The Pendulum Swings Back?
Sometimes when an ideology comes “full fruit”, and is seen for what it is in all of its ridiculousness, it may serve as a “smelling salt” to revive us from a stupor made up of a mixture of idiocy and apathy.
Let’s take a few “whiffs” of smelling salts from the path we have taken the past 50 or so years:
1) We can “solve” poverty by throwing money at it, ie. “War on Poverty”.
Since then, America has spent $20.7 trillion on the War on Poverty—defined as means-tested government assistance to the poor. This includes housing, food, Medicaid, cash assistance, Head Start, and tax breaks like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Roughly one in three Americans receives some form of means-tested poverty assistance. And, yes, that’s trillion. With a “T.”(1)
2) Nuclear family? We don’t need no stinkin’ nuclear family…..
Four out of ten children in the United States are born to unwed mothers. The percentage of children born outside of marriage has skyrocketed, with a six-fold increase since 1960. Currently, the figure is highest among blacks, but the rate of increase is highest among whites and Hispanics.(2)
3) Judeo/Christian values…who needs ’em?
The consequences of family disruption are especially serious for the children….Families headed by a single mother have a poverty rate of 55 percent, five times as high as the poverty rate between two-parent families….If the nation’s media and popular entertainers were to stress the importance of hard work and responsibility, the efforts of the parents to teach their children the values of self-reliance and accountability would be greatly strengthened.(3)
4) Out of control spending…”meh.” The debt is increasing so quickly that one must click on this link to see what it is in “real time”. By the way, the Bible tells us NOT to borrow. Deuteronomy 15:6
5) That “crazy quilt” of “Multiculturism”….
“The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.”
Exodus 12:49 (NAS) Hmmmm? Should we have Sharia Law in this country? *NEWSFLASH* Sharia Law is already here.
In a surprise weekend vote, the city council of Dearborn, Michigan voted 4-3 to became the first US city to officially implement all aspects of Sharia Law. The tough new law, slated to go into effect January 1st, addresses secular law including crime, politics and economics as well as personal matters such as sexual intercourse, fasting, prayer, diet and hygiene.
The new law could see citizens stoned for adultery or having a limb amputated for theft. Lesser offenses, such as drinking alcohol or abortion, could result in flogging and/or caning. In addition, the law imposes harsh laws with regards to women and allows for child marriage.
Some in town seem to welcome the new legislation while others have denounced the move as “abhorrent”, a threat to freedom and incompatible with the Constitution.(4)
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this nation to “swing back” to sanity.
(4)- See more at: http://nationalreport.net/city-michigan-first-fully-implement-sharia-law/#sthash.sLe7kcxz.dpuf