Silent Running: the still, small voice of the Ron Paul revolution

Mega-millions are sought by lottery players. But will wealth save any of us?

People are playing the lottery like crazy, hoping that they can get rich quick. They are desperate to be free from jobs that they abhor. They long for freedom and liberty….and they haven’t the first idea of what it is. When we fought the Revolution, we were immensely less wealthy than either the British Empire we were fighting, or the French Kingdom that was our ally.

Don’t get me wrong. Money is a big deal. The Bible has a lot to say about it. Our Founding Father‘s were mostly wealthy men, who wanted a capitalist society so that the citizen could have a shot at a better life. But the Founding Father’s also knew that money, while a great servant, was a horrible, harsh master.

In these modern times, we claim that we are seeking a society free from the social ills of poverty. Ironically, instead of fixing¬† poverty (didn’t somebody say, “The poor ye have with ye always…..hmmm….) we have reconstructed Mammon’s temples. We worship money, and call that caring. We worship greed, and call that compassion. Our souls have dollar amounts assigned, and we dare not presume to be worth one penny more.

Strange….even if you don’t believe in Jesus, you have to be struck by the contrast between the modern man, that sees no problem with degrading a fellow human being, and the Christ that believed that each of us was worth every last drop of His precious blood.

I’m still reading The Federalist Papers. Right now, the topic of these papers has moved on from the Constitution and its impact on the Union, to its impact on the economy. I’ll comment a little on what I have read, and finish with a rant about the song, Silent Running.

That unequaled spirit of enterprise, which signalizes the genius of the American merchants and navigators and which is in itself an inexhaustible mine of national wealth, would be stifled and lost, and poverty and disgrace would overspread a country which with wisdom might make herself the admiration and envy of the world.- Hamilton, Federalist 11.

These words were written in a time of political turmoil. Our nation was riddled with debt incurred by war, held in derision by neighboring powers, and at a loss for direction in government. Sound familiar?

The Constitution was established to deal with all of these problems. And by turning our back on our Constitution, we have invited all of these problems back into our nation.

But like the demon cast out of the unfortunate man, these demons return finding the emptiness of our hearts. Finding everything in order for them, they have returned with a legion of friends. And we not only don’t fight them…we simply invite them back in.

We were once one nation under God.

Now, we are one nation under the dollar….or is it dolor……?

Instead of seeking God, instead of getting our house in order, instead of fixing the leaks, we just keep going for short-term quick fixes. We have cancer, and want to treat it with an aspirin and a band-aid. We’ve been high on spending funny money for years, and we have to have our next fix.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/markets-addicted-qe-yes-fed-wall-street-drug-142857829.html

You see, as this video demonstrates, the only way the Fed has left to pay its debt is to hyper-inflate our currency. Does anybody else remember what led to the rise of Hitler, and WW II? Can we say Weimar Republic?

Ok….I started this story on my update of our “about” page. I think I will finish it here. When I was a kid, I played football. It seemed like I was doing some good, whether I really was….only God knows (kinda like this blog, huh?) I came home from a difficult game, and this video was playing when I got home.

Mike & the Mechanicssilent running

The power of this song has haunted me all of my life. I can’t do it justice in fifty words, but I’ll try.

“Don’t believe the church and state, and everything they tell you.” Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Christian. I believe every word Christ said. But I know that lies are sown in our churches nearly as often as they are outside. If we are to “fight” this revolution, we have to base¬† everything on the truth. And as for the government-media complex…..I don’t believe 20% of the things they tell us.

“Better you should pray to God, the Father and the Spirit will guide you and protect you from up here.” Guns, money, politics, all pail before the awesome power of the Almighty.

“Teach the children quietly, for someday sons and daughters will rise up and fight where we stood still.”

God knows, my generation has largely stood still. I pray that my son is a stronger, better fighter than his father.

 

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