Wednesday, November 11, 2009

America's Priorities, by the Beltway Elite

This is a great article that reminds me of the same problem Jesus found in His day. To the religious elite (the Pharisees) He had to ask...

Mark 3:4 Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?

The Pharisees could do amazing things. They could swallow a camel and strain at gnats. They could kill, but not heal on the Sabbath. It was there nature. Apparently they had children for they are with us this day.

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
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"America's Priorities," by the Beltway elite

Endless war in Afghanistan is an absolute necessity. Health care for Americans is a luxury that can wait.
the Post demands that Obama's health care plan not be paid for with borrowed money, yet the very same Post Editors vocally support escalation in Afghanistan without specifying how it should be paid for.  "Why is it okay to finance wars with debt, asks our reader, but not to pay for health care that way?"
nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance" in America

Adam Smith, all the way back in 1776, in An Inquiry into the Nature And Causes of the Wealth of Nations, described this Beltway attitude exactly:

In great empires the people who live in the capital, and in the provinces remote from the scene of action, feel, many of them, scarce any inconveniency from the war; but enjoy, at their ease, the amusement of reading in the newspapers the exploits of their own fleets and armies . . .

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