by Stephen Smith
Our elected leftist progressives have been obsessed with demonizing President Trump. Everything he says, does or accomplishes has become a point of focus for their disdain and hatred – even an innocuous MAGA hat. If they are serious about defeating evil, it is now time for them to take a long look in the mirror.
Their words may sound good. They may appear to be sincere in their desire to benefit the people. Sadly, the net results of their policies and methods result in tyranny and stand in opposition to the most basic moral teachings of western civilization. It is no accident that leftist judges have removed the Ten Commandments from the public square. A brief examination follows. From the Ten Commandments:
“Do not Murder.”
Leftists celebrate “a woman’s right to choose” by endorsing ending the life of the unborn. Many would call it murder. They call it woman’s health. The recent change in the law regarding abortion in New York State is an example. Pregnancy is now viewed as a disease by the leftist progressives. No one disputes the right of a woman to choose what she may do to her body to benefit her own health. What the left refuses to acknowledge is that the unborn have personhood. The unborn are not a troublesome wart; they are a fragile, separate life who is dependent on the mother for survival and welfare. Ronald Reagan concluded the unborn already have legal standing. For example, in case of a pregnant woman being murdered, the perpetrator can be charged with a double homicide. In addition, the unborn can be granted property rights as in cases of inheritance. Should the leftist have their way, shooting a woman and killing her unborn would not be considered murder.
Assuming a condition where the choice is terminating the life of the child and allowing the mother to survive or preserving the life of the child and risk losing the life of the mother, does create a moral dilemma. In John 15:13, Jesus stated, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Which parent would you honor – the mother, who would sacrifice her own life to save her child, or the mother who would murder her child to save her own life? Most decisions to abort are used as a method of birth control rather than facing such an impossible moral dilemma. What has been left out of the argument is the rights of the unborn, especially the Creator-given unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Against the will of the Constitution, the unborn have been deprived their equal rights, legal advocacy and due process of law. There may be exceptions, especially when the mother’s life is at stake. Abortion, especially when the unborn has achieved viability, should be viewed as an evil act of murder. We are hearing more calls by leftist progressive politicians to pass laws supporting late term abortions. It is proof of moral bankruptcy. They are creatures that have rejected love.
“Do Not Steal.”
Question: “Why do you rob banks?” Answer: “Because that’s where the money is!” Attributed to convicted thief Willie Sutton.
Question a leftist-progressive: “Why do you wish to tax the successful at rates up to 90 percent? Answer: Because we are fighting income disparity. We are exercising the people’s rights in a Democracy where we can force redistributive change to achieve fairness.” Come on, Dems, be honest. The real answer is because the top 1 percent is where the money is. With it you can buy votes and insure your power. Question: Isn’t that tyranny? Answer: “What are you trying to say? I never heard of that word.”
President Obama called for a 39 percent tax rate for those businesses that generated $250,000 plus in income. Today for individuals, we are hearing numbers of 70 percent. Some are even calling for confiscating 3 percent of the net worth of the wealthy, in addition to taking 70 percent of their income. One legislator has even called for a 90 percent income tax for the wealthy. Considering over 40 percent pay no income tax, those numbers do not represent paying their fair share. It is robbery at the point of a gun. It deprives the productive of assets they could be using to create more jobs, pay higher salaries and making investments to grow their business and help the economy.
Remember, they are the same people who employ the middle class. Nothing the government can do creates wealth. They can only spend it and create dependency in a new form of serfdom. They can provide services. However, without competition, they will lack innovation and not be able to control costs without reducing services. Socialist economies must fail. Even Sweden has come to realize it and made drastic changes towards the free market.
The question is, how do you address income disparity and poverty? Jesus said there will always be poor. He encouraged that we as individuals (not the state) reach out to help with the basic needs of the poor. He did not say we should encourage dependency. We should engage in charity. President Trump has fought for us to keep more of our own money with the reduction of taxes and regulations. (Note: Kamala Harris has charged Trump with giving corporations millions of dollars, when, in fact, the new tax plan has allowed them and all of us to keep more of our own hard-earned money.)
The leftists do not believe that you are entitled to keep your own property or money. If this is not theft, what is? Trump’s policies have resulted in freeing people from dependency on the government (or we the tax payer). Republican policies encourage wealth creation. No economic system ever conceived has created more prosperity for all than free market capitalism. Entrepreneurs become wealthy after identifying a need for a good or service and filling it as cheaply and efficiently as possible and at a price customer are willing to pay. People make the decision to purchase voluntarily. Both vendor and customer are happy. There is love. If the Vendor treats the customers badly or someone else does a better job, they can simply buy from someone else who will show them some love. Capitalism is moral and self-correcting. It encourages innovation, lower prices and higher quality. If you wish to help the middle class, encourage more capitalism. Theft made legal by leftist-progressives to redistribute wealth is still theft. In theft, there is no love.
“You Shall Not Give False Testimony.”
Leftists elected are liars when they swear to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.
The recent abortion bills keep bringing up Constitutional issues. From the 14th Amendment, Section 1: “Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Clearly, leftists are happy to deprive the rich of their property and the unborn of their life and liberty without due process of the law. Where is equal protection? Leftist progressives reject the original intent and language of the Constitution. The list is long and will be saved for later. Clearly, they are liars and frequently violate their oath of office. Call them evil and they are without love.
It is time to decide which side you embrace. Do you rejoice in our creator-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, or “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44, Jesus speaking)