By Terry James
The Supreme Court was allowed by Congress in 1963 — the majorities within those bodies foolishly thought — to keep God from mixing within the business of the government of the United States and the public it is supposed to serve. Keeping God out of anything, of course, was not and is not possible. Remember the constant refrain that church must be separate from state? The public schools of America were the most central victim of the decisions made then. From those rulings flowing from that time has resulted all of this nation's moral decline, in my view.
The same political party, which at that time had the majority and produced the legislation to ram through Congress the anti-God laws, thus making God illegal, now — with an even more powerful majority — is demanding other nation-destroying changes be instituted. This, even though a growing majority of the American citizenry declares through even the Democrats' own polls that they want no part of, for example, the death-dealing healthcare dictatorship the Democrat president is trying to force on them.
Senator Ted Kennedy is dead, and all stops are being pulled out of the drive to, in the late senator's name, ram through Mr. Obama's proposed privacy-eliminating healthcare system that is based upon a potentially catastrophic, socialistic national healthcare Kennedy championed until his dying day last week. One key part at the center of the controversy revolves around giving the government God-like decision-making power to dictate who receives expensive treatment that might save and/or prolong life. This, if enacted as currently presented in Obama's healthcare plan, apparently would give an unelected government panel appointed by the president authority to approve who can and cannot receive the treatments.
The healthcare plan, as proposed, would have, for example, a provision that requires senior citizens in the plan to have counseling at certain annual intervals. That counseling would involve advising the senior citizens that they should consider whether their poor quality of life is worth prolonging. The ones being counseled, according to those who have studied the matter, would be told to sign a statement that they agree to not avail themselves of the system of possibly life-saving medicines and technologies. Then, the panel would do the decision making for them. They would make the decision to simply make life comfortable for the senior who might have a terminal disease. The government panel would forbid payment for the person in question if he or she didn't meet their criteria for extending life. The senior would be given pain medications, but not the life-saving surgery, medicine, or other costly treatments that would be otherwise forthcoming.
These proposed panels have been chidingly accused of being "death panels" — i.e., the methodology is not far from being similar to the Hitler ideas on euthanasia during the height of the Nazi regime in the 1930s.
Anyone remember the futuristic movie, "Soylent Green"?
President Obama has in his own words declared himself to be the equal of God in his perceived right to dictate in this life/death decision making. Using the royal "we," he announced:
"We are God's partners in matters of life and death."The comment was seemingly made in reference to his government being responsible for making decisions necessary to see to it that all people are not ill served because of foolishly wasting resources to save a few who are going to die anyway. He, in effect, equates the royal "we" to the God of heaven, with regard to the right to determine who is permitted to live and die. One political analysis site presents the following:
A reader points out that President Obama's call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline's and other clerics' Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration. “We are God's partners in matters of life and death,” Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin...), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided “who shall live and who shall die.” The president ended the call by wishing the rabbis “shanah tovah,” or happy new year—in reference to the High Holidays a month from now... (Ben Smith, “We are God's partners in matters of life and death,” POLITICO.com, http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0809/.....).America's slide toward being a death culture began in earnest with the John F. Kennedy administration in 1963, when the Supreme Court tried to throw God out of the nation's governance. Arriving at the fruition of that deliberate departure from the Lord's influence seems imminent. Therefore, I, for one, can only express incredulity over the current president, with his invoking the name of JFK's just-deceased brother, now claiming God Almighty as an equal partner in planning to write into law his right to hold the power of life and death over this nation's citizenry.
Is it this president who has said about abortion and who determines when life comes in the birth process: "That's above my pay-grade to know."
Now his words lead many of us to infer that he thinks himself to have attained that stratospheric level of deserved remuneration. He says, "We are God's partners in matters of life and death." Now, I guess, God — as his partner — will be back in favor with the anti-God forces in Washington, D.C. and their enablers, the mainstream news and entertainment media.
Paul the apostle wrote under divine inspiration:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers...Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away" (2 Timothy 3:1-2, 5).Fallen man, like their father, the devil (Jesus' words, not mine — read John 8:44) seeks to push God aside, then usurp His authority. Much of America's political leadership is currently aspiring to such power and authority. That this matter has risen to the top of news is yet more accumulating evidence that this generation must be very near the terminus of the age. Since God's wrath hangs over this planet of rebels like the proverbial sword of Damocles, the rapture must be very near.
Key Republican: GOP would repeal health bill if they win in 2010 - The Hill
Health Bill Breaches IRS Privacy - NewsMax.com
Obama Faces Calls to Grab Health Care Reins From Congress - FOX News
Obama Approval Rating at New Low (46%) - Rasmussen Reports
Dirty secret No. 4 in Obamacare - WorldNetDaily (Chuck Norris)
The American Apocalypse: Is the United States in Bible Prophecy? - Terry James (Book)