Everyone has an opinion about politics and current events. If you yell at the tv when watching the news like me, you need a group like this to vent and argue.
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Hello, I hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend. Pray for Israel and the United States, and for the situation going on in Iraq(I know the whole world is on fire, Ukraine, etc, but this is the most recent).
I found a grassroots organization that I liked. www.patriotvoices.com
I hope some of you check it out. I hope some of you like it and become involved if that is the will of God for your life.
I hope the mess this country is in will motivate Christians to pray and that God will send a revival.
Dare I say this....and I know I will probably get a lot of flack for this idea. I believe that the US needs a national christian political party. Yes, I am aware that nothing will be perfect and right until Jesus sets up his kingdom on earth. However, this country needs more of a christian influenece in all areas of government. It is obvious that neither political party is going to effectively carry that out.....although in my opinion one does better than the other.
Just a thought. If you want something done right you have to do it yourself. Maybe thats something that should be considered
Is it possible to have an honest discussion with a muslim?
ladylite, I have been on welfare (medical assistance) because of some diablilities. I hated it. I no longer rely on the gov't for my medical care. Now, when I can't afford my medical care, my church helps me. I am glad I had a safety net when I needed it.
But when there are able-bodied people who won't work, there should be a limit on how long they can collect welfare. Removing the work requirement that was put in place during the Clinton adm is wrong. The "Great Society" from the LBJ era has allowed fathers to shirk there responsiblilies to their families and provided a means for taxpayers to support women who have multiple kids without the benefit of marriage.
When food stamps were first enacted, they could be used for food grown in the USA, only. Not on soft drinks, cigerettes, etc. In addition to feeding the poor, the intent was to help the American farmers.
I don't see much exploitation of the workers. That has been problem in the past, but now there are OSHA requirements, minimum wage, and collective bargaining. There may be an exception with farm workers. I don't know enough about that. But, farm work, in and of itself is not exploitation.
There are many EPA regs that are excessive. In the free market system, costs for a product or service are dependent on what the market can handle. It is one the things that has made America exceptional. When plants set up in poor neighborhoods, they provide jobs for unemployed people. Here again, wages are in part determined by the market. If a business pays less than a competitor, the employees have the choice of finding new employment. If jobs are hard to find wages go down.
An example is North Dakota, where unemployment is low and wages are high because of the Bakken oil fields.
SO true, Evangeline. The main factor is our responsibility to make choices according to our faith. Being that we are just visitors here, there is a very short period of time for us to exercise this.
Oh boy, did the last prez embarrass us..Mispronouncing words, and terrible foreign relations created a reputation of disrespect to the world.
when it comes to "handouts"...I really do believe that many people need help. However, some abuse the system and use it for life, setting a bad example for the children. I think our welfare and social services need to place stronger regulation on what the citizen spends the free money on, and also set time limits.
Another place where I find myself in the middle is capitalism and the exploitation of workers.There are hidden costs that our free market cant place a dollar value on...and its tough when those things start catching up with us...the big corporations need to be help more accountable.
and the EPA is only as good as its administration. The last president actually loosened the ppm requirements on many water issues, so that they could be deemed safe.
There are social environmental injustices all over. plants set up shop in poor neighborhoods to save on taxes, and the people get very sick with no one to fight for them.
Also , our rights as parents are being taken away...I cant believe how easy it is for the govt to decide that a parent is deemed unfit...when there are others out there that more than suit the criteria...
these are also things I am thinking of when I ponder where to place my vote.
I agree..economy is huge right now. We need to help small businesses ...
we need to keep an eye on the FDA and their lax mannerisms towards MONSANTO.
whoever fills those shoes has a lot to mitigate...its going to be tough.
Romney is a Mormon, not a Christian. Ryan is a Catholic.
We are losing our freedom of speech, religion, carry a gun, and other rights. We had a born again Christian as president a few years ago. His policies sent this country into a downward spiral, and he periodically, comes out of retirement to embarrass the USA and insult Israel.
Our economy is important. Obama promotes poor economic policies which are inconsistent with Biblical principles, tear up the traditional family, and encourages taking hand-outs instead of working. His social policies encourage the gay agenda and abortion,
As long as we live on earth, we have a responsibility to what we can to reach out to help others and to preach the gospel. That will become more difficult if we sit back and do nothing to protect those basic rights and do nothing to encourage financial growth.
Along with wise voting, we are called to pray, pray, pray.
Thank you, Evangeline. You have been very encouraging . I will keep all of this in mind!
I understand the difficulty in making a decision on voting. While growing up my parents were democrats and I agreed with them. But, reality struck and I changed the way I voted. As the morality of our nation went into a downward spiral, I became more concerned about where candidates stood on social and economic issues. My parents also changed their political views. I, also, changed my views on some of our past presidents, because of gaining a better understanding of economics.
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