Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Congressional Corruption -–> Par Excellence!

Staffers on Capitol Hill were calling it the Louisiana Purchase.

On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democratic leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state.

And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going to be defensive," she declared. "And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300 million fix." --- recent news release on vote by the Senate to proceed on ObamaCare!

Be honest now – can any genuine law abiding U. S. citizen really be surprised at anything that takes place within the halls of the United States Congress anymore?

The latest debacle made headlines when Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) cast her vote in favor of proceeding with the health-care reform bill. The pay-off for her vote was $300 million for the state of Louisiana! Those Dems needed 60 votes to proceed and Mary got a ton of money for her state by wavering for a bit, but eventually came through for Harry Reid & Co!

Most of us are familiar with the process of an apple getting rotten. It isn’t 100 per cent ripe and ready to eat one day and then the next day it is 100 per cent rotten and good for absolutely nothing! It always starts with just a small spot which, as with a cancer, grows larger with each passing day.

So it has been with the U. S. Congress and the corrupting influence within it. Over time these people have concentrated FIRST on themselves and what they can personally gain from their position of holding public office. You need a bunch of air sick bags as you explore the salaries and benefits these people have voted for themselves. How many companies with employees, whether large or small, do you know in which the employees by power of their vote determine what their wages will be and all the attending benefits? No negotiating – by vote alone the wages are determined and what they will get for pension, what the health benefits are going to be, what they get for expenses such as their traveling around here or there, what they get for furniture, what kind of time off they get, etc.

But the corruption is seen also in how the voting is handled in legislative matters as in the recent instance of bribery and what some term the new “Louisiana Purchase!” That is precisely what happened in obtaining a favorable vote from Mary Landrieu. And you need another carton of sick bags when you hear her “explanation” in regard to her vote. These people have long sense forfeited any sense of respect and deserve to be held in the highest contempt possible! This is why each registered voter should make up his or her mind to ALWAYS vote anti-incumbent at the state and federal levels in every election for at least 12 to 16 years minimum. It likely would take that long for them to learn that they serve us and that we are not their slaves!

For those who believe in the power of prayer, how about concentrating on praying that God will return upon the heads of these people the “fruit of their doings?” It is a very Biblical expression and there are prayers in the Psalms which appeal for God to deal with those who abuse their power and take unfair advantage of their role in government for selfish gain!

May God reward them according to their selfishness and greed, and may He remove them from their positions soon, if they fail to fully repent of their wickedness!

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

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Why Quibble About Abortion in PelosiCare?

Abortion appears to be main reason for conflict in resolving the health care issue in House of Rep’s bill --- Numerous news releases from a variety of sources providing information on Health Care legislation in House of Representatives

It seems the major “sticking point” in the nearly 2,000 page legislation proposal on government health care before the House of Representatives was the funding of abortions with U. S. tax dollars.

There are those, including Queen Pelosi, who want a provision in the bill in which abortions will be paid for through the tax dollars which will fund this Frankenstein model of proposed legislation. And there are a few who are opposed to it.

Why spend time arguing over it? Let it in the bill – let as many females who desire to do so, get abortions and have them paid for by our tax dollars as a fringe benefit of the government operated health care plan.

Why object to this? Our country has been in the abortion business ever since January 1973. There have been over 50 million unborn children brutally mutilated and murdered since that time when the Supreme Court ruled in effect that it is every woman’s “constitutional right” to have her unborn child destroyed if she so chooses!

No president in all the years since has been really aggressive to get this ended, though a few claimed to be “pro-life.” And the Congress is so messed up in its value system that nothing of substance will ever take place there when it comes to protection and preservation of the unborn!

Added to this is the aggressive posture of the present resident of the White House in which he is determined to expand the option to destroy the unborn even further by new legislation (Freedom of Choice Act), his executive orders which have resulted in tax payer support of abortion practices in foreign nations and expanded embryonic stem cell research. He is so blind that he (and his many supporters) fail to see that in God’s sight embryos are in reality human beings in early stages of formation, known and fully identified as persons! You doubt that? For authority on this see Jeremiah 1:4,5 and Psalm 139! And I realize citing a couple of "proof texts" from the Bible will mean absolutely nothing to a large number of persons -- but that is their problem, not mine!

So it is a bit senseless to fight over whether or not government funding of abortions should be included in a government run health care plan, is it not? Ask over 50 million victims of the United States customized version of holocaust! We may well have already crossed over the line of God's offer of mercy and forgiveness and now simply stand on the other side awaiting the outpouring of His wrath upon us in undiluted measure! He has yet to make His full response to the destruction of those persons for whom He had wonderful plans.

For a listing of interesting numbers as this thing has progressed over the decades – that is, how many unborn children have been slaughtered in the womb since certain persons have assumed elective office see A Quick Look at the United States’ Massacre Tally! It also names certain church leaders and the number of unborn victims mutilated and murdered during their time in office.

"For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered to do all these abominations’'? --- Jeremiah 7:5-10