1) Plumber to Obama:
“Your new tax plan is going to tax me more. Isn’t it?”
2) Obama to plumber:
“It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
3) The Anti-Obama:
The American experiment in democracy rests on this insight. Its discovery was the great triumph of our Founding Fathers, voiced by William Penn when he said:
“If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.“
Explaining the inalienable rights of men, Jefferson said,
“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.“
And it was George Washington who said that
“of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.“
And finally, that shrewdest of all observers of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, put it eloquently after he had gone on a search for the secret of America’s greatness and genius — and he said:
“Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the greatness and the genius of America. America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.“
There is sin and evil in the world, and we’re enjoined by Scripture and the Lord Jesus to oppose it with all our might.
I pointed out that, as good Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is world revolution. I think I should point out I was only quoting Lenin, their guiding spirit, who said in 1920 that they repudiate all morality that proceeds from supernatural ideas — that’s their name for religion — or ideas that are outside class conceptions. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. And everything is moral that is necessary for the annihilation of the old, exploiting social order and for uniting the proletariat.
Well, I think the refusal of many influential people to accept this elementary fact of Soviet doctrine illustrates a historical reluctance to see totalitarian powers for what they are. We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. We see it too often today.
Yes, let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness. Pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the State, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.
Who said that?
Was it former pastor Mike Huckabee?
No, it was former President Ronald Reagan.
Go re-read Reagan’s speech. It’s never been more relevant than right now.
I’m sure some liberal will try to say, “But Obama’s a Christian!”