WELCOME TO REVIVAL
IS OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVEREXTENDED?
IF CONGRESS TAKES ALL OUR EARNINGS (100% tax)
WE STILL HAVE DEFICIT!
A 100% tax is a talking point; but, both impossible and evil. All our earnings go to the government and people would have no return to themselves from their work (no money for rent or food or pleasure).
In 2017; of the GDP of $19.4 trillion, congress authorized spending 66.9%. The amount left for the people and the states was 34.1%.
GREAT HISTORY TO 1890 In this year the federal government took 3% of the GDP. The states and the people shared 97% of all revenue generated.
sermons' were common practice in 18th-century
Before 1790 we declared independence from England, fought
the “Revolutionary War,” wrote the US Constitution and it was ratified and
brought into effect with approval of the ninth state, on June 21, 1788. In a
25 day election period, George Washington was elected; then inaugurated as
DEBT HANDLED PROPERLY
At our beginning as a new nation in 1791 we were about $75 million in debt (wars are expensive) by 1804 the debt had risen to $86 million. From 1805 to 1835 the debt was steadily brought down to zero!
We had a federal government that reflected the people that care about the future.
Wonderfully successful by 1893; with steam powered trains
for transportation and mostly horses and mules for farming; we became the
greatest wealth producing people in the world; doubling the wealth
production of second place
In that 27 year period between 1866 and 1894 there were 20 federal surpluses reported.
The average wage during this period was about 7 cents per hour. There was no federal minimum wage.
PEOPLE WERE BLESSED
I believe that the people were blessed by Our Creator God for obeying His natural laws. From our beginning the Churches were significantly active, teaching the people how to create a Godly government, about moral values and Godly standards. Our schools taught spiritual values and encouraged the children to accept Jesus Christ as their savior. The capstone statement of the 1892 era: ““These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation,”” from Syllabus, page 143 U.S. 471, 1892 Supreme Court case “Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, Case 143 U.S. 457.” https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/143/457/case.html
WHAT WENT WRONG?
1890 THE PEOPLE ASKED FOR AND GOT MAJOR
CHANGES IN DIRECTION:
OVER AND ABOVE
I believe that, in honor of the intent of our
JOBS (too many people without a job)
WE MUST BE COMPETITIVE
We must be able to compete in the world, (with a balance of trade) and have reasonable pay across the earnings spectrum with no laws governing minimums or maximum amounts of pay. This can best be achieved by the employers across the private sector negotiating the proposed wage with the job applicant.
INTERVENTIONISM IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS
800 BASES AROUND WORLD
We established about 800 military bases around the world. See these articles and video to discuss costs and locations. Cost perhaps: $156 billion per year?
PROGRESSIVISM had good intentions.
Our federal government did such a good job in the first 100 years (except for the Civil War) (https://www.thegreatfiction.com/2015/01/17/could-slavery-have-ended-without-the-civil-war/ ) that we entrusted to that wonderful government programs for which the constitution does not grant power. We added to our budgets: Social Security in 1935, Education in 1940, and Health Care in 1965.
Big Problem: With Social Security and Medicare, huge payments were accepted from the people as investments in these programs and the government almost immediately spent that “invested money” for its routine expenses. The people invested money was spent; that debt to the people became “unfunded liabilities.”
FEDERAL AID TO STATES (Not a constitutional granted power)
Under the U.S. Constitution, the federal government was
assigned specific, limited powers and most government functions were left to
the states. To ensure that people understood the limits on federal power, the
nation’s founders added the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment: “The powers not
delegated to the
We must take steps toward getting back our smaller federal government.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAID ALMOST DOUBLE
Aside from the minimum wage; the federal government, with wonderful benefits pays its employees at a rate almost double the private sector. Considering the security of federal employment and the fact that the government is a servant of the people; it is proposed that the government should limit its pay to 95% of the average pay of the people. http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/01/government-employees-earn-almost-double-the-average-american/
Irresponsible Federal Borrowing; 60 Years of Deficits Since 1957
More Voter Challenges
Our National response proposals:
Our Christian best response is to fund missionaries to appropriate countries, to:
· Provide food and comfort,
· Provide health care,
· Educate, and
· Present the claims of Jesus Christ who died for our sins.
Our federal government was created to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity and foreign relations.
For our federal government to spend beyond our ability to pay is criminal. But, it has and is continuing to spend beyond our means to pay and we the people must take action to correct this problem.
It would be far better for the private sector to create programs for health care, education and retirement. No power for these is granted in our constitution to the federal government. But; like a bull in a china shop, congress has moved into areas that it does not belong.
Our congress has become too reckless and we, the Church with a super majority of Christians, I believe, are our only hope to restore our federal government to solvency.
The constitution intended to keep our federal government small like it was during our first 100 years.
Considering our debt and unfunded liabilities, please note
the Biblical promise to
The debt has climbed to $20.56 trillion; and over and above this debt congress has created unfunded liabilities estimated to be $274 trillion.
It is incumbent on we the people to correct this problem.
FAMINE IN LOOMING
One in six persons face
insecurity in the
is looming in four different countries of our world, threatening
unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis. Famine is partially
caused by constant war. On the contrary, we did so well in the
What we must do is elect a congress that will repeal the programs not authorized by the constitution and reduce federal spending so that everyone can afford to live. I believe that the private sector will develop programs that meet the needs of the people.
The need for the Church to step back into its proper role of teaching people what the congress is doing is critical.
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE
I believe that God can restore our government, and that God’s tool will be with the Christians and their Churches.
INFLATION, DEFLATION AND CONSTANT VALUE MONEY
The loan process, using the 10% reserve allows the banks to create money every time a loan is made. Harmful inflation occurs when the money supply grows faster then the economy. Oppositely, deflation happens when someone defaults on a loan. (The size of the economy tends to shrinks a little.)
History has shown us that the 10% reserve is too high and excess inflation causes price increases until there is a “market crash.”
To tame the so called, “boom – bust” cycle; a Constant Value of Money Amendment is proposed. That change would raise the reserve to a theoretical level that would prevent excessive inflation or deflation.
STEPS TO MOVE IN THE DIRECTION OF RESTORING OUR NATION
Here is a thumbnail list of things that we can work toward:
· Educate our adults on Declaration of Independence and Constitution and how these document correlate with the Bible.
· Study Constitution’s Article V and how Amendments are made.
· Discuss current events and expose possible lies or misleads that have been told.
· During voting season,
discuss candidates. Better yet, find a candidate that would work to restore
· The best hope for the Church is to replace sitting congress persons who like the way the country is. That is probably most of today’s congress persons.
· Study the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson amendment amended a bill in congress; it was not a amendment to the constitution.
· Develop classes for children.
The Johnson Amendment today is used to prevent Church ministers (because they work for a “tax exempt” organization) from campaigning. This Church prohibition does not meet equal protection requirement of Amendment 14. Why? Because States are exempt from the income tax but a state governor is permitted to campaign. The same is true for all levels of government, counties or cities are not required to pay income tax but their leaders are not prohibited from campaigning.