1/24/2023 05:17:34 PM Abigail Robertson
Abolish the IRS – that’s what some House Republicans are calling for. In House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) efforts to secure the needed support from his party to be their leader, he reportedly promised members of the House Freedom Caucus a vote on a bill that would replace the current federal tax system – including the income tax – with a national consumption tax, which could lead to the end of the Internal Revenue Service.
While Democrats and President Joe Biden are working to boost the IRS by hiring 87,000 employees over the next 10 years, Republicans have introduced a bill that could do away with the agency entirely. The measure is called the Fair Tax Act.
“Very few people like paying taxes but if they’re going to pay taxes they would much rather pay a consumption tax as opposed to a property tax or an income tax or a payroll tax,” said U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), who introduced the bill.
A phrase that I and many others have voiced on many occasions, “we are in a battle for the soul of America.” Truer words were never spoken. I write this short blog to lay out my feelings and more importantly my deeply held convictions.
First, I am an ordained Pastor who believes that righteousness exalts a nation, but evil rulers are an abomination to a people. At the present time we are ruled in both parties, but more so in the democratic socialist by demagogues. Ruling class pols that have no desire for the good of our nation.
Our battle is one of a spiritual fight, (Ephesians 6:10-18) and needs to be conquered as such! Years ago our Congress would debate and fight over spending and programs to help the poor or how to increase economic development and military spending. Not anymore.
Every issue that comes to the forefront today is a social construct. Each and everyone is a fist into the air against traditional values or Biblical values that America was founded on and churches and moral people accepted. The only way to defeat this enemy, and it is an enemy of the people, is to go full fledged into spiritual warfare. It’s not flesh and blood, but spiritual forces we are up against. Prayer is our weapon, but not the only weapon. We must use the shoes (Ephesians 6:15 to get out and do the work of an evangelist to save our country. God wants us to partner with him.
The battle is the Lord’s, but we are the foot soldiers. Hooray!
: January 6 committee officially refers Trump, John Eastman, and others for criminal investigation by the Department of Justice — including for conspiracy and inciting and aiding insurrection. Vote was unanimous.
I read this and saved it some time ago and for the life of me can’t find who wrote it. Powerful word for today. – Author unknown
From William Bradford and the Pilgrims to the Founding Fathers, greatness was understood in the context of the blessing of God; our founding documents reflect this.
Can America recover? If our only hope is in cultural reclamation through the political process, our chances are nil. Our national sickness goes much deeper than politics; our problem is spiritual and the only true solution is also spiritual. The People of God must see through our enemy’s curtain and recognize Satan’s ability to work through mortals to achieve his sinister goals. After all, he is the Father of Lies and the Great Deceiver and can distract people with decoys, and counterfeits as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. We must grasp the nature of our enemy and pray accordingly, not being distracted by illusions and paper tigers. Now is not the time to self-censor and cower to the cultural elites, hoping for better days ahead. We are in a spiritual battle and must see ourselves as the Resistance of our day. We adopt no exit plan. We recognize our enemy’s tactics, expose his lies, and proclaim truth. Although Satan masquerades as an angel of light, once exposed, he runs for cover. Truth sets us free so we run toward the battle and not away from it.
Like the Founding Fathers, the People of God must care enough about their homeland to take action. Prayer is our greatest weapon but only effective when it’s utilized. America will outlast all the great civilizations of the past when she falls to her knees in humility and prayer. These are the tactics that will restore our greatness and bring revival. Author Unknown
Midterm elections here in the United States are just around the corner. They are less than three weeks away. I believe that the Republicans will win the house back easily with a large substantial margin of victory, the Senate will also be turned over into the hands of Republicans. My biggest fear, which is always my fear with the Republican leadership, is do they have the stomach or the gonads to stand up against the democratic party. Too often McConnell and McCarthy have a tendency to grab defeat out of the jaws of victory. If only we had people of character in the leader ship of the republican party we might actually change this nation back to a moral compass of which it was founded on. Too often we have a uni party in the United States. All politicians want the same thing, our money, our constitutional authority and a way to control the people.
Do I really think anything will change after this election? No not really. Of course there will be changes and it will be a better place to live and gas prices will eventually come down and the 401(k)s will eventually go up. But the course of this once great sovereign country is on the down trend. We need true conservative moral leadership and unless the swamp or the ruling class creatures in Washington DC are defeated and gone, we will never really change. Do I sound defeated, maybe, but possibly a spark of the true American spirit lives on.
Pray, Engage, and Impact. rh
10/12/2022 01:39:15 PM Talia Wise
A former United States ambassador for religious freedom says Chase Bank abruptly closed an account associated with his nonpartisan, faith-based nonprofit organization with little explanation.
The National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF), a 501(c)4 political action nonprofit, opened an account with Chase in April.
According to Sam Brownback, the group’s chairman and the former U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom under the Trump administration, the bank decided to “end their relationship” with NCRF and close the account after only three weeks.
“We were surprised at being canceled by Chase,” Brownback wrote in an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner. When our executive director called to see if this was an error, he was informed that ‘a note in the file read that Chase employees were not permitted to provide any further clarifying information to the customer.'”
On Thursday night Joe Biden launched an open attack on President Trump and his supporters — 75 million Americans! Joe Biden calls MAGA Republicans “a clear and present danger to our democracy.” Biden added, “MAGA Republicans embrace anger, thrive on chaos, live in shadow of lies.” And this, “History tells us a blind loyalty to…
Source: THAT WAS QUICK… JOE BIDEN WALKS BACK SICK ATTACKS ON MAGA: ‘I Don’t Consider Any Trump Supporter a Threat to the Country’
The answer is both. We as Christians are called out into the world. We are salt and light. When Christians sit in the church and say politics is too dirty, I don’t want to get involved, I’m just going to stay in my four walls and pray, God will do the rest. They are missing the main point of Christianity. God wants a partnership with humanity, he wants to use us as salt and light to tear down the strongholds of evil and plant the flag of freedom and liberty to all people.
Some churches are waking up, they realize that we have sat around and allowed evil to overcome good. If the gates of Hell, according Matthew 16, shall not prevail against the church, then why are we sitting around doing nothing. We have misunderstood the meaning of that verse. That verse means the Church will be coming against evil. Evil will not prevail as we make advancements and take our rightful place in this world.
We should rule and reign with Christ even now in the spiritual world. We have been given the authority of Christ. We are to go out and fight to reclaim our heritage as a Christian nation.
Every day, and just yesterday I had someone tell me the same thing that I hear over and over. We are in a spiritual fight for this country. So very true! I don’t know about you but I plan on winning this battle. rh
The Board of Medicine in one state is working on a plan that would prohibit doctors from doing gender-bending treatments, such as puberty blockers or hormone therapies, on minors.
Source: State works on plan to ban gender-bending for kids