Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Truth About How to Fix This Mess

Here's an excellent commentary from Ellis Washington: Thou shalt not covet

Especially apropos considering the post under this one.

Before we can change external stimuli like the economy, societal morality, Wall Street, the Supreme Court, Congress, the president, Social Security, Medicare, abortion, or any part of our leviathan government apparatus, we have got to change our heart. Since this is in the metaphysical domain, this "change" cannot occur by media propaganda, political sloganeering, positive thinking or some other artifice of man. This is a job for God. We have got to allow God to change our thinking, repent and return to following the Ten Commandments, beginning with the last commandment – Thou shalt not covet.

By obeying this profound aphorism, I believe that American society could comprehensively improve on an exponential level. JFK once said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." This means that through free-market capitalism the rich can become richer, the poor can become middle-class and if they work hard enough, eventually become rich themselves. The only barrier to what Jefferson called "the pursuit of happiness" would be the limits placed on our own selves. Obama's socialist remedies are rooted in coveting the possessions of another and are therefore antithetical to the pursuit of happiness.

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