Our President attended the National Prayer Breakfast this week. That is good. He professed his Christian faith. That is even better. He also used the Bible to sell his political beliefs and actions he has taken as the nation's leader. That is SLEAZY.
Here is a press report commenting on the speech: President Obama yesterday told the National Prayer Breakfast that God serves as his top adviser for pushing higher taxes on wealthy Americans and other lofty policy goals,” the New York Post chides. “ ‘For me, as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,’ ‘ the president preached to the 3,000 people at the annual spiritual gathering. Like Moses descending from Mount Sinai, Obama had a list of policies that God himself would endorse. Obama extolled the virtues of his Wall Street reforms, ObamaCare laws that stop insurance companies from ‘discriminating against those who are already sick,’ and proposed rules to crack down on mortgage lenders.”
Let's take a look at the specific text.
Obama: "And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren't discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren't taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God's command to "love thy neighbor as thyself." I know the version of that Golden Rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs -- from Hinduism to Islam to Judaism to the writings of Plato."
Let's analyze how Obama is doing God's work. His comments about financial institutions are patting his back for passing the Dodd Frank Legislation. Remember Chris Dodd. He left office in disgrace after having taken special personal loans. And we all know his partner Barney Frank. These assistants of Obama in doing God's work were key players in forcing banks, Fannie, and Freddie to make bad loans that caused the collapse of 2008 in the first place. Now we are supposed to believe they have fixed everything by appointing a new government agency and creating a countless number of study groups while dumping an avalanche of new regulations on bankers that will choke credit sources during a much needed economic recovery.
And I guess God wants to force Insurance Companies to allow someone to have no insurance until they get sick. Then they can take out a policy and have the mean insurance company immediately pay for their treatment. But insurance companies don't pay for the pre-existing conditions. Other policy holders do. The insurance company will have no problem raising rates on all policy holders to cover pre-existing conditions. Policy holders will shoulder the additional costs as premiums go up. But I guess this is the way God wants to do it.
Lastly, I could make a case that the "most unscrupulous leader taking advantage of the most disadvantaged of us" is the socialist leader who creates a welfare state with incentives galore for mothers to stay unmarried, have children out of wedlock, and live on food stamps, welfare payments, and free housing. No one takes more advantage of the poor than the "welfare pimp" who buys their votes by keeping them unemployed and looking to the government as their "God".
And as for as "loving your neighbor" Obama does seem to loves his neighbors. Those not included in his neighborhood are Republicans, business people, energy (coal, gas, oil) companies, states who want to protect their borders from illegal criminals, Catholic organizations who do not want to destroy fetuses, Israel, tax payers, and the list goes on and on.
Here is more Obama-speak: "And when I talk about shared responsibility, it's because I genuinely believe that in a time when many folks are struggling, at a time when we have enormous deficits, it's hard for me to ask seniors on a fixed income, or young people with student loans, or middle-class families who can barely pay the bills to shoulder the burden alone. And I think to myself, if I'm willing to give something up as somebody who's been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that's going to make economic sense.
But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus' teaching that "for unto whom much is given, much shall be required." It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who've been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others."
Let's look closely. First he infers that seniors, young people, and the middle-class are shouldering the burden (OF PAYING FOR OUR GLUTTINOUS GOVERNMENT)-----ALL ALONE? Any idiot knows that a small percentage of our taxpayers pay most of the taxes which gets to the main issue for debate. Who decides what is fair? Obama cherry picks from the scripture Luke 12:48 (for unto whom much is given, much shall be required) to make his point about taxing the rich. Obama's speech writer surely doesn't know this scripture was part of an example used by Jesus to teach the relationship of a MASTER AND A SLAVE. When a MASTER gives much to a SLAVE, the MASTER expects much. Surely Obama isn't arguing that historically SLAVES have not given enough to their MASTERS. Jesus was really talking about God as the Master, not the government. In fact, The English Contemporary Version of the Bible says it this way, " If God has been generous with you, he will expect you to serve him well. But if he has been more than generous, he will expect you to serve him even better".
THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT OUR MASTER. NOT EVEN OBAMA IS OUR MASTER.. Our prosperity comes from our one true God. Yes, one true God. Most Christians do not support their beliefs by backing them up with Islamic quotations. It is ours to decide how we "give much" back to God. It is not for Obama to decide based on his politically driven rules of "fairness". It is clear Obama's fairness is based on taking from those who don't vote for him and giving to those who do. Sadly the majority of those who are "taken from" are PRODUCERS, and many of those who are "given to" are MOOCHERS. This socialistic practice, which as failed throughout history, also supports Obama's anti-colonial passion and agenda of destroying America as the world leader.
Think about it, and remember, we only have until November to do something about it,