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Physician Warns That Obama Health Care is Fascist Tyranny

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE OBAMACARE

by Dr. Dave Janda  

As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington last Friday (7/17). 

The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received. 

In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of “reform” as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid.  Here is the link to the 1,018 page document:  
http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf  
  
Let me summarize just a few salient points of the above plan.  First, however, it should be clear that the same warning notice must be placed on The ObamaCare Plan as on a pack of cigarettes:  Consuming this product will be hazardous to your health.  

The underlying method of cutting costs throughout the plan is based on rationing and denying care.  There is no focus on preventing health care need whatever. The plan’s method is the most inhumane and unethical approach to cutting costs I can imagine as a physician. 

The rationing of care is implemented through The National Health Care Board, according to the plan.  This illustrious Board “will approve or reject treatment for patients based on the cost per treatment divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from the treatment.” 

Translation…..if you are over 65 or have been recently diagnosed as having an advanced form of cardiac disease or aggressive cancer…..dream on if you think you will get treated…..pick out your coffin. 

Oh, you say this could never happen? Sorry…. this is the same model they use in Britain.

The plan mandates that there will be little or no advanced treatments to be available in the future.  It creates The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research, the purpose of which is “to slow the development of new medications and technologies in order to reduce costs.”  Yes, this is to be the law. 

The plan also outlines that doctors and hospitals will be overseen and reviewed by The National Coordinator For Health Information and Technology.  

This ” coordinator” will “monitor treatments being delivered to make sure doctors and hospitals are strictly following government guidelines that are deemed appropriate.” It goes on to say…..”Doctors and hospitals not adhering to guidelines will face penalties.”  

According to those in Congress, penalties could include large six figure financial fines and possible imprisonment.  

So according to The ObamaCare Plan….if your doctor saves your life you might have to go to the prison to see your doctor for follow -up appointments.  I believe this is the same model Stalin used in the former Soviet Union.  

Section 102 has the Orwellian title, “Protecting the Choice to Keep Current Coverage.”  What this section really mandates is that it is illegal to keep your private insurance if your status changes – e.g., if you lose or change your job, retire from your job and become a senior, graduate from college and get your first job.  Yes, illegal.

When Mr. Obama hosted a conference call with bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible, a blogger from Maine referenced an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. 

He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?”  Mr. Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.”  

Then there is Section 1233 of The ObamaCare Plan, devoted to  “Advanced Care Planning.After each American turns 65 years of age they have to go to a mandated counseling program that is designed to end life sooner. 

This session is to occur every 5 years unless the person has developed a chronic illness then it must be done every year. The topics in this session will include, “how to decline hydration, nutrition and how to initiate hospice care.”  It is no wonder The Obama Administration does not like my emphasis on Prevention.  For Mr. Obama, prevention is the “enemy” as people would live longer.

I rest my case. The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.

I will add that not even the Nazis were this institutionally brutal in their early days of power as Obama and his Marxist politburo is.

After I finished my Capitol Hill presentation, I was asked by a Congressman in the question-answer session:  “I’ll be doing a number of network interviews on the Obama Health Care Plan.  If I am asked what is the one word to describe the plan what should I answer.” 

The answer is simple, honest, direct, analytical, sad but truthful.  I told him that one word is FASCIST.

Then I added, “I hope you’ll have the courage to use that word, Congressman.  No other word is more appropriate.”

Dr. Dave Janda, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon, and a world-recognized expert on the prevention of sports injuries, particularly in children.  His website is noinjury.com. 

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House Marxists Block Mail to Republican Constituents About Health Care.

The Marxists in the Politburo says Republicans cannot use the term “Government Run Health Care” when describing Government Run Health Care and block the mailing because they say it is “misleading”.

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So much for freedom of speech and the press, even if you are a U.S. Representative if you oppose Obama’s agenda..  America is becoming more Soviet and Dictatorial as each day passes. 


Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing 

Democrats are preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan, blocking the mailing by alleging that it is inaccurate.

House Republicans are crying foul and claiming that the Democrats are using their majority to prevent GOP Members from communicating with their constituents.

The dispute centers on a chart created by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee to illustrate the organization of the Democratic health care plan.

At first glance, Brady’s chart resembles a board game: a colorful collection of shapes and images with a web of lines connecting them.

But a closer look at the image reveals a complicated menagerie of government offices and programs that Republicans say will be created if the leading Democratic health care plan becomes law.

In a memo sent Monday to Republicans on the House franking commission, Democrats argue that sending the chart to constituents as official mail would violate House rules because the information is misleading.

 

Oh really?   If the GOP had a backbone, they would use this “precedent” to block every single piece of lying propaganda that the Marxist Democrats try to mail out to their Socialist zombies.  Perhaps the GOP should note all the “misleading” lies and bullcrap in DNC communications, and do to them what the Despots are doing to those trying to get the truth out to their constituents about why they oppose this Marxist takeover of health care.

But they won’t.  Too few are willing to risk themselves for truth and liberty.

Which is demoralizing when you consider the frightening implications of this precedent to censor information the marxists do not like being an institutionalized House Rule.

Ways and Means Committee Chart that Marxist Democrats are preventing to be mailed because they say it is “misleading” – even though this exhibit is in the Congressional record.

 

 Infidel Bloggers Alliance notes:

Jackass Party says GOP Can’t Say Government Run Health Care to Describe Government Run Healthcare. . .

Foxnews:

GOP Charges Dems With Censorship Over Sign
Some Republican lawmakers suggested Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have prevented them from sending a chart to their constituents even though it is in the official record of the House Ways and Means Committee.

House Republicans suggested Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is standing in the way of Republicans who want to send constituents a chart that is in the official record of the House Ways and Means Committee.

The chart, recently submitted for the record during a Ways and Means hearing on the Democrats’ health care reform bill, shows the Republican interpretation of the Democrats’ proposed legislation. The Franking Commission, which is responsible for determining which mailings can be paid for with the congressional frank, or stamp, deemed the mailing unacceptable.

Republican members are scratching their heads at the ruling.

The chart is “part of the official record and now we’re told it can’t be communicated,” said Republican Rep. Dan Lungren of California.

He suggested that the decision to prevent the publication of the chart came from someone higher than the House mail office, perhaps even as high as the speaker’s office.

“I’ve been told it was above the Franking Commission and our committee. This is not accidental,” Lungren said.

A spokesman for the House Administration Committee, which has oversight of the House Franking Commission, did not respond to the accusation against Pelosi, but said, “There are ongoing discussions to try and resolve the issue in good faith.”

The author of the chart, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, alleged that Democrats are afraid of the purported visual representation of their reform plan.

“This is the most outrageous example of censorship I have seen in Congress,” he said.

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Obama The Traitor: “Victory Not Necessarily The Goal In Afghanistan”

The treason to our troops and the security of our nation at war with Jihadists and the Taliban is self evident in Obama’s latest comments:

President Obama has put securing Afghanistan near the top of his foreign policy agenda, but “victory” in the war-torn country isn’t necessarily the United States’ goal, he said Thursday in a TV interview.

“I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur,” Obama told ABC News.

First of all, this idiot Obama is an imbecile regarding history.  Hirohito did not come down to sign the surrender on the USS Missouri – Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff did.

Secondly, obviously the idea of an American victory is apalling to this America-hating usurper-In-Chief.

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The Frightening Stuff INSIDE the Healthcare Bill Obama is Pushing

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Don’t be fooled by the media reports that the Marxist healthcare overhaul has been tabled. If there is one thing I know, it’s that the Marxists never stop, and Obama is not going to let go of this final nail in the coffin of liberty – even if it means he simply decrees his will must become law.  This Healthcare nightmare was the fulcrum point of his campaign – and he is not going to let it go without enacting it.

As many pundits, talk radio hosts and others have been warning, this push to National Socialist Health care has NOTHING to do with health care.

It has to do with power.

Government power.

Obama’s power.

Power to control every aspect of your life.  Power to know every aspect of your life.  And power to tell you if you can live, or die.

This is Obama’s final push in his bid to become dear leader for life.  This is why he is in front of his teleprompter daily, going to war to character assassinate those who are opposed to his dictatorial takeover bid, and demand that the public rise up and get behind their slavery by outrightly lying about what this bill will actually do.  Meanwhile, no one in the state-run media bothers to wonder aloud why Obama has to move so fast to pass such a complete overhaul of yet another American industry, preferably with no one in Congress reading the bill before they vote on it.

Even that absurd oddity has not prompted a question from the state media, “How can Congress pass a bill without even reading it?”

How can Obama push a bill and tell us how great things will be, when he himself says he does not know what specifics are in the bill?

Thank God for the alternative media and the internet, so that we can read this abomination of a bill for ourselves and see the overall intentions of Dear Leader and his Politburo with this tool to enslave us all.

The bill as written, is no different than an enemy flying planes of civilians into skyscrapers, or setting off a bomb in a crowded city, and needs to be seen as such.  No true American would write such a bill whose purpose is to enslave the population, control them completely and kill off “undesirables”.

Those who wrote this abomination of a bill, need to be seen as an enemy more dangerous than Bin Laden and the whole of Jihadist Islam .

 

Shock: Inside the Healthcare Bill 

Following the mad recommendations of Peter Singer made in NYT’s Sunday magazine, it pays to take a look at what is actually in the healthcare bill.
It’s worse than you can possibly imagine. Somehow, it manages to be Singer on steroids. Who wrote this bill? It has Singer’s footprints all over it.

Peter Fleckstein (aka Fleckman) is reading it and has been posting on Twitter his findings. This is from his postings (Note: All comments are Fleckman’s)

Pg 22 of the Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 30 Sec 123 of bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you receive.

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED.

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your Health care Benefits for you. You have no choice in the decision.

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – Healthcare will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Pg 58 – Govt will have real-time access to individual finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued.

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for direct funds transfers.

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating a Healthcare Exchange to bring private healthcare plans under Govt control.

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private Healthcare plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specifics for Benefit Levels of Plans = The Government rations Healthcare based on cost benefits to government.

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Govt mandates linguistic appropriation services or  translation services for illegal aliens.

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups like ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt Healthcare plan

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. #AARP members – your Health care WILL be rationed.

-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. 

pg 124 lines 24-25  No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” allowed against Govt monopoly

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ AMA – The Govt will dictate what wage you are allowed to make. (Wage limits).

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employers MUST enroll their employees into the public option plan. THEY HAVE NO CHOICE, and neither do the employees.

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay premiums for every employee, part time employees AND their families as well.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with a payroll of $400,000 will  have an 8% tax levied on all payroll.

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Employers with payroll between $251,000 & 400,000 who does not provide in full, the public option,  will have a 6% tax on all payroll levied.

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC coverage according to Govt mandate, will be taxed at 2.5% of their income for healthcare.  So, you will have government healthcare coverage, or you will be punished.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Administration (GOVT) will have total and complete access to ALL your personal financial, bank and investment information.

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that.

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid, Seniors, low income, and poor.

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Wages for all doctors will be made the same.  Specialists like Brain Surgeons will make the same money a General Practitioner makes.

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Doctor’s time. Govt. decides value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable re-admissions.

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission will be penalized.

Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government dictates what Doctors can make and how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt mandates hospitals cannot expand without government approval.

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input and approval is required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. Rationing

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into the Govt plan.

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs persons for care.   Can euthanasia be far behind for “undesirables”?

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consultation. Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide.

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, and assume power of attorney of all enrollees.   Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death decisions to end your life.

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program to mandatory end of life programs. The Govt will mandate  how your life ends.

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “advance care planning consultant” will be used frequently as a patient’s health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “advance care consultation” may include an ORDER to initiate end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV to terminate a life.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means government will now be involved in marriage and family decisions.

Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

Here’s the full Health Care bill that sits in the House.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com…acre-bill.html

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Whites Need Not Apply to Become Nurses or Docs in Obama’s Healthcare Plan

Underrepresented minorities to get preferences for grants, contracts and enrollment to become doctors, nurses or dentists.  Skin color will determine careers in Obama’s Marxist world.

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While the legislation is clever enough not to actually state “No Whites” or  “Whitey Take A Hike” – we’re not stupid.  We know the intent in the Marxist Healthcare Bill that Obama is pushing like a crack dealer on America is clear: minorities get the jobs, the grants, the education in healthcare.  Merit, skill, aptitude and achievement are no longer the criteria in America; skin color is.  Class status is.

Color blind America?  Nope, not with the Marxist Democrats and Obama.  Al they see is color and class – and they are about the task of institutionalizing their brand of racism on America, a “revenge” for the sins of the patriarchs.

 “Change” America was stupid enough to vote for.

Racial Preferences in the Democrats’ Health Care Bill

By Allan J. Favish

All 1,018 pages of the Democrats’ health care bill can be inspected here. The bill includes racial preferences. Under the Democrats’ health care bill, if a medical school wants to increase its chances of receiving many different kinds of grants and contracts from the federal government, it should have a demonstrated record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups. This is because the Democrats’ health care bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give preference to the entities that have demonstrated such a record in the awarding of these contracts to medical schools and other institutions.

The bill does not state what would qualify as a “demonstrated record”, so we can expect medical schools and the other entities to do whatever they think they can get away with to train as many “individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups” as they think they might need to have a better “demonstrated record” in this regard then other entities competing for the grants and contracts. The Democrats’ health care bill creates a very significant financial incentive for medical schools and other entities to lower admission standards for “individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups” if that is what it takes to have the winning “demonstrated record”.

On page 879-880, the bill states that the Secretary of Health and Human Services

“shall make grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities . . . to operate a professional training program in the field of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or geriatrics, to provide financial assistance and traineeships and fellowships to those students, interns, residents or physicians who plan to work in or teach in the field of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or geriatrics.”

On page 881-882 the bill states:

“In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

On page 883 the bill states:

“The Secretary shall make grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities . . . to operate or participate in an established primary care residency training program, which may include-(A) planning and developing curricula; (B) recruitment and training of residents; and (C) retention of faculty.”

On page 884-885 the bill states:

“In awarding grants and contracts . . . the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of training . . . individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds . . . .”

On page 887-889 the bill states that the

“Secretary shall make grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities . . . to operate a professional training program for oral health professionals, to provide financial assistance and traineeships and fellowships to those professionals who plan to work in or teach general, pediatric, or public health dentistry, or dental hygiene, to establish, maintain, or improve academic administrative units (including departments, divisions, or other appropriate units) in the specialties of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry, to operate a loan repayment program for full-time faculty in a program of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.”

On page 889-890 the bill states:

“In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

On page 908-909 the bill states: “The Secretary shall award grants and contracts to eligible entities” to do the same things for the field of public health as the Secretary can do for dentistry.

On page 909 the bill states:

“In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Apart from the legality of such preferences under the U.S. Constitution and the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the unfairness to those who are not “individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups”, the Democrats’ policy will foster the racial preference climate that continues to stigmatize and demean those individuals who receive the preferences. For example, if you know nothing else about two university students, except that one was probably admitted under a program where intellectual standards were reduced and the student received a preference for being the child of an alumnus, and the other was admitted under more rigorous intellectual standards without receiving any nonmerit-based preference, what are you going to think about these two students? Is the answer any different when the preference is based on race rather than an alumni relationship?

A nonmerit-based preference program based on an individual’s physical appearance or surname is no less a “badge of inferiority” than the one condemned in Brown v. Board of Education. Thanks to the Democrats’ racial preference program, all of the “individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups” at these medical schools and other entities, including those who deserved admission without the racial preference, will wear that badge.

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Good For Nothing Christians

There is very little of late that I have agreed with Chuck Baldwin on.  But in his latest essay – he hits the nail on the head and through the wood about the very thing many of us have noted and have been busy railing about for the last several years – largely to deaf and stopped-up ears.

When you consider this culture, and the charge of both Christ to the Church, and what our nation’s Founder’s expected of Christians – Baldwin’s essay is just one more indictment of the lukewarmenss, plaguing the Christian Church in this country.

America’s churches are filled up with those who only want to hear the smooth and easy words of Joel Osteen or Rick Warren, fulfilling once again,  Isaiah 30:9-11 to the letter:

For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of The Lord that say to the seers, “Stop having visions!”; and to the prophets, “Don’t tell us what is right!”, that say: “tell us smooth things, tell us deceitful things, get out of the way, turn aside from the path, and get rid of the Holy One of Israel from being seen among us”.

The modern American Christian is fast becoming good for nothing, even when they think they are something.

 

Good For Nothing Christians 
by Chuck Baldwin 
July 10, 2009 

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men,” Matt. 5:13 KJV.

Jesus said that salt without savor is “good for nothing.” Savor is the ingredient, the character that gives salt its quality–and its value. When salt is as it should be, it is a most precious commodity. Not only is it used as a seasoning; it is, more importantly, a preservative. As most everyone knows, salt was the primary source of food preservation before the days of refrigeration. Salt has been deemed to be so valuable at times that wars have actually been waged over it. During times of unusual deprivation, salt can be even more valuable than precious metals. But when salt loses its saltiness, it is absolutely worthless; it is “good for nothing.”

Jesus plainly proclaimed that He viewed His disciples as being the salt of society. In other words, when believers have the character they should have, they provide the preservation of the land. They hold back and retard the putrefying properties of spoilage and decay. But when Christians lose their character, when they lose the internal resistance to decay, they become “good for nothing” and the result is, the land is “trodden under foot of men.”

It grieves me to say that, for the most part, the modern Christian, the modern pastor, and the modern church have lost their savor. Taken as a whole, we have lost our inner character: the ability to resist decay and preserve the land has long departed, and America is fast being “trodden under foot of men.”

Our churches are no longer places of respite from the world: they are mirrors of it: the same dress; the same attitudes; the same carnality; the same spirit; the same stubbornness; the same pride. Churches are no longer bastions of truth: they are glorified social clubs or mere corporations, where Christianity is never allowed to interfere with business. Instead of being watchmen on the wall, our pastors are CEOs or, even worse, politicians. Popularity and personal ambition far outweigh commitment to truth and an independent mind. And as for Christian homes, forget it. The modern American home is straight out of Isaiah chapter three: “babes shall rule over them.” In the average “Christian” home, children rule the mothers, and mothers, in turn, rule the fathers. Discipline and instruction are out; leniency and ignorance are in.

We have a pandemic all right, but it’s not the swine flu: it is a pandemic of spineless Christianity. Parents who cannot stand up to their own children; pastors who cannot stand up to their own congregations; religious leaders who cannot stand up to politicians; and churches that cannot stand up to unconstitutional government.

Our so-called “conservative Christian” special interest groups are far more concerned about not losing financial contributions than they are about confronting the real evils of society. And as far as the Religious Right is concerned, it lost its soul somewhere early on in the first administration of George W. Bush.

If one is looking for someone to blame America’s demise on, don’t look to the prostitutes, drug dealers, or crooked politicians: look no further than the doorsteps of America’s churches. While the ominous clouds of oppression and tyranny boil overhead, our churches are content to play kid games and wallow in their own materialism and laziness. I realize there are exceptions to the rule, of course, but they are few and far between.

Sadder still is the lack of anything on the horizon that points to any kind of spiritual awakening. Look at the churches that are growing: for the most part, they are of the Joel Osteen and Rick Warren variety, where conviction has been replaced with compromise, and popularity has replaced principle. Genuine Bible prophets usually occupy the pulpits where hardly anyone attends. Truth has been replaced with entertainment, and calls for repentance are drowned out by the clamor for prosperity theology.

I can tell you from personal experience that, in more than 34 years of Gospel ministry, it has never been harder to continue to carry the torch of truth than it is today. It takes a toll on one’s physical health and emotional being, and even on one’s family. Any pastor desiring to carry the torch of truth today need not expect to have many friends. And any evangelist desiring to carry the torch of truth today need not expect to get many meetings. Truth is about as popular as a bad case of the measles, and yes, I mean among today’s professing “Christians.”

Should it surprise us, then, that we see the encroachment of our liberties and the erosion of constitutional government coming hard and fast? Should it surprise us that America is losing its conscience–not to mention our heritage? Should it surprise us when we see hundreds of large, empty internment camps popping up everywhere? Should it surprise us when we read of would-be tyrants in Washington, D.C., trying to pass egregious legislation that would strip us of our Bill of Rights? Should it surprise us when we see multinational corporations working with foreign governments to erode the sovereignty of these United States? Should it surprise us when we see both Republican and Democratic Presidential administrations look the other way while our borders are being invaded and even erased?

When the salt loses its savor, it is “cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” And that is exactly what is happening to us today.

Does all this make me fatalistic? Not at all. I am absolutely convinced that God will always reserve to Himself a faithful remnant and a land of liberty for those who desire it. But before we talk about the land, we must be sure that our hearts are willing to pay the price to obtain it. We’ll leave that discussion for another time.

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Where Obama’s True Loyalties Lie:

A picture is worth all the words that can be spoken.

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