In the Bible there are warnings to those who call good evil and evil good. It reminds me of a sheep in wolves clothing in that we are to not deceive others or to become deceived.
Let’s face it. In politics, it is ‘cool’ to say the right thing — to cause others to believe that you are doing good when in actuality you are performing evil acts. The definition of evil is causing ruin, injury or pain.
Allow me to segue’. In today’s world we must deal with the most controversial issues that are often labeled incorrectly. Evil is good and good is evil. Unfortunately, some of the topics that come to my mind are same sex marriage, taxation, abortion, welfare, human trafficking, euthanasia, torture, war, and racism.
Desperate, hateful, self-serving acts are often veiled as ‘good’ when in actuality they are evil and harmful.
- When we tax for the sake of earmarks, we are doing harm.
- When we rush to war, we often fight the wrong enemy killing the innocent and therefore causing injury.
- When we kill the unborn or the elderly because it is inconvenient we commit evil against the innocent.
- When we dole out government handouts to those who are capable of working, we cause harm in that we reward slothful behavior.
- When we torture, sell or discriminate against another human, we are the agents of harm.
You may not agree with ‘my’ list, but I am confident you will agree that doing evil in the name of good is deceptive at best.
As I listened to President Obama’s address last night, I was disappointed. Not because Obama is a Democrat. Not because I did not cast my vote for Obama. Because the president’s acts since elected are causing undue harm to taxpayers veiled as ‘good’ acts.
President Obama said we must “take responsibility”. Is it responsible to reward corporations for bad behavior? Is it responsible to add more government instead of cutting government? Is it responsible to spend more money in the future when we are not holding those in charge accountable for past and current spending?
The president said he is making decisions “not because I believe in bigger government – I don’t.” These are deceptive words. Obama also said, “my cabinet as well as mayors and governors across the country will be held accountable”. Are we wiping the slate clean and not holding them accountable for their acts to date?
Speaking further, “the flow of credit is the lifeblood of our economy”. So are we to dig ourselves deeper in debt? Debt for many generations to come? Isn’t this how we got into the mess we are in today?
This is nothing more than calling evil good.
The ultimate lie President Obama spoke was “if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increase a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.”
If you believe that you will not see one single dime of tax increase, then I have some land to sell you. That is the ultimate act of calling evil good.
Until next time,
Red Stick Republican
P.S. Please tell Mayor-President Kip Holden about the promise by President Obama to not raise our taxes one dime. He will need to remember this when presenting his tax increase this fall.