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I find it curious that so many “religious people” still believe, and place their trust in, the fallacy that governments are going to make things better for them and their families. Ronald Reagan once said: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” That old saw has made the rounds many times and still gets a few laughs, but the premise behind it is not laughable. There are literally thousands of recorded instances of people who relied on the government to help them in certain situations and they were, for the most part, greatly disappointed. That so many ‘non-believers’ have bought into the satanic deception that governments can be trusted is not surprising, but a large number of those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ are also among those who place a great amount of trust in government.
A large number of seriously deluded Americans, both Christians and non-Christians, have the idea that “Uncle Sam,” as the U.S. government has long been called, is a beneficent “rich uncle” who needs only to be asked and he will give you whatever you need. However, one must examine that idea carefully to avoid being further deceived by such nonsense.
To begin with, the U.S. government manufactures no goods or products, it produces absolutely nothing tangible and therefore has no inherent monetary wealth with which to be “beneficent” to anyone. In order for the government to function at any level, it must tax its citizens to get the revenue it uses to exist and function. It has been thus with all governments since at least the time of Jesus. When questioned by the Pharisees whether it was lawful to give tribute (taxes) to Caesar, Jesus asked for a coin that was used to pay the tax, and having verified that the inscription on the coin was that of Caesar, He told His disciples and the evil Pharisees to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God, what is God’s” (Mark 12:17).
I am not, and would not, advocate that any American citizen, especially those who are believers, refuse to pay the taxes levied by any “legitimate government.” Jesus, Himself told His disciples to pay the tribute levied by the Roman government. Failure to do so would be illegal and unwise. But, though we are to “pay Caesar” (the government) what is owed to them, we do NOT owe them our trust, or our worship.
Did the Founders Trust The Government?
Abraham Lincoln called the United States, “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” and that may have been true when the government was originally formed; at least that’s what was promised to all the citizens of the new country. However, it was not very long until the words of several of the Founding Fathers rang true. The Founders may have trusted the idea of a republican form of government, but, with a strong belief in God, and an understanding of human nature, they seemed to have serious doubts about those who administer the government.
For example, Benjamin Franklin injected this note of prophetic insight after writing much of the U.S. Constitution: “I agree to this Constitution … and I believe, further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.” Samuel Adams said: “If ever a time should come when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
Unfortunately, we are now living in a country that only faintly resembles the original republic. Having degenerated into a corrupt, and sometimes chaotic democracy, our nation’s government has been tainted by evil and greed, and an unchecked hunger for power and control, the very definition of being “political.”
If you actually know the meaning of “politics,” this comes as no great surprise.
Per Dictionary.com, this is the definition of politics: “the use of intrigue* or strategy** in obtaining any position of power^ or control, as in business, university, etc.”
*The definition of “intrigue” is: “the use of underhanded machinations or deceitful stratagem.
**Strategy is defined as a “plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result.” The words “power” and “control” should need no definition. The desire for power, especially when fulfilled, usually leads to a hunger for more power. John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902) famously said: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We are now seeing and living in a nation that is the result of corruption based on greed for power and money, in other words, a nation whose government cannot be trusted, period.
I contend that of all the names, or entities, a person can place his or her trust in, the United States government is certainly NOT one of them.
Accepting the Lie
Anyone truly interested in knowing what is happening in almost every segment of our society is easily able to educate himself/herself with available data on the level of corruption now rampant in the U.S. government. Those who claim otherwise are merely allowing themselves to be deceived into believing a lie, or they are a part of the corruption and are therefore complicit in the continuing deception of the American people.
Based on comments made by many college students interviewed on various campuses across America, the vast majority of them seem to have no problem with what is happening to our former republic and have seemingly bought the lie that “socialism is a good thing.” They seem to be in favor of implementing a system that will turn our nation into a third-world socialist toilet, as it has in every place it has been tried. The evil system of socialism itself is based on a lie, as is the claim that socialism is, was, or ever could be a sound system of government.
What is that lie? That everyone should rely on the government to provide for their every need from cradle to grave, and that government can actually be trusted to follow through on the promise to provide those needs. Current promoters of socialism claim that previous attempts to make socialism succeed were “not done right;” they insist that when socialism is allowed to grow and flourish, everyone will be better off because the ‘wealth’ will be distributed “more evenly” throughout society.
Personally, I have worked hard all my life and have been greatly blessed by God with a strong work ethic and blessed by Him in all my endeavors. I learned at an early age to accept that we live in a cursed world and that the curse pronounced on Adam, and through him, on the earth, has not yet been lifted. As a result, I have been very successful in most of my endeavors, thanks to God. The very idea that someone in a government should have the right, or authority, to determine what happens to my assets is totally abhorrent to me.
Wealth redistribution is, and long has been, well-established in our government and is a regular occurrence in the U.S. Congress whereby those who are supposed to be working for the betterment of all their constituents, are instead working on ways to enrich themselves at taxpayer expense. Nearly all the representatives in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate leave Congress much, much wealthier than when they entered it. Those who so easily and eagerly accept the “socialism lie” fail to understand that the socialists’ plan for wealth redistribution requires that only a certain, small number of people, especially those who feel that, due to what they perceive as their higher “level of intelligence” than all the rest of the lower class of people, will decide how all wealth is distributed. Because they have accepted the socialists’ lie, they still display some level of trust in those corrupt people who have been elected to political offices in Congress, or the Presidency.
In 1837, President Andrew Jackson said, “I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.” Old Hickory would be horrified if he could see the extent of corruption that is now so much a part of our American political system today.
The members of Congress alluded to by President Jackson, as well as the majority of those who have served there since Jackson’s day, were, and still are, greatly enriched by the “backroom” deals they make, lobbying each other, and FOR each other, to get money from the treasury allocated to their pet special projects, some of which money, amazingly, seems to find its way into their own pockets. The same corrupt congressional reps are privy to insider trading information and, even though it is illegal when such information is used, it permits them to become extremely wealthy. Where did the excessive wealth of congressional veterans originate? To some extent, it came from the very treasury they were elected to oversee and safeguard.
This information is public knowledge and is available for anyone who wants to dig for it. In spite of the availability of the info proving the corruption of government and its officials, many people still have some confidence in those who have been entrusted with the oversight of the national treasury. Even worse, with all the corruption that CAN easily be seen through simple research, much more is hidden from our sight.
The Deception of Human Government
While some believers may be deceived into accepting the lie of the world and its governments, the lie that tries to convince us that our trust can, and should, be placed in that government’s benevolence and its ability to care for all its citizen’s needs, others are now seeing the error in that acceptance. The statement, “Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have“, should be remembered and memorized by every believer. Though the identification of the author of it is unverified, this famous statement has been made by many throughout the years. Personally, I remember Barry Goldwater saying this in his campaign for President back in 1964. Regardless of who originally said it, it still rings true today. It is very easy to make promises, especially during the emotionally charged setting of a presidential campaign. Following through on such promises is usually a much more difficult matter. Harry Browne famously stated: “For those looking for security, be forewarned, there is nothing more insecure than a political promise.” It must be remembered that, since the government is not a producer/seller of goods, all the money it promises to one group of people must be taken from a different group of people: “Hello, wealth redistribution! Hello, Socialism! Goodbye, freedom and prosperity!”
The thought of receiving something that one has neither inherited nor earned, something that can be had with little to no effort on the part of the recipient, is a temptation too strong for most people to resist, and they eagerly buy into the fallacy that “they have a right to it” when in fact, no one has the right to anything that was not earned by “the sweat of thy face,” based on the curse pronounced by God on Adam, and thus on the entire human race, in Genesis 3:18. The lure of things easily obtained through a promise made by a politician, if accepted by the recipient, is a destroyer of motivation, a work-ethic killer that has robbed millions of Americans of the joy of working, sometimes very hard, to obtain that which is needed for life and fulfillment. Those who mistakenly believe that they can have all their “things” simply by putting their trust in human government, will find themselves disappointed, disillusioned, and usually desperate at some point in their lives. Misplaced trust can lead to a state of complete confusion and a lost ability to trust anything or anyone again.
Rahm Emmanuel, a member of the administration of former President Barack Obama once said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” In this time of “crisis,” supposedly brought on by a deadly virus that has swept across the world, it is once again apparent that government wants to establish itself as the savior of man. Due to the virus, our entire economy has been affected, with many businesses shut down and people told to “stay home.” While these unconstitutional lockdown orders have already destroyed many small businesses, with many others uncertain if they will reopen when “the crisis” is over, the government has stepped in with their offer of a “stimulus,” basically a government-funded handout to “help people.” Meanwhile, our debt-ridden nation has seen another 2+ trillion dollars added to an already unpayable debt.
I research every major national event, especially the crises we face, to try to get the real facts about them, not just what the experts and government leaders tell us. Now that this crisis has been going on for several months, and after the American public has been spoon-fed many so-called “facts” that have since been proven to be lies, it is time for all of us to ask: “Just what is the truth of this event, and what has actually happened?”
Don’t miss the Conclusion of this story that will be published tomorrow, Thursday, February 24, 2022, here at TruthNewsNetwork.