in the valley after He triumphantly returns to this earth to gather up those who have accepted His generous offer of life ever after. He has also promised a reckoning for those in the company of the evil one.
For many years, people of faith cried out to God to save America – no matter what it took – will this be the beginning of people turning back to God – or will it be the beginning of the end?
Today, March 21, 2010 (a day that will go down in infamy) after the vote is taken – there will be rejoicing by some and lamenting by others. While we can place blame and point fingers at those who we disagree with; remember that there will be four fingers pointing back at us. While Christians may lose many battles in this world, they will not lose the war against satan – I peeked at the end of The Book – we win.
If this reform passes, what will be the results across America? Many governors, for example, are already lining up to prohibit parts of this reform from harming their states and residents by forcing them to buy insurance if they do not choose to buy it. Many vow that if this is passed, like the joy that cometh in the morning, victory will come in November.
As are the leaders, so goes the nation. Nations come and go; but the Word of God will remain forever.
If you dare – watch this video about President Obama and Saul Alinsky. Something to think about. Or just go to YouTube and type in Saul Alinsky to see the many videos that will give you the knowledge of who this man was and still is in the lives of his followers. He was a very evil man whose influence is still playing havoc with our nation.