Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city! She has not obeyed His voice, she has not received correction; she has not trusted in the LORD, she has not drawn near to her God. Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave not a bone till morning. Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. --- Zephaniah 3:1-4
Today is the day that politians look foward to more than kids on the day before Christmas. It's the day we citizens experience the horrors of a financial Dracula out of control as we endeavor to satisfy the ever growing demands of the Internal Revenue Service (the United States' version of the Gestapo) -- now don't get upset - there are enough tales of terror documented about IRS operations to verify that preceding remark!
If you want to read how elected officials operating out of Washington DC play fast and loose with our tax money, go to Citizens Against Government Waste -- these people at CAGW have done a fantastic job. You can enter the name of your congress rep or your senator and find out the ugly truth about the earmarks for some real crazy stuff. But then why should they care? It's our money they are wasting plus the added aggravation that we pay them lavish salaries and perks to do it!
Today is also the day of "Tea Parties" all over the United States. It started with an idea of sending tea bags to the people in Congress -- tea representing "Taxed Enough Already!" The idea evolved and now the tea party protest is taking place all over the U.S. Fox News people have played a great part in promoting this and of course, it has captured other media attention as well. Will it accomplish anything of significance with an out of control spender in the White House who talks the kind of talk that "spend like there's no tomorrow" members of Congress will follow like meek little lambs to the slaughter? Not likely!
It's time to return to the original Boston Tea Party days -- you remember, do you not, that the revolutionaries threw the tea off the ships into the harbor. I vote to repeat that with one difference -- instead, throw the White House administration people, the members of the U. S. Congress, and the members of the U. S. Supreme Court overboard and then start with a total fresh slate -- maybe then there might be a glimmer of hope!
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" --- Revelation 6:12-17