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The Power of High Places: Academia and Media are Hives of the Left That Sway the Culture

loadstar Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:17 AM
I have not been on TH in a while...still mourning after the election. Bill O'Reilly is essentially correct...we might have crossed a threshold where we now have too many net takers-- JUST AS THE LEFT HAS INTENDED ALL ALONG! They WANT us to become a European socialist state. Never mind that Greece, Spain, etc., shout out the tragic error in that path. We already have $84 TRILLION in unfunded commitments for S.S. and Medicare alone! So we allow the takeover of H/C and 1/6 of the economy?! Obama can run the guvment for just 8 days(!) via "taxing the rich" as he proposes. Indeed, we DO NOT have a taxing problem-- but we DO HAVE an egregious spending problem!
loadstar Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:26 AM
I cut RINOS no slack either! Dubya spent $ like a drunken sailor 'Crat! I could not stand Nixon either for similar reasons (creating guvment boondoggles).

Dubya created another boondoggle, Rx Care For Seniors, that 90% of them had NO NEED for...and NOBODY even gave him "credit" for yet another spendthrift guvment would-be vote-buyer.

Honestly, our Seniors were, on average, ALREADY getting back $3-4 for every $1 they paid into Medicare...it is an artful ploy that "they are just getting back what they paid in."

Again, the Left conditions voters in Pavlovian fashion to feel "entitled."
The second book of Kings in the Old Testament is a usefully depressing history on national decline. It starts with fire coming down from heaven to convince a king, and Elijah ascending to heaven via chariots of fire. It ends with the former king of Judah taken into captivity and dependent on the ruler of Babylon, who condescends to give him an allowance.

Not all kings were part of the descent. Jehoash, Amaziah, and Azariah, for example, all “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord,” except for one thing: “The high places were not removed; the...