Culture Wars: Jesus, Charity Organizations, and Role of Government

Culture Wars—

Dinner Topics for Thursday

Jesus, Charity Organizations, and Role of Government

My Questions on Jesus and Charity

Rush Limbaugh

Jesus-question-charityRUSH:  Ladies and gentlemen, I have a question, maybe a couple of questions here, and I ask these questions simply because I would like the answers.  And these questions derive from what I have heard on television today during our obscene profit time-outs here. I very rarely do this, but I turned the audio up, I actually listened, and I’ve caught a couple of guests on Fox and they’ve been asked, “Are you aware that people like Rush Limbaugh are calling the pope Marxist?”

“Oh, yeah, yeah, we’re aware of that, and the pope is clearly aware of it, too, but like the pope said on the plane yesterday, he’s not a leftist.  It’s just a misinterpretation.”  And this one guest said, “There’s nothing liberal about the pope. He’s just a good Catholic.” He started rattling off charity and concern and all these other things that define Christianity and said that’s all the pope is.

Okay, so I have a question, because this seems to be a major point of contention.  I have long maintained that whenever it happened in our welfare state, and we could probably find this with enough deep research.  When welfare became or started to become categorized as charity is when liberalism began to be attractive to churches.  Churches quite naturally are big on charity both as recipients for distribution and donors.  They do both sides.

So along comes this pope now and his not apologists, but the people translating for him or explaining, interpreting, “Oh, no, no, no, this ideological, pope is not liberal, no, no, no, no, no.  Don’t be so silly.  Don’t be so foolish.  Don’t be so small-minded.  He’s simply a Catholic, simply Christian, this is what Christians and Catholics do.”  And then, “It’s what Jesus did, simply what Jesus did.”  So my question is this.  I need some legitimate help on this.  I know that Jesus preached charity.  Did Jesus tell people to give their money to the Romans so that the Romans could then distribute it?

In other words, did Jesus tell people to give their money to whatever governing entity there was, or entities there were at the time, or did he preach charity as an individual thing?  In other words, was Jesus a big-government charitable advocate?  It seems to me that it might have been the opposite, that Jesus had some problems with governments.

These are just open-ended questions to which I’m asking if people have the answer.

These are not rhetorical questions.

welfare-government-charity-madisonWell, I don’t think there’s anything offensive about these questions.  One, I’m trying to understand, because it’s come up today.  One of the undeniable truths in our culture is that the modern day Democrat Party does not like religion.  They don’t like Christianity.  That’s not even arguable.  (interruption)  Well, certain big government didn’t like Jesus, but my point is when it comes to chair, the pope seems to be advocating that governments need to do all of these big things, and our interpreters on TV are saying, “Yep, that’s what Jesus did.”

Is that right?  I am not a theologian.  I have never used this program to preach or proselytize.  As you well know, I don’t go into any of these arguments. Faith is a deeply personal, private thing. That’s why I don’t even condone arguments about it on this program, so I’m just asking here.  (interruption)  No, I’m not asking if… (interruption)  When Jesus told people to be charitable, was he telling them to pay higher taxes and let the Romans take care of it?  (interruption)  He wasn’t, right?  The Romans ran the show. 

I mean, the Romans were the government then.  They were the federal government.  There might have been some local pretenders and so forth, but that’s all I’m asking.  He said render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, but he also then had a qualifier after that which made it clear that Caesar was not entitled to everything.  I mean, you can interpret it, “Yeah, pay your fair tax and get the hell out of Dodge.”  But this is why I’m asking the question, because it’s being interpreted today.  The left — I find this fascinating.  The left, which does not hold any really great love for the Catholic Church or organized religion at all is now all of a sudden trying to portray themselves as Christ-like. 

And it’s all in the name of big government, all in the name of trying to portray now what the Democrat Party’s doing, the American left is doing as Christ-like, taking advantage of the visit of the pope in order to create that impression with people.

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Culture Wars: Socialism Kills Life Itself

Culture Wars:

Socialism Kills Life Itself

Rush Limbaugh

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect  for his great cartoons

We keep hearing that the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court’s gonna result in people dying. Terry McAuliffe yesterday, governor of Virginia, said “millions will die.” Nancy Pelosi said it is “the end of civilization as we know it.” I asked Vice President Pence yesterday… He was on in the second segment, the first hour.

I said, “What is your timeline for ending civilization, and just how many millions of deaths are you calculating and what’s your timeline for that?” He, of course, chuckled, knowing the absolute stupidity and deranged, delusional nature of such comments — and yet the left keeps making these comments. “People are gonna die! Millions of people are gonna die! We’re gonna have massive civilizational collapse because…” They’ve been doing this for 30 years, and I’ll tell you what’s happening. It’s starting to fall on deaf ears.

You can’t tell people for 30 years that conservatives rising to power is going to end life on earth and be believed if life continues on earth. They have been shouting these dire warnings for 30 years, and they never happen, and I think people have become immune. But let me address this directly. Leftists say that people are gonna die because of Kavanaugh.

How many have died because of Republican Policies?

  • How many have died because of Neil Gorsuch being confirmed to be on the Supreme Court and now having decided some cases? Has anybody seen any reports of death attributable to Neil Gorsuch being on the Supreme Court?
  • How many people have died since tax reform was signed into law? How many people have perished and on the death certificate it says, “Killed Due to Trump Tax Reform Act”? How many people have died since we repealed the Obamacare personal mandate? They told us people were gonna die if we did away with the mandate, the mandate requiring people to have health insurance. How many people have died because of that?

None.

  • How many people have died since net neutrality was erased?How many people have died since net neutrality was ended?

Answer: zero.

  • How many people have died since Donald Trump called out North Korea? How many people have died since Donald Trump had the summit with Kim Jong-un in North Korea?

 Zip, zero, nada.

How many people have died from Trump being tough on the G7 or any other globalist organization and meeting? How many deaths, how many people have died since Kavanaugh was nominated a couple days ago? How many injuries? How many deaths?

This is what they’re claiming is gonna happen. Meanwhile, while there are no deaths associated with conservative policies such as nominating and confirming Gorsuch, passing tax reform, getting rid of the Obamacare mandate, wiping out net neutrality, having an arrangement with North Korea… There aren’t any deaths associated with any of those policies.

However, how many deaths are associated every year with abortion? (Gasp!) Sorry. How many deaths are associated every year with women’s reproductive freedom?

The answer: 1.3 million.

It’s 1.3 million.

People die, literally die when liberal policies are implemented and maintained.

Illegal immigration.

How many innocent people have died at the hands of criminal illegal immigrants wandering free in our country? The best number we have is 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens.

Roughly 22,000 Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens since September 11th, 2011.

How many people have died from leftist immigration policies, open borders? In 2016, more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States. How many of those deaths due to Democrat open-border policies — and, I should say, Republican.

Socialism Kills

There are many mainstream Republicans who favor open borders as well. So the point is, liberalism kills. Socialism kills. How many people are dying in Venezuela? How many people are dying in Cuba? How many people are dying in North Vietnam? How many people are dying in ChiCom China?

Wherever you find liberalism, socialism, communism, death is a common occurrence.

 

It’s not a common occurrence with conservatism or Republican policy, and yet look at the campaign to defeat Kavanaugh.

“Millions of people will die!”

“Civilization will end as we know it!”

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Abortion Facts: Roe v. Wade Film vs. Pro-Abortion Protest

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Health Hazard: Teen Vaping Health Risks

Health Hazard:

Teen Vaping Health Risks

Teen Vaping Is Risky Business

By Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MDs

So, while you’re teaching your kids about the dangers of smoking cigarettes (it’s working; smoking rates are dropping), make sure they understand that vaping is no better.

Many celebrities have credited e-cigarettes for helping them quit smoking. But actress Katherine Heigl might have brought the most attention to vaping with her appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” in 2010.

She and Letterman smoked from her e-cig.

“This oughta get it done,” said Letterman. “I know,” agreed Heigl. “You have no excuse now to smoke a real cigarette.”

It turns out that’s not the positive public health message it seemed to be — especially when it comes to teens and vaping.

The exotic-seeming, sweet-flavored e-cigs have become a high school craze. A 2016 report from the U.S. surgeon general found a 900 percent increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from 2011 to 2015. And the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey reported that 1.7 million high school students had used e-cigarettes in the previous 30 days.

Those kids are getting bombarded by many harmful chemicals that are produced during vaping.

A new study published in Pediatrics analyzed urine samples from 103 teens, 67 of whom used only e-cigarettes, 16 of whom smoked regular and e-cigarettes, and 20 of whom smoked neither.

They found that teens who vaped had three times the levels of metabolites of chemicals such as acrylonitrile, acrolein, propylene oxide, acrylamide, and crotonaldehyde in their urine than those who didn’t. Several of those are known carcinogens.

So, while you’re teaching your kids about the dangers of smoking cigarettes (it’s working; smoking rates are dropping), make sure they understand that vaping is no better.

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Political Cartoon: Supreme Court Decisions support Freedom from Tyranny

Political Cartoon:

Supreme Court Decisions support Freedom from Tyranny

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect  for his great cartoon

 

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America First: Wisconsin new Jobs Available 13,000; Taxpayer Money Saved; United Nations Push Back

America First:

Wisconsin new Jobs Available 13,000; Taxpayer Money Saved; United Nations Push Back

Wisconsin new Jobs Available 13,000

Trump Celebrates Foxconn Plant in Wisconsin

RUSH: This is kind of cool. President Trump is right now, as we speak, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, at the ribbon cutting for the new Foxconn plant there. Foxconn is the Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones in both mainland China and India, a number of other places. And they’re opening a plant in Wisconsin, 13,000 jobs will be created. I think they’re gonna make LCD screens or any number of sized TV sets and iPad size. I don’t think they got much to do with iPhone production there, but Trump just talked about how brilliant a guy Scott Walker is.

Scott Walker said this would have never happened — Foxconn, nobody would have ever come to Wisconsin to open this plant, 13,000 new jobs — if it weren’t for the Donald Trump. And that is undeniably true. So much of what’s happened in the country that had not happened before in the modern era, recent years. Trump’s making it happen.

Poll: More Americans Believe Country ‘Better Off’ With GOP Congress

 Thanks to A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect  for his great cartoon

 

Poll: Majority of Americans in Battleground Districts Support Trump’s Wall

Hispanic Americans Support Trump Order on Family Detentions

 

“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” Trump wrote in one of several tweets. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents. ~Pres. Trump

Gallup: Satisfaction with direction of country highest since 2005

 

Taxpayer Money Saved

Citizens Against Government Waste Praises White House Reorganization Plan

CAGW hailed the White House’s plan released this month to streamline and reorganize the federal government. The plan represents the culmination of a process that began in March 2017 when President Trump issued an executive order directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) “to submit … a proposed plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies.” CAGW worked with OMB throughout the process, and many of the proposals in the President’s plan mirror recommendations CAGW has made for years in its annual Prime Cuts. Highlights of the plan include merging the Departments of Education and Labor to meet the needs of citizens from the classroom to the workforce; selling assets owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Power Marketing Administrations,

saving taxpayers $9.5 billion over 10 years;

moving all federal record keeping to an electronic format and ending the collection of paper records after 2022; and privatizing the United States Postal Service to lower its cost structure and put it back on sound financial footing. Read more about President Trump’s plan to reorganize the federal government.

United Nations Push Back

US leaves UN Human Rights Council over ‘bias against Israel’

Ambassador Nikki Haley pointed to the membership of countries like China, Cuba and Venezuela that are themselves accused of rights violations and charged that the council has a “chronic bias against Israel.”

The withdrawal didn’t come as a surprise.

National Security Adviser John Bolton opposed the council’s creation in 2006.

In a speech to the body last year, Haley called it out for what she said was its “relentless, pathological campaign” against the Jewish state.

US leaves UN Human Rights Council over ‘bias against Israel’

Trump Administration To Remove US From UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Right Council was created in 2006 to shed light on human rights abuses around the globe. It, unfortunately, has not served that purpose and has been hampered by geopolitical bias since its inception.

Ambassador Nikki Haley has said, “For our part, the United States will not sit quietly while this body, supposedly dedicated to human rights, continues to damage the cause of human rights. In the end, no speech and no structural reforms will save the members of the Human Rights Council from themselves.”

ALERT: Trump To Shun The United Nations

 

Moral Support: President Trump Character Education Moment to Congress for Immigration Debacle: ‘No Lunch for You!’ Gives Steaks to Walter Reed Medical Center

Moral Support:

President Trump Character Education Moment to Congress for Immigration Debacle: ‘No Lunch for You!’ Gives Steaks to Walter Reed Medical Center

Trump Takes Away Congress’ Annual Ribeye ‘Picnic’, Sends Steaks To…

Andrew West

Donald Trump is a President unlike any that we have seen in our lifetimes, and for reasons that are just beyond comprehension for the career politicos who’ve only known the grooming of the Beltway.

there hasn’t ever been a Congressman Trump or Councilman Trump.

No, we got the CEO-in-Chief instead, and it has done wonders for our economy.

Now, however, another piece of the humanist in President Trump is showing through, as a debate over Congress’ ineffectual work on immigration rages.

You see, today was supposed to be the annual congressional “picnic”, which is literally just a 5-star meal served in a tent to these Washington fat cats.

Seeing the disparity between Congress’ work load and their free lunch is disheartening enough for me…can you imagine how our “America First” President felt?

Well, there’s no need to speculate, as the Commander in Chief has given us an answer.

That’s right:  cancelled.  When asked why, the President gave a very blue collar answer.

As the immigration debacle looms large over the halls of Congress, President Donald Trump decided to scrap the lawmakers’ annual congressional picnic at the White House because it just didn’t feel “right.”

“I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, ‘You know, it doesn’t feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on doing something very important,’” Trump said Wednesday, according to Politico. “It didn’t feel exactly right to me.”

Wasting food would have only added insult to injury, so the President did what any MAGA-hat-wearing populist POTUS would do:  He sent all those ridiculous ribeye steaks over to Walter Reed.

All the food will be served Friday for lunch at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The food will be given to patients, caregivers, and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“All perishables donated to Walter Reed. Non perishables to be repurposed for future events,” Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, said