October 24, 2011
US budget crisis; expensive, overcrowded prisons that don’t work; really low science test scores; and the unscientific evolution theory. What’s the connection? More than you would think.
The budget is in the news a lot these days. (Actually there is no budget so they just spend, spend, spend while they can.) Even the huge BOP (Bureau of Prisons) budget made USA Today, I understand. It’s about time! America locks up about 760 per 100,000, while most European countries lock up 80 per 100,000. Hmmmm? Are Americans 10 times more wicked than Europeans or are we fighting the wrong battles? In spite of spending a royal fortune on education, American school students test twenty-third against the rest of the world. Hmmmm? Well, let’s look at some obvious connections and fixes.
First, we teach the kids the unproven evolution theory which teaches students that they are just animals. Then we sit back and wonder why they act like animals. Hmmmm? Let’s get this evolution-religion out of science class and put it in a religion class if it is taught at all. It is a waste of science class time and science textbook space and by mixing true science and religion, it only confuses the kids. No wonder they test low in science. See Creation Seminar Part 4 for lots more on that! This problem didn’t exist when we taught our students, “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator…” Let’s shut down the entire Federal Department of Education and let states run their own schools. Parents know best; not politicians in Washington, DC.
Next, let’s totally stop federal involvement in scores of things for which the Constitution does not allow. If the Federal government simply followed the Constitution that elected officials all swore to uphold, much of the budget could be eliminated. We lock up 2.3 million bread winners and put most of those families on welfare and wonder why the economy has problems. Hmmmm? Ya don’t need to be a genius to figure that out.
I’m not Republican or Democrat but Ron Paul, who the media is trying desperately to ignore, seems to have many of the puzzle pieces laid on the table. I urge you to listen carefully to what he says.
The only REAL solution is 2 Chronicles 7:14. Both the problem and the solution are spiritual. Let’s read that one carefully today and check our hearts. Are we right with God? Is our sin helping bring on God’s judgment? Hmmmm? Thankfully, we have 1 John 1:9. God has already provided our propitiation for us! Let’s apply that to our everyday walk with God.