This is so par for the course it’s simply beyond unreal:
Look up the term “socialist” in ANY reasonably legitimate source and tell me that a socialist is somebody who wants to force people to give all of their money to the Judeo-Christian God of the Holy Bible. No. Rather, a socialist is somebody who wants to create an all-powerful State in PLACE of God and give that all-powerful State the power to confiscate and redistribute wealth and resources as it wills.
I would first like you to consider what Jesus actually said about taxes, God and government as found in Matthew 22:15-22. Allow me to set the stage for you. The Pharisees who DESPISE Jesus are trying to entrap Him. The come upon a great plan to force Jesus into an impossible dilemma; force Jesus to either say that Jews should pay taxes to Caesar, making Him a religious heretic, or force Him to say that Jews should NOT pay taxes to Caesar, making him a full-fledge traitor against Rome. Here is the story:
Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. “Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? “Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.
It’s too damn bad we can’t make Democrats go away the same way.
Does Jesus endorse socialism here? Does Jesus answer the Pharisees by saying, “There is no difference between giving unto Caesar and giving unto God, for God and the State are one and the same such that when you give to Caesar you ARE giving to God”??? Does Jesus say that?
Does Jesus EVER say anything remotely CLOSE to that???
Jesus is telling us that whatever money you give – or are forced to give – to Obama’s regime doesn’t do your soul one tiny bit of good. Because there is a very real distinction between giving to the State and giving to God according to Jesus. And it is a wicked, despicable state indeed that forces people to give so much damn money to their government that they don’t have enough left to give to their God.
Liberal states such as New York and California expect you to pay more than HALF of everything you earn to the state if you are in the top income bracket. And that is immoral.
Let’s look at the passage of Scripture the Democrat alludes to in the cartoon above (Matthew 19:16-21):
And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?” And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” Then he said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS; HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?” Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
A couple of things follow from this passage: first of all, is it not the Democrat Party that appoints the judges and holds that the Ten Commandments that Jesus says from the first we need to inherit eternal life should be BANISHED from our schools and from all public discourse??? It most certainly is – which is already one gigantic strike against any hypocrite Democrat who wants to claim this passage. But let us go on to the second point: does Jesus instruct this man to go, be taxed for all of his possessions and give it to Obama???
Obama and the Democrat Party are wailing in sheer unmitigated RAGE at what Jesus tells the man to do: DON’T give it to Obama; DON’T give it to the government; DON”T give it to the socialist regime. Whatever you do, do not allow Obama to have one red stinking cent of it; rather, give it to the poor people. Give it not to the State, but to the CHURCH.
Democrats have so utterly perverted this passage that it is insane. It is for this reason I point out what “Democrat” truly means: it means, “Demonic Bureaucrat.”
Let’s look at what God thinks about big government as found in 1 Samuel 8:5-19:
and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the LORD. The LORD said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them. “Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day– in that they have forsaken Me and served other gods– so they are doing to you also. “Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them.”
So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king. He said, “This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots. “He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. “He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. “He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants. “He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants. “He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work. “He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants. “Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us…
Now, after reading this, if you still actually believe that high taxation and a king who would take and take and take was what God actually wanted, you are a genuine fool. Which is another way of saying, “You are a Democrat.”
That king who takes and takes and takes – that’s King Obama.
Jews in Old Testament times paid no more than 25% a year in taxes. And that was in the perverted system that God had explicitly condemned.
Professor of Old Testament Studies Dr. Claude Mariottini noted about the 1 Samuel passage above:
In the Old Testament, the people had to pay their taxes to the state. In the history of Israel it seems that it was with the establishment of the monarchy that taxation became a permanent obligation for every citizen. With the establishment of the monarchy in Israel, the people were required to pay for the extravagances of the government and many people did not like the demands imposed upon them by the state. There is evidence in the Bible that the people resisted taxation and the compulsory exaction of revenues.
After the return from Babylon, the Jews were required to pay an annual payment of one third of a shekel (Nehemiah 10:32). Soon, the third became a half, an amount of money that was paid by every Jew, in whatever part of the world he might be living.
Under the monarchy, a centralized government was established and with it came luxurious living and a large bureaucracy, two things that required a larger expenditure, and therefore a heavier taxation.
Samuel warned the people about how the king and his government would operate. He told the people that the king would take their sons and make them soldiers. The king would put some of the people to forced labor to work on his farms, plowing and harvesting his crops. The king would conscript some of the people to make either weapons of war or chariots in which he could ride in luxury.
Samuel also said that the kings would conscript some women to work as beauticians and waitresses and cooks. He would conscript their best fields, vineyards, and orchards and give them over to his officials. He would tax their harvests and vintage to support his extensive bureaucracy. He would take their prize workers and best animals for his own use. He also would lay a tax on their flocks and all their property and in the end the people would be no better than slaves. Then Samuel warned the people that the day would come when they would cry in desperation because of the oppressive burden imposed upon them by their king (1 Samuel 8:10-18). The day came, the people cried, but it was too late.
He also notes a number of Democrats who hypocritically didn’t pay the very high taxes that they themselves demagogued that others be forced to pay – such as Obama appointees Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer and Tim Geithner.
H.W. Crocker noted in his book Triumph (page 240):
“The tinder had been laid by the rising nationalism in Europe. That nationalism set out to subordinate the Church—in the eyes of some, an Italian Church (as it had been a French Church while in Avignon)—to the state. This would lead, two hundred years later, to the Protestant doctrine of separation of church and state, and two hundred years after that to the irrelevance of church to state. There was also the resentment of papal taxation, corruption, and luxury. Christendom’s kings followed a low-tax-regimen. No monarchy, from the Middle Ages until the democratic age, ever taxed its subjects by more than 10 percent. Often, as in Catholic England, it taxed them not at all. High taxes are an inventionof democratic, republican, and socialist governments to pay for such services as schools, hospitals, and caring for the poor that under the Catholic monarchies had been the province of the Church, and to pay for things like armies, which had been paid for by the royal families and noblemen out of their own pockets. But the absence of royal taxes meant that the Catholic Church’s demands for money to pay for its social services, or for the monasteries, or for cathedrals, or for rebuilding Rome, or for assembling Crusades, stood out as a burden imposed by a power centered in Italy—a burden that increasingly nationalist nobles and people resented.”
In the Old Testament it was GOD through His Temple who took care of the poor, not the government. In the New Testament age and the Christendom that followed it, it was GOD through His Church who took care of the poor, not the government. Now it is Government that takes care of the poor while Obama literally tries to force the Church out of its God-appointed role while Democrats try to marginalize the Church and religion more and more and more.
If in fact you are a Democrat who actually wants to enter the Kingdom of Heaven – which is in HEAVEN and not in Obama’s damn White House, for what it’s worth – the first thing you need to do is fall on your face and confess your sin of throwing out the Ten Commandments which you have thrown out of public life only to then pervert with lies. And the second thing you need to do is confess your wickedness for your part in erecting a giant State in PLACE of God. For you have usurped the role of God in caring for the poor and said, “We shall have no God over us! We shall have a king! We shall replace God with Government!”
Because the Bible is crystal clear: that is EXACTLY what you Democrats have done.
You depraved people have twisted and perverted and degenerated and warped the Bible even as you have rejected it and banned it from public discourse. And you DARE to lecture us about your demonic straw man???
I’ve dealt with these themes before. Note the title of the article I quote from below: “Democrats’ War On Poverty Has Been A War On America That Has Done NOTHING To Help The Poor“:
So when liberals demand the expansion of government they are not being “pro-God”; they are being ANTI-God. And it also turns out to be the case that they are tragically anti-poor, too.
In another article, I wrote the following to document how Democrats have undermined charity in favor of socialism – while being anything but “charitable” in their own lives – while hurting the people they claimed they were helping:
I once quoted Burton Folsom in his great book “New Deal Or Raw Deal?” It’s time to quote that passage again:
Throughout American history, right from the start, charity had been a state and local function. Civic leaders, local clergy, and private citizens, evaluated the legitimacy of people’s need in their communities or counties; churches and other organizations could then provide food, shelter, and clothing to help victims of fires or women abandoned by drunken husbands. Most Americans believed that the face-to-face encounters of givers and receivers of charity benefited both groups. It created just the right amount of uplift and relief, and discouraged laziness and a poor work ethic.
The Founders saw all relief as local and voluntary, and the Constitution gave no federal role for the government in providing charity. James Madison, in defending the Constitution, observed, “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.” In other words, if relief, and other areas, were made functions of the federal government, the process would become politicized and politicians and deadbeats could conspire to trade votes for food” (New Deal or Raw Deal, page 76-77).
Prior to FDR, the American people took care of their OWN, family by family, town by town, county by county, state by state. They had NEVER had welfare, and in fact found the very concept of welfare distasteful. And I’m going to tell you right now that they were better, stronger people than we are as a result of that moral superiority and that faith in THE PEOPLE and not the GOVERNMENT.
Barack Obama – who gave virtually NOTHING to charity when giving would have demonstrated the character he proved he DIDN’T have – doesn’t trust the American people, or much care about them, for that matter. He doesn’t want to help people; he wants to grow the size of government. He wants only to make the state bigger and bigger and more and more powerful and controlling. Obama is angry because he doesn’t believe people should have the right to decide for themselves how much of their own money they “need”; HE wants to make that decision for them and then impose it on them so he can seize their money and redistribute it to people who will vote for him and for his party.
Whenever a Democrat calls for more taxes, understand that what they are really saying is that they believe that the government is too small and needs to become larger. And whenever they call for more taxes for the sake of helping people, what they are really saying is that you are a bad and immoral person who can’t and shouldn’t be trusted to help people in need and that it is better to take your money away from you and put it into the coffers of a big government socialist redistributionist agency which will piss it away on boondoggle programs that benefit the politically connected far more than they do the poor. And the fact that even as Barack Obama and the overwhelming Democrat majority that had dictatorial control of both branches of Congress made government bigger than it has ever been and yet blacks are now worse off than they’ve been for generations and women are being set way back is the icing on the cake of the proof of that fact. Liberals hurt the people they cynically and falsely claim to be helping – and then demagogically use the misery that they themselves created to accumulate even more power for themselves and their failed agenda.
Please note carefully that prior to FDR’s socialist New Deal, “Government as God” did NOT exist in America. Americans took care of their own and they most certainly did NOT rely on wicked Government masquerading as God to do it.
I also want you to note as we enter the end of August and Obama’s convention that the facts reveal Obama has been an abject and unmitigated DISASTER for the middle class and for black people. The so-called “Great Recession” that Obama has demagogically laid entirely on George Bush lasted from June 2007 until June 2009; and during that period households lost an average of 2.6% of their wealth. Well, under Obama’s “wreckovery,” those same households have lost nearly DOUBLE what they lost in the actual recession – 4.8%. And blacks during that same “wreckovery” have lost a staggering 11.1% of their wealth under Obama’s demonically failed leadership.
Don’t tell me that Barack Obama cares about the poor. If he gave one damn about the poor he would resign from office.
Democrats demonize conservatives as “greedy” all the time because they are liars. But the fact of the matter is conservatives are more “liberal” givers. Conservatives are the ones who are more generous. Conservatives are more generous givers than liberals.
The year before he announced he was running for president, Barack and Michelle Obama were among the wealthiest two percent in the entire nation. And how much of their huge wealth did they give? A stunningly pathetic 0.4 percent of their income. The filthy rich Obamas gave $1,050 to charity when the AVERAGE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD with nowhere near the Obamas’ resources gave away $1,872.
“[D]uring a comparable period before Obama and Romney were running for president, Romney’s giving probably was at least ten times Obama’s as a percentage of their incomes, and possibly much more.”
Mitt Romney has given at least 10 percent of his wealth every year to charity. Which means that Romney’s 10 percent amounts to 2,400 percent more giving out of his wealth than Obama gave out of his wealth at .4%. And yet this greedy, stingy, wicked, deceitful hypocrite liberal Obama has actually demonized Mitt Romney for his “greed.” And that is demonic.
I am beyond sick of the demonic lies of the Democrat Party and Barack Obama. And nothing makes me more sick than when they deprave the Bible and Jesus to sell their lies.
If you are interested in the political left and its abject hostility toward God and religion, you should read this article as well: “Where Economic Marxism – And LIBERALISM -Truly Comes From: Hostility Toward God And Religion“