Monday, February 25, 2013

Government as the Source of Values?

Kristine Arriaga, of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, was on the Bill O’Reilly Show the other week talking about her view of the state of Christianity and the government. She said, “The secular progressives want the state to be the only place people can get their values.” I think one can see that happening in a country where we have slowly moved from a charity dominated caring system to an entrenched government system.

Her more immediate topic was to make a brief addition to the “War on Christmas” squabble that the nation has been having since 2005 (in its present form). To this point she noted that Castro banned Christmas elements as part of changing who we [they] are. While multicultural, diversity, and constitutional areas are certainly involved in changing the place of relation in American society, she points out the outcome of the liberal attack on faith. The attack is meant to diminish while at the same time bring the new god of the state to the forefront.

As debate rages over whether the destruction of faith is the liberal goal, the impact of just having such a debate is that faith is diminished. One destroys by diminishing. Anything the media casts in a negative light is diminished when that attack is continual. The same is true for the other direction. The national change in attitudes toward gay and lesbian right is an example. What had been negative is slowly turned to a positive. But the reverse is true, too. Constant negative turns the positive to the negative.

As the government and media diminish faith, the gay-lesbian change is also example of the government takeover of values. It leads at times rather than follows. So, that the government is the new source of values is not making too much of a leap.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Donations Update

 

The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University explains the government's policy on giving the government donations.  Learn about you gifts at  31 USC § 3113

Amazing as it seems, a policy and law is requird for the government to just take in a donation.  One would think they would just add it to the pot, subject to designations on where the money should be spent.  They say the government does get donations.  So showing your  support for Obama’s plans for a bigger government should behoove all liberals to make their donations as soon as possible so opposition to those plans can be quieted.  Do not force the government’s propaganda machine to work overtime, make your contributions so free speech need not come under attack.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The Simple Solution to Our Financial Problems

 

There is a simple solution readily available to the citizens of the United states who think taxes should be higher to pay for the growth of services and government.  Nothing actually is in their way either.  it exists and does not require any congressional action at all.  Just pay it.

Every year the Internal Revenue Service takes in free contributions from taxpayers.  If Warren Buffet is bothered by the fact he pays a rate less than his secretary, he is 100% free to make up the difference.  If all those thinking they do not pay enough just took this patriotic and easy to make option to just pay the difference, or more.  absolutely nothing is stopping any of these people.

The same applies to all who wish to help the government serve the nation and think taxes should be higher.  Take action.  Do not wait for the Congress to act.  Just make that free will donation.  Let the media know.  They will be most happy to praise you and make large how patriotic and proper you are.  The publicity would be priceless.

Once you think of this choice, one wonders why these people have not made use of this option already?