Excuses

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Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:

September  2022


    Excuses.  God gave us Ten Commandments, which we know and can choose to obey or not.  In addition He built in to us that we have to obey is “man has to excuse his actions.”  It first became evident in the garden of Eden, when Adam gave the excuse.  “The woman You gave me made me do it,” followed by Eve, “the serpent made me do it.”  Excuses, excuses.  We’re all guilty.

   I told you before, and I’m going to keep telling you until you remember.  In 1905, five men, in the education field, Jack London was one of them, sat down in a loft of a restaurant in Manhattan and plotted how to turn this nation from a free enterprise system, to socialism.  The why, I can’t answer, but they used a method called gradualism, and it took one hundred years, but they accomplished it, and gradualism worked so well that most people don’t even know it happened.  Social security, ever hear of it?  Franklin Roosevelt brought it about, supposedly to save the few that couldn’t make it.  Now we’re all immersed in it and entitled to it because they took it out of our pay for us to draw on after we reach a certain age.  Ha, ha.  Someone forgot to tell congress.  They used it up and put a government note in that trust fund that means the government will pay it back plus interest.  Hey! We’re the government.  Now we have to pay it again.  But it’s so nice for us that are using it up.  We’re not putting any money into that fund anymore.  So someone else has to pay it back, but don’t worry, we’re the richest nation in the world.  We’re only seven trillion dollars in debt!

   We have a quite wonderful U.S. Constitution, but it’s not taught in school and it has a serious flaw.  There are no provisions for enforcing it, and no penalties for not obeying it.  They just say it’s unconstitutional... so what, they do it anyway.  The Tenth Amendment.  “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

  In Article I, Section 8.  Congress is given the right to “coin money, regulate the value thereto, and of foreign coin... and fix the standard of weights and measures.”

 Nowhere in the Constitution is any right given to congress to pass this right on to a banking system, public, or certainly not a private bank which is what our current Federal Reserve Bank is.  Despite the fact that it calls itself “federal.”

   Now I’m going to give you a million dollar idea.  Remember John Paul Ghetti?  Well at one time he was supposedly the richest man in the world.  I think he was the CEO of General Motors.  Anyway the story goes that a man came to his office and offered him an idea which he could try for a week and decide what it was worth.  Just a simple idea.  “Sit down at night and plan what you want to get done the next day, and for each thing put a time limit on it.”  The man came back in a week and John Paul wrote him out a check for $33,000 which in today’s money would be worth well over one million dollars.  There it is.  Is it of any value to you?  Try it.

-Richard Bollom, Trego, Wis.

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