Saturday, March 28, 2009


"We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."  ~ C.S. Lewis
"God's glory often lives in the deepest recesses of our pain."  ~ Calvin Miller"Christ chargeth me to believe His daylight at midnight."  ~ Samuel Rutherford"Let Christ's love bear most court in your soul, and that court will bring down the love of other things."   ~ Samuel Rutherford

"The pain of our shattered plans is for the purpose of scattered grace."  ~ John Piper

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flying Quickly Away

Prior to last fall's election we watched the news one night which announced the passage of the first Bail-Out bill.  Besides being shocked and awed by the unbelievably tremendous amount of dollars involved, we were even more shocked by the fact that the Government Camel had firmly and solidly thrust its head into the tent of the private sector, of your life and mine.  As we listened to the news reports that evening, I told John that we were witness to the beginning of a coup - a coup on the rights, freedoms, and liberty of the American people - and since then, with each passing day, our liberties continue to fly out the door as the Government Camel crowds further and further into the tent.  

The latest move of the camel goes even beyond nationalization of the banking industry.  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has now "asked give the White House unprecedented powers to seize large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds..."  Unprecedented powers to seize.  That phrase should send chills down your spine.  Our Constitutional rights, our freedoms and liberties are flying away.  

Furthermore, the New York Times reports that Obama's Administration is calling "for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a plan to overhaul financial regulation..."  Obama's all-out war on wealth continues to ramp up steam, but the American people must realize that this attack is not on "Them", it's on "Us."  Any government regulation on the private business sector is regulation on the private citizen and his ability to conduct his business and his life.  Our Constitutional rights, our freedoms and liberties are flying away.

So what to do about the Government Camel taking over our tent?  I can send all the tea bags to Washington I want (and I will); I can mail red envelope after red envelope (and I have); I can email my Representatives and the White House (and I do): but if true, principled, conservative leadership does not arise, the America we grew up in - the Land of the Free - will not be the America our children and grandchildren will grow up in, for our rights, freedoms, and liberties will have flown.