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 Two Roads

 

 

I had my readings ready for this Sunday, all of them and even a homily or sermon, as some of you call it.  But it just didn’t feel right, so I was led to write the following reflection instead, which is revised from an earlier one I had written, "Crossroads."

 

In his poem, “The Road Not Taken” – Robert Frost concludes, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

 

All of us, it seems, have made choices at the crossroads of our lives. The choice of schools, jobs, marriage partners, politics, friends, children, lifestyle, favorite websites, and faith expression.  Maybe some of those choices we wish we could change.  We cannot change all past choices. However, we can have some control over future ones. When we, as individuals and as a people, have faced decisions where human reason seemed so “reasonable” and God’s wisdom seemed so ineffective and even foolish, we have not always chosen God’s way.

 

It is quite apparent to me, that we as a country have come upon a very disbursing crossroad at this particular time in our lives. The moral fiber of our identity as Christians and as Christian citizens, and even any kind of law abiding citizen,  is being threaten by the very people we have elected to serve us as our leaders. We, the citizens of this country are being betrayed  by a government administration who seems to want to crush Christianity and take God out of it and our lives, so that it can control almost every aspect of our living, and to cram a heal care reform (whatever they call it) down our throats, a bill that this country cannot afford, that will lead us to bankruptcy; and do that with bribes, illegal deals, unconstitutional and criminal ways.

 

 And to top that off, to embrace those things that are not of God; to make laws that do not coexist with God’s commandments. It is indeed scary and we must stand tall to regain who we are, for the sake of our children and grandchildren, or they will have no rights as an American citizens. We should be concerned about the agenda of this administration, that seeks to pull away from the morals and values that make up the fiber of our Constitution. We should be very concerned.  Some will say that no rights have been taken away from us, and though, at this time, we still do maintain our rights, the removal of them is in progress.

 

I look back in time many years ago when I was so very young. Our country was involved in a war, but it was called a “conflict.” Still yet, to those who fought, it was a war, and to those who fought and died, it was for the cause so that our great nation could remain free. Yes, it was hard to see so many soldiers killed in Vietnam and also badly injured, but we knew, that it was the price that had to be paid in order for us to remain a free nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. Oh the government leaders at that time seemed to  have had different reasons for us being there; yes, money, oil, power, and greed, but we knew in our hearts what our reason for being there was.

 

Just like we know in our hearts why all those who paid the ultimate price in all the wars before us, our fathers, grand fathers, great grand fathers, and on down the line, to that time when our country’s young men (and women if that was the case) first fought for the right to exist as a free country in this world, and thus founded this America, this United States of America. We were founded this Christian nation, and nothing less, and we are still that Christian nation yet today, though we embrace all faiths who are genuine and God loving people.  And yet, the leaders of our country now seem to have lost sight of what we are about, and have and continued to pursue us in a different direction, far away from what our founding fathers fought and died for this country to be, certainly not on the very slow but effective progressive and destructive road that we are being led to today.

 

How very concerned we should be of the course and direction that our leadership is taking us now. As if all of those who paid the ultimate price, all of those who incurred disabling injuries, were for naught. And even yet today, men and women are defending our country for the very same reasons that we did in the past.

 

We fought and still are fight for the rights of the people of this country, not for a government administration. We pledge our allegiance to our flag not to a President. Our troops who are fighting now are fighting for the right for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness just as we did back then. Not for the happiness of our misguided leaders of today, but for those who still see our once great country as united under the banner of those Christian morals and values of days long past. God and country can never be separated, for who we are as a country in deeply rooted in Him. It is not rooted in anything else, not the whims of government leadership that defies God by promoting the taking of unborn lives, and using our tax dollars to do that also around the world;  that seeks to change our Constitution, or even yet get rid of it. No one government, no one person has such authority to do that, and the real America citizens of this country will not let that happen.

 

Now we are led by government leaders who, by there actions or lack thereof, seem to be self seeking, self serving, money hungry, corrupt, and paid off by special interest groups, and seem to lack any moral foundation at all. That is not to say that all of our leaders are, but certainly those who have the strongest vote.  As I watch the laws being drawn up to be passed day after day, I see these laws as to lead us toward a third world country, and though it makes me feel like throwing up, I am certainly not going to give up, as are so many millions of faithful American citizens all across this great land. I see a weak and despicable government leadership that has completely abandoned the American way of life, our flag, and the rights of every American citizen. And I ask myself many times, “How can one people be so corrupt and immoral, that it even fears those who are of the weakest link in our society?” What a complete turn around in the opposite direction of what this country stood for and is suppose to stand for today. What a mess!

 

This leadership in our government cannot redefine marriage as to suit their notions or that of a gay rights community, despite the amount of money and pressure that is being paid to them. God defined marriage when He created the first man and woman, as a union that was of a man and woman, a spiritual union with the privilege of being co-creators with God of human life. No one has a right to change what God has created to be. Even though state judges in various states are catering to such a change of law because they fear the outcry of a homosexual community. You cannot undo what God has done, without facing His justifiable wrath upon you, no matter how large or how much money you have. These are not rights that our soldiers have fought and died for. They are the whims of morally decayed government leaders, elected to the national and state level of this country, for the sole purpose of serving the people, and not just a minority group.

 

 We have an administration who calls citizens who disagree with it ideology, agenda, or ridiculous pursuits, extremists and terrorists, teabags;  who no longer listen to the will of the people that they were elected to serve. How much more self serving could that be? A government who wants to dictate, not seek the peoples voice; a government that wants of be in control of all aspects of the lives of it’s citizens; who wants to suppress us and make us completely dependent on a government health care, energy, climate, industry, transportation, and not only dependent, but submissive to it;  a government whose purpose is not rooted in the laws of God.  We are most certainly be led down a very different road than what it should be.  And no matter what we say or do, they will not, the refuse to listen to the voice of the people, to our voices.

 

Perhaps now, more than ever, it a time for us to pray that Christ will strengthen us to follow God’s lead at our crossroads. Let us pray that this be the course that we stay, that political correctness, politics, and the agenda of our leaders, and that of special interest groups be null and void; that we continue to be one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, and the pursuit of happiness as defined in our Constitution.

 

 In all of this, we realize that while we are on this earth, we have not “arrived” at out final destination. For now, it is our lot in life to “travel hopefully,” trusting that as we meet Jesus along the way, we will take him in with an open heart and be nourished for the next leg of our pilgrimage.

 

 Then, when we are at the final crossroad leading to eternal life and we can believe without seeing, we can say: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – well, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

 

 It is not my intention to offend any one person, but the survival of our country is at stake, or we might very well become submissive to a third world order with no rights at all.

 

Thank you and God bless all of us and our country.

 

Steve A. Politte!

Note:  I will do everything I can to get this into a voice format, put on Facebook, and on U-tube (if I am able.)  You may have to come and bail me out of jail.  God bless.

 

 

 

Below is some unbelievable information concerning the so called health care bill, though no knows for sure what the final version will be.  No matter, it is expected to include the following:

 



 
Page 22  of the HC Bill:  Mandates that the Govt  will audit books of all employers that  self-insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123  of HC bill:   THERE WILL BE A GOVT  COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits  you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in  the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS  RATIONED!!!
  
Page 42 of HC  Bill:  The Health Choices Commissioner  will choose your HC benefits for you. You have  no choice!

Page 50 Section 152  in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL  non-US citizens, illegal or  otherwise.              

Page  58 HC Bill:  Govt will have real-time  access to individuals' finances & a  'National ID Health card' will be  issued!
 (Papers  please!)
 
Page  59 HC Bill lines 21-24:  Govt will have  direct access to your bank accounts for elective  funds transfer.
 (Time  for more cash and carry)
 
Page 65  Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for  retirees and their families in unions &  community organizations:  (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC  bill: 
Govt mandates ALL benefit packages  for private HC plans in the  'Exchange.'
  

Page 85 Line  7 HC Bill:  Specifications of Benefit  Levels for Plans -- The Govt  will ration your health  care!
  
Page 91 Lines 4-7  HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic  appropriate services.  (Translation:  illegal aliens.)
  
Page 95  HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use  groups (i.e. ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up  individuals for Govt HC  plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC  Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels  for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL  be rationed!)
 
Page 102  Lines 12-18 HC Bill:  Medicaid eligible  individuals will be automatically enrolled in  Medicaid.  (No choice.)

Page  12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue  GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review"  against Govt monopoly.

Page 127  Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American  Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU  what salary you can make.

Page  145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST  auto-enroll employees into public option  plan. (NO choice!)

Page  126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for  HC for part-time employees AND their  families.  (Employees shouldn't get excited  about this as employers will be forced to reduce  its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to  cover such a huge  expense.)

Page 149 Lines  16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k  & above who does not provide public option  will pay 8% tax on all payroll!  (See the  last comment in  parenthesis.)
 
Page 150  Lines 9-13: A business with payroll  between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide  public option will pay 2-6% tax on all  payroll.
  
Page 167 Lines  18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have  acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed  2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines  1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is  exempt from individual taxes.  (Americans will pay.)
 (Like  always)

Page  195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of  the GOVT HC Admin..  will have access  to ALL Americans' finances and  personal records. 
(I guess  so they can 'deduct' their  fees)
 
Page 203  Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under  this section shall not be treated as tax."   (Yes, it really says  that!) ( a  'fee' instead) 
Page 239  Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce  physician services for Medicaid Seniors.   (Low-income and the poor are  affected.) 

Page 241  Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't  matter what specialty you have trained yourself  in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY  to tell me that's not  Socialism!)

Page 253 Line  10-18: The Govt sets the value of a  doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc.   (Literally-- the value of  humans.)

Page 265 Sec 1131:  The Govt mandates and controls productivity for  "private" HC industries.
  
Page  268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the  rental and purchase of power driven  wheelchairs.
  
Page 272 SEC.  1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS -  Cancer patients - welcome to  rationing!
  
Page 280 Sec 1151:  The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever  the Govt deems preventable  (i.e...re-admissions).

Page 298 Lines  9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during  initial admission that results in a re-admission  -- the Govt will penalize  you.
  
Page 317 L 13-20:  PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt  tells doctors what and how much they can  own!)
  
Page 317-318 lines  21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion.  (The  Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot  expand.)
 
Page 321  2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply  for exception BUT community input is required.   (Can you say  ACORN?)
  
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg  336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of=2  outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want --  rationing.)
 
Page 341  Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify  Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc.   (Forcing people into the Govt  plan)
  
Page 354 Sec 1177: The  Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs  people!'    Unbelievable!
  
Page  379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy  via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee."   (Can you say HC by  phone?)
  
Page 425 Lines 4-12:  The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning  Consult."  (Think senior citizens  end-of-life patients.)
  
Page  425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and  consult regarding living wills, durable powers  of attorney, etc.  (And  it's mandatory!)
 
Page 425  Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an  "approved" list of end-of-life resources;  guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted  suicide.')(Sounds  like Solvent Green to  me.) 
 
Page  427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for  orders on "end-of-life."  (The Govt has a  say in how your life  ends!)
  
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An  "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used  frequently as a patient's health  deteriorates.
  
Page 429 Lines  10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may  include an ORDER for end-of-life plans..   (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE  GOVERNMENT?!?) 

Page 429  Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors  can write an end-of-life order..  (I  wouldn't want to stand before God after getting  paid for THAT job!)   

Page 430  Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of  treatment you will have at end-of-life!   (Again -- no  choice!)
  
Page 469:  Community-Based Home Medical Services =  Non-Profit Organizations.  (Hello?   ACORN Medical Services  here!?!)
  
Page 489 Sec 1308:  The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy.   (Which means Govt will insert itself into  your marriage even.) 

Page  494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services  including defining, creating, and rationing  those services.

  
 

Dear  Reader,

I urge you to use the power that you were born with (and  the power that may soon be taken away) and circulate this message to as many people as you can reach.  The Power of the People can stop this from happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations.

 

 

 

 

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