“The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false." Historian Paul Johnson
The President made one of his perpetual campaign stops in Phoenix last Wednesday and delivered a commencement address at Arizona State University. He had this to say in the body of his speech:
We've become accustomed to our economic dominance in the world, forgetting that it wasn't reckless deals and get-rich-quick schemes that got us there; but hard work and smart ideas -quality products and wise investments. So we started taking shortcuts. We started living on credit, instead of building up savings. We saw businesses focus more on rebranding and repackaging than innovating and developing new ideas and products that improve our lives.
Now according to him we are no longer a Christian nation. So, let me see... "we started taking shortcuts, living on credit, not saving". I could make a much larger list of reasons that we're in trouble that stem from the loss of the reference point that is our Christian heritage. But that heritage comes with "baggage" that involves being accountable to a holy and righteous God. This simply will not do; so Obama and all those who elected him, in their arrogance of thinking they can fix the stuff they want to fix, while letting the other be, are going to go it alone. It's amazing how close so many can be to the truth, and miss it.
"You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them." Mt 13:14-15
(click here for entire speech )
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