Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 28, 2016

"For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:32-34

Jesus taught His followers to trust God to meet your daily needs. In 21st Century America has come to a place where large and intrusive (and increasingly abusive) government has increasingly sought to usurp the role of God in the lives of Americans. 

Liberalism for 100 years has systematically attacked and undermined religious faith while seeking to cause Americans to become increasingly more dependent on government and less dependent on God.

One way government has gained power and influence over citizens is by seeking to redefine rights and then become the grantor of those rights.

A tragic example of this is the proclaimed "woman's right to her body." While that sounds right and fair, it is not so stated in the Constitution. In 1973 the Supreme Court read that "right" into the Constitution in order to make abortion legal. In Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court assumed the role of the Congress by legislating from the bench. This immoral and controversial "law" was never allowed to work its way through the House and the Senate because liberals knew it would not likely to be written into law. 43 years later this non-legislated "law" has cost 60,000,000 innocent American lives.

Over the past couple of decades government has declared that healthcare is a right. No where does that appear in the Constitution but politicians and activists have steadily and consistently insisted that every American is entitled to healthcare and since the less fortunate cannot afford it then in the interest of fairness the government should make it affordable to everyone. 

How can the government make healthcare affordable for those who can't afford it? By forcing those who can afford it to pay for those who can't. After all, it's only fair since that's their right!

In 2010, without the support of a single Republican, conservative or moderate, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was pushed through Congress by the Democrats and signed by President Obama. 

The unpopularity of the "Obamacare" Healthcare with it's mandate requiring all Americans to purchase it or face a fine, lead to a landslide for Republicans in the off-year elections in 2010 due to their promise to repeal the "Obamacare" legislation.

Republicans assumed control of the House of Representatives but they failed to deliver on their promised repeal of "Obamacare" saying, "If we can just win the Senate then we can stop "Obamacare!" So in the 2014 mid-term election the voters gave them the Senate and waited for them to vote for repeal. But it didn't happen.

The failure of the Republican majority to repeal "Obamacare" or stop other liberal initiatives of the President is what probably created the political climate for Donald Trump.

Americans are learning what happens when their government that is supposed to protect their rights instead assumes extra-constitutional authority to grant "rights". Healthcare is not a Constitutional right. But it has become a law that significantly expands the power and scope of government over its people. When government has control of health it has massive power over its people. Power that the Founders never intended.

Is it too late to reign in an out of control government? 

It won't be easy but repealing and replacing this massive, intrusive and failed healthcare law will be an important start.

Elections matter. Choose a candidate who will have the will and courage to tackle the healthcare problem.