The wrong track

Voters who re-elected Obama kept America on an unsustainable path

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“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”

– John F. Kennedy

Your world changed. Overnight.

There can be little doubt that America will be a different country in the years ahead than it has been historically. New rails have been laid on the collectivist track we’ve been put on, and the engineer has been told to go full speed ahead.

How goofy is this: NBC reports that a majority of voters polled after they voted Tuesday said the country is “seriously off on the wrong track.” But they voted to stay on it!

The class-envy mentality that encourages taking from others and expanding government handouts has been given a green light – just two years after a 2010 election in which the country was lurched in the opposite direction, toward fiscal sanity and self-reliance.

That’s a nation that doesn’t know what it stands for.

At best, what it stands for has changed utterly, and perhaps unalterably. John F. Kennedy’s legendary inaugural exhortation to think of country first has been flipped on its head. Today, we are encouraged to ask what our country can do for us, with money borrowed from our children and those yet to be born.

That’s immoral.

A country, by the way, that is already $16 trillion in debt and facing $60 trillion or more in future costs for Medicare and Social Security and Medicaid and other promises.

A country in which nearly half the population pays no federal income taxes – many of whom actually receive payments, money taken from a shrinking productive class.

A country facing huge tax increases so deftly hidden in the weeds of the thousands of pages of Obamacare that few see them coming.

Those around the world who see only a telegenic, charismatic leader who diminishes and downplays America’s role in the world may celebrate, but perhaps unaware of what his promised fundamental transformation of this country may end up looking like. Those world citizens whose lifestyles depend on a strong America may end up not liking the new transformation after all.

This country is not on a sustainable track. It is on the same track that is taking Western Europe over the edge. It turns out that we’re no more resistant to the allure of “other people’s money.”

At some point, as Margaret Thatcher warned about the pitfalls of socialism, we will run out of other people’s money.

That day has only been pushed closer.

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KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 08:35 pm
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No,owensjeff

We are actually wishing bad things don't happen to the country because he was elected. I totally understand why you and others can't grasp that concept. You touch and interpret the elephant in a totally different location.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/08/12 - 08:39 pm
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Aftershock

Has any read this book? The way our economy is headed is going to be no laughing matter. We'll be praying for rain so that our gardens grow in order to feed our families.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/08/12 - 08:41 pm
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Guess I should

read an English book again so I can write properly :)

KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 08:50 pm
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Sorry Lilly

I didn't spell your name right. I need new reading glasses.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/08/12 - 08:56 pm
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KSL

I need to go back to school - Looks like we're the last ones at it. And I just don't get it - two of my children are Dems - how can they not see the trouble we are in? I still haven't gotten over Libya.

KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 09:01 pm
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What is truly amazing is

How much the Democrat party has changed since JFK.

Perhaps he was warning the country against his very own VP.

Compare "Ask not what your country can do for you....." you know the rest to " You didn't build that."

The truth is, Kennedy was asking for Americans to pitch in together and do something before LBJ's Great Society that started us down the road to financial destruction that would result in the Greek mess we are in today.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 11/08/12 - 09:08 pm
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Very good point

That's true! I'll give you two thumbs up :) Good nite and God Bless

KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 09:23 pm
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Lilly

They have not been harmed badly yet.

I proudly say my 2 sons were not overly influenced by their parents. They just saw how we worked and the sacrifices we made to provide them with the very best opportunities to educate themselves for their own personal betterment.

And my siblings and I weren't politically influenced by our parents who were Dems years ago.

At one point in the last decade and a half, my mother looked at me and said, meekly, I think all of my children are Republicans. That was then. This is now. She has voted R since then in 2 pres.elections. She has lost money in investments due to Dem policies. She has seen her children and grandchildren, many selfemployed struggle to keep their business going. She is an absolutely brilliant woman with genius IQ levels and an excellent education all her way through school. Her father was Supt of schools for many of her years in the county she grew up in. He made certain of her education.

KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 09:24 pm
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And again

Thank you.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/08/12 - 09:43 pm
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@loblolly

Why yes, I would describe this election as "perilous" and "hard to bare" times. But it has NOTHING to do with being a republican. It has to do with being one of God's children. Seeing more Christian values being stomped upon and shredded. Seeing a man who CLAIMS to be Christian, but stands against almost every aspect of Christianity, reelected as President. Yes, thats hard to bare as a TRUE Christian. But God will use whomever he chooses. Obama will work with George Soros and numerous other's in continuing this New World Order, and this makes me smile. That's exactly what Obama meant when he told Medvedev he would have more flexibility after this election. They are going to kick into high gear on this new world order. Just means the time is closer and closer. Just another prophecy God told us would happen. So, Thank you George Soros and Obama, you are moving things along quite well.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/08/12 - 10:05 pm
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@Burn

Why stop at 1965? If you're going to bring up the past, why not 1855 when we still had slavery? Nevermind it's been abolished for over 150 years. In the year 2279, you guys (meaning the left) would still be bring up slavery and other such atrocities for political gain. Why don't we go back all the way to Biblical days, when people of ALL RACES were slaves. During Biblical times, Caucasian's were slaves in Egypt, WOW what an atrocity!!! We must avenge it, oh mercy!! That's about how much sense your "They did it in 1965" comment makes. There have been atrocities committed by EVERY Country, throughout history. We've moved past it, you should too. Still doesn't mean I should have to pay for someone elses birth control.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/08/12 - 10:33 pm
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@Gaffe

Yes, you are perfectly correct. I agree with you 100% that the majority of people are moving past that "old" thinking. Thus, you've just proven the "Falling away" as mentioned from II Thess Chapter 2.

There are MANY more scriptures of prophecy that I could post but won't do it anymore. Also, I don't remember who, but someone on here said people have been predicting the end of the world for centuries. Yes, you are correct. But if any man even mentions a day or time, they are a false prophet and are going completely against God's teachings. But, Christ did tell us the generation that the end would come in, in Mark 13 he tells us to learn the parable of the fig tree, which basically was the foretelling of Israel becoming a Country again.

Israel had not existed since Biblical days (70 A.D.) until the year of our Lord 1948. God said in Jeremiah 24 that he would bring them again to this land. He would build them up and not pluck them down. In 1948 Israel became a Country in the middle east, amoung Countries that hated them viciously. To this very day, they are surrounded by Countries that detest their very existence, so why can't they beat Israel? You answer that question for yourself. Google Arab-Israeli conflict and read about it. How so many diffferent Countries have formed alliances to defeat Israel, only to lose badly.

Anyway, my point is that I agree, people have been claiming it for centuries. But it wasn't Biblical until the year 1948. Christ said "This generation shall not pass away until all be fulfilled". The generation of people of 1948 will not pass away before the end. We still don't know the day or hour and if any man claims to know, I have no problem calling him a false prophet to his face!! But yes, we know the generation. That with many other prophecies coming true, I do believe we are knocking on the door.

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ultrarnr 11/08/12 - 10:41 pm
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Unpublished

What I find really interesting is that the AC editorial staff continues to put out pretty extreme right wing propaganda and Richmomd County voted 66% for The President. WAY TO REPRESENT THE AREA YOU SERVE.

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allhans 11/09/12 - 06:42 pm
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A family member had surgery

A family member had surgery recently at University Hospital..after a few days she was transferred to Doctor's....
Obamacare...you take it, I don't like it.

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