Originally created 12/26/96

Boils down conflict to Bible, Marx

For those who might not understand what's going on, all that's necessary is to read these three publications: the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto.

The main theme which runs throughout the Bible is that there is a conflict going on, a struggle between the forces of good and evil. It also says that man's nature is evil.

The U.S. Constitution is a contractual agreement between the people and those who run our government. It protects rights that are God-given. The original intent of those who founded our government was to put limitations on those who ran the government. To put it another way, it prevents government from providing for the people, contrary to what is being done today.

Karl Marx, who wrote his Manifesto in 1848, believed that man's nature was good and all that was necessary was to change his environment. Marx said that if you implemented his 10 planks you would bring about a Utopia, a heaven on Earth. His three most prominent planks were the second, which called for a heavy progressive or graduated income tax; his fifth, which called for an exclusive monopolistic national bank with the centralization of credit in the hands of the state; and the 10th, which called for free education for all children in public schools. All his 10 planks have been implemented in our country. Marx said that these 10 planks would be imposed on the public by an elite through conspiratorial means.

It is between these conflicting ideas that the battle goes on for the hearts and minds of people. Having read the last chapter in the Bible, I know who ultimately wins.

Andy Windham, Wagener


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