Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 11, 2016

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

If they are well-intentioned then they are naive. If they are out to fundamentally change traditional America under the guise of they are not to be trusted and should be opposed.

If their idea of fairness is creating equal opportunities then count me an ally. However, if their notion of fairness is equal outcome by redistributing wealth from the successful producers to the non-contributing members of society I part ways with that.

As I mentioned in my previous post, "social justice" has become a buzz word for the practice of redistributing wealth by attacking the rich through punitive taxes and regulations. In the worldview of the progressives or socialists, the wealthy acquired their wealth by exploiting the middle class and it is now time to level that out.

In my last post I shared several issues of concern with the concept for social justice espoused by the President his political party which is currently in charge of our nation.
Today I want to get personal and highlight some of the concerns I have with their brand of "social justice".


1) It Will Impact Your Faith

The people who want to bring fairness and parity to American culture have already infringed on the rights of the Catholic Church by mandating them to distribute contraceptives and to fund abortions against their religious convictions.

They are infringing on the convictions of some military chaplains by pressuring them to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex marriages.

If the government's concern about fairness don't seem to extend to people with religious views that oppose their agenda.

2) It Will Impact Our Freedom

One way the progressives go about accomplishing their income redistribution agenda is by increasingly imposing higher taxes and restrictive regulations.

The class envy and class warfare strategy of the progressives is designed to weaken free enterprise capitalism and replace it with socialism of some sort.

Think about it. Losing money and personal property to the government is also a loss of freedom. If you don't have personal property rights you don't really have freedom.

 3) It Will Impact Our Finances

High tax rates and punitive regulations remove opportunity for businesses to prosper and strengthen the economy. It shrinks your take home pay and reduces your ability to save, spend and invest.

Also, the more money that is pulled out of the private sector into the government the more  the economy shrinks and struggles.

A government that is running up trillion dollar deficits every year and continues to borrow $.40 of every dollar it spends weakens the value of your spending power.

4) It Will Impact Our Future

Think about how your future will be impacted if your faith is opposed tor restricted, if your freedoms are reduced, and you can earn less money and save less money and have less money to invest.

What sort of a future does that bode?

For a clue of how your future could be impacted by the implementation of "fairness", study Greece or Spain or Italy and see what sort of futures their people are facing.

Perhaps you are thinking, "Brad, why are you getting so political? I thought this is supposed to be a spiritual devotional blog."

While this struggle is being played out on the political arena it is essentially a spiritual conflict between secular humanistic values and Judaeo-Christian values. The people of God must understand the nature of the battle so they can know how to pray, how to live, how to vote and how to discern the times.