Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252776 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Patriot

Boulder, CO

#886612 Apr 10, 2013
Alert: Obama administration aiming to arrest local sheriffs who back Second Amendment

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039841_sheriffs_Ob...

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/GovHicke...
LORD OBAMA NOT THE ANSWER

Nashville, NC

#886613 Apr 10, 2013
Why Government is Not the Answer

By S. Michael Houdmann, Got Questions Ministries

John Adams, the second President of the United States, said, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Did you catch that? "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." That is the reason the United States and many other countries in the world are in such terrible shape. Our world is becoming increasingly godless. While the vast majority of people in the world believe in the existence of God, an increasing majority live their lives as if God does not exist. While the same principles apply to other nations, for the rest of this article, we will be discussing the United States specifically.

I have no desire to ever run for political office. There are many ancillary reasons, but at the core I firmly believe that government is not the answer. There is no perfect government, because every government is filled with imperfect people. And while I believe the United States has (or had) the best government in the history of the world, it is failing due to precisely what John Adams declared. Our government is wholly inadequate to govern immoral, ungodly, and selfish people.

None of the political parties understand this. None of them seem to understand the Christian worldview of just how wretchedly sinful humanity is without Christ (Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23). Is there a more apt description of modern non-Christian society than Genesis 6:5? "The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time."

Take the financial collapse of 2008 as an example. Of course the cause was multi-faceted, but it was essentially caused by banks taking exorbitant risks on loans. The source of it all, ultimately, was greed. The Democratic solution is to add hundreds of new regulations. The Republican solution is to tweak the existing regulations. The Libertarian solution is to get rid of virtually all regulations. None of those solutions are truly solutions to anything. The problem is greed. It does not matter how many laws you create. Evil and greedy people will find ways around the laws or find lawyers to rescue them after they break the laws. Creating laws, tweaking laws, or removing laws will never solve the problem of greed. Greed is a result of all of us being infected with sin (Matthew 6:19-24; Luke 12:15; Ephesians 5:5; 1 Timothy 6:9-10; Hebrews 13:5). Government cannot cure it. Only Jesus Christ can deliver us from it!
LORD OBAMA NOT THE ANSWER

Nashville, NC

#886614 Apr 10, 2013
I do not need a government to tell me that murder is wrong, that stealing is wrong, or that lying is wrong. I know these things are wrong because God has written His Law on my heart. Sure, governmental punishment is a deterrent, but ultimately I strive to avoid sin because I love God and want to live my life in a way that is pleasing to Him. That is the only biblically-valid deterrent to sinónot fines or prison sentences, but a desire to please God. That is what our society is lacking. And that explains why our country is floundering.

I am not saying that all of the early Americans or even all of the founding fathers were Christians. But at least they all had a biblically-informed view of the world and a Christian sense of morality. The Constitution is arguably the best piece of governmental legislation in the history of the world. But it is inadequate, for it does not function completely in a country that is increasingly filled with people who desire only evil all the time.

True change is only available through Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). The only reform that will truly impact our society is the reformation of people becoming new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17) and having our minds transformed (Romans 12:1-2). You can shout "give me liberty or give me death" all day long, but unless that liberty is the liberation from sin through Jesus, everything in this world leads to death (Romans 3:23; 6:23). Whether you built it, or didn't build it, you must ask this: is it built on sinking sand (Matthew 7:26) or on the rock (Matthew 7:24), Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)?

Governing a godless, selfish, and greedy people is like trying to restrain the wind or grasp oil in your hand (Proverbs 27:16). Or, as John Adams so aptly put it, it is like trying to restrain a whale with a net. Our nets have improved significantly since John Adams' day, but due to the ever-increasing wickedness (Romans 6:19) of our society, the whale has become exponentially larger and more dangerous. Can you say leviathan?

"If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering. No one is fierce enough to rouse it. " (Job 41:8-10)
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886615 Apr 10, 2013
Patriot wrote:
The Grocery Store Blacklist: 12 Food Companies to Avoid (and 95 Sneaky Aliases)
A genetically modified rose by any other name may smell sweet, but it could still have frankenthorns that might independently detach themselves and lop off your finger while youíre smelling it. Thatís not unlike a trip to the grocery store these days. There are a lot of ugly surprises in pretty, charmingly-named packages.
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/04/the-groce...
Excellent! Thanks

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“Weak People Blame Others”

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#886616 Apr 10, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Crunching the Numbers: Obama
Budget Includes $1T in Taxes, Fees

More taxes...

More spending...

The USA has elected a moron...

Democrats are morons...

You can't just keep spending when you don't have the money, morons.
Go lick a investment banker's jock lemming

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#886617 Apr 10, 2013
Has God Abandoned the United States?
The ship of dreams is floundering in deep waters of unprincipled ideology

By Jim Allen

With the stunning results from the 2012 presidential election now history, what are Christians to think about the surprising results? Seriously, can God still be on our side?

On election night, my wife and I witnessed the "best hope" for a revived economy and new direction for our country dissolve into four more years of the same or worse. Even though we recognize elections have consequences, the 2012 results are especially consequential. It was hard for us to imagine how so many people could vote for a party that unashamedly promotes abortion, same sex marriage, and abhorrence for the American way of life.

The reality of four more years of partisan gridlock, secret backroom deals, political spin, crony corruption, and ongoing disregard for the Christian faith and our Constitution is astonishing. This "new reality" has the potential to consume our best efforts and overall sense of wellbeing. For many of us, and especially the young and hopeful, there will be minimal opportunity for college, careers, and jobs. For the older population, the golden years are not looking so golden. With Social Security and Medicare approaching insolvency, the elderly and others who depend on these safety net programs may need to say goodbye to what they've depended on for so many years. What will they do? Where will they go? Who will care for them?

In view of our national decline and overwhelming economic, financial, and social uncertainties, has God has abandoned the United States?

Our minds have a hard time grappling with answers to these questions. We do not always understand why things turn out as they do. God is sovereign in all things, keenly aware of the election results, and sensing our dread. During the silence of prayer, one can hear the Spirit whisper, "Be still and know that I am God!" (Psalm 46:10). God is on our side. His watchful eye follows our daily walk like a mother hovering over a toddler (Psalm 121:8). Falling and getting up seems to be part of the divine plan with lessons to learn along the way.

In the affairs of men, God does not choose sides. He is far above the thoughts and ways of all men (Isaiah 55:8-9). Men and their systems of rule do not and cannot ascend to the things of God (Proverbs 14:7). Both political parties come from the same warped casting. Differing in character and color, both parties are endlessly entrenched in their duplicitous ways. To be sure, we are sojourners in a strange place where the ungodly do not want to know God (Romans 1:18-22). For them, God is a distant thought at best, at worst an unknown reality, but most assuredly not in their future plans.

Although I wish it were not so, the truth about this nation's current situation should not be diminished nor glossed over with "fairytale solutions" promised by either political party. This nation has been severely shaken in the last several years. The super structure of the United States, like the Titanic, has been rent by ungodly ideologies. These leaders look upon their corrupt behavior as a rite-of-passage to world governance, cloaking their dictator-like demeanor in persuasively smooth rhetoric while plotting dark plans of demise for anyone of differing thought.

While the 2012 election results are disappointing, Jesus tells us not to worry about the things of this world (Luke 12:26-28). Our task is to abide in Christ by looking up to see the salvation of the Lord. We are in the world but not of the world.(John 15:19). Despite the irreversible course now set for this country, the midnight call is closer than ever.

The takeaway from the unexpected voting results is proof enough that true believers have not been abandoned by God, even if they live in a country that has abandoned Him.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886618 Apr 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yet another dumbass right whiner that does not know what "redistribution of Wealth" means in economic terms.
All are you jack wagons this HD stupid?
Still projecting your lack of intelligence and knowledge on others, Doorknobjob?
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886619 Apr 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Wow, another moronic right whiner who thinks because volcanoes emit greenhouse gases that it ,means man can have no effe t on our climate thru emissions.
The "free" birth control was a benefit of policies that you BUY.
Same Sex marriage & marrying a toad are not the same thong unless you are a bigot.
Hey, Doorknobjob Dave, remember when your boyfriend Saddam lit all those oil wells on fire? How much CO2 did that put in the atmosphere?
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886620 Apr 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Another bigoted right whiner calling homosexuals pedophiles.
Every catholic priest who blew some kid was a homosexual, like you.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886621 Apr 10, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Not surprised to see you're a racist.
Toothless Tony, the troll, you resemble the cowardly lion, without the humor.

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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886622 Apr 10, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
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Wrong. A majority of the founding fathers were Deists including Franklin, Madison & Jefferson
They were still christians, dingus, like 99% of the rest of our founders and early settlers.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#886623 Apr 10, 2013
Emaam wrote:
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You seem to be a great candidate for our Log Cabin Republican group. You can use me as a reference if you decide to join.
Rustic is nice but only for weekends and vacations. Log Cabins are not my preferred choice of architecture or mode of habitation:]
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886624 Apr 10, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Hey gang, what's new?
Stock Market crash yet?
Not with O'assswipe pumping $85 billion a month into it.
Libs are soooooooo stupid.

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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886625 Apr 10, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I figure if he pissing off both Republicans and Democrats he's probably on the right track. Homer is afterall an Independent.
as well as a liar, you're an Obama asskisser and apologist, admit it.

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#886626 Apr 10, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Alert: Obama administration aiming to arrest local sheriffs who back Second Amendment
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039841_sheriffs_Ob...
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/GovHicke...
They better be very very careful, trying to arrest a sheriff in his county. They will really find out what the law is. Bet they don't try it.

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Leadville Lou

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#886627 Apr 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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This is just how GD dumb Eman is.
Calm down , doorknobjob, you'll have a stroke.

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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886628 Apr 10, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
i wish looney lily would keep her creepy husband in florida.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/...
If that ain't Liely's stud and financial dependent it's his twin brother.

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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#886629 Apr 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Obama once more goes after the elderly while refusing to cut back excessive green programs and the massive size of the government. An Independent would see this.
Homeowneo is an independent, if by independent he means big, fat liar.

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Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#886630 Apr 10, 2013
Please tell me again how American academia is not a Leftist propaganda mouthpiece:

Michigan high school cancels Santorum speech

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/brvbgmp

If any HS student group invited Hillary or Pelosi or Reid to speak at their HS, the school administration wouldn't blink an eye.

Fight the bastards.

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#886631 Apr 10, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
<quoted text>They were still christians, dingus, like 99% of the rest of our founders and early settlers.
LOL. Deists were intellectuals. They worshipped science and logic. They didn't believe in ancient fairy tales such as the Bible.

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