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Do As I Say, Not As I Do


Matthew 23:3 (NIV) 3  So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection an...

Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have all heard the old adage concerning those who do not practice what they preach. It is the old do as I say not as I do routine. This ruse is used every instance an individual or group of individuals wish to tell you what you need to do but they exempt themselves from having to comply. One set of standards is to apply to one group of people and an entirely different set of standards will apply to another. This is the very definition of hypocrisy.  These people love to parade around as being superior and in possession of a greater knowledge and understanding then the average person. They love to be looked up to and held in high esteem, while they dish out burdensome regulations to control the less than among us.

Matthew 23:5-7 (GW)
5  “They do everything to attract people’s attention. They make their headbands large and the tassels on their shawls long.
6  They love the place of honor at dinners and the front seats in synagogues.
7  They love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have people call them Rabbi.

An example, just one of many is the recent complaint of Union leaders and the IRS concerning their need to comply with Obamacare regulations. Remember these groups were heavy supporters of the Affordable Care Act when it was being forced upon the American people. They probably thought that they would be exempt from the mandates of this act since they were not the “common folk”.

The IRS is supposed to be the agency responsible for enforcing the (un)Affordable Care Act on everybody. But they want to make sure they get to keep their current coverage through the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP).

One of the early promises from Obama regarding the healthcare plan that bears his name was that if you’re happy with your current insurance, you can keep it. Employees, small businesses and even many unions are finding out that that isn’t actually true, and they’re now opposing Obamacare on those grounds.

A group of unions appealed to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, complaining about Obamacare:

“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

The IRS will be sure to work hard to force Obamacare on everybody and make sure everyone without exception is in perfect compliance with fees, fines and regulations, but they don’t want any part of it themselves.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp offered a bill in response to these reports of congressional negotiations that would exempt lawmakers and their staff from Obamacare.

Camp spokeswoman Allie Walker said. “If the Obamacare exchanges are good enough for the hardworking Americans and small businesses the law claims to help, then they should be good enough for the president, vice president, Congress and federal employees.”

There you have it folks. A prime example of hypocrisy on full display. It is okay for the commoner to suffer the ill effects of Obamacare on personal wealth,  the loss of hard-earned healthcare policies and a reduction in their work weeks.

You got to love it! Ah no we don’t

And that’s the way I see it. What say you?

This is a view from the nest. What say you?

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But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

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To listen to modern day liberals without Government run welfare our society would not care for its own. However a look at history reveals just the opposite. In fact many more minorities were provided with much better care than under the current government run program. So once again minorities and children are hurt the most by centralized welfare redistribution.

Many people think life without the welfare state would be chaos, and nobody would help support the less fortunate. A little known fact is people found innovative ways of supporting each other before the welfare state existed. One of the most important of these ways was the mutual-aid society.

The rise to welfare came after government regulation and interference in these  mutual-aid societie’s health care and social care programs. In fact many ‘mutual-aid societies"organizations ran medical centers which provided quality, affordable health care to members and non-members alike.

Mutual aid, also known as fraternalism, refers to social organizations that gathered dues and paid benefits to members facing hardship. There was a "great stigma" attached to accepting government aid during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Mutual aid, on the other hand, did not carry the same stigma. It was based on reciprocity: today’s mutual-aid recipient could be tomorrow’s donor, and vice versa. Mutual aid was particularly popular among the poor and the working class.

Although mutual-aid societies operated smoothly for many years their demise was inevitable. Many special interets groups had more than enough motives to stop or hinder the popularity of these private mutual-aid societies and lobbied lawmakers to pass legislation that adversely affected these fraternal organizations.

One of the biggest opponnents was the American Medical Association which gained control of the licensing of medical schools where-by they were able to pick and choose which medical schools they would deem acceptable (those which supported the AMA got favorable ratings) and the result was a 51% decline in medical schools which produced a doctor shortage which caused the cost of medical care to increase. This made it impractical for mutual-aid societies to retain the services of a doctor. In addition to licensing medical schools the AMA’s medical boards threatened the licenses of many doctors who would practice lodge medicine. Thereby monopolizing the medical field. This was the beginning of the end of mutual-aid.

Although millions of Americans are still members of fraternal societies such as the Masons or Oddfellows, the organizations no longer have the importance in society that they once did. The history of fraternalism serves as a reminder of the power of human cooperation in a free society.

For more on this topic see: Welfare before the Welfare State by


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All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who his children are. Creation was subjected to frustration but not by its own choice. The one who subjected it to frustration did so in the hope that it would also be set free from slavery to decay in order to share the glorious freedom that the children of God will have. We know that all creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time.Romans 8:19-22 (GW)

For the commandments, You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:9-10 (NKJV)

Today is Earth Day, and I am hard pressed not to scream at the top of my lungs ENOUGH already! Last night my favorite show American Idol was overrun with environmentalist all trotting out the poor and sickly around the world with pleas for help. THROW them a life line they ask, while showing us pictures of poor souls dying from Malaria. The report goes on to say how many children are affected by this deadly disease and I want to scream… KILL THE MOSQUITOES and the disease will stop. BUT no because of Environmental policies enacted years ago these poor souls are allowed to die because the EPA decided that DDT was hazardous to birds. DDT is very effective at wiping out mosquito populations which would cut way down on the spread of malaria, HEY it worked in the United States didn’t it?

OH NO instead every year we will run ads showing sick kids dying of malaria and ask for money for mosquito nets. To an environmentalist I guess this makes sense. To a thinking caring person this is lunacy. Get to the source of the problem and eradicate it to protect the population. But no environmentalists would rather kill the population to save the planet. It would seem to me the environmentalist sees human beings as the pollutant that should be eliminated from the earth in order for the earth to return to it’s pristine state. There is nothing loving or caring about this approach. It would be far more loving to kill the mosquitoes than to watch loved ones die.

To add insult to injury, the segment addressing the aids problem in Africa was showcased by Ellen Degeneres and Annie Lennox (somewhat of a pop icon for the LBTG community). Annie did her segment while wearing an HIV Positive tee-shirt. Although not HIV positive herself she says she dons the apparel to highlight AIDS awareness. Annie got her iconic status from her earlier days with the Eurythmics when she would cross dress to protest the male dominance of the rock scene, the symbolism stuck. Perhaps the gay culture would be better served if she wore a Jesus saved me and he can save you too tee-shirt?

And then the United Nations Foundation promoting programs to help Haiti and to fight climate change and promote peace. But a recent report cited the UN with wasting 2/3rd of aid money feathering their own nests instead of tending to the needs of those they are given money to aid. But that did not stop them from being on Idol and asking America for more money.

Then there is the EPA asking us to RECYCLE all the time and yet one of their former policy administrators says that sometimes it just does not make GOOD SENSE to recycle everything, because the costs to the environment of recycling is worse than just disposing of it. Like any other government agency the EPA has to invent ways to stay relevant and thus a needed organization. They can not admit that their work is done so they need to continue to come up with pollutants and ways to battle them. So now they are on to man-made global warming and CO2 as a pollutant and let us not forget ’green energy’. Who ever would have thought the day would come when BREATHING was damaging the earth.

The ’green’ gospel

The whole ’GREEN MOVEMENT’ has become a religion in and of itself most of which is based on secular humanistic teachings and ideologies. This religion has worship and sacrifice and rewards and punishments. There are rituals to follow and creeds to recite. There are even offerings collected as last nights American Idol demonstrated.

Now I am all for helping my neighbor, but by helping I just do not want to help them stay alive in their situation. I want to see their situation change for the better, therefore it is necessary to tackle the bigger issues surrounding their lot in life. Most of the aid given to these countries is like throwing a rescue ring to a drowning man and leaving him in the water.

The founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation says churches should be wary of Earth Day environmentalism. The Rev. Calvin Beisner tells The Associated Press that while it is laudable to care for God’s creation, that should never become another “gospel” that diverts churches’ focus from preaching salvation in Jesus Christ. To this add a resounding AMEN!

The earth has been placed under a curse of sin and death ever since Adam disobeyed God in the garden. And until the time comes for the earth to be remade it will continue under this curse. In spite of all this there are still bright spots of hope. America and other wealthy nations are leading the way in setting an example that prosperity, and not government aid, is the best defense against environmental hazards. By helping a people out of poverty we elevate them to better care for themselves. Aiding them in poverty only adds to their helplessness. We need to give them a leg up and not simply a hand out.

To really save the earth however, we need to proclaim the gospel to every living creature. It is the power of the Gospel that is able to transform lives and make better citizens. So for earth day I say send missionaries and not money, preach the gospel of peace and not green peace, host prayer-a-thons instead of telethons and in so doing you can make a significant difference in the lives of others less fortunate than yourself. By giving them the light of life and the hope of eternity, you will have saved a soul and thus helped save the planet. Have a truly blessed Earth Day.

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

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Demonic Rats who voted for the take over of our freedoms in the guise of a health care bill in which taxpayer funds are permitted to kill babies. What an abomination!!
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*Through 2009.
NOTE: Parker Griffith of Alabama changed from Democrat to Republican in December. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) were elected Nov. 3, 2009.
SOURCES: OpenSecrets.org, Urban Institute, House clerk
CREDIT: Karen Yourish, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Ryan O’Neil, Laura Stanton, Rachel Weiner — The Washington Post
† UPDATED March 18 at 12:20 p.m. to correct values for “Campaign contributions from health industry”.
© 2010 The Washington Post Company

All these congress persons need to be booted from office. If this were Honduras the National Guard would be summoned by the Supreme Court to haul off all these LAW BREAKERS at gun point. Now that is what I would love to see. The American citizens making a CITIZENS arrest of all these law breakers backed by the governors of Maryland, and Virginia who summon the National Guard to stand with the citizenry to fight against all enemies foreign or DOMESTIC.

As for the ones who voted No if they wish to stay in congress then they need to SWITCH parties and take a stand with the Republicans and ROLL BACK this atrocity masquerading as a health care bill. By changing parties and taking a stand against this bill they would be showing to all AMERICA that they really do have principles, otherwise how else are we really going to know why they voted no?


3 Children are an inheritance from the Lord. They are a reward from him.
4 The children born to a man when he is young are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.
5 Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them. He will not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the city gate.
Psalms 127:3-5Open Link in New Window (GW)

The  environmentalist movement is anti-human life as this article proves. For anyone to think that regulating a man’s family by denying them the basic  human right to reproduce is insane. To think that trees and lakes, and birds and bees take precedence over human life is appalling. And yet this idea of population control is growing more pervasive throughout the environmental movement. We see it’s tentacles extended in our own country as congress debates their HEALTH CARE take-over legislation. The idea that there would be public policy implemented to curtail or control costs of providing health care to the sick based upon some arbitrary assessment as to life value ludicrous. AND YET it is a reality.

The bible states that children are an inheritance from the Lord and a people are blessed by them, and yet this anti-Christ religion of environmentalism teaches just the opposite.

In a sane world this whole notion of killing babies in order to provide a BETTER LIFE would be called what it is INSANE.

This writer and the whole environmentalist movement needs to be rewarded the DODO bird award for their loony ideas.

This one certainly has flown over the cuckoo’s nest.

clipped from www.financialpost.com
The “inconvenient truth” overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.
A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.

Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world's leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.
Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.
The intelligence behind this is the following:
-If only one child per female was born as of now, the world’s population would drop from its current 6.5 billion to 5.5 billion by 2050, according to a study done for scientific academy Vienna Institute of Demography.
-Doing nothing, by contrast, will result in an unsustainable population of nine billion by 2050.
The only fix is if all countries drastically reduce their populations, clean up their messes and impose mandatory conservation measures.

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