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Government Debt & Stimulus Spending

Thomas Jefferson stated, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. I place economy among the first and important of Republic virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared”.

Winston Churchill said, “A nation cannot spend and tax itself to prosperity. It’s like standing in a bucket and trying to pull yourself out by pulling up on the handle”.

History tells us that government can not solve an economic crisis by taxing and spending our money recklessly. If that were possible, every poor country would confiscate the financial holdings of its people and waste it on projects and programs motivated by political power. This philosophy has never been successful in any form of government.

A note to the Obama administration: Winston Churchill said, “You may try to destroy wealth and find all you have done is to increase poverty”. Latest statistics show that one in every seven US citizens are below the poverty level and are on welfare.

The redistribution of wealth in any form by our government goes against free enterprise and personal liberties.

The economic system envisioned by the Founders encouraged by the Constitution allowed individual enterprise to flourish and triggered the greatest economy and prosperity in all history. Why change what has been successful?

Speech at a Local Church, October 24th, 2010

Today, I want to speak to you about God’s relationship with America and how all Christians have responsibility to vote with wisdom in the upcoming mid-term election November 2nd.



Did God have a plan for America?  Our Lord is very much involved in human history.  The Creator of the universe is not only the God of man, but the God of nations.  God chose and anointed men who knew His heart.  They were righteous men from the prophets Noah, Abraham and Moses. 

He blesses and ordains key people and events at times when those nations can accomplish great things.

The Lord’s providence has been evident from the very beginning of America.  God had a divine and specific plan for our nation.  History books fail to tell us that in 1607 and again in 1620 that the Pilgrims planted a cross in the sand and fell to their knees to praise and glorify God.  “The Mayflower Compact” was the first record in history, which free and equal men made a covenant with God as they incorporated the Bible and the 10 Commandments into their own civil government.  These principles paved the way for our Founding Fathers as they formulated the U.S. Constitution.

In my opinion there were (2) men that were anointed by God to be disciples in America.  Our history books teach us that Christopher Columbus discovered the new world by accident while on his journey to find a trade route to the Indies.  Nothing is taught about his faith and that God gave him his mission to evangelize the World. 

Throughout history, great men in all walks of life have acknowledged that the Bible and the Holy Spirit as the foundation for their accomplishments.  Columbus was no exception.  He wanted to prove the prophecy of Isaiah 40:22,
“He who is enthroned above the circle of the earth”.  Columbus also wrote the “Book of Prophecies” while on his trips (which I quote from in my book) and stated that he used no instruments for navigation, but that the Holy Spirit directed his every move.

Our history books also do not teach us that George Washington wrote (24) pages of prayers called “Daily Sacrifices”.  The first entry was called Sunday Morning (also shown in my book). As an officer during the French and Indian War he was assigned to General Braddock of the British Army. While in battle Washington had (2) horses shot from under him and (4) bullet holes in his shirt, but no blood.  Later in a letter written to his brother Lawrence, he stated, “It was the providence of God that kept him safe during the battle”.  God did have a plan for America!!!

After the Revolutionary War, the French government wanted to know how a small nation as America had defeated the strongest Army in the world, the British.  The French sent Alexis De Tocqueville a famous historian and statesman to America to find the answer.  He studied our schools, our government and our natural resources.  It wasn’t until he visited the American churches that he found his answer.  Reporting back to France, he stated, “The pulpits were aflame with righteousness.  America is great, because America is good.  If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great”.

God did sanction America.  The Lord blessed us with the founding fathers who were great students of history.  They realized one common truth: Freedom comes only from God.  Our founders established our government upon the principles of God’s Holy Word and that Christian values and teachings would carry our fragile government and nation.  These brilliant men and women incorporated God’s Word and the Ten Commandments into the Constitution when formulating our Republic form of government.

In my book, I dedicate one entire chapter to the difference between a Republic and a Democracy form of government.

The reason our founders called our new government a Republic is because a republic form of government believes that the Creator is greater than those He creates.  We have eroded to a Democracy where government of the people has lost its freedoms and power to elected officials (Congress) acting in the name of government.  Our founders looked at a democracy as another form of tyranny.  Democracy has always failed in past civilizations. 

Democracies are backed by the beliefs of secular humanism- that man can do everything.   The Roman Empire started as a Republic and ended with a failed democracy.
 
James Madison our 4th President stated, “Democracies have always been spectacles of turbulence and contention, have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property and have in general, been short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths”.

Since prayer was removed from our public schools in 1962 the following statistics have been recorded:

1) America is #1 in the world in crime with a prison population of over 2 million
2) Abortion has taken the lives of over 51 million innocent children (explain abortion per book stats)
3) Christian symbols and traditions are continually being removed from public buildings and monuments
4) We have gone from #1 in education in the world to 10th in graduation rates in high school and #24th in math and science graduates
5) Our industrial base has gone from #1 to #6th in the world
6) Moral values have continued to deteriorate
You cannot separate the wayward trends of a nation. We are definitely a nation that’s lost its way!!

Church, what have we done to America?  The nation that I have known is disappearing.  God gave us our freedoms and prosperity.  Yet, we have allowed His Word to be removed from the schoolhouse to the courthouse.  Instead of showing reverence and thankfulness, we have dishonored, blindsided and have been disobedient to the One who gave us everything.  The Lord cannot continue to tolerate our disobedience.

God has always been the main ingredient. In the early years of our nation, (27) of the (56) signers of The Declaration of Independence attended seminary schools. (23) of our first (26) universities were Christian schools. The people of our nation must be reminded what the Lord of the Universe did for America.  We must be reminded that our freedom and abundance comes from His graciousness.  It is the result of His magnificent workmanship that has made America the greatest nation in the world.

We need to reclaim America!  We need to take America back to the nation envisioned by our founding fathers, back for our children and grandchildren.

Out first duty is to show up at the voting booth on November 2nd, to be informed and vote for the candidates that best represent Godly values.

I believe the following quotation well describes the state of America today.  President James Garfield, also a Christian minister reminded Americans, “The American people are responsible for the character of Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.  If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in national legislature”.

George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern without God and the Bible”.

Charles Finney, a minister in America during the 2nd Great Awakening reminded Christians, “The church must take right ground in regards to politics.  The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men-God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the church takes right ground.

Politics are part of religion in this country and Christians must do their due diligence as part of their duty to God.  God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.

Those who have their Bibles turn to 2nd Chronicles 7:14 and we can recite it together:  “If my people, who are called by my Name, will 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”.

William Penn stated, “If man is not governed by God, then he must be governed by tyrants.  Law, God’s Law successfully governed our Founding Fathers and all generations since”.

History tells us that government can not solve an economic crisis by taxing and spending itself into prosperity.  If that were possible, every poor country in the world would confiscate the financial holdings of its people and waste is on projects and programs motivated by political power. 

Congress, both the House and the Senate are out of touch with the people they represent.  We have a congress that is all about power and money.  Our Founders warned us that placing too much control into a central authority could be a threat to our freedoms. These elite “pound on your chest” members of congress, who think they are above the law have glorified their own world.  They should be walking around wearing Roman togas with wreaths on their heads, as did the Roman Senators.  They are placing this
nation into the same social, political and economical position as Rome prior to the demise of its empire.

Remember our politicians work for us.  We don’t work for them.  Government cannot give us freedom or wealth.  Government can only give what government first takes.  Latest statistics show that (1) out of every (7) US citizens are below the poverty level and are on welfare.   In September we set a new record of over 100,000 home foreclosures.  The only stimulus we need is to have our God given freedoms.  Government, get out of our way so that we can reclaim and right this nation.

Everyone should be concerned about their future, because that is where you will be spending the rest of your life.  Your life is like book, each day you have an opportunity to write a new page.  Only in America, do we have freedom to create our own path and fate by the decisions we make.  So fill those pages with responsibility to God and our future generations.  Each of us is responsible for our own choices and not the government.  So make the right ones-when one generation fails, all that has happened before is lost.

Proverbs 13:22 states, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.  That inheritance should not be debt!!!

Thomas Jefferson stated, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.  I place economy among the first and most important of Republic virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared”.

The national election on November 2nd is only the first step.  This nation needs another Great Awakening.  We need to go from
spectator Christians with spiritual amnesia to an army of spirit empowered believers to reclaim what is ours, A Godly Nation!!!

I must remind you of the words of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan who said, “Without God, democracy will not and cannot endure, if we forget we are one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.

Beyond Guns – NRA Expands Agenda

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a string of victories in the courts and Congress, the National Rifle Association is flexing political muscle outside its normal domain, with both Democrats and Republicans courting its favor and avoiding its wrath on issues that sometimes seem to have little to do with guns.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/us/politics/13nra.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

Illegal Immigration: Failures of Past Civilizations

I have described in my book, America…A Nation That’s Lost Its Way, the social and cultural paths that past civilizations have followed as they progressed through their rise and fall.

Educators and historians are varied in their opinions of what caused the final demise of these civilizations.

Page Smith, a noted historian, has presented common factors that have been identified with the failure of past nations. Among these factors are:

  • Loss of religious faith
  • Increase in domestic crime and domestic violence
  • Centralization of government power

Edward Gibbon, author of the book Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, indicated the following factors:

  • The injuries of time and nature
  • Hostile attacks of insurgents

According to Historian Seymour Lipset:

  • Bilingual and bicultural nations have never survived due to two or more
    competing languages and cultures, which create turmoil, tension and
    tragedy.
  • A multicultural and multilingual society creates educational and economic
    problems.

As I reviewed the reasons for the demise of past civilizations, I suddenly realized that the United States over the past 48 years has offended and violated all the factors historians identified with the failure of a nation.

Let us review each one.

  • Loss of religious faith: since 1962, from the schoolhouse to the
    courthouse America has removed God from our public lives.
  • Increase in domestic crime: our prison population surpasses all other
    countries at a cost to our taxpayers of over 44 billion dollars a year.
  • Centralization of government power: our government, as feared by our
    founding fathers, has grown into a federal bureaucratic monster.
  • Injuries of time and nature: time has a tendency to change the complexion of a nation. America is no different.

Over the years, particularly the past 46 years, extreme radical groups and new technology have changed our way of life and the direction of our nation. People have become complacent and indifferent. Well-funded groups and liberal judges have modified the Constitution and laws of the land to meet their own agendas.

New technologies have changed the ways in which we conduct our lives.

  • Domestic quarrels: our nation is divided in many ways affecting our values, freedoms, economy and political direction. This is seen more in Washington, D.C. than anywhere else. Our political divide is obvious, as our politicians – angry hostile in their never-ending debates – are unable to work in a bipartisan way to solve our nation’s problems.
  • Hostile attacks: the hostile attacks of terrorists during the ‘90s and 9/11 and the invasion of illegal aliens have dramatically changed our lives in America. Insurgents, such as the terrorists and street gangs created by illegal immigrants, have created chaos in our culture. The effect it has had on America’s economy, education and social programs is beyond belief.

It has become so complex that our government does not know how to address it.

Illegal immigration has become a major issue politically, socially and culturally. The standards set by our founders in our Constitution and laws no longer seem valid today. This nation’s radical liberal extremists and their “politically correct attitude” want to make America one big happy multicultural, multilingual loving family. History has proven that this is not possible. History also proves that a multicultural and multilingual society with competing languages and cultures creates problems and turmoil in a nation’s social, educational, and economic systems.

As proof that we have become a multilingual nation, almost every product sold in the American marketplace has instructions printed in English, French and Spanish. Our nation is comprised of many ethnic and racial groups with their own cultures and identities, including languages, traditions and neighborhoods. What is good for one ethnic group may not be good for another. As with personalities or career selection, not one fits all.

Our nation consists of many peoples, each with its own customs. However, we are but one nation that is governed by one Constitution. A nation cannot adapt to all the different customs of many people. The same Constitution applies to all the people. If we try to change our standards and culture to adapt to many languages and ethnic groups, we will not succeed. If a person or group wants to enjoy our freedoms, it needs to adapt to our one Constitution and our laws.

The Illegal Immigration Mess

(Citizens Reclaiming America Point #3)

Our founders originally gave Congress but four duties or responsibilities.
1) To settle foreign affairs
2) To print money
3) To settle boundary disputes between states
4) To declare war

The founders foresaw very limited government in the daily lives of its citizens.  It was not until 1913 that the Federal government was given the authority to levy taxes.

I consider illegal immigration to be a foreign boundary issue. Congress has interfered with all aspects of our lives, however when confronted with its basic responsibilities it has faltered.  Our elite “do nothing” Congress has failed to pass a balanced immigration law.  If our Federal government does not have the spine to address and enforce our present laws regarding immigration and our Constitution, then state governments must address this problem.

Perhaps Congress should reflect back to the words of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 when he said, “Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.  We have room for but one flag, the American flag-we have room for but one language here, and that is the English language—and we have room for but one loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people”.

(Excerpts from America…A Nation That’s Lost Its Way, by Joe Kulbacki)

Reclaiming Your Constitutional Freedom

America is at an historical crossroads for the future of our nation.  A government with its inept officials and the radical courts are the major reasons for the dilemma in which America finds itself.

The Democrat Congress of Pelosi and Reid along with President Obama proposed governmental “Change” in their campaign promises.  This team of liberal left Democrats is taking America into a new radical version of the Constitution.  This was proven in the recent passing of the health care bill which was rammed thru Congress while ignoring the majority wishes of the public when polls showed an overwhelming resistance to the proposed legislation.  These three politicians have created an imbalance of legislative power in the way they conduct government procedures.  No longer do we have the checks and balances our founders deemed necessary to run government.  The voting imbalance has brought with it a philosophy that those who do not agree with the views of these politicians will be overruled and taken out of play.  This is rapidly leading to a “change” in the make-up of a nation that Obama, Pelosi and Reid want to create, certainly not the America intended by our founding fathers and the Constitution. Continue reading