Independence Day

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‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Independence Day

As we celebrate the signing of The Declaration of Independence, which explained why we wanted to be independent from British rule, let’s think about what independence means to us as a society. Our independence gives us freedom, which does not mean FREE everything. The Founding Fathers realized that independence comes with a cost and a government was formed to protect the interests of our country. Somehow it seems we have become an entitled people who expect the government to take care of all needs, for “free”. Benjamin Franklin said, “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Truly we allow dependent people to vote for their own government funding! About 35% of Americans receive government assistance!! And many are illegal aliens!! The financial pressures on taxpayers of such BIG government is what originally caused our forefathers to declare independence. We are approaching another American Revolution, hopefully this one will be peaceful.

Parasites

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Most dogs and many people harbor parasites within their body. These can be life threatening if not adequately treated. The parasite uses its host’s resources and gives nothing in return.
Likewise a person who habitually relies on others and gives nothing in return is a parasite by definition. I believe we have far too many of these people in our society that have been enabled by our social programs, which were initially designed to help those in need. Today the programs have been abused to a level that has lead to entitlement. This phenomenon, like parasites, needs proper treatment to save its host (our society). What can we do?

Labor Day

EB896B84-7805-44EE-B438-CEECBA37200CLabor Day honors American labor and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. Though we all seem to want to celebrate the holiday, we seem to have forgotten the value of work. It is harder to live on minimal wages than welfare. We tax income, but give exemptions for having mortgage debt/interest. How can we be economically prosperous when labor is not properly rewarded?