Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Earth Day Mr. President

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Yesterday was Earth Day.

Schools across the state and the nation sent out celebratory messages and exhortations regarding Mother Earth that rivaled in passion, the Good News of Christmas.

Quoting from one school district in the greater Seattle area, "Hooray for all the environmental efforts and conservation champions..."

President Obama and Vice President Biden were not "conservation champions" yesterday.

Yesterday, on Earth Day, President Obama and Vice President Biden flew 250 miles up to New York, on separate planes, landed at separate airports and attended separate meetings just a few miles apart.

Their two planes burned more than 9000 gallons of fuel while other jets were forced to circle, burning more fuel, waiting for the VIPs to come and go.

Interestingly, an email from "Joe"---Vice President Biden, sent out Wednesday said, "Good afternoon. We've been celebrating Earth Day for 40 years now, but the truth is that tomorrow may be the first one when we are truly able to say that we have started down the road to a clean energy economy---a better world for our kids."

He also announced that he is spending $425 million in "Retrofit Ramp-up" awards. He said, "Of course Earth Day is more than just government action and President Obama is calling on all of us to pitch in and participate in the Earth Day of service."

Be Earth Day champions.

There is a better plan.

Thousands of years ago King David said, "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it."(Ps. 24:1) St. Paul repeated it to the Corinthians, "For the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." ( I Corinthians 10:26)

Rather than looking for "champions" who tried hard not to use the old type light bulbs, used little to no water when washing, saved fuel by mowing their lawn with a push mower and rode their bike to the store, we should come to grips with the reality of who owns the earth.

The present "earth movement" and climate change agenda is wrought with arrogance and self serving motives.

A biblical view of earth ownership leads to a reasoned, purposeful and productive stewardship of the planet.

A secularist view of earth ownership is at best arrogant, self centered and highly politicized and at worst we have seen the global warming/climate change campaign prey on the poor and uninformed using lies and misinformation. And will likely soon be used as yet another opportunity to further tax people already burdened with excessive taxation.

Secularists have schemed to remove God as Creator from our society and it has exacted a cost.

Our Founding Fathers recognized and proclaimed in the laws they wrote and the documents they framed, that Freedom is a gift from God, not from man or government. Upon those principles, America rose to become the greatest country in the history of the world.

A collective acknowledgment of God as Creator and mankind as the stewards of His creation, would produce true champions.

Why not take a moment this weekend and check this out. Read the references:

God Created The Universe: Gen. 1:1,31; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 104:24,25; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:2.

God Owns The Creation: Deuteronomy 10:14; I Chronicles 29:11; Job 41:11; Ps. 24:1-2; Ps. 89:11; I Corinthians 10:26; Ps. 145:9,13,17.

God Values The Creation: Genesis 1:31

God Redeems The Creation: II Chronicles 7: 13-14; Ps. 104:29-30; Is. 51:3, 41:18-20; Ezekiel 36:35; Acts 3:21; Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 1:10.

When proper ownership of the earth is truly recognized, we worship the Creator, not the created. "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands." Is.55:12

Be Informed.

God bless you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. Am I the only one who hears a breathy Marilyn Monroe voice delivering that title line?

  2. "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands."

    Whoa, dude, shrooms?

  3. Of course the President and Vice President flew on separate planes. Even if we were to disregard the extremely high level of threats against this President from the so-called tea party crowd, the recent tragedy in Poland shows why it is unwise to allow both of them to fly on the same plane. Being environmentally conscious doesn't mean security and continuity of government go out the window.

    What a pathetic attempt by Gary to come up with something, anything to attack our Commander in Chief for, not matter how trivial or inane. How sad that you are without anything positive to offer.

  4. 11:28 It seems others shared Gary's thoughts as well. Obama's arrogance is not trival or inane. He is asking th world to change their lives to "save" the earth while he jets around the world on vacation and camp obama trips as Michelle calls them. All Presidents have high levels of threats against their lives and they should be protected at all cost. I see this blog pointing to the disregard of others and the self centered arrogance of the administrtion. Are you aware Biden flew to New York just to be on "The View" TV show? Give me a break. I don't think this is a pathetic attempt by Gary to do anything but to inform the public. I see your attempt to smear him and defend Obama and Biden as pathetic.

  5. Joel. The breathy voice you hear is that of a seductive administration, misleading and misinforming the public into an illicit relationship with a bogus global warming scheme. Good work Gary. Great stuff.

  6. 9:41 Read the Bible, dude, or you will miss the main event.

  7. 11:43 AM,

    By others, I assume you mean other partisan right-wing political bloggers, who see arrogance in anything and everything this President does.

    I don't see Obama asking anyone else not to fly around for vacation. Can you cite an example? I do see him asking Americans to take simple commonsense steps like buying energy conserving appliances and light bulbs, that will save them money as well as decrease our nation's carbon footprint.

    Why shouldn't VP fly to New York to be on a TV show? I don't see Gary or anyone else attacking the countless GOP politicians, who regularly fly to NYC to appear on Faux News. I guess the operating rule for you and Gary is "it's OK if you are a Republican". Followed I'm sure by more kabuki claiming it's about faith not politics.

  8. "Simple common steps" like energy saving appliances and light bulbs? This man is remaking America into a European socialist nation, creating crises, then "solving" them by expanding government.
    Gary's conservatives are not preaching the same false gospel of global warming the lefties arE. He wants the little people to take common sense steps to curb the carbon footprint. Do you realize how much he has traveled in just one year. Better check the facts

  9. 2:50 PM,

    Just what crises do you think Obama created? He certainly inherited more than a few from the previous incompetent administration, which he is trying to solve, thank God.

    I've checked the facts, Obama has not traveled significantly more than any previous President, but I'm sure you think that's just another example of his supposed arrogance.

  10. 2:50 CBS news reported on January 10, 2010 Political Hot Sheet that Obama has traveled more than any previous president in his first year in office. They also reported that he increased the national debt by 1.9 trillion in 12 months.
    he VP should fly to New York or anywhere he wants to fly, I think Gary is responding to the hypocriscy of the administration always lecturing the public on saving the planet while they personally seem to disregard the lecture.

  11. 1.69 <> 1.9

    From CBS political fact sheet Jan 10,2010:

    NATIONAL DEBT: On day Mr. Obama took office: $10.626 trillion
    • One year later: $12.319 trillion
    • Increase on Mr. Obama's watch: $1.693 trillion

    So much for claims that Obama has racked up more debt than every previous administration combined.

    I wonder why you didn't cite this bit, perhaps Obama traveled more because he worked more?

    VACATIONS: All or part of 26 days over 4 trips
    • George W. Bush spent 69 days at his Texas ranch over 9 trips to his ranch his 1st year.

  12. We know from scripture that the whole earth groans and travails in pain waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.
    (Romans 8:22)

    Therefore on earth day and every day, let's encourage everyone to magnify God by word and deed who does deliver from corruption, bondage, pain, and suffering.

    Let's all work to do good, end pornography, abortions, reckless spending of our nation's wealth and future, and free people from all forms of over regulation and tyranny.

    Let's endeavor to seek the will of our creator, maker, and sustainer of this earth.

    Let's work together to put an end to ungodly unions of all kinds, giving them no place of honor in any part of our lives. Let's work together for good, to discourage behaviour and activity that is contrary to our God, that his work may continue to be seen in the earth, lest the darkness upon our hearts be a veil that his light will not enter because of our rebellion against him.

    Let's remember our nature that's too often been contrary to God and let our hearts turn to him again, this day and every day, because he has so abundantly pardoned us of our sins against him, even setting them so far apart as the east is from the west.

    Let the whole earth rejoice in his goodness, in Jesus' name.

  13. God gave us life.
    We live by breathing air , eating food & drinking water from
    the earth. We also have stewardship over the earth. That is to keep the water ,air and food clean from pollutants. So why the media blitz
    against the EPA and the FDA's
    agencies that help us honor our stewardship ?


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