What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Revising History Pt 2

By Creg
Guess who said, “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before & it does not work.”?

FDR's treasury secretary Henry Morganthau. He added, “after 8 years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...& an enormous debt to boot.” Sound familiar?

If a goverment stimulus bill didn't work then, why would it work now? What happened after a similar stock market crash in 1987? President Ronald Reagan didn't intervene in the economy. What happened? A quick recovery. What happened after the stock market crash in 2007? Government intervention. Why do people ignore or rewrite history? To make it easier to get what they want.

Kathleen Parker wrote an article recently about the 2008 presidential election. During that race Barack Obama told the story, more than once, of his mother, Ann Dunham, fighting until death with an uncaring insurance company about payments for her treatment. The company wouldn't pay, Obama reported, because his mom's cancer was a pre-existing condition. "I will never forget my own mother, as she fought cancer in her final months, having to worry about whether her insurance would refuse to pay for her treatment," Obama told a sympathetic nation.

According to Janny Scott, a New York Times writer and author of the book "A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother," Dunham's treatment was covered by her employer's insurance policy. The problem was with disability not health insurance. Presidential spokesman Nicholas Papas said, "The president has told this story based on his recollection of events that took place more than 15 years ago." You would think Obama would check his facts more carefully for he was the lawyer representing his mother at the time. Or, did he ignore the facts, knowing he would use this anecdote to make his argument for health care reform?

So, if you have a viewpoint that people find hard to believe, because of a lack of evidence, what can you do to get them to believe what you say? Change the past.

So, who was the first to revise history?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Revising History Pt 1

By Creg

In a letter to the editor of The Abilene Reporter News two days ago, the writer of the letter says that the founding fathers of this country "mandated religious neutrality in government." You've probably heard others say something similar, usually using the phrase "separation of church and state." I've been studying The Truth Project series for a Bible study and our family has been listening to historian David Barton as part of our homeschool history class, so I have done quite a bit of research on this topic.

If you read article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance of 1784, it says that any state wanting to join the union must have schools that teach religion, morality, and knowledge. Moreover, 11 of the 13 original states (New York and Virginia excluded) had in their original constitutions that you basically had to be a Christian to run for public office in that state. I believe the founders knew that for God's design for the state (Romans 13) to function properly a Christian worldview was essential. I'm not a history expert but I don't think the founders "mandated religious neutrality in government."

When you read what the original documents say sometimes you form a different opinion than from reading a recently written textbook by an author with an agenda. I dusted off my history book from college and read the paragraph on the Mayflower Compact. Then I read the original Mayflower Compact from the internet. The words in bold italics were left out of my textbook. My comment is in parentheses.

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten...Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith...do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; (meaning the advancement of the Christian faith)...to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws...for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

How could a college textbook leave out the most important reason for them coming to this country? Does someone not want to acknowledge the church relocation project that it really was? So, if you want someone to think that we're not a "Christian" nation all you have to do is omit a few things from the history book.

Who was the first to revise history?