With all this talk of “change” going on in the past year or so, perhaps we should take a moment to discuss something about the act of making changes itself.
A great may proposed changes can be presumed to come at the point of a gun. Granted, the mainstream media are doing all they can to sell the government’s propaganda, but because it’s been well established they will knowingly lie about almost anything, there is some failure. It is easily proved, for example, the vast majority of the US population does not support what they know of Obama’s plans for health care reform.
Naturally, part of the problem is so very much of what we know is lies. Not merely because of opposition propaganda lies — and there is plenty of that — but the government figures proposing various parts of this program are lying. No, I don’t mean a simple matter of semantic fudging, of which there is also plenty, but of outright intent to deceive the public. Anyone who says it won’t be rationed is lying to themselves at a minimum. Trust me; I know a lot about government-run health care as a disabled veteran.
In other words, the filthy b@5t*#$ have no intention of being honest in the first place. Informed consent is a mere pretense, because the loudest voices are being paid by lobbying interests, and have fully sold themselves. This goes all the way up to Obama himself. Virtually every public figure making noise on the current health care debate is a lying sack of manure! The exceptions are notable, and you won’t have to research much to figure it out.
This holds for every issue currently under consideration. Precious few policies and policy changes are being discussed honestly. The people with the audacity to suggest we need to kill off half the US population are at least being honest. The bureaucrats who angrily demand confiscation of privately owned firearms are honest people. Obama is a liar, because he supports that policy, too, but has refused to say it openly. And while a certain columnist might have reported without foundation Bush considered the Constitution a mere sheet of disposable wipe, we know his actions showed such an attitude, despite his lying words to the contrary. But then, the Constitution was a lie in the first place. Many of the delegates who signed the draft led the way in defying it themselves. Let’s demand honesty, yet be utterly unsurprised when government people have none.
But the point remains: They will force those lying policies at the point of a gun. Over the past few months as I posted a raft of proposals about what God considers acceptable government in His eyes, that was never a part of the game.
Surely, we come to the place where decisions have to be made, and some decisions will surely make a portion of the governed unhappy. There will always be rebels. The first order of business is decide how much rebellion is too much. How much self-exemption will harm others? At what cost do we force anyone against their will to accept a decision?
Paternalism is entirely unjustified, even satanic, when it is practiced by anyone who isn’t related by blood or marriage. Making fatherly decisions against the will of any or all is not a sin in itself, when the man doing it God’s chosen. The natural head-of-household clan elder is de facto God’s chosen, simply because with all the possible failures in whatever manner a leader is selected, this one method is the closest to God’s perfect sinless ideal. God said so. When you don’t have literal paternity, you have no right to act paternally.
Thus, elitism on any basis is a sin. There is plenty of guidance on dealing with bad elders, so we need not rehearse that here. The Bible is easily consulted on the matter, and let’s not forget the example of Ehud, among others. The whole thing is most certainly murky, and God likes it that way. Deal with it. The main point which should never be lost is the image of a just ruler is the shepherd. He loves his sheep and would readily lay down his life for them. That justifies paternalism in God’s eyes. There is nothing elitist about that.
So obviously what the US government is now doing is sinful, top to bottom. At any point you choose, you can insert the biblical truth and evaluate what is happening, and find every reason to resist. How you resist is purely a matter of conscience. What I am obliged to make clear, by the very Laws of Noah, is you have the duty to resist as fully as you know how, so long as your resistance itself embraces the principles of Noah. That includes the solution chosen by Ehud.