Thank you for the links, B4. I’m glad you are in the room with me! Much food for thought.
Please help me understand your position properly. Are you saying that the 2010 class did not do all they could do? You think they also subscribed to the “moderate” actions of the rest of the Republican representatives?
I can certainly understand where you are coming from in that the “powers that be” had the plans and intentions you describe. I think I can see that a case can be made that the 2010 class could actually mitigate nothing.
However, I guess I am still hopeful despite evidence to the contrary that there are Powers (or A Power!) that are (is) greater than the “powers that be” in the world that can take the actions of those who love God and can vanquish those “powers that be.”
*Sigh* Just my hope. Perhaps it seems foolish.
I am reminded of a birthday card given to me many years ago on one of my birthdays that I have treasured over the years:
“Trust in God a lot, but tie up your horse!”
I think we should not avoid looking at what could be coming at us, and to prepare for that...but also I think we should leave room for hope that the worst does not HAVE to happen, especially if we take whatever precautions are practical at the given time.
Perhaps the old saw “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best,” is an old saw for a reason!*smile*
(I’m thinking (hoping?) that in the room we share we are not as polar opposite as it might seem.)
The leaders of both Houses automatically reach for their handkerchiefs when an international banker on Wall Street sneezes. There’s nothing we can do about it, that’s just a reflex move common for “middle managers”. It took then quite a few years of bowing and scraping to attain the positions of leadership they now hold but they are not the executives who make the operational plans.
The large bankers throughout the world are the ones who determine if we will go to war and for how many days, weeks, months or years that particular war will last. How did they attain this responsibility? They are the ones who finance it. If you want to fight a war with borrowed money, you will do exactly what the banker tells you to do or else the money stops.
Anything you want to do with borrowed money has soft spoken controllers in the background. Today everything America does is with OPM. Maybe the loan guarantee came from a bank in China, Japan or wherever. They have a voice in what the American banker does with the money too. It is very difficult to dig deep enough to come up with actual names but you can hear the voices if you listen.
Move in one direction and if that’s the wrong way to go the price of oil might jump ten cents overnight throwing all of your cost estimates out the window. Have a quiet lunch with a couple of bankers, explain your position and that oil price might just drop five dollars over the next week.
Approach your business plans with moral intentions, honest manners and you’ll have the Lord guiding you.