"How far down this road do we have to go before people start calling it "socialism"? In our country today, many politicians have discovered that one of the best ways to win elections is to promise the voters as much free stuff as possible. This is one of the primary reasons Bernie Sanders did so well. Young people loved his socialist policies, and he received more votes from Millennials in the primaries and caucuses than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton combined." -- Michael Snyder
Who cares what they call it? Even if the avowed socialist was elected he would still have to work with a congress that is not socialist. That is the beauty of the system the founders created. The way we are now, with every branch being controlled by one party is NOT the desired way this country was supposed to work. The other arrogant and ignorant part of this snippet however is the hubris to state that only one party promises free stuff. Both parties promise free stuff it's just that one promises to poor people so they can survive and the other to rich people so they can be richer. The real arrogant hubris is while the one party may promise 234 million dollars per year the other is promising 32 billion -- and that is just one of their promises! So it is not that young people like socialism and free stuff Michael. It is that you have so rigged the system against them that they are fighting back. Millennials today realize that college is merely a way to financially enslave them to the banking industry for decades after they graduate. They see this while with the other hand tax havens, loopholes, and absurd cuts are given to people who quite frankly do not need it as bad as they do. These are secular points of course but Snyder's article is not really a Christian article now is it?
"And millennials made all that clear during the Democratic presidential primary, when many of them cast their vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed socialist. In fact, the report credits the New England lawmaker with a "bounce" that led to less than half of Millennials--42 percent--having a favorable view of capitalism." -- Michael Snyder
Can you honestly blame them Michael? When you game the system to protect the super wealthy at their cost, this is the end result. The trickle down promise of the 1980's never trickled down. It went right into the pockets of the rich. The promises of prosperity from the 2002 tax cuts for the rich have only led to recession and austerity. This is the Internet generation and that means kids are growing up with far more access to information than we had. You talk a good game about stealing from their generation but you are the thief Michael. To make matters worse you then hold up the poor, marginalized, addicted, disabled, and elderly and say it is all their fault. Then you post this garbage on a Christian website and pretend that you represent the cause of Christ. The key verses also demand that pure and undefiled religion keeps itself unstained from the world but you are neck deep filthy in it. You are not merely robbing from Peter to pay Paul. You are saying Peter is a lazy no good parasite who deserves to die, while you pay Paul. Then you slap a Jesus fish on the back of your Mercedes and think that you have attained some level of righteousness. Thankfully anyone with an open Bible and an ounce of discernment can see right through your political buffoonery.
"At this point, the Republic that our founders established is barely recognizable, and if it is going to be saved, we need a conservative revolution as soon as possible. A good place to begin would be to dramatically reduce the size and scope of the federal government , and there are some promising signs in the budget that President Trump has proposed. He wants to completely eliminate 66 federal programs , and liberals are screaming bloody murder over this." -- Michael Snyder
You are right that our founders would not recognize the greed and blatant disregard many like you have for your fellow citizens. They did not create a conservative utopia, besides your delusional understanding of history. Notice what is missing here? Context. What are the 66 programs that are slated to be cut? Who do they serve? Are we cutting food for the elderly? Transportation for the disabled? I guarantee you this. Michael Snyder has no idea because he does not care. It does not matter to him what programs are cut as long as they are cut. Heartless Christianity.
"Of course, Trump's budget is "dead on arrival" in Congress because many among his own party do not support him. Most Republicans campaign as conservatives but govern like Democrats, and it is high time we held them accountable for that. In 2018, we are going to get Trump a whole bunch of friends in Congress , and a lot of those establishment Republicans who have been betraying conservatives for years will have to find a new line of work." -- Michael Snyder
No Michael you will not. Not unless you are able to keep gerrymandering districts to rig the House of Representatives. You see, Republicans have to answer to the people who elected them and it turns out when you threaten to take away their healthcare and give untold billions to the wealthiest on the backs of the poorest, there are consequences. Maybe his budget is DOA because he wants to give 320 Billion dollars to the absurdly rich while cutting Meals on Wheels for seniors. Yeah, that sounds very Christian.
"We simply cannot afford to keep sending the same cast of characters back to Washington time after time. Just look at the debacle that the effort to repeal Obamacare has become." -- Michael Snyder
Yes. Taking away people's healthcare is not an easy proposition. They end up fighting for it. More from the Christian perspective, how do you sleep at night? Knowing that we are the only industrialized nation on earth to not guarantee health insurance for its people? You know Jesus healed everyone even if they had a pre-existing condition! He also took no money or deductible for it! Guess He was just one of those commie socialists eh Michael? Mercifully, he concludes:
"We definitely need to "drain the swamp" in D.C., and we can start with Congress. But the alliance between big money and big government is going to be hard to defeat, and so if we want our country back, we are going to have to fight harder than we have ever fought before." -- Michael Snyder
If "we" want "our" country back? Just who the heck do you think you are representing Michael? Your biblically illiterate false Christian piety may fool some NAR adherents but most of us see right through you. The saddest thing is cannot tell if you are deceiving yourself or just willfully deceiving others. The alternative is you actually believe that your heartless position is somehow righteous. That God is going to care about your arguments favoring supply side economics to visiting widows and orphans in their affliction. Oh that's right, you want to help them but you are worried that the safety net is going to break from all the folks jumping in like it's a pool on a hot summer day. I can deal with such thinking from the world because I understand that Satan has so darkened their sight that they can view someone with congenital blindness as someone who must have made "poor lifestyle choices." But you claim to be a Christian Michael. You write for a website that claims to be Christian. The Bible says that we are either gathering people for Christ or scattering them away from Him. Which do you honestly think your article does? You will stand before Christ and explain every careless word. Do you really think the Lord and Savior of the world is going to want to hear your opinions about how people should be able to keep more of their money, that the scope and size of government was meant to be small or that people living in abject poverty are just addicted to that $68.50 every two weeks? If you want to say you just represent conservative values in this country then go for it. If you want to say that you just represent the Republican Party then go for it. Just stop pretending that you represent Jesus Christ.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- May 29, 2017