The ratings freefall of liberal propaganda outlets CNN and MSNBC continues while Fox News continues to gain. People just don’t want to hear their values and their country trashed anymore. People were fed up with it long ago, but there was no alternative news source on television until the mid-1990s when Fox News came along. Now Americans can get news without being led to believe their country is the scourge of the planet.
One of the central aspects ObamaCare, besides the individual mandate to purchase insurance, is the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of the poverty level. The costs of the Medicaid expansion will be far beyond what anybody has estimated. For states in such fiscal dire straits, like California, New York, Arizona, and others, that is the difference between solvency and insolvency.
When the South Dakota Legislature reassembled yesterday in its final or next-to-final day of the 2010 legislative session, South Dakota State Senator Gordon Howie (Dist. 30) submitted a motion to suspend the rules in order to resubmit SB 137, the South Dakota Health Care Freedom Act. That measured failed on a 14-20 vote.
What do all the federal government power grabs of the last year or so add up to? A whole lot of walking on the U.S. Constitution for one thing. And since the Constitution was designed to limit the power of the federal government specifically to protect the liberties of the people from a too-powerful government, these moves beyond constitutional authority threaten our economic prosperity as well as the freedom of private individuals and organizations. But the American people are mobilizing, and hopefully it isn’t too late to turn things around.
Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God-also known as the Government of God-was a total reordering of both the spiritual and temporal life. Jesus’ teaching on the Government of God, as seen, for example, in the Sermon on the Mount, is that the significance of the rule of God pertains to everything-marriage, money, personal relationships, community life, religion, politics and so on. And although the Government of God is far broader than politics, it has political ramifications.