The way you can be part of the solution for America today is to pray, vote the Bible, and vote against big government. In this week’s Success Scripture we are going to talk about Step #3 – Vote against big government.
Leviticus 25:10 (NLT)
Set this year apart as holy, a time to proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live there.
Big government oppresses people while limited government liberates people.
Common sense says that the bigger the government gets, the higher the taxes need to be in order to support it. So every time you hear of the creation or expansion of a government program, just know that you are about to lose more of your hard-earned money. Nobody knows how many federal agencies exist, but according to www.usa.gov, there are over 2,000 U.S. Government Departments and Agencies that steal and misuse your money.
Here’s the solution: Privatize every federal agency that is not working properly and profitably. This will lead to more free enterprise, which is the only thing that creates jobs and stimulates an economy. Sweeping statement now: The huge federal deficit is proof that the federal government of the United States is the worst manager of money in the entire world. Imagine investing your money with a financial planner who has a 100% rate of failure. This is what happens every time you pay federal taxes.
Here’s a secret the federal government doesn’t want you to know – the government can’t improve our economy; it can only interfere with it. The government doesn’t make any money, people do. The government doesn’t have any money, people do. The only thing the government can make is higher taxes. Sweeping statement now: The bigger the government gets, the poorer you and I get.
Here’s what the federal government doesn’t want you to know: The human race (created in the image and likeness of God) doesn’t need the government to succeed individually or collectively.
Here’s what the federal government doesn’t want you to know: A loving God created the human race with enough provision to last as long as mankind is on the earth.
Simply put, the federal government wants you to believe that you can’t function without them.
I want to read a brief statement from the Preambles of both party platforms and then I’ll give you my solution to the problem of big government that exists today.
First, from the Preamble of the Republican Party Platform:
We believe our constitutional system — limited government, separation of powers, federalism, and the rights of the people — must be preserved uncompromised for future generations.
Now let’s read from the Preamble of the Democratic Party Platform:
Democrats believe we can spur more sustainable economic growth, which will create good-paying jobs and raise wages. And we can have more economic fairness, so the rewards are shared broadly, not just with those at the top. We need an economy that prioritizes long-term investment over short-term profit-seeking, rewards the common interest over self-interest.
Here’s my solution to big government that would dramatically cut taxes without jeopardizing the necessary social programs: Cut the Federal Government by 50%, starting with executive, legislative, and judicial salaries and benefits. This would not only filter out those politicians who don’t really want to serve the American people, but it would also solve the problem of term limits for politicians. Here’s why: Most politicians wouldn’t stay in office very long because they could make more money outside of Washington than inside.
Well, unfortunately, I think we both know that a 50% federal government pay cut is not going to happen yet, so what are we to do? Answer: Continue to pray, continue to vote the Bible, and continue to vote against big government. The third step to be part of the solution for America today is to vote against big government.