There is an article making the rounds written by Dr. Russell D. Moore who is Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Moore’s article is entitled “Christians, Let’s Honor the President,” in which Moore makes the argument that as Christians we have a duty and responsibility to honor and respect President Obama and submit without question to the his civilian authority.
To which we say, “heifer hockey.”
Dr. Moore writes:
We are going to disagree with the President on some (important) things; there will be other areas where we can work with the President. But whether in agreement or disagreement, we can honor.
Before we “honor” someone, it would be good to know what the word “honor” means. After all, how can we “honor” someone if we don’t know what “honor” entails?
As we are dealing with the Bible, the best place to look for the definition may be in Strong’s which defines “honor” as:
honour which belongs or is shown to one
a) of the honour which one has by reason of rank and state of office which he holds
It is here that the first chink in Dr. Moore’s argument begins to show. It is not to Barack Obama we should show honor, but rather to the Office of the President. It doesn’t matter what person fills the position, our duty is to honor the position, but not necessarily the person in that position. This means we have a duty to honor the office of the President but have no duty to honor Barack Obama the man. (more…)
America isn’t the Saudi Arabia of coal; it’s the OPEC of coal. The U.S. has about 237 billion tons of coal reserves—about 28 percent of the world’s known deposits. America’s coal deposits contain 900 billion barrels of oil equivalent, that’s nearly as much as the 1 trillion barrels of proved oil reserves held by OPEC. At current rates of consumption, the United States has about 241 years of coal supply.
You would think we would want to reduce dependency on foreign imports of energy and use what is found here in the US. Of course, in 2008 candidate Obama promised that if someone wanted to build a new coal fired power plant, it would “bankrupt them.”
So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.
Now as the election is near, the EPA is rushing to push out new regulations on coal in case Obama loses:
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion. (emphasis ours)
So in a time when the American economy needs businesses and energy, the EPA under Obama is looking to end energy from coal.
Think about that when you head to the polls. Think about what a vote for Obama means to the economy and the energy industry (which will affect your power bill, your food bill, and almost every aspect of your life.)
If you still can pull the lever for Obama, you simply don’t have a clue.
Nov 5, 2012
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Even though he promised to bring Americans together, President Obama has used class-warfare tax policy to persecute and demonize successful entrepreneurs and investors. This mini-documentary from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation explains why the tax code shouldn’t be used for anything other than fairly and neutrally collecting a minimum amount of revenue to fund the legitimate functions of the federal government.
If that doesn’t worry you, the coming Taxmagedden should.
In January 2013, the largest tax increase in the history of the country will strike and it will impact everyone.
A horrifying combination of expiring pro-growth tax policies from 2001 and 2003, the end of the once-temporary payroll tax cut, and just a few of Obamacare’s 18 new tax hikes, Taxmageddon will be the largest tax increase EVER to hit Americans. It’s nearly $500 billion in one year, starting January 1. That’s two months away.
The number $500 billion is rather large and abstract, so The Heritage Foundation has broken down the expected tax increases per person just for 2013:
Families with an average income of $70,662: tax increase of $4,138
Baby boomers with an average income of $95,099: tax increase of $4,223
Low-income workers with an average income of $24,757: tax increase of $1,207
Millennials with an average income of $23,917: tax increase of $1,099
Retirees with an average income of $42,553: tax increase of $857
That’s pretty much everyone, isn’t it?
Obama and his policies are destructive to the country, and rob Americans of their economic and individual freedoms. (more…)
Oct 31, 2012
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“I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities.” – President Barack Obama.
There has long been talk fluttering around that the Obama campaign has failed to provide safeguards to prevent donations from foreign nationals in other countries. Such donations are illegal by law. To put the theory to the test, World New Daily (WND) used a disposable credit card, faked an street address, faked an email address and attempted to donate to the Obama campaign using an IP (internet protocol) address from Pakistan.
The donation went through to the campaign and was accepted.
The information submitted was: “Osama bin Laden, 911 Jihad Way, Abbottabad, CA 91101.”
While the website only has options for U.S. states and zip codes, there is no mechanism in place on Obama’s website to verify the individual is actually located in that state or zip code, or even in the U.S.
The Obama campaign refuses to release the identification of donors who give less than $200
In the case of this donation, the 91101 zip code is real but corresponds to Pasadena, Calif., and not Abbottabad, the Pakistani city in which bin Laden was found holed up in a compound.
For a requested phone number, WND used the White House information line of (202) 456-2121.
The email address used to set up the donation account was email@example.com.
After clicking “next,” the website asked for an employer, occupation and a password to set up future donations. WND staff entered the occupation as “deceased terror chief” and the employer as “al-Qaida.”
The transaction was made last Friday with the use of a disposable credit card. The website did not require the card’s security code.
WND tried the same thing with the Romney campaign and the donation was denied.
Thinking this may have been a fluke, WND made another donation and it too was accepted by the Obama administration but rejected by the Romney campaign. (more…)
Oct 17, 2012
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The economy is suffering from the weakest recovery since the end of World War II, in large part because President Obama has increased the burden of government. This CF&P Foundation mini-documentary also contrasts the economy’s anemic performance under Obamanomics with the strong expansion under Reaganomics.