Dr. Ben Carson, a noted author, brain surgeon and possible Republican candidate for president, says the country has already gone far down the path of Alinsky, but it‚Äôs not too late to pull back from the brink of authoritarian socialism.
As Americans prepared to celebrate their freedom this Independence Day, Carson sat down with WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah and offered a sobering view of the current state of the country.
In the light of NSA spying, government taking over health care and the IRS intimidating tea-party activists, Farah asked if there were any lessons that could be drawn from Solzhenitsyn‚Äôs experience living under Soviet communism during the Cold War.
‚ÄúI remember back in the day, Solzhenitsyn was asked ‚Äėwhat went wrong in the Soviet Union‚Äô and what made it the nightmare police state that it was?‚ÄĚ Farah said. ‚ÄúAnd he said, ‚ÄėWe forgot about God.‚Äô‚ÄĚ...
Jim Lincoln wrote: I'm not talking about President Obama, who has picked out a new director for the VA, the problem started in Baby Face Bush's Administration. I suppose there is enough blame to spread around, but it's something that Bush Jr., should've worked on, so let's make sure it isn't concentrated in just one place. Ah, Michael, there is a book in the Bible that deals with the wrath of God. It's mainly about the Divine retribution for Sin, q.v., Revelation Series 2008. No, liberal churches especially don't want to take the Book of Revelation literally.
then where is your criticism of the Clinton administration? Still stands as double standard to criticize Bush and give Obama a pass for the exact same thing. Must be something that independents think is ok. Of course, one might just use this as an addition to a long line of proofs that you aren't independent.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Ah, Michael, there is a book in the Bible that deals with the wrath of God. It's mainly about the Divine retribution for Sin, q.v., Revelation Series 2008. No, liberal churches especially don't want to take the Book of Revelation literally.
Jim It is not necessarily just "liberal" churches (Yes, who do have the Book of Revelation in their Bibles) that do not want to take the warnings of God of His certain judgment seriously
JEREMY LUNDMARK''s book THE FURY OF GOD deals with attitudes that have come into today's typical churches that claim to be Bible Believing, Fundemental or even Reformed and does much to correct them with Biblical Truth
I'm not talking about President Obama, who has picked out a new director for the VA, the problem started in Baby Face Bush's Administration. I suppose there is enough blame to spread around, but it's something that Bush Jr., should've worked on, so let's make sure it isn't concentrated in just one place.
Ah, Michael, there is a book in the Bible that deals with the wrath of God. It's mainly about the Divine retribution for Sin, q.v., Revelation Series 2008. No, liberal churches especially don't want to take the Book of Revelation literally.
Jim Lincoln wrote: .Bush Jr., should've fixed the VA. ..
We are just a tad shy of 5 1/2 years into the Obama administration. We have a statement from him before his inauguration that he was aware of the problem and going to fix the VA issue. But because the previous administration didn't fix the issue he inherited from the previous administration therefore it is ok that the current White House occupant has done nothing.
So let me get this right. In your thinking President Bush IS responsible for not doing anything during his administration. But President Obama is NOT responsible for not doing anything during his administration. Tell me Jim, would you call that a double standard?
The war was for oil, ok, let us assume the premise is correct and no other motive was involved. First, would you rather be paying $10 for a gallon of gas? Higher prices for all products because of that? Like it or not their is no current viable alternative to oil and DC politicians have stopped our becoming independent of oil imports. Second, if this was to benefit oil men Bush and Cheney why was the price for a gallon of gas under $2 under Bush and pushing $4 under Obama?
Jim Lincoln wrote: No, Strat, though God is colorblind when it comes to race. I've seen white racists and I've seen black racists, and both are obnoxious.
Jim Only slightly related to this news thread, I had the priviledge of INTERVIEW JEREMY LUNDMARK who wrote the newly release book THE FURY OF GOD and I thought you might like to check it out. I believe it is safe to say you are not likely to find any other book that deals with the very important subject of the fury (the wrath) of God like this one does, when so many in today's modern day churches want their ears tickled
Jim Lincoln wrote: ...I didn't know that Ben was SDA. Thanks for the heads up.
No, Strat, though God is colorblind when it comes to race. I've seen white racists and I've seen black racists, and both are obnoxious. Ben wouldn't make a good President as an SDA most are pacifists. Mike read, Seventh-day Adventism actually sympathetic to them.
On this article as well as others, and yes, UPS you'll get an answer, though perhaps in this message. Both Left, Right, and even some you expect to be neutral are putting in raunchy advertisements, (adverts for articles, you, I, or whoever really don't want to see outside the main article), so I put up a URL for an article I think is interesting not only to me, but others, but that's not a blanket endorsement for either the site or other articles.
No, the T.E.A. group are not taxed nearly enough UPS should waste be stop, of course, that's the duty of every Administration. I see taxation and government waste two different issues. Bush Jr., should've fixed the VA.
pennned wrote: not really for me. If I see him using his platform to convince Christians to blend with his religion, then I'll start speaking up. Right now I just see a gentleman there operating by his convictions, not with some kind of hidden motive.
Agreed, penned. Appreciate that you are a thoughtful writer, whether or not we agree on everything.
Mike wrote: Oh dear, now anything he says must be a lie.
not really for me. If I see him using his platform to convince Christians to blend with his religion, then I'll start speaking up. Right now I just see a gentleman there operating by his convictions, not with some kind of hidden motive.
Jim sending out conflicting messages. The greedy old party, aka democrats, are the ones who despite record revenue are trying to impose new taxes on citizens. The greedy old party, aka democrats, are requesting 3.7 billion in extra spending for children crossing the border but refusing to cut the budget to cover the cost they just want more money. The greedy old party, aka democrats are trying to raise not lower the taxes on business despite having the highest corporate tax rate in the world. The greedy old party, aka democrats have been printing more money (devaluing the dollar) to try and generate more revenue. The greedy old party aka democrats refuse to fire people because it means more union dues despite the fact, for instance, that the VA doctor copied and pasted someone else's medical records into 1200 other patients records (yup he is still working, probably got a bonus).
So, here is the confusion. The group who wants to curtail spending would be the Taxed Enough Already group. They want LESS money flowing into the government and MORE of it staying in the hands of those who earned.
But Jim vilifies the second group who want less money and supports the first greedy old party aka democrats. So, why does he say his is against the party he obviously supports?
While Ben Carson is a good man, he is a seventh day adventist and when asked if he would attempt to illegalize abortion if he were president, he said he wouldn't because then people would not vote for him. Puts politics above life=not good political fodder
Strat wrote: This will be the primary means by which Christians will be...
yep. already happening.
they'll be labeled, maligned and accused, based on peripheral things, but truly because of their character and conviction. and many who think they are Christians will do the name calling, labeling, and accusing. Those who follow the gospel of prosperity may even think it is their duty to do so.
A gem from Jims article, "They (tea party) cite freedom of religion to prevent¬†their employees from obtaining health benefits for reproductive care (i.e. fascist abortion). They secure our borders against phantom Al Qaeda terrorists by hunting down Hispanic gardeners. In the name of protecting the ballot box from non-existent fraud, they seek to exclude millions of citizens from exercising the franchise." This article is mindless rhetoric and grandstanding. It doesn't provide any historical tie to slavery or the Confederacy. This is just some guy's baseless accusations. Establishment Republicans have the big corporate donors. Everyone knows that Jim. Come on
Jim Lincoln wrote: First, something for Strat and others to read, .thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12the-south-has-indeed-risen-again-and-it-s-called-the-tea-party.html
Better to read what Ben Carson writes, than agenda-driven daily beast noise. Is there something Carson said that you disagree with? Too specific to ask, I suppose. Hey I have an idea: post something about the "Greedy Old Party." You can pretend it has something to do with the RCC, which has nothing to do with Carson, but who cares when dancing is so you? You have a big following here, you know. I know of at least one who lives in Nebraska.