|Arrogant Hubris Defined|
A favorite tool of the left is the acronym, WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) How many times have we heard the ridiculous claim by the left that "Jesus was a liberal"? President Obama whipped out this tactic last week at the Washington Hilton during the annual prayer breakfast.
First, it is telling that the president is incapable of ceding the annual prayer breakfast to the Lord, instead using the opportunity to further his political agenda. Rather than speak of the blessings of God, Obama took the time to claim that Jesus would approve of his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy, saying that it was inherently unfair to ask struggling middle class families to "shoulder the burden alone". Incredibly, he concluded, "But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that, from to whom much is given, much shall be required." (He should be careful because I doubt whether George Stephanopoulos was there to correct him if he slipped and mentioned his Muslim faith).
As a matter of convenience, Obama solicits the Lord to give credence to his plan, which would not be a bad thing if (a), he truly believed it or (b), he was consistent in abiding the Word of God. For example, one must wonder what God thinks of the gluttony of Mr. and Mrs. Obama. Would He approve of the opulent lifestyle of the first family, in such times of distress when people are suffering?
When someone on the left smugly asks, "What would Jesus do?", it might be prudent to remind them that Jesus would certainly disapprove of murdering gifts from God; unborn babies. Yet the left insists that abortion is a right, while the president himself thinks that one of daughters would be "punished" if she was with child. Is that also in accordance with the teachings of Jesus, Mr. President?
There is also the issue with lying, misleading or otherwise obfuscating the truth, something this allegedly devout Christian, Obama, does with regularity. Claiming to seek "fairness" in our tax system, Obama lies repeatedly when implying that the poor are paying the tab while the rich ride free. With nearly half the population of the United States (forty-seven percent) paying no federal taxes -- while the top ten percent of the wealthiest pays fifty percent of all taxes -- the question then becomes, who is getting the free ride? And those forty-seven percent are voting for themselves more free stuff.
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” ― Alexis de TocquevillePerhaps, then, Obama doesn't even understand the Jesus quote he so cavalierly used, "From to whom much is given, much shall be required". For the forty-seven percent to whom much is indeed given, it seems the only thing required of them is their vote. And if Obama is referring to the gifts God bestows on the successful, then who is he to require anything? Or did he confuse Jesus' words with those made popular by Karl Marx, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"?
As evidenced by the selective nature of Obama's faith, the left thinks conservatives are too dumb to realize that they are being duped. Obama thinks that no one will remember that in his first few months as president, he blew off the National Day of Prayer. He believes that the majority of the slobs he once accused of "clinging to their guns and their religion" will hear him invoke the Gospel and immediately fall into line.
Democrats have for decades been pushing the notion that compassion can only come from government, and that to resist their magnanimity is somehow cold and heartless. Just as parents, through coddling, raise a child poorly equipped to deal with the realities of adulthood, so have the democrats been fitting the populace for the velvet shackles of dependency, claiming that theirs is the humane way of governing. Now they're resorting to Jesus to sell their wares.
This is one conservative who isn't buying it.
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