Don’t Expect Congress To Compromise And Christians – Stop Compromising!

Peggy Noonan wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal.  She said there was a time we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Jonnie Cash.  Now we have no Hope, no Jobs and no Cash.  If you have been watching those camping and marching on Wall Street and wondered what they are called: It’s the Flee Party.  They want to “flee” the capitalistic, free-market economic system.  Because they have no cash, no job and no hope they want to replace it with a type of socialism.  The problem is that most investors and that is a lot of people with pension plans believe in our present system and see no need to change it; otherwise, they probably would not be an investor and would depend on the government supporting them. It has become very apparent that we have a country that is extremely divided. We have the Tea Party and the Flee Party. Many of us are beginning to believe a whole lot is not going to change until something really big happens.  What that big event must be probably depends upon our belief system.

Both sides of congress see their beliefs as the only ones that are acceptable.  As a result we have congress’ unwillingness to compromise. We have businesses, consumers and investors see an administration and congress lacking leadership and direction.  If you are a progressive socialist and hate America’s economic system are you willing to give in?  If you are a fiscal conservative or capitalist who believes the present system has proved to work, would you be willing to change?

The majority of Americans believe that the reason congress will not compromise is because they are only interested in getting re-elected.  That may be true with some.  I believe most are fighting for a principle that they believe is the best economic system for America’s future.    If the democrats are using over-regulation to cause the capitalist system to fail what should the Republicans do?   If you are a Democrat then anything goes to replace what is not acceptable.  If you are on the other side you want to repeal most recent regulations they have placed into law.  Everyone is pleading for compromise.  Which party you want to compromise will depend upon whether you believe in a form of socialism or capitalism.

Many progressive socialists believe in big government controlling the lives of Americans resulting in a better life for everyone.  Many fiscal conservatives believe in a competitive system and that the Bible teaches that those unwilling to work should not eat, except for those incapable of working because of age or physical challenges.

II Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.’”

There may be only a few areas where compromise is possible.  It is like trying to convert a Muslim to Christianity or a Christian to become a Muslim.  Where or how much would either be willing to compromise?

Americans have a choice to make, but it doesn’t appear there is much chance for compromise.  You are either a progressive socialist and believe in the redistribution of wealth or a free market capitalist who believes that a pro-basketball player is worth $24 million a year.  Bashing congress for a lack of compromise will not change much.

Being a Christian there will be many more opportunities asking for compromise.  But compromising is what has allowed America to lower our moral standards.  We compromised and allowed God and the Bible to be taken out of schools.  We have allowed same-sex marriages and deemphasized family values.  We have allowed our national government to take over more and more control and reduce the freedom of every American.  We have compromised our borders.  And some of our universities have taught to ignore God and authority and accept evolution.  How much more should we be willing to compromise?

The “BIG” event I was talking about that needed to change things may be the following: II Chronicles 7:14 – “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Then there will be more jobs, cash and hope.

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