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August 20, 2010
ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY! A RIGHT? OR A CANCER?
By Morris Clopton
Entitlement mentality is an insidious cancer eating at the heart of America. Our government using the resulting dependency as the foundation and stimulus of their power grab feeds the cancer. The government knows that dependency is the product of entitlement mentality, and seek to sustain the generational evolution propagated by dependency-generated give a ways such as unaffordable housing, supporting union activism, appointing unqualified liberal judges and dictatorial take over of private enterprise.
When will the American population wake up and seek a cure for the insidious cancer that our government is inflicting upon them. If a terrorist organization were spreading an airborne cancer germ doing the type of damage our government is doing even Eric Holder would arrest them and charge them with murder.
The population marches along merrily munching on their government funded entitlements like a bunch of mindless followers. When President Obama spoke to the assembled crowd of obambots, they greet his message with mindless enthusiasm. Intelligent thinking no longer appears in a large portion of the population, a population unwilling to search out truth for themselves. The entitlement society feeds upon comments made by Nancy Pelosi, “drain the swamp” when she is up to her neck in the sewer of government grab programs for her and her husbands businesses. Nancy Pelosi elevates herself above the population that elected her in demanding a new multimillion-dollar office and a military jet to fly her back and forth home. Senator Harry Reid rants against a huge segment of our population in damning the Hispanic population for their ignorance in searching out the facts and thinking for them self’s, “How can a Hispanic be a Republican?” Barney Frank’s Fannie Mae debacle, along with Chris Dodd is ruining our nations housing markets. Timothy F. Geithner runs our United States Treasury after not paying his taxes. How long will the American population suffer the money grabbing, wealth re-distributors, dependency-seeking politicians in Washington to maintain power?
Someone much wiser than me said ‘all that it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing”. That is exceedingly true in the entitlement environment generated and sustained by politicians. Why is it so difficult for the slobbering obambots to realize that their government is lying to them? Herman Cain promotes and Intelligent Thinkers website, would that more people would visit it. Is it prudent for a massive portion of our population to separate themselves from the productive segment of society and hold out their hand for every entitlement that they think the government should provide? I suggest to you that the entitlement mentality generates hostility between segments of society where one works and produces and one takes and does not produce. The supporters of illegal aliens entering the United States freely and demanding entitlements that the producers of this nation generated with no production on their part are ignorant. Governor Jan Brewer challenged the owner of the Arizona Sun to respond with his actions if he discovered a multitude of illegal non-paying spectators demanding their right to enter his stadium and view the game with out paying for a ticket. To my knowledge, the owner never responded even though he purports to support illegal immigrant’s entry into the US.
The question remains is entitlement mentality a right or is it a cancer on society? I challenge you to decide for yourself. Find the facts, do the research, then Vote!
The ballot box is the weapon of choice for “We the People”!
Do not let the desire to receive something for nothing blind you to reality.
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Posted by admin in Provoking, tags: abuse, blacks union jobs, businesses, canidates, chrysler's, Democrats, engine, free market, government, Obama, power, products, profit, redistribution, republican, wealth, whites
What’s Wrong with a little Wealth Redistribution anyway?
By Daniel Greenfield Friday, May 29, 2009
Word that the Obama Administration may have used its power over Chrysler’s restructuring process to shut down dealerships whose owners donated to Republican candidates, while leaving open dealerships that donated to Obama is spreading across conservative blogs. But while this kind of abuse of government power is shocking, it really shouldn’t be.
Government is an engine of wealth redistribution, and when it gains control of businesses, it redistributes wealth in a way that benefits its supporters. That is what government always does, no matter how it disguises it.
That is why despite all the leftist wishful thinking in the world, centrally planned economies are corrupt, inept and inefficient.
The free market operates based on profit motive. A store owner’s goal is to sell products in order to earn a profit. If he provides discounts, he has to do it based on an economic incentive, for example selling at a lower cost per unit to a purchaser who buys large quantities. A store owner who sells products at a lower price to Democrats and at a higher price to Republicans, or who sells at a lower price to whites and at a higher price to blacks… is hurting his own profit margins and so is really hurting himself.
The profit motive “purifies” economic behavior in the free market to a degree. By contrast within government there is no “purifier”, except the legal system, which is also controlled by the government.
A government’s economic behavior is controlled by politicians who have only one goal, Patronage. Politicians gain control of resources in order to reward their supporters. This takes the form of providing government contracts or jobs to the individual supporters. It also takes the form of providing general forms of aid targeted at their base, e.G. Welfare, union jobs.
When government gains control of businesses, it naturally goes into wealth redistribution mode and begins providing patronage to the supporters of the ruling party. Communist countries are a example of the system taken to its limits, with the entire economy controlled by the ruling party and wealth distributed to supporters of the party, based on their level of support and affiliation.
The more wealth the Federal government took in and gave out, the more it got into the patronage business. And that corrupted the free market and the national economy. Where individual businesses have economic disincentives for practicing discrimination or handing out wasteful contracts, the government has none.
Where individual free market profit is economic in nature, governments spend money in order to reward supporters and expand their base of support. Everything the Obama regime has done is textbook Machiavelli, but it is also the inevitable result of letting the same government that has treated the national budget as a pork barrel take holds of banks and the auto industry.
The rape of the American auto industry by Obama and his henchmen
No doubt there is a long list of industries that Obama will be happy to “bail out”, and by bail out, we mean of course spend billions in taxpayer owned debt to take over, carve up and hand out to their supporters.
The rape of the American auto industry by Obama and his henchmen was a classic case of a gang of politicians robbing the country blind in order to provide patronage to their backers, both at the union and the dealership level. But that is par for the course.
Obama promised to fix the capitalist arrogance of the free market with some wealth redistribution, which is a lot like a mugger telling you that he can cure your credit card debt by taking all your money. Now we’re seeing just how far that mugging went and how many victims it’s leaving behind. And we’re not done yet.
If the initial phase was the mugging, the next phase is that the beating the mugger dished out transmitted a disease which is now in the veins of his victim. When government takes control of an industry, it immediately promotes rent seeking behavior in order to increase its own wealth and power. This naturally drives up the cost of everything, produces inferior products and adds layers on bureaucracy on top of everything.
CAFE and a big package of regulations will insure that Chrysler and GM produce cars that meet the standards of the left, and that no one will actually want to buy or drive. The government naturally will buy the cars, both for itself, and subsidize their purchase for the “disadvantaged.” Sallie Mae and Freddie Mac will have an auto buddy who exists to insure the “right” of everyone to own a car, with loans to people who can’t pay them, for cars they can’t afford.
If Obama gets his way, the US auto industry will wind up looking like it’s Soviet counterpart, a government subsidized white elephant that will benefit no one but politicians and their supporters. And it will once again serve as a textbook example of what’s wrong with wealth redistribution, and how absolute government power over the free market, corrupts it absolutely into patronage.
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A Reservoir of Power
by Jim Burns
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” — Acts 1:8
I heard a story a few years ago about a farmer in the panhandle of Texas. This farmer and his wife had eked out a meager living in the dusty panhandle for 30 years when an impeccably dressed man in a three-piece suit driving a fancy car came to their door. He told the farmer that he had good reason to believe there was a reservoir of oil underneath his property. If the farmer would allow the gentleman the right to drill, perhaps the farmer would become a wealthy man. The farmer stated emphatically that he didn’t want anyone messing up his property and asked the gentleman to leave. The next year about the same time the gentleman returned again with his nice clothes and another fancy car. The oilman pleaded with the farmer, and again the farmer said no. This same experience went on for the next eight years. During those eight years the farmer and his wife really struggled to make ends meet. Nine years after the first visit from the oilman, the farmer came down with a disease that put him in the hospital. When the gentleman arrived to plead his case for oil he spoke to the farmer’s wife. Reluctantly she gave permission to drill.
Within a week huge oil rigs were beginning the process of drilling for oil. The first day nothing happened. The second day was filled with only disappointment and dust. But on the third day, right about noon, black bubbly liquid began to squirt up in the air. The oilman had found “black gold,” and the farmer and his wife were instantly millionaires.
You have a reservoir of power in your life. If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit works in your life. You can tap into His power and live your life with resurrection power. The Holy Spirit will empower you to live life on a greater level, but you’ve got to tap into His power source just like the farmer needed to drill for oil. The Bible says to “be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) and to “live by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). People are searching for the power to change their lives when in fact the power is already dwelling within them in the form of God’s Holy Spirit. Tap into His reservoir of power!
as seen in “Today’s HomeWord,” a daily devotional with Jim Burns. Visit them online at www.homeword.com
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Posted by admin in Provoking, tags: assault, automobile, beliefs, capitalism, citizens, Commander and Chief, congressional represenatative, conserative, crimes, federalism, free enterprise, fundamental, government, hate, history, Law, liberalism, power, President Obama, Ronald Reagan, senator, throne, United States, values, wealth
Have you abdicated your conservative values?
By Morris L. Clopton, 5 May 2009
Have you abdicated your conservative values? Do you kneel at the foot of the throne of liberalism?
Do really want the United States government in control of our automobile industry? Have you considered what it means to have the President of the United States as the chief car salesperson instead of the Commander and Chief of our military forces? President Obama stated directly that he is “going to cut Wall Street in half”. That is ridiculous when our free enterprise system used its wealth and power to elect President Obama. It is extremely important that you recall your history and demand that capitalism continue to abound in the United States.
Your conservative values are under assault when the government passes laws describing your fundamental beliefs as hate crimes. The law will make it unlawful for your pastor to preach truths from the bible concerning specific sins. You must stand up for what you believe and act as one of “we the people”. Write, telephone, fax, or email your local, state, and US congressional representative and senators tell them what you stand for and demand that each one of them represent your views with their vote. A smarter man than me made the following statement:
“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes
with the wind, and sometimes against it.
But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”
Do not set at anchor, it is imperative that conservative individuals act on their beliefs. The value system established upon truth, honest, integrity, individual rights, state rights, are ours only as long as we demand them. We allow extreme liberalism to seep into our mindset seductively and covertly through absolute untruths and assaults against our constitutional rights. The media is determined to undermine every facet of our fundamental conservative beliefs by supporting government control of each minute of our lives.
To stand up for conservative values opens you up to labels as a “terrorist, uneducated redneck, and militiaman. The reality however is that conservative values encourage more education, taking a stand on upholding the Constitution of the United States, and the Declaration of Independence with a fierce independence of will.
Take note of what one of our greatest presidents had to say about separation of powers in government.
The End of Federalism
Addressing Congress on the State of the Union, President Ronald Reagan told the American people in 1982:
“Our citizens feel they’ve lost control of even the most basic decisions made about the essential services of government, such as schools, welfare, roads, and even garbage collection. And they’re right. A maze of interlocking jurisdictions and levels of government confronts average citizens in trying to solve even the simplest of problems. They don’t know where to turn for answers, who to hold accountable, who to praise, who to blame, who to vote for or against. The main reason for this is the overpowering growth of Federal grants-in-aid programs during the past few decades.”
The costs of the loss of federalism to the American people are real. As Reagan outlined above, federal aid to states blurs the lines of government accountability, making it easy for politicians to sneak in government-growing legislation and hard for voters to hold those politicians accountable. Moreover, as states become more dependent on federal funding, they begin to lose their ability to set priorities and make policy decisions that are best-suited to their specific needs. Finally, sending money to Washington, only so that it can later come back to the states, creates a fiscal detour of inefficiency and inequity.first inaugural address: “All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government.”
A Leviathan-sized federal government able to dictate state policies through power of the purse is not what the Founders had in mind. As Reagan said in his
Look at what our present government is doing in economic intervention:
Commenting on the White House’s Chicago-style negotiations with Chrysler’s creditors, The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle writes:
[W]hen did it become the government’s job to intervene in the bankruptcy process to move junior creditors who belong to favored political constituencies to the front of the line? … these people lent money under a given set of rules, and now the government wants to intervene in our extremely well-functioning (and generous) bankruptcy regime solely in order to save a favored Democratic interest group.
President Obama has a cabinet made up of Who’s Who in the realm of questionable honesty and integrity. Individuals who have made a mockery of conservative values and seek to disavow any rights you may have as a citizen of the United States under the Constitution. This is just the appointed cabinet members. President Obama’s kitchen cabinet is an elite group of individuals consisting of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Christopher Dodd, Barney Frank, Charlie Rangel, and Franklin D. Raines. These individuals are on record as stating their goals to destroy conservatives.
Do not abdicate your conservative values!
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I had intentions of having this posted last week, but life happens. Anyway, here are the notes from Jon’s message on Monday night. It was powerful. Enjoy!
There are two things that have to happen for a person to be saved. First, they are to realize that there is a problem. Second, they have to understand that Jesus is the only answer. We can get people to come together to sing or study the Bible, but we can’t get them together to go witness. Pluralism is growing and so much that some “Christians” believe that Jesus is one of the ways to get to heaven. The church growth movement has robbed the church of changed lives Evangelism and discipleship have taken a back seat to self help. People are beginning to understand that there is a problem. When people are scared they call out for moral absolutes. We are back at a moment in time when it is easy to win people to Christ because they are longing and ready for change. This must be coupled with men and women who are not afraid about sharing Jesus Christ. What would happen if you made the decision to no longer be afraid to share the gospel? The new generation will find a god if we don’t introduce them to Christ. We can’t win a championship for Christ unless we do the hard stuff. Can we not celebrate the unity that there needs to be change and use that as a platform to introduce them to real change, who is Jesus? The power of God (Acts 2:41) falls on the ones who are desperate. That’s why lost people won’t listen to us, because we are not desperate enough for Christ. We are too desperate for ourselves and it pushes lost people away. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6). It was not the masses who changed the world. The masses become the mob when they are not pleased. It’s the inner circle who changed things.
I think the time has passed when we have to wait for the church to mobilize. If the church is going to mobilize then it must start with an “inner circle”. It must start with a committed few who are passionate and desperate for Christ. In the old song “Pass It On” there is a line that says, “It only takes a spark to get a fire going.” The inner circle must be the spark to get the fires of witnessing going in the church. If only a small group of passionate followers would get to the hard work of witnessing then this world could be change, not by the work of the people but by the power of God’s Spirit. This is picture of crashing into life. Crash On!!
Troy Allen, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Florence, Texas
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