Guest Editorial

By TPATH Contributor Mr. Rich Matrisciano  |  JULY 8, 2015

Redistribution equals socialism 1.01

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TPATH – For years conservatives in America have been trying to awaken the rest of the nation to a socialist takeover of our government. It started with the secular progressives systematically brainwashing the “useful idiots,” a term coined in Russia to describe those blindly following leaders who want to enslave them.

Part of the socialist plan to gain complete control over the masses is pitting one group against another:  If you are poor, blame the rich. If you can’t get a good job, blame the corporations. If you’re black, brown or red you are being held back by a racist nation controlled by whites. Once you’ve brainwashed a large enough portion of the population it is easy to convince them only government can take care of them from cradle to grave. Only government can take what the “rich” have earned, but don’t deserve, and give it to those who did not earn it, but deserve it. That is called Redistribution of Wealth and it is Socialism 1.01. Unfortunately the result of such a plan is the poor remain poor and the “rich” become poor. Only the government becomes rich. It becomes all-consuming and all-powerful until it gains complete control over the masses. Can anyone deny all this is happening today?

As I write this article we are but a few days from celebrating the birth of the United States of America. At one time that meant celebrating our freedoms. Freedoms our founders called unalienable, meaning they are from God, not government. Today, however, many of our freedoms are systematically being stripped away, including our freedom of religion.

Early in the 20th century SCOTUS took a line from President Jefferson’s 1802 letter to the Danbury, CT Baptists. The court used that line to create a wall of separation between church and state. Jefferson used that term to assure the Baptists the state would not, under his presidency, interfere with anyone’s freedom to publicly express their faith. The court changed the meaning, allowing the state to begin controlling all public expression of faith.

This control came to a head last week when the current SCOTUS dictated how the church could define the word of God. Marriage between one man and one woman has been an accepted institution for millennium because it comes from God through the bible, not from any government. Under separation of church and state the court should not have interfered. Five justices, however, decided separation of church and state is the law of the land only when it favors the state over the church.

Many church leaders were outraged by the decision. REALLY? They were also outraged when this administration issued its Obamacare mandate, including suing the Little Sisters of the Poor. Then they went into hiding, or worse, back to working with the administration seeking “social justice” – and not the biblical concept of social justice.

Rather than seeking to save souls, they embraced redistribution of wealth through the government. Never mind the bible commands us to personally care for the least of our brethren. Rather than having concern for biblical principles and morality, they worried about losing tax exempt status or offending liberals in their flock.

Then they wonder why there are less people in their pews and less dollars in their collections.

When our government seeks to transform our Constitutional Republic into a European style Socialist Democracy, and we can’t count on church leaders to speak out against these secular progressives, we the people have but two choices: We can, as useful idiots, fall in line with a government takeover; or we can rekindle what President Lincoln called for in his Gettysburg Address, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

This Saturday as you grill hotdogs, watch at sports, or enjoy fireworks remember this: You are the only deterrent to an all-powerful government intent on shredding our Bill of Rights & stripping us of our God given freedoms.

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