Rejected Sacrifice

Embarrassing.  The mortal king, openly worshipped by some to the ire of many others, failed to deliver

No, I’m not talking about the failure to deliver on his promise,  “When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as the president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what’s in it before I sign it.”  He failed there on his first day in office on 20 Jan–he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act just two days after its passage.  He later signed a second bill just three hours after Congress passed it.  Then again, on 17 Feb, he signed the $787 billion economic-stimulus bill one business day after it passed Congress.

And no, I’m not talking about his failure to “eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups.”   However, the $787 billion economic-stimulus did reduce them.  Of course, we all know reduction does not equal elimination.

And no again. I’m not talking about his failure to provide new American jobs tax credit.  He promised it to be a $3000 refundable tax credit to existing businesses for every additional full-time U.S. employee hired in 2009 and 2010–it never happened, never will.

The same is true for his failure to provide a hiatus on 401(k) penalties, to eliminate earmarks such as the billions of dollars included in the economic-stimulus, to end the war and bring all the combat troops home by May 20, 2010, to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, to make the first $4000 of college education completely free for Americans, to have “the most open and transparent government in history,” and for that matter–”to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Maybe that was a cheap shot, but only if all Americans know the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution decrees:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The seemingly ever-increasing number of czars–up to about 32 as of this article’s posting–are clearly prohibited via the Tenth Amendment.  Each of Obama’s czars gets paid $172,000 a year and has a staff with offices and supporting budgets.  Does the expense total to millions or billions of dollars?  We don’t know, but the monetary degradation on America is just the down payment for what they will ultimately cost us.

Those who seek to defend this anti-Constitutional practice most often resort to citing previous administrations, as far back as FDR, which are guilty of the same sin–albeit on a lesser scale.  In retrospect, they allowed the camel’s nose to get under the tent.  Still that’s no reason to allow the flea-laden camel to wear your pajamas and dance with your children.

So what was the recent failure to deliver I was talking about at the beginning of this article?

The Olympics–the International Olympic Committee (IOC) eliminated Chicago early in the consideration for the site of the 2016 games.  The winner is:

Rio de Janeiro.

In 2016, the world will be treated to view the unfolding drama of those famous games against the backdrop of the rich culture and beauty associated with Rio and Brazil.  I look forward to it.

By now most everyone has heard of Michelle Obama’s characterization of her jaunt to Europe with her husband and Oprah Winfrey as a “sacrifice” on her behalf for the children of Chicago and the United States.  Considering the result of the “sacrifice”–the Presidential advisors need to review the requirements of a sufficient sacrifice.  In addition, the word “sacrifice” needs to be dropped from her speech-writers’ list of authorized words.

For a quick lesson on sufficient sacrifices, we can look at Hebrews chapter 9:

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh:

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

In summary, a trip to Europe on Air Force One and doing some shopping in Copenhagen is not a sacrifice–not even close.  And that would be true even if the IOC had bent their knee to Obama, which they didn’t.

With the United States experiencing record high unemployment, a sky-rocketing national debt, fog and friction in the war formerly known as the Global War on Terror, terrorist-sponsoring nations developing nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them to our allies and to us, and emerging civil unrest at home–we need a President who will to the best of his ability use his time and energy to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  In other words, we need the person we’re paying $400,000 a year plus perks to do his job.

Mmm, mmm, mmm.

It just makes sense.

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