My, Too Cumbersome!

Written by Terry Dashner

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Stossel says, “There you have it. Government doesn’t have to followrepparttar same rules. When they lose money, they just demand we give them more. And we do.” Why do we do that? Why haven’t we demanded fiscal responsibility of our Government? The Republicans blamerepparttar 105450 Democrats for spending. The Democrats blamerepparttar 105451 Republicans, and nothing significant ever gets done. We still see fraud and waste in spending. Will it ever change?

I believe that Government is essential to any society. I believe that laws should be enacted and enforced forrepparttar 105452 common good; however, I believe Government can get too big and too powerful. When our Government was first formed, it gave us basic services and taxed us a fraction of what we are taxed today. Afterrepparttar 105453 Stock Market crash of 1929, our Government started expanding to helprepparttar 105454 common man get back to work. Good idea, but we are still payingrepparttar 105455 bill. The Government kept growing until it became unmanageable.

Thanks torepparttar 105456 great Reformers named Martin Luther and John Calvin, America was built on Capitalism. The free market isrepparttar 105457 foundation on which America has prospered for over 200 years. The free market continues to fuel America today, but it is ever in danger of being doused by big Government and its controls. Government services can be good, but Government can’t change and flex in short notice like Capitalism can. Competition among American merchants is good for everyone involved. But Government services can’t flex and move like free markets can. Government services are too fat, and too slow to adapt to changing markets; therefore, Government should govern and let business do what it does best—do business. What say you?

Give Stossel’s book a read, and then write your Representative, telling her she needs to be advised. Americans are demanding a shaping up and trimming down of their Government. Pastor T. dash.

Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK. Retired police officer. United States Navy veteran. Father of three grown children.

Luck or Providence?

Written by Terry Dashner

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Let’s do another significant event. What if Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC) had not written down a code of civil law? What if Moses had not gone to Mount Sinai to receiverepparttar Decalogue of God? Now surely you know that Hammurabi lived before Moses, and it would be tempting to agree with some that Moses copied his laws fromrepparttar 105448 code of Hammurabi because they are so similar. But, this is no temptation at all if you consider God has been working sincerepparttar 105449 fall of man inrepparttar 105450 Garden of Eden to proscribe hurtful activities among men. Hammurabi’s code of law was basically written for civil ventures. Moses’ law was very different in that it was authoritative over moral actions. Moses received God’s Law for mankind. God’s Law isrepparttar 105451 highest law. From it evolvedrepparttar 105452 English Common Law—the Magna Carta—the Mayflower Compact—the United States Constitution. None of these laws—though superior they are to man—no law is higher thanrepparttar 105453 ONE LAW—God’s Law.

I wish I had time to give you more, but church services are getting ready to start. The pastor can’t be late. I hope to continue this writing later. For now, you have something to consider. History didn’t just happen. It was a lot of dominoes falling upon each other in a linear course to bring us to where we are today. Keep in mind, please. God is bringingrepparttar 105454 history of man to a close. He’s got something better coming. And His Kingdom that is coming will have no end. Neither will any event push it over or knock it out ofrepparttar 105455 way. You can stake your dominoes on that!

Keeprepparttar 105456 faith. Stayrepparttar 105457 course. Jesus is coming soon. Pastor T. dash

Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK. Retired from law enforcement in September 2003. Veteran of the United States Navy. Married for 28 years and father of three grown children. Blessed!

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