Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Favorite Phrase Of A Promise Breaker: "Trust Me"
On September 9, 2009, President Obama said, "No federal dollars will be used to fund abortions and federal conscience laws will remain in place."
Soon after, Congress would infamously pass Obamacare into law on Christmas Eve---without even reading it.
They "trusted him," apparently.
Much of what was promised regarding Obamacare has not happened, and likely will not happen.
This week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that clearly shows taxpayer dollars are funding abortions.
In fact, the people's money is going to fund abortions in about 1,000 health care plans that include abortions.
There is a growing distrust in the president, with his approval rating at an all time low. Congress shares the basement with the president.
Yesterday, Gallup Polls revealed that public "trust in the mass media is at an all time low."
Also yesterday, Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) begged her colleagues to be forthcoming with the public, saying, "We are not being honest with the American people."
More on that in a moment, but first on a personal note, thank you for the kind and encouraging remarks sent along to us during this past week while I was taking a little time off.
My wife and I celebrated her birthday and our wedding anniversary and spent some time doing nothing in particular.
Now, more about the cultural cloud of confusion and deception with a definitive answer to our shared concerns and loss of trust in some of our most important offices and institutions.
The GAO Report, released this week, shows the president and his administration have significantly misled the American people in regard to taxpayer funded abortion. And it reveals the Administration has repeatedly "failed to provide basic transparency" about abortion coverage.
The report confirms the lack of transparency and integrity with which the administration is dealing with the American public.
It affirms that it is very difficult for the consumer to actually learn whether a specific plan covers abortion.
Out of 18 insurers that the GAO interviewed, 11 did not even provide any information about abortion coverage prior to enrollment.
Some pro-life groups have been following up with questions and are finding that the deception runs deep. Very deep.
National Revue Online has published an excellent article on the follow up by pro-life groups. And the depth of the deception and lack of transparency that clouds the abortion/ taxpayer issue.
If a woman's "right to choose" is so fundamentally essential, why are they so secretive about the abortion coverage?
Probably for the same reason Obamacare and its facilitators now call an abortion "an interruption of pregnancy."
In defense of funding abortion with taxpayer dollars, some are calling it merely a mistake or "oversight" that will be corrected rather than a deliberate misrepresentation.
Not many believe that anymore either.
Gimmicks and so-called "creative accounting" lead the parade of deception.
They are not only misrepresenting the issue to the public, they are circumventing the Hyde Amendment which by law forbids government funding of abortions with taxpayer money.
The cloud of deception and corruption transcends Obamacare.
Yesterday, Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) begged her colleagues to come clean with the public, asking them not to fold the $500 million the president is asking for to fund so-called "moderate Syrian rebels" into the Continuing Resolution (CR) so it will be somewhat hidden from the public.
Interestingly, the president was calling these same "moderate Syrian rebels" a group of people unwilling and unable to fight terrorists only a few weeks ago.
The CR, as you likely know, is the continuing resolution that keeps borrowing the money to fund our government---totally unrelated to funding "moderate Syrian rebels".
Sen. Fischer said on the record, "We are not being honest with American people."
Indeed they are not.
A cloud of corruption and confusion looms over our country and our culture. It is beyond Jimmy Carter's "malaise."
The world is burning out of control.
And it's blinding to most of us ordinary citizens. In the smoke filled corridors of our culture, we ask ourselves what can be done.
Every politician running for office promises he or she will fix the problem---'trust me," but in our heart and our gut, we know they won't. Some will try, many will not even put forth the effort beyond their campaign and a carefully crafted facade of public service, with the emphasis on serving themselves.
Yet this is not a time to step back, give up or grow weary in well doing.
We must vet the candidates, do everything possible to hold our "trust me" elected officials accountable, and vote. You must vote. Vote for whom you believe is the best candidate. We will be talking a lot more about the candidates over the next few weeks---and the next two years.
We must also "Trust."
In similar circumstances, an ancient prophet made similar observations of his culture.
In the murky darkness of his time he wrote a "new song of praise"---"I will lead the blind by a way they do not know. In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains" (Isaiah 42: 15-17).
A better day is coming.
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Be Encouraged. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Pro-Active. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.