Last night I watched a 1938 movie starring the young Ronald Reagan in one of the Turner Classic Movies on cable TV.
During the movie, I studied the handsome, aggressively-courageous, kind-hearted, fair-minded, and well-dressed Reagan in his prime as he played the part of investigative lawyer and mediating hero. At the time, he probably had no idea that he would not only be actual governor of California, but beyond that, actual President of the United States.
A President arose two decades later who exceeded the fame and prestige of Reagan (which Reagan foolishly appointed Sandra Day O'Connor in a moment of compromise to Sarah-Palin-selecting-type feminist-sexist subversives...which Sarah Palin recently appointed a feminist pro-abortion-choice judge to the Alaska Supreme Court), and - under the momentous and dire circumstances he was in - easily could be considered as great a President as Abe Lincoln, FDR, Truman, and others....even somewhat on par with George Washington (though he appointed the female-negro short skirt as National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State, who intelligence did not trust nor want to funnel covert intel to nor through).
That President came into office after a previous President who had:
(1) allowed chinese, russians and mexicans, both good and bad, to immigrate into America who that previous President mis-thought would help get the next democrat candidate elected (which bring-em-all-in, global-internationalist and Secretary of State, attack-Iran Hillary will probably continue doing)
(2) appointed weaker-sex inferior-gender Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the High Court in pandering to feminist-sexist bigots, and perhaps compensate for oral-connection Monica Lewinsky)
(3) required banks to lend mortgages to greedy real estate buyers obviously not having enough stable income to pay for such, with the Federal Government ending up stuck with the tab
(4) tried to maintain popularity by promoting caprecious-cause bankruptcies and gravy-train grants, with the Federal Government ending up stuck with the tab
(5) during his term infiltrated into ruling power demoncrats and rinos who began to set into effect voter-captivating pet-earmark projects which wasted the surplus on pork boondoggles, stifling legitimate and needed bankruptcy-court Chapter 7 debt elimination while replacing it with not-even-temp-agency-benefits, corporations-manipulated "at-will-employee" "arbitration" settlements along with a flurry of now-TV-advertised private-outfits debt-reduction (not complete elimination) substitutions....especially in 2006 and shortly thereafter under Nancy Pelosi under whose House-Speaker misleadership jobs have been lost and houses foreclosed), causing the spike in gasoline prices to almost reach $4.00/gallon for a while, until Bush brought it down to around $1.49/gallon at one point near the end of his second term in office, followed by him correctly pardoning the two wrongly-imprisoned Mexican border guards.
During WWII, FDR had the will of a nationalistic fighting-spirit, rather-unified, prayer-in-public-schools-with-blessed-social-consequences America (though some of whom infesting the United States had idolized notorious banks-robbing gangsters of the Depression-besieged mid-30s) by enacting the wartime rationing of all sorts of commodities for the sake of understandably and successfully retaliating against disciplined but belligerant slanty-eyes Pearl-Harbor-attacking Japs, ruthless Leninist/Stalinist atheistic-russian communists, plus racially-prejudiced jew-cremating nazis. War-material-manufacturing and assembly jobs were created, along with the WPA, which eager-to-fight Americans were quite willing to participate in for various religious, social, and familial reasons.
At the turn of the 21st century, so-called "civil"-rights and "non-discrimination" activism (not defined by Sacred-66-Books Scriptural doctrine but instead by Bibles-forbidden-in-public-schools, subtle and overt, ACLU/AUSCU/PAW dictates of the Devil and his legislative-and-judicial-court-patsy cohorts) had been made law of the land by Clinton and wife, which resulted in allowing 19 islamic crazies to easily enter through airport checkpoints with box cutters, boldly hijack passenger-laden jets, and genocidally murder all on board plus several thousand haplessly trapped within New York Trade Towers, in the state managed by Hillary Clinton and anti-guns-for-self-defense Schumer.
Such mass murders started a war against anti-Christian/antisemitic terrorists, which the President wrongly called a war against: "terrorism." Al Qaeda become the boogeyman target group, along with the shawled-and-robed Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Worst of all in the President's mind were Baathists in Iraq headed by that Saddam Hussein (we now have Barack Obama Hussein) who had overcome a mere slap on the wrist that George Bush Sr. had inflicted on antisemitic Iraqis for invading American oil-supplying-ally Kuwait.
However, supporters of Israel agreed that there needed to be retaliation against those [Iraqis] who apparently had lobbed SCUD missiles into Tel Aviv and Haifa during that First Gulf War. Thus, with Congressional approval, George Bush Jr. invaded Iraq, dethroned the Baathist regime of Saddam, and took up the difficult if not impossible task of attempting to integrate Sunni and Shiite muslims with Christian-oriented democracy resulting in worldwide oil-production-and-tranfer stability.
It was and yet is an extremely complex task, being that the strict code of islamic-fundamentalist morality and modesty is a force that, by the very nature of its largely Biblically-congruent dogma, overpowers the immodestly lukewarm and heretic hedonistic, summertime-sleevesless/slacksless/socksless lurid exhibitionism..... rife-and-reeking with chauvenistic compete-against-men feminist-sexism and defiant homogay perverts, non-judgmentally tolerated and coddled by pseudo-"christians" of the West.
Speaking of opposition against sexist aberration, George W. made enlightened and praiseworthy decisions to not simply discourage same-sex marriage and partial-birth abortion publicly from his national bully pulpit, but also nominate and appoint pro-Scriptural-morality males Alito and Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court, assisting Scalia and Thomas (different than the pro-abortion-choice judges Breyer and Ginsburg who John McCain voted for). It is dubious if revisionist and antisocial-engineer demoncrat legalists consorting with Barack will do likewise, if the need arises to replace some cancerous judge like Ginsburg on the Court. So in the case of Bush, the following verse did NOT apply:
Pr 29:12 If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
Righteously concordant Bush Junior was in his inference that God and His Holy Bible, along with authentic American Christian saints, never have, nor do now, nor ever will judicially or non-judicially declare that homogays have a [so-called] "right" to attempt committing the [disgusting and antisocially-disruptive] sin of same-sex marriage - whether trying to sidetrack the obnoxiousness of homosodomite noncivil unions by debating whether the format for prohibition involves a legally-based simple-majority Proposition 8 passed, or a constitutional amendment requiring 2/3 majority:
Le 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Le 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.
Ro 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
1Co 6:9-10 Do you not know that the non-righteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [Gr. malakoi], nor sodomites [Gr. arsenokoitai].....will inherit the kingdom of God.
And concerning the NON-"right" of committing abortion homicide (i.e. murdering non-born human womb-babes), the created-from-conception human-soul personhood of the non-born child is obviously established by Scripture describing both PRE-born John in Elizabeth's womb and ALREADY-born Jesus lying in a manger with the exact identical Greek word: brephos:
Lu 1:44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe [Gr. brephos] in my womb leaped for joy.
Lu 2:12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe [Gr. brephos] wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."
Lu 2:16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe [Gr. brephos] lying in a manger.
Not like WWII funding under FDR, American society during the early 21st century was and yet is vastly polluted with shrill anti-Christian and antisemitic media (now non-restrained by now-deceased D. James Kennedy, Jerry Falwell, Paul Harvey, etc.), along with special-interest subversive groups and individuals who contentiously and divisively stirred and stir up opposition against providing support to Israel while such deviants continued and continue in their lavish licentuousness and anti-Bible/disgard-Scripture lawlessness.
All the while, top execs in corporations were selfishly not sharing their wealth with too-low-minimum-wage sweatshop-type laborers, while justly reacting against lazy, sloppy, non-industrious high-wage-demanding union strikers by relocating business and production to other countries in which morality-obedient hard-working and dedicated foreign laborers efficiently worked for low wages.
George W. let Wall Street greedy of the free market cut their own shadow-gambling/toxic-securities-trading economic throats as they deceitfully and deceptively built up their assets-diverting financial house of cards. It was a shrewd way the President worked it to bring down to the lowest common denominator those deserving to be equalized by allowing his enemies to fulfil across-the-board collapse:
Lu 1:53 .... He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent empty away.
Le 25:10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his family.
De 15:1 "At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release.
De 31:10 And Moses commanded them, "At the end of every seven years, at the set time of the year of release, at the feast of booths
Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have had a serious defect in their economic policies: loosen up and increase lending (with high-interest mortgages and loans for new cars, schooling, etc.) thus not merely disregarding but even defiantly ignoring:
Pr 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Ro 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
But it was Bush Jr. who actually put real money from the U.S. Treasury into our pockets in the form of those indiscriminately-apportioned Stimulus Checks (lamentable misallocated? by the IRS). Why such were "indiscriminately"-apportioned was that no proper distinction was made between genuine young-Earth-creationist Christians (a persecuted but noble minority) deserving them, contrasted with godless and anti-Scriptural crud who did not deserve receiving them.
Compare that with the ridiculous "tax-cut" promises of Barack, absurd in the sense that such do not put ANY money whatsoever into the pockets of mainstreet citizens, many of whom do not pay any taxes in the first place because of the significant IRS standard deductions and IRS personal exemptions. What good is an IRS-related "tax break" to those who do not pay any taxes anyway (which non-Fair-Tax and non-tariff-tax income taxes only discourage enterpreneurialship, invention, and common American laborers from keeping the their hard-earned income and instead cause them to give up being employed and seeking employment with forced-IRS-registered wages, instead seeking and relying upon government-handouts welfare or gift donations)?
Ex 22:23 If you do afflict them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry;
Job 35:9 "Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out; they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.
Pr 21:13 He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself cry out and not be heard.
Jas 5:4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
I'll never forget one televised report about that during which sheets of money were pictured rolling off the minting press. I thought: how deceitful! None of that money is going to end up as money in the hands of mainstreet citizens, but it is only being (falsely) equated with a "tax break" for those poor citizens who are not going to pay any income taxes anyway!
And the trillion-dollar Bailout [money] is not going to be money in the pockets of citizens either. To print a lot more counterfeit-proof paper IOU federal-reserve notes without gold nor silver backing merely makes the currency less valuable, increases inflation, and encourages more mere million-dollar deposits into secret Swiss bank accounts which are (not simply look) attractive....though be prepared to be maliciously antagonized by pro-IRS-income-tax Carl Levin in congressional committee interrogation hearing to mouth and/or admit to his tricky wording instead of your own well-thought-out testimony instead.
Bailout "money" has gone to the big investment companies, Wall Street execs, banks, and auto makers....but not a cent into the pockets of poor citizens. One clearly cannot legitimately consider money borrowed to them from a bank for a house or car or education loan as "income." Such is instead a liability, in that one is buying into something (thus getting someone else's cash) which one did not have the money to buy nor pay for in the first place, and now not only has to pay that back but pay it back with interest....all the while one does not have a job to pay back anything to anyone with!
Banks do not create jobs nor risky-startup/go-belly-upable small businesses, but merely loan money not belonging to those loaned to which the loaned have to pay back with interest. Wall Street investment gamblers loan out venture capital under the same pay-it-back-with-interest structure. Any investment which is not FDIC insured is not Government insured, and the Prospective deceitfully misnamed "Not an Offer to Buy" but in fact which is an offer to buy which one buys into put the principle "invested" (i.e. gambled) at risk, as the fine print plainly states. What part of "all principal is at risk" do buyers not understand?
To make matters worse, talkshow hosts like Michael Medhed bemoan the future expense of Social-Security "entitlement" payments to retired elderly. Sort of flies in the face of:
Le 19:32 "You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
1Ti 5:8 If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
I could wish to God that Social Security becomes admittedly-pro-Israel Medved's only source of income during retirement!
It is lamentable that Social Security is so closely related to income-tax wage-reduction reporting and the IRS. It should be separately funded without such IRS integration directly from the Treasury Department, and by means other than income-tax "revenue." Make the countries that hate the United States and Israel pay the import tariff taxes to make up for it.
Not only that, but if the wacko-nutcase irrationally-[mis]idealistic demoncrat environmentalists adversely advise Barack to sock it to the carbon-based coal-energy generating plants, the cheap gasoline prices of the pump (and a whole lot of other related things!) will be replaced by higher bills from the oil providers and energy companies in heating and cooling costs. Coal-utilizing and nuclear plants give stable energy, but wind power turbines and photovoltiac solar panels do not work when the wind dies down and when clouds hide the sun in many parts of the country for sizable amounts of time. Thus, certain "renewable energy" is not suitable to dependably feed into the nation's electrical grid.
Here in the Twin Cities, the doom-and-gloom scene has been a mixed bag. Storefront upon storefront are vacant in shopping centers because greedy real-estate owners (citing the excuses of "inflation" and "rising operating costs") raised the lease prices too high, and many restaurants here and there have bit the dust. Perfectly good buildings and even shopping centers have been demolished and high-rise senior condo housing put in their place, which condo buildings are not in fact owned by elderly residents who occasionally buy into them, but instead by land developers and city hall, which city-hall female bureaucrats apparently have a lot of time on their hands to force the elderly out of their grandfathered homes by concocting and publishing nitpicky residentual maintenance rules and regulations enforced by the suburban female chief of police and female mayor. House prices have not dropped because of being jacked up by city assessors. 70% of property taxes go to public schools which are centers for Bible-study-not-allowed feminist-dominated/homogay-tolerant brainwashing miseducation of goody-goody-word maxims and platitudes as debatable and questionable substitutions against Scripture. Not much to be happy about, and even less to look forward to. At least the Lord does not charge for consistent 24/7 gravity, magnetosphere protection, atmospheric air, rain and snow, natural lake water, and sunlight.
That being said, many company parking lots here in suburbia are full of cars during the daytime (indicating continued employment for many), plus my neighbors and metro community still seem to find enough money (and I hope it is not credit-card-based) to pay for utilties, groceries, gas, cellphones, and some entertainment.....but God knows how long that will last. I myself lost a lucrative organ-playing church job because of a demanding feminist-female senior warden under the direction of a hostile and egotistical cultic-catholic senior priest who could not tolerate corrective doctrinal e-mails made to church parishioners from yours truly.
Finally, the Gaza retribution done by Israel against the antisemites in Gaza was not the fault of Jews but rather arabs. Rather than imposing themselves demonically by trying to create a so-called "palestinian" State within Israeli territory and cramming hundreds of thousands of arabs into that one tiny area, antisemitic-arab "palestinians" should instead have re-located and dispersed those muslims into vast areas owned by other arab countries, rather than forgetting about and impoverishing millions of muslims already within those other countries.
The final legacy of George Junior was to help right-wing political parties like Likud in Israel get Benjamin Netanyahu become Prime Minister instead of popular-among-the-synagogue-of-Satan feminist Livni, regardless of whether FCC-equal-time-mismandating, arrogant and snotty, frequently-obscenely-mopheaded, feminist-twit-newcaster TV/radio network reporters, anchors, and commentators who incessantly flap their feminist-sexist jaws (to the irritation of men who do not want to hear such pseudo-authoritative blattering) get it right or not:
Ec 7:28 .......One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
Isa 3:12 My people--children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
1Co 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
34 the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
35 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
36 What! Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached?
37 If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.
1Ti 2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 (paraphrase) For Adam (way beyond the mere scope of "that was for the church only" church congregations, but rather ancestor and representative of all humankind of all nations for all time) was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.