Sunday, August 07, 2011

The Way Out.

We cannot tax the country out of insolvency, nor spend the country out of insolvency, nor can the Present-dent lie our way out of insolvency, as he continues lying apace .  The bankruptcies here and around the world are the external reflections of interior conditions.  our countries' greatest indecency and public crime in the room remains the murder of our unborn citizens.  (Bumper sticker:  Planned Parenthood-Curing pregnancy-50 million cures since 1973.  Darker version:  Planned Parenthood-"When a baby just needs killin' ")

Lincoln's Second Inaugural come always to mind:  It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."

If we do not go to our knees voluntarily, it's likely we shall be forced there by events.

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