Friday, October 28, 2016

October 29, 2016

"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 6:33-34

If you remember back in 2010 when President Obama and the Congress seemed so "hell-bent" (literally) to get the Affordable Care Act push through against the will of the Republicans and the American people. 

Why was it so important for them to jam through this extra-constitutional legislation by dubious parliamentary devices?

I wish I could say our President and his Party were driven by a deep genuine concern for the health of average Americans. At the risk of impugning their motives I suspect their urgency to impose this oppressive law on the American people was for the sheer amount of power it could wield over us.

Think about how important health concerns are to people. And think about how much people have come to expect good health care and health insurance, especially since they see it as a right, and you get a sense of how much power it would give to whoever controls healthcare.

If you were obsessed with power and leveraging power for your ends having control over people's health could be an effective tool.

Imagine a scenario like this. You have a child with a life-threatening tumor. If your child is going to have any chance at surviving the tumor must be removed as soon as possible. But you can't afford to pay for the cost of the surgery and must depend on your healthcare provider to cover the cost of the surgery. Now suppose some government bureaucrat controls your access to that coverage. What if that government bureaucrat informs you that the only way your child can be approved for the surgery is if you agree to renounce your faith in Christ.

What do you do?

Also consider this, in order for you to get your healthcare coverage through Obamacare you must give up all of your personal health and financial information. Imagine how much power that gives them over you!

Think about a scenario like this, the government bureaucrat notifies you that unless you change your beliefs about abortion you will be charged a large fine that they will withdraw from your bank account. What would you do?

You don't think those scenarios are possible?

Think again. When this invasive law was foisted on the American people it grants the government almost unlimited discretionary powers. It is the proverbial camel with his nose under the tent.

Our Founders feared this sort of abuse of power by the government when they wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They believed in God-given rights and charged the government with the protection of those rights and warned of the dangers of an ungodly government that would seek to replace God and become the grantor of rights. 

But, as hard as they try, they can't do it entirely on their own. They still need people who will vote for them and support their policies.

Don't be one of the those people.