And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
And peace on earth
among men in whom He is well pleased.
His lord said unto him, `Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will
make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.' Matthew 25:21
Transcript and Analysis of the President's Weekly Radio Address:
“We Have to Increase the Pace”
The White House Press Office: —
In this week’s address, Vice President Biden noted that this month’s jobs numbers demonstrated that Congress should pass the American Jobs Act to strengthen
our economy and create jobs right away. Republicans in Congress have voted against components of the bill to put teachers and firefighters back to work and
they have unanimously opposed a bill to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create jobs for 400,000 construction workers, even though these are the kinds of
programs they have supported in the past. The President is acting without Congress through executive actions to help our veterans find jobs, save families
thousands of dollars by refinancing their mortgages, and reducing the cost of student loans, but that is not enough. Democrats and Republicans must come
together to pass the American Jobs Act to strengthen the economy, because the American people can’t wait any longer for Congress to act.
Saturday Morning Radio Address Saturday Morning, November 5th, 2011
"Liberty Under God"
Hi, this is Joe Biden. I’m speaking to you from the University of Pittsburgh, where I just spoke to students here
about what we’ve done to help ease the burden on them when it comes to the rising cost of tuition and the accumulating student debt and what we’re going
to do to help create jobs when they graduate.
Today we found out we’ve had the 20th month in a row where we’ve increased
private sector jobs -- 104,000 this month, 104,000 private sector jobs. And as all you know, that's not nearly enough. We
have to increase the pace. We have to act now to do everything in our
power to keep this economy moving and to grow jobs.
Why don't the Republicans instantly end this whole debate?
• "You don't know how to create jobs, Joe Biden. You're no Steve Jobs.
• "You don't have the moral right to take money from other job creators (who worked and earned their money) and use it
inefficiently to create the jobs that will benefit you politically.
• "Your attempt to "create jobs" violates your promise to abide by the Constitution and its limitations on government power.
• "Now shut up about creating jobs."
End of debate.
President Obama is on his way back from France where he just met with the leaders of the 20 largest economies in the world,
where he urged our European friends to step up and stabilize their own economies because if they fail, it will affect the whole world.
The pot calls the kettle "black."
Too many Americans are still struggling. Too many college students here at the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere are
worrying about the rising cost of their tuition, and the increasing accumulation of debt. And too many of their parents are in stagnant jobs or out of
work, wondering if they're going to be able to send their child back to college next semester.
My dad used to have a saying. He said, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about dignity. It’s
And too many Americans have been stripped of their dignity through no fault of their own. So we can't wait to help
them. The President and I believe we have to act now. That's why we’ve introduced the jobs
bill which independent validators said would create 2 million new jobs.
Root Problem: Americans view "the government" as their Savior. This motivates them to ignore the Constitution.
What would be the economic effect of creating 2 million jobs digging ditches with spoons? Answer: economic waste would hurt the economy. Money taken from
more productive jobs and given to new government spoon jobs would lower our standard of living. More than 2 million jobs would be destroyed by this program.
Politicians would still take take credit for creating 2 million new jobs.
Although 51 senators voted for that jobs bill, our Republican colleagues in the Senate used a procedural requirement that
requires it to have 60 votes, so it failed.
If Obama's jobs bill had been promoted by George W. Bush, Republicans would have supported it. See below
And since then we’ve taken every important piece of the jobs bill and demanded that we have a separate vote. But our
Republican colleagues in the Senate have voted unanimously to vote down each and every part so far: to restore 400,000 jobs for teachers, police officers,
firefighters, putting them back in classrooms, on the streets and in the fire houses.
Who wants to hire someone who volunteers to fight an unconstitutional war against the innocent? Who wants to hire someone who volunteers to overthrow a
government that permits Christian evangelism and replace it with an Islamic Theocracy under Sharia Law?
Notice how politicians always threaten to fire the most valuable employees in order to scare us into giving them more of our hard-earned money? They never
say, "Support our bill or we'll have to fire useless bureaucrats who push paper all day and perform no valuable service to America." They always
say, "Support our bill or we'll fire all the teachers and send the kids behind the gym and tell them to start smoking."
And then on Thursday, they unanimously voted down the second part of our program: to rebuild our crumbling roads and
bridges, which would have created more than 400,000 good-paying jobs.
These are all programs that the Republicans in the past have
supported, but once again, every Republican voted no -- blocking the majority will to put these folks back to work.
I think the assumption is that they're voting no because of the way we would pay for these jobs, and we do pay for them.
We think everybody should pay their fair share, so that's why we put a small surtax on the first dollar after a person has already made $1 million. That
seems fair to us, and it pays for the bill. It’s a small price to pay to put hundreds of thousands of people back to work.
is theft. Stealing from a rich person is just as much theft as stealing from a plumber.
So, look, we can't wait. We can't wait for the Congress to start acting
responsibly, and that's why the President has used his executive power to announce that hundreds of thousands of people will be able to refinance their
homes from 6 percent interest rates to 4 percent, saving them an average of $2,000 a year. That's why the President announced that beginning next year, no
student will have to pay back more than 10 percent of their discretionary income toward their student debt. He also announced new regulations regarding prescription
drugs to prevent price gouging. And there’s more to come.
Government subsidies to rich college professors and administrators (richer than students and their parents)
If the Republican Congress won’t join us, we’re going to continue to act on our own to make the changes that we can to
bring relief to middle-class families and those aspiring to get in the middle class.
Look, it’s simple: We refuse to take no for an answer. We know these steps taken alone are not going to solve all
of our problems, but they will make a difference in the lives of millions of American families struggling to hold on. And you know and I know if the
Republicans would just let the Congress do its job, let it step up and meet its responsibilities, we could do so much more, and we could do it immediately.
That's why the President and I need your help to tell your Republican congressmen and senators to step up. Tell them to
stop worrying about their jobs and start worrying about yours because we’re all in this together, and together is the way we’re going to bring America back
even stronger than it was before.
Why bother amending the Constitution when the vast majority of federal spending is already unconstitutional?
Congress ignores the Constitution. We don't need to "balance" unconstitutional spending with unconstitutional taxes. Balanced
Budget vs. the Constitution
November is A Month for Thanksgiving
November 24th is “Thanksgiving Day”
Thanksgiving is a federal holiday. Historically, this meant giving thanks to the God of the Bible. This is ironic, since the federal government is
at war with the God of the Bible. The holiday represents an endorsement of prayer, since we give thanks
to God through prayer, and yet the federal government says it must never "endorse" prayer or
We should give thanks that America was once a Christian nation. We're still living off the capital built upon Christian foundations.
On April 6, 1789, following the ratification of the Constitution, George Washington was selected president; he accepted the position on April 14, 1789, and his
inauguration was scheduled in New York City (the nation's capitol) for April 30, 1789. A leading New York Daily newspaper reported on the planned inaugural:
[O]n the morning of the day on which our illustrious President will be invested with his office, the bells will ring at nine o'clock, when the people may go up
to the house of God and in a solemn manner commit the new government, with its important train of consequences, to the holy protection and blessing of the most
high. An early hour is prudently fixed for this peculiar act of devotion and . . . is designed wholly for prayer. (New York Daily
Advertiser, Thursday, April 23, 1789, p. 2)
The details of this report are in line with Congressional resolutions. On April 27, three days before the inauguration, the Senate:
Resolved, That after the oath shall have been administered to the President, he, attended by the Vice President and members of the Senate and House of
Representatives, shall proceed to St. Paul's Chapel, to hear divine service. (Annals of Congress, Vol 1, p. 25, April 27, 1789; available online
at Library of Congress.)
[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules
over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential
aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the
people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves . . . . In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I
assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own, nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to
acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the
United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential
agency; and . . . can not be compared with the means by which most governments have been established without some return of pious
gratitude, along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage.
[W]e ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the
eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained . . . . Messages and Papers of the Presidents, George Washington, Richardson,
ed., vol. 1, p.44-45
The President, the Vice-President, the Senate, and House of Representatives, &c., then proceeded to St. Paul's Chapel, where Divine service was performed
by the chaplain of Congress.
Several months later, Congress contemplated whether it should request the President to declare a national day of Thanksgiving. The Annals
of Congress for Sept 25, 1789 record these discussions:
Mr [Elias] Boudinot said he could not think of letting the session pass over without offering an opportunity to all the citizens of the United
States of joining with one voice in returning to Almighty God their sincere thanks for the many blessings He had poured down upon them. With this view, therefore,
he would move the following resolution:
Resolved, That a joint committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States to request that he would recommend to the people
of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God,
especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their safety and happiness....
Mr. [Roger] Sherman justified the practice of thanksgiving, on any signal event, not only as a laudable one in itself but as warranted by a number of precedents
in Holy Writ: for instance, the solemn thanksgivings and rejoicings which took place in the time of Solomon after the building of the temple was
a case in point. This example he thought worthy of Christian imitation on the present occasion; and he would agree with the gentleman who moved the resolution. Mr
Boudinot quoted further precedents from the practice of the late Congress, [he was a member of the Continental Congress from 1778-79 and 1781-84 and President of
the Continental Congress 1782-83] and hoped the motion would meet a ready acquiescence. [Boudinot was also founder and first president of the American Bible
Society.] The question was now put on the resolution and it was carried in the affirmative.
On this very same day, Congress approved the final wording of the First Amendment.
The Congressional resolution was delivered to President Washington who heartily concurred with its request. On Oct 3, 1789, he issued the
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence
of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,
and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of
the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal
favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government
for their safety and happiness."
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th. day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and
glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and
humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the
favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquillity, union,
and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our
safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we
have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he
hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of
Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all,
whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the
People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns
and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true
religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all
Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Would Washington, Sherman, and other signers of the Founding Charters of America approve of a public
school system in which non-sectarian prayer and Bible reading have no place? Isn't a "duty of all nations" a
duty of schools as well? Are these the men who would create a "secular" constitution?
Only the most dedicated Secularist or the most ignorant fool could miss the truth.
How the Two Major Parties Differ from
the American Vision of "Liberty Under God":
From this aspect, therefore, the whole of economics can be reduced to a single lesson, and that lesson can be reduced to a single sentence: The art
of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of
that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
America's Founders envisioned the American people, acting as businessmen, humanitarians, and missionaries, engaging in commercial and charitable
activities around the world, bringing peace and receiving the admiration of the world.
"The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations is in extending our
commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible."
— Washington, Farewell Address (1796) [Washington’s emphasis]
"I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one] which
ought to shape its administration,…peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none."
— Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
“Why Americans Should
365 Days a Year”
The word "Christ" means "King." The Message of Christmas and the Principles set forth by the Christ (the Messiah) who came that
first Christmas are the real solution to America's problems. The Federal Government is at war with Christmas and "The
Way of Peace" announced by the Prince of Peace. The Government should be on His shoulders (Isaiah
9:6-7). Abolishing a Messianic State is the only appropriate way to honor the Messiah. Otherwise Christmas becomes mass hypocrisy.
John the Baptist prepares the way for the Messiah, as prophesied of Elijah.
As you read the Gospel accounts, ask yourself how you would react if you knew these accounts were really true.
Not just true in some "religious" sense, but reported in the New York Times, proven in a court of law, or acknowledged by your personal
hero. (How do you know something is true? Do you even have any "heroes?") How should you change your life if your Creator became
a human being? How should Washington D.C. react if this human being claimed to be the true Ruler?
The Prophet Micah predicted that the Messiah would be born in
Bethlehem. Jesus' parents lived in Nazereth. Therefore God predestined Caesar to issue a decree (probably
relating to taxes) that would bring Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem before Jesus was born.
Bush claims the same global power of confiscation and migration as Caesar did. Thousands of Christians have been forced to
move out of Iraq to make way for Bush's Islamic Theocracy.
An army of angels announces the birth of the Messiah, saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace to those with whom He is pleased!”
Man's chief end is to glorify God and live
in peace. The Bush Administration's chief end is to erect a "wall of separation" between God and
government so that the State gives no glory to God, and to wage war, thereby "stimulating the economy."
When Herod got word of the birth of a rival king, he behaved in a perfectly logical way (for someone who wants to protect his power): he massacred
all male babies the age of Jesus. Herod recognized that Jesus was a threat to Herod's power.
Every day in America 4,000 unborn babies are murdered. These babies must threaten something.
Millions of Americans who call themselves Christians, on the other hand, are no threat to tyranny. None of them are being killed.
Bush has killed a thousand times more human beings than Herod did, and confiscated a billion times more wealth than Herod did.
Herod's son Antipas played a small role in the execution of Jesus Christ. But Jesus rose from the dead, was enthroned on the throne of David at the
right hand of God, and assumed the rightful role of King over all nations.
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths."
For from Zion will go forth the Law
Even the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Though all the peoples walk
Each in the name of his god,
As for us, we will walk
In the Name of the LORD our God
forever and ever.
In that day, saith the LORD,
will I assemble her that halteth,
and I will gather her that is driven out,
and her that I have afflicted;
And I will make her that halted a remnant,
and her that was cast far off a strong nation:
and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion
from henceforth, even for ever.
Mark Denton - Springfield
I am confused, the Libertarian movement, as best defined by Ayn Rand is completely opposed to Religion in politics. So aren't the terms Libertarian and
Evangelical out of whack with each other?
Thanks for the question, Mark. Only a tiny fraction of libertarians would say that only atheists can be
libertarians. Only a tiny fraction of evangelicals would agree with Rand's definition of "faith" (I'm just stipulating; I don't know of a single
Tony - Seven Springs In regards to constructive capitalism, I was thinking about a documentary my wife and I recently watched called "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox."
Though he is eccentric and by no means is he Christian in the orthodox sense, he did latch on to some Christian principles in doing business. This documentary
is available on Netflix instant. [link] "The Search for God and Guinness" by Stephen
Mansfield. The tagline is "A biography of the beer that changed the world." "It began in Ireland in the late 1700s. The water in Ireland,
indeed throughout Europe, was famously undrinkable, and the gin and whiskey that took its place was devastating civil society. It was a disease ridden,
starvation plagued, alcoholic age, and Christians like Arthur Guinness-as well as monks and even evangelical churches-brewed beer that provided a healthier
alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. This is where the Guinness tale began. Now, 246 years and 150 countries later, Guinness is a
global brand, one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries has power to thrill audiences
today: the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith, and the beer itself." [link]
In regards to debt, interest, and going into business. On page 54 of this book, Arthur Guinness received 100 pounds as an inheritance from his father's friend
Dr. Price who had passed away. Not until 7 years later of hard work, was he able to buy the land that an old brewery sat on, getting a 9,000 year long lease.
There was no mention about going into debt.
Questions from previous Town Halls:
Carol - Orange, CA
Is your position on the Bible that it substantially --- teaches from the beginning to end --- that the civil magistrate is a hostile to the Kingdom of God? If
so, what do you think about starting a Bible study with this UP FRONT statement about the civil magistrate/STATE. And make sentence by sentence connections
through the scriptures to this proposition.
The entity called "the civil magistrate" is the worst idea that human beings have ever come up with. It
was designed by evil doers to do evil, but well-intentioned people have also endorsed it.
Pete - California Do you think recapturing the original interpretation of His-story might be a useful change to the conversation?
It would be great, of course. What part of "history" were you thinking of? Whose "original interpretation" of history were you
Tony - Seven Springs
1. How would you commentate/exegete Revelation 21:24-26 where the Scripture speaks of "the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it (i.e. into
the new Jerusalem/new heavens and earth, which I take to be the new covenant)? Who are the kings? Is this signifying that civil governments with rulers over
nations will continue on? Can you give me some clarification from your worldview?
I see it as the end of their reign, not the continuation. Verse 23 says:
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."
The language of sun, moon, and stars is the language of the
fall of political powers. It signifies the end of their autonomous reign and their subservience to the
reign of the Lamb. Jesus said those who obey Him are not archists.
2. From your point of view about the death penalty no longer necessary to be carried out by man, because of Jesus' death, can
the same logic be applied to animals no longer being used as a food source. Since animals became a food source after the fall when they were sacrificed as a
covering/offering. Now that Christ died and no longer are animals to be sacrificed, should animals still be put to death for consumption? Especially since
Isaiah 65:25 reveals that animals will begin to revert back to plant based food. Am I reading into this too much?
While killing animals can make atonement, I can't think of any way eating animals would do so (except where
specifically required as part of the sacrificial ritual. Daily diet is different.)
As I recall (without taking time to look anything up) they didn't become a
food source until after the Flood.
I once did a Bible study on this subject and it just about split the church! I got a lot of ideas from Arthur Custance on metabolism, etc. Heard of him?
Google custance and "doorway papers" Are you familiar with Jim Jordan? He treats the animals as symbolic of men and the dietary change in animals as
symbolic of a change in behavior.
How do you fit in 1 Timothy 4:3
"Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the
Tony - Seven Springs
What do you think of Ron Paul?
He's great on paper -- I agree with him on nearly every issue. His stand on the issues against big government has been heroic. He's not as great on TV as a
candidate. It sometimes seems to me that he doesn't believe anybody is going to agree with him, and that we're all headed for "the crack-up boom."
He seems grumpy. He needs to be more effervescent and inviting, to make liberty more attractive. he does this at pro-Paul rallies, but not in hostile
I did a little post-broadcast research on Gary Johnson. He is pro-choice and pro-homosexual union. I will not mention him favorably again. Ron Paul is not
aggressively pro-life enough to suit me, but he is in the right camp on the issues, and Gary Johnson is not. Abortion and
homosexuality are bellwether issues. They tell you a lot about the candidate.
Tony - Seven Springs
Should Christians running for office who claim to be Christians, should they be quoting from the Bible more and appealing to God's word as the source of law?
Some good people would say no (Chuck Colson, David Barton). I say yes. Go ahead, call me a "theocrat."
The laws of our Creator are objectively revealed in the Bible so that we don't have to rely on
subjective intuitions of "natural law." This point needs to be pressed. The authority of God
in the Bible needs to be a matter of public discourse and social consciousness. We need the Christian religion, not
William - Irvine, CA Kevin, sorry my wife and I haven't been able to call in lately to your wonderful program sat mornings. we've been going to a protest demonstration at the
Fullerton police dept. in asking for justice be done in the murdering of a homeless man kelly thomas by six officers, and tazered 6 times.. the before and
after picture of this man is horrible in what they did to him, as his last words were dad,dad, dad.. he had also a little mental problem, but still this was
not proper,,, there have been 500 hundred of all kinds of people asking for justice be done.. you can google kellythomasfullertonprotest and see some of
this.. praise GOD we so far can stand up to the authorities with some freedom to make a statement.!! Bless you Kevin talk to you soon.. keep up the great work
Our goal should not be to "protest" the police and other archists, but to bring about repentance on the part of police -- as individuals
and as a Department. "Protests" can harden hearts. "Protests" depersonalize: "us-them." Police circle the wagons to protect
themselves against the "protesters" without really listening to the issues. Suppose one of the tasering police was your next-door neighbor. Or
imagine that you're at the DMV holding #123, and one of the officers is next to you with #124, and they just called #38. How will your conversation go in the
next 45 minutes? Will you "protest" or will you engage in a conversation that might lead to repentance?
Cheri Quillin - Jasper
I ask, WHICH religion is to be represented by this THEOCRACY? The terms for Deity in the Declaration of Independence (the three times it is mentioned):
"Nature's God" "Creator" "Supreme Judge of the World" "Nature's God"? Even pagans worship this aspect of God.
"Creator"? All religions that I know of have belief in a "creator". "Supreme Judge of the World"? Any particular religion for
this? So, I ask: if the Declaration of Independence is a "theocratic document" - then WHICH RELIGION? By the way, I'm a resident of Jasper County,
and I vote. I will NOT SUPPORT ANYONE WHO CO-MINGLES CHURCH AND STATE. I've studied the Holy Roman Empire, and the crusades. I've studied the Muslim
theocracies, and I want NO PART of such a thing. LIBERTARIANS avoid such a thing. LIBERTARIANS are for freedoms from undue government influence. You, sir -
are no Libertarian.
Back in 1892, The Supreme Court of the United States declared that America is a Christian
nation. The Court cited the Declaration of Independence as evidence of this. You say that "pagans" worship a god using terms found in the
Declaration of Independence. But clearly, the Framers of the Declaration were Christian, not pagans, and intended the Christian God, not a pagan god. You say
"all religions" believe in a creator. But none of these religions were represented in Philadelphia during the Framing of the Declaration or the
Constitution. (Leaving alone the fact that many religions, like Buddhism, do not believe in god or
a creator.) The question, "Which religion," is obvious to any intelligent observer, as the Supreme Court noted.
I too want no part of a Muslim theocracy, which is quite different from
a Christian Theocracy.
"Freedom from undue government influence" is not enough for me. For me, all government influence is "undue." If I am not
a Libertarian, it is because I am an anarchist, and advocate the complete abolition of "the government" and its
Drew - St. Louis
You are nucking futz. What version of the Bible uses the word Archist? Or did you pull that rancid catfish out of your nethers?
"Drew" obviously went to a government-run school. Click here
to look at the Greek text of Mark 10:42-45. The Greek word arcein
in verse 42 is the word from which we get the English word "anarchist." The word "anarchist" means
"not" an "archist." We don't often think about the literal meaning of the word "anarchist." (And
"Drew" probably doesn't think very much at all. Maybe this will get him started!)
Carol - Orange, Ca
Debt, debt, debt----No one takes the Law of God seriously, so we are drowning in DEBT. Proverbs 22:7--The borrower is the servant (slave) of the lender. IMHO
in this verse is a succinct summation of our whole problem. Among the many verses that speak against debt living, these two in the NT speak especially
strongly against this practice of living on our home loans and credit and debit cards---I Cor. 6:10---For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God
in your body and in your spirit; and I Cor. 7:23--You are bought with a price; be not the servants of men. Are we Christians? Do we read the WORD OF GOD,
folks?? We are literally sinking, second by second into a sea of a quadrillion dollars of bad debts. You say, "I never borrowed anything like that amount
of money." Ah, dear citizen and dear Christian, you live on credit and thereby you gave the lender your precious ownership rights, which God says plainly
belong to Him! God will not be mocked. We are in serious trouble. Repent, dear Christian!
Attempts by Jews and Christians to project Esther or Ezekiel into our future are unjustified.
Jim Means - Branson, MO
The only benefit I see from our Libyan adventure is a boost to our arms industry which has been slowing with the winding down of Iraqi operations. The War
Powers Act has been unconstitutional from its inception. No matter which side we support in the middle east we are supporting people who hate the U.S. It is a
no win situation.
Jim Means - Branson, MO
Forbes quote of the day yesterday: "There is no doubt that the real destroyer of the liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and largess." If Plutarch could see it in ancient Greece, politicians must recognize it today and do not care about our liberties.
Liberty is destroyed if these gifts are taken by force, and liberty is destroyed when the recipient becomes dependent upon the redistributor of stolen wealth.
Jim Means - Branson, MO
A republican senator from Wisconsin writing in the Wall Street Journal this week claimed that we have the best health care system in the world, that the death
rate from prostate cancer is 608% higher in Great Britain, a blatant misstatement of the facts. Britain's death rate from prostate cancer is actually lower
than ours. We need to find policies that can make our health care system open to free market solutions that will provide a better solution than national
health care run by the government or the insane system we have now.
All the evidence I've seen indicates that under British, Canadian, and other socialist healthcare systems, people are not allowed to seek testing/diagnosis or
treatment earlier than the government rationing system allows, and that more die as a result. If I could find a link to the source that claims there are more
deaths in the U.S., I would interact with it.
Jim Means - Branson, MO
The life expectancy in Afghanistan is 36 years one of the lowest in the world. We are contributing to the low life expectancy as we continue to kill Afghans.
Life expectancy is higher in Christian nations. Violence is lower, health is higher.
Edge: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE By Steven Pinker Debunks the idea that humans are peaceable by nature and corrupted by modern institutions. Pinker doesn't say it, but humans by nature want to be their
own god, and this violent tendency needs to be restrained by institutions created by the Gospel: family, school, employment, charity, etc.
Jim Means - Branson, MO
The Muslim says: I worship the God of Abraham. I never miss any of my five daily prayers. My lips never touch alcohol. I am faithful to my four wives. I have
memorized the holy Quran. A so-called Christian who seldom goes to church, tolerates alcohol consumption, has sex outside of marriage, knows no more than a
few verses of his scriptures, and worships the fraudulent son of our god who is complete within himself and needs no sons or holy ghosts to carry out his will
dares to call mine a "false" religion?
Many muslims are more dedicated than many who call themselves Christians, no doubt. A true Christian and a true American is an "extremist."
The "Supreme Judge of the World" mentioned in the Declaration of Independence is Jesus Christ, according
to the Jefferson Bible. If Jesus really said these things (as Jefferson apparently believes He did) then he was insane if He is not really God. He was
nuts to allow the Jews to crucify Him for claiming to be God if He was not really God. Taken as a whole, the Bible claims that Jesus was Divine, as well as
the Holy Spirit.
This belief has been the foundation of liberty in the Western World.
Jim Means - Walnut Shade
Eliminate all those departments and add thousands to the unemployment lines. This is not going to help our Libertarian image in the eyes of the general public
as uncaring, selfish individuals.
(1) USPS employees will be employed by FedEx, UPS, etc.
(2) Government waste can be invested in new jobs and increased productivity.
(3) This increased productivity = lower prices and a higher standard of living, even if postal employees have leaner, more competitive wages than they had in
It is selfish of government employees to use force to protect their uncompetitive job. They advance their own short-term interests at the expense of others
and even at the expense of their own long-term prosperity and that of their children.
Allow the USPS, a separate corporation not a government department to close unnecessary post offices, limit hours and
otherwise streamline their services and UPS, FedEx and other private services would have a hard time competing.
Correct. It's hard to compete with a government agency that gets to cut services and still charge the same
amount. Competitive business in the Free Market can't get away with that.
Parkinson's Law is at work in large corporations as well as
government bureaus. At least the corporations can scale back in tough times. That has produced our current high unemployment and slow recovery as the
corporations enjoy higher profits and their unnecessary employees take our taxes in unemployment benefits
"scaling back" is a very good thing; exactly what needs to take place. Government has been printing up
new money and giving it to special-interest businesses, which percolates throughout the economy, creating an artificial "boom." All these false
investments need to be liquidated, as they do not reflect real consumer preferences. Government-created employment needs to be replaced with high
unemployment, followed by consumer-created employment.
The CIA claims ten percent of Egyptians are Christian, 10% of them, Coptic.
Christians were underground in a hostile nation until the conversion of the emperor Constantine.
Then with government and the church in partnership, political power corrupted the church.
I'd like to add a bit to last week's answer. I believe the most pressing priority is not reading other books "for spiritual, political
and health issues," but to build the foundation.
And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh.
The majority of our time needs to be on the foundations, including volunteer work mentoring those who did not or do not have families that
reliably build foundations:
Deuteronomy 6:6-13 7and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou
sittest in thine house and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up. 10"And it shall be, when the LORD thy
God shall have brought thee into the land which He swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities which thou
built not, 11and houses full of all good things which thou filled not, and wells dug which thou dug not, vineyards
and olive trees which thou planted not, when thou shalt have eaten and be full, 12then beware lest thou forget the LORD who
brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
This is exactly where we are today. Because the foundations have been ripped out of public schools, we have
forgotten God, and are ready to be dropped in the lap of a new Pharaoh.
The next verse is interesting, because it seems like a change of subject, but it's not really:
13Thou shalt fear the LORD thy
God, and serve Him, and shalt swear by His name.
Our politicians do not take their oaths in the name of God, and they break them. Oaths are a reflection of foundations, of worldview.
We should avoid getting lost in detail, and missing the big picture.
sir william - irvine,calif.
how do we get our church away from dispensational thinking and the likes of c s scofield ,hal lindsey so on,,what question should we ask them to get them to
You must take them by the hand and walk a mile with them. Weeks and weeks of Bible studies.
Sandra - Irvine
So for me to be an optimist I must be a responsibalist — to respond to the ability god has given me—do I understand you?
cariie miller - st louis mo
are you that unamerician that you want to change constition letst change the free speech that you hide behine youre just un speakable in your ideas
Every single person who signed the Constitution would agree that the Constitution should be repealed and the
government it created should be abolished. If that isn't obvious to you, by comparing the Bush-Obama regime against the
Declaration of Independence, then you're a victim of educational malpractice, and you're just not a very good American.
carrie miller - st louis mo
are you un educated or just stupid
Jim - WALNUT SHADE
The invisible hand seems to have given us a situation where nearly all new business development is based on the distribution and sale of goods produced on
foreign soil. It will be a while before we need any new construction as the nation is full of empty residential and commercial buildings. Where is the hope
for near term employment increase?
Jim - WALNUT SHADE Asking for parent one and parent two on the passport application must make the children in single parent households feel inadequate. The question needs to
be eliminated and the information, if necessary, can be taken from the applicant's birth certificate that must be sent with the application.
Carol - California
GATES What is the significance of the gates in eg. Prov. 31:23 and 31. Is the idea here something that would be a goal of FAMILY homeschooling. Should FATHERS
aspire to be known in the gates. Should Fathers and Mothers be teaching their SONS to be known in the gates? In this sense, is it constructive to understand
further what it means to be KNOWN IN THE GATES?
Jim - Walnut Shade That sounds like the mullah's stance that Jesus or an imam is coming back to unite the world under Shari'a and bring eternal peace to a Muslim world.
The Bible does not teach that Jesus is "coming again soon." But
the Bible does teach that Jesus came at the first Christmas to create a "New World Order." Atheists,
Christians, and Muslims all agree on the necessity for a world order.
Islam is an imitation of Christianity. True Christianity does not teach that Christ will bring peace at a future coming, but that already is the Prince of
Peace, and that Christians are priests and kings who should implement His Reign in the world today.
The "United Nations" is the secular equivalent of the Christian and Islamic ideal of world order.
The true Christian conception of world order is not a global police state, or a global priest-state, but global Anarcho-Theocracy.
Carol - ORANGE, CA
Kevin -- Could you discuss what Romans 13 means when it says that rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. This in the light of what you have
said about the evil of governments.
"Theocracy" and "globalism" are inescapable concepts. Every government is a "theocracy." Every
government is the forcible legislation of somebody's morality. The source of that morality is the "god" of the society. In a Secular
Humanist theocracy, every man is his own god, but the State or Party claims to embody the "general will."
Every theocracy seek global dominion. Obviously atheistic communism sought international hegemony. So does the atheistic "New
World Order" of the Bush-Obama regime.
If Christians do not seek a global theocracy, they will be brought under tribute to the theocracy of another
religion. A truly Christian Theocracy is an "Anarcho-Theocracy."
Carol in California: Everybody: Read Ezekiel 33. What do you think about the call to be a WATCHMAN? In what context did this call come? What were the main subjects being
discussed in those chapters? What activities and practices and persons were being condemned? Does this OT call apply to our lives, culture, churches,
government,etc.? Does this Watchman idea relate to your campaign of LIBERTY UNDER GOD? How? What are crucial lessons here?
Ezekiel 33 - NKJV
The "watchman" was to "warn the wicked of his way to turn from it" (v. 9), not just to say, "the sword is coming!" and encourage
pre-emptive military strikes or "survivalism."
A very disapointed citizen - Jamestown,NY
Are you a joke? Really?! Your trying to discriminate against and entire nation of people such a homosexuals i hope you know the thing you're saying a litrally
brining thousands of people to tears and mabey most of the united states of american is apart of the christian community there are others out there
Nicole Trujillo - Clever
what relationship do you see America having with Israel?
It depends on how you define "America." The federal government of the United States should have no
relationship with Israel other than necessary treaties which the Constitution authorizes. No foreign aid to Israel from the
federal government (and no foreign aid to anti-Israeli Muslim nations either). In short, "no
Voter - Branson
Kevin, I agree with many of the stances on your website. However, I cannot find much information about you as a person. Can you please tell us about yourself?
Also, according to your position for fewer taxes and less spending, Congressmen would have to be willing to sacrifice tax-rendered compensation for the public
good. Can you convince us that your own personal financial situation would not create a conflict of interest when it came to choosing between the public's
needs and your own needs?
1. Some personal info is found here at the bottom of the page.
2. A whole lot more is here.
3. More important than who I am, is who I strive to be. See here.
4. My personal financial situation is living in poverty. If elected, I would stage "money bombs"
and other programs to raise money to make sure that -- just as environmentalists worry about "carbon footprints" -- I would not leave a
"taxpayer footprint" in my wake. In other words, as much as possible, I would not compel taxpayers to pay for my presence in Washington D.C. This
means following Ron Paul's practice of returning the bulk of the allocated money for Congressional Staff. It doesn't take
a large staff to follow the Constitution, only to meet and deal with lobbyists. There will be none of that in my office. I have formed a non-profit
organization to do the work of spreading the vision of "Vine & Fig Tree," and I would work through that
organization to accomplish my goals, and not use extortion to raise money from taxpayers.
Education -- so the next generation can understand what America's Founders fought and died for. No government promotion of schools
(rather than homeschooling) or colleges (rather than apprenticeship or online alternatives).
Energy -- the key to a rising standard of living, the current chain to the Middle East
The men who signed a Declaration of Independence against tyranny would not be happy with today's
government - a government more tyrannical than any they could have imagined.
The men who threw tea into the Boston Harbor over a tax of 3 pence per pound would not be happy with a tax ten times greater
on every gallon of gas.
Those who took up muskets over a total tax burden of less than 3% would not be happy with the fact
that the federal government now takes more than half of everything you earn.
Today it is illegal for public school teachers to teach their students that the Declaration of Independence is really true (and
not just an outdated historical document). The federal government is clearly at war with everything the Founding Fathers stood for.
America's greatest Americans would abolish today's federal government.
Muskets are Not an Option
There are two reasons why we should not take up arms to pull off the violent overthrow of the federal government, even if America's
Founders would surely do so. First, the feds have nukes. Second, violent revolution is unChristian and unBiblical. We must beat our swords into
plowshares and use persuasion to abolish tyranny. This is time for a revolution of ideas.
Revolution Won't Come in a Day
John Adams once wrote that the American Revolution began in 1761, when
Massachusetts attorney James Otis began legal challenges to the Writs of Assistance.
He lost the case, but "American independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15 years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence (1776). Then
another seven years of war was required before a Peace Treaty was signed (1783), and then six years before the Constitution was finally ratified
(1789). That's almost 30 years. (And Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20 years without another
rebellion!) How can we hope to convince Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government schools? We need to be in this battle for the long
term. "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
George Washington has been criticized for owning slaves -- even though he inherited them, and even though
it was illegal for him to free them (when Virginia tried passing laws against slavery, the
King of Britain overruled them). But being a slave in a Christian nation is better than being "free" in an atheistic nation.
In the Soviet Union, workers on the collective farms were allowed a small plot of land to grow what they wanted, and sell for whatever they could get. These
small plots of capitalism saved the entire nation from starvation. "Two percent of privately owned
Soviet farmland was producing fully 30 percent of the country’s grain."
Today's Secular America is like the atheistic Soviet Union. The government claims ownership of more than 2/3 of
everything you earn. The majority of industry is regulated by the State. Yet the small amount of freedom left to us provides us with iPods, big-screen TV,
microwaves, and info-tainment. We think we are wealthy. But we are not free.
In America, the percentage of privately-owned property -- truly and securely owned -- is not much different from the percentage in the Soviet Union. George
Washington's ideal was for every American to live peacefully under his own "Vine & Fig Tree." This was the
original "American Dream." Today's "American Dream" is a fixed-rate mortgage. The bank actually owns your home. This is a form of
slavery, as anyone who signed the Constitution would tell you. Even if you pay off your mortgage, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the
government can take your home and give it to someone else who might use your property differently and pay more taxes to the government than you do.
Consider the challenge of Samuel Adams.
Americans today love "wealth" (if "gangsta-rap cell-phone ring-tones" can be considered "wealth") better than liberty and
personal responsibility. Because Americans have been denied the three most important features of colonial schools in America, they are ignorant and illiterate
-- like slaves.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquillity of servitude more than the animating contest of freedom
—go from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains sit lightly upon you, and
may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!
If you are an ordinary American, you are a pampered slave. You are wealthy beyond the imagination of anyone alive in 1776. But you would rather
keep the remote control of your TV than risk it by fighting for liberty and personal responsibility.
Every great athlete has a coach.
If you want to be a great American you need a coach.
If you want to achieve great things for your country, you need a coach.
Imagine what you could do if George Washington, "the Father of his Country,"
could travel through time and be your personal coach.
The results could be extraordinary.
We win the race by overcoming the biggest obstacles.
Who are the Big Enemies? What are the Big Issues?
Martin Luther said:
If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except
precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.
Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at
Do you know what the Big Issues are? Do you know how to fight them?
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"Enumerated Powers Act" (EPA) Each member, upon the start of his term of office, takes an oath, promising to protect and uphold the Constitution. Yet
virtually every day that Congress is in session these same oath-takers become law-breakers -- passing laws and expending funds on items that are not
Constitutionally permissible. Background page.
Help End the Mexican Civil War
Black-market profits caused by drug prohibition fund a civil war in Mexico that's threatening to spill over our borders. Drug profits also fuel the terrorists
who are killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It's time to dry up the black-market profits. It's time to end drug prohibition.
Make Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor DownsizeDC.org's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
End the FED
The Federal Reserve System constantly inflates and deflates the supply of money and credit, causing booms and busts. It's time to get off this roller-coaster.
It's time to end the Fed.
No government money, whether borrowed or taxed, should ever be used to bailout private financial interests. If you agree, please send Congress a message telling
TWIC - A Backdoor Real ID Card
Real ID is dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a new plan to subject every American to a national ID card anyway. They plan to pick off one
occupational field at a time, starting with the maritime industry. One man is fighting back. Meet him, and help stop this backdoor Real ID plan.
Repeal the campaign finance laws
Campaign finance laws are really incumbent protection laws. They make it almost impossible for challengers to raise competitive funding, while doing almost
nothing to control the true causes of government corruption. We were told that the campaign finance laws—the contribution limits and the reporting
requirements—would curtail or even prevent corruption. Now, with 40 years of experience, we know that they do the exact opposite.
End Asset Forfeiture
If the government suspects you used your house or car in a crime, they can take it and sell it at auction. They don't even have to prove your guilt. They call
this practice civil asset forfeiture, but it's really theft. It violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 14th Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to
put profits before justice. Tell Congress to end civil asset forfeiture.
Cap-and-trade is not the way to control carbon emissions.
Even if you accept that human CO2 emissions are causing problematic global warming, a government run "cap and trade" system is not the way to deal
with this problem.
• An increase in your electricity and gasoline bills
• New tools for politicians to control the economy, hand out favors, and punish enemies
• Almost no improvement in reducing overall CO-2 emissions (if the example of Europe is a reliable guide) Learn
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor DownsizeDC.org's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
Unelected bureaucrats create tens-of-thousands of new dictates each year. Making rules is the job of Congress, not bureaucrats.
DownsizeDC.org has drafted the “Write the Laws Act” to end bureaucratic “legislation without representation.” Click here . . .
Restore consumer controlled health care
The politicians tell us free market health care doesn't work, but we haven't had a free market in decades.
• Starting with depression era wage and price controls, and continuing with government tax policies, the politicians have made Americans dependent on their
jobs to get health insurance.
• The government already pays for nearly half of all health care. This means we're half-socialized already Learn more »
Stop the War for Terror
U.S. policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to be fighting a war for terror,
rather than on terror. This policy must stop. The place to start stopping is with Iran. We must not attack Iran. War with
Iran would devastate our economy, disrupt world oil supplies, and recruit more terrorists. Click here
to stop this war before it starts.
Preserve the Freedom to Farm
Crops grow in dirt. Animals don't take showers or use toilets. Food is made from yucky stuff.
This means there's always a risk of contamination. We can reduce this risk, but not eliminate it. Attempts to make everything perfectly safe are Utopian
fantasies that carry a high price in increased costs, reduced variety, diminished supply, and . . . increased risk.
The free market already provides you with multiple ways to balance risks and costs.
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