Obama says we are a post-Christian nation. Okay, whatever. I won't get into politics, but this nation's Constitution was still founded on Biblical laws. You know what I think is the worst of this? There is no personal responsibility anymore. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that rape of a child wasn't a death penalty crime. Um, that's not what the Old Testament says. But here's my concern, without personal responsibility (consequences) there is no incentive to not do something again. If your teenager stole money out of your purse, would you say, "Oh, it's no problem. Did you like what you were able to buy?" And then, NOT expect him to do it again?
Today, I heard an ad for a credit card debt company and they said, "Do you have more than $10,000 in unsecured credit card debt? If so, it's not your fault." Well, it sorta is. As a college student, I racked up $4k in credit card debt -- but I was still driving a Mustang Convertible. That was a CHOICE! Perhaps not the brightest one, but I took responsibility for the debt. Once I learned that the credit card companies are not your friend.
I'm not without a heart, I think it's wrong, wrong that people can lose their homes to pay for a child's illness, and I think what the mortgage companies did with these outlandish loans to people who didn't understand them is unconscionable. But as oil prices rise because greedy investors invest in "oil futures", and our congress did not regulate this system, I am getting really tired of the world pointing the finger at someone else. I am getting really tired of politicians tickling our ears rather than being men (or women) of honor and doing the right thing. Yes, free health care for everyone SOUNDS great, but if you'd tried to get your son's broken arm fixed at a hospital that is flooded with illegal immigrants, which your taxes are paying for, you might be less enthusiastic.
We had a contractor here doing some work, and when I talked to the working men and how difficult it was for them to make ends meet. For their wives to stay home and care for the babies, my heart just cringed. These guys are working 12 hours a day, trying to make ends meet and they're barely making a living wage, but honestly, the rich people are getting soaked with taxes, and so they aren't hiring as much and these men are out of work.
The responsible people are paying the price for this lack of responsibility and it's a system that cannot withstand. When my DH was making the big bucks, do you know we found it was cheaper for him NOT to work because we paid so much taxes? We could actually save more, and keep more of our money by getting out of the system. That is NOT God's design. And isn't it interesting that Satan can use the world's heart to make Christians sound heartless and the do-gooders spending your money generous? We don't care about the poor? Look at the world and see who is there when troubles come. It's not a government. It's Christians taking responsibility. Okay, rant over.