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By Coach Dave Daubenmire
October 8, 2015
They Hiss When They Speak
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not." (John 8:44,45)
I am not saying that there is something special about me or that I have a unique gift that others do not have. All that I’m saying is that I cannot believe how easy it is to spot liars, and I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why so many are so easily fooled.
In all of my nearly 63 years of life, I don’t think lying has ever been easier to spot. It is as if all liars hiss when they speak…
What was it George Orwell said? “In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” I can’t believe the average American can’t see through the deceit.
Nearly everything the Left claims to believe is a lie. I have yet to figure out if they actually believe their lies or if they are simply passing on what their father tells them. Remember, the Devil doesn’t just tell lies…his very nature is to lie. Satan is the originator; the father of lies. He is incapable of speaking the Truth.
And that is what his children do. They lie. They act just like their daddy.
I watched the Jezebel-like leader of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, testify before Congress last week. She is a master deceiver. Lies usually aren’t bold and open, but are typically couched in the corners of an argument—hidden in the dark shadows of relativism. It is the way the Devil operates.
When he lured Eve in the garden, he subtly asked a series of questions designed to lead her away from truth. The Serpent didn’t call God a liar; he merely deceived Eve into questioning what she knew to be true. “Did God really say...?” he hissed at her. “You won’t surely die.”
Lying is most effective when it most closely resembles the Truth. Yes, a woman does have a right to choose, as the pro-aborts love to say, but it is the question that is NOT asked that makes all of the difference. Of course a woman has a right to choose, but does she have the right to choose murder?
Asking the right question is the only way to get the right answer. Does a woman have the right to kill her child? Certainly not, but the enemy is subtle. He simply changes the name “baby” to “fetus.” Negroes weren’t considered people when folks wanted to own them. Jews weren’t considered people when the Nazi’s wanted to burn them. Babies aren’t considered people when people want to abort them.
Choice is an open-ended statement. Choice, by its very definition, implies alternative options. Abortion is not “choice.” Abortion is murder.
I remember watching Bill Clinton when he uttered the famous statement, “It all depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” That was his father speaking. He is masterful at avoiding truth by parsing words. He was the poster-child of a generation of children trained in moral-relativism in America’s Public Fool system.
Bill Clinton hisses a lot. He is an expert at hissing. His wife is as well, but her hissing seems easier to discern.
Obama is a hisser…an expert hisser. Hissing is hypnotic. It often soothes the troubled soul by justifying a deeply held aversion to sin. The Bible calls it ‘the conscience.’ An expert hisser silences the still small voice inside each of our hearts.
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If you like your Doctor, you can keep your doctor. It’s simply a blob of tissue., How does my marriage affect your marriage? What difference, at this point, does it make? If it feels good do it. Abortion is healthcare. War on women. Common core. Vaccinations are safe. Planned Parenthood performs mammograms. Graphic abortion images do not work. Islam is a religion of peace. The Pope is infallible. Jews are the most persecuted people on the earth. I was born gay. Bruce Jenner is a woman. Obama is a Christian. We can tax ourselves into prosperity. We can borrow our way out of debt. Christians should not judge. The Supreme Court makes laws. Hillary is honest. Fox News is fair and balanced. Homosexuality is normal and natural. You can’t legislate morality. If only we could get a Republican president. The economy is booming. Unemployment is down. The Rapture is about to sweep us out of here. Paper money is better than precious metals. Christians and Muslims serve the same God. Guns are responsible for the violence in America. Male on male anal sex is safer than smoking. Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry are good Catholics. People hate Obama only because he’s black. Democrats are looking out for the black man. The economy has turned the corner. Your pension is safe. Black lives matter…OJ Simpson is innocent…
The closer you get to THE TRUTH, the more you will recognize the lies.
Read your Bible. Seek Jesus. The Holy Spirit will guide you to all Truth.
We live in a time where deception has never been more prevalent. Turn off the TV. Stop listening to the lies. Clear your head. If you listen closely you can hear the hiss…
© 2015 Dave Daubenmire - All Rights Reserved
The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter. They simply aren't rational.
The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
by Bryan Caplan
Caplan debunks the widely accepted myth of the rational voter, arguing instead that voters are rationally irrational and vote economically.
In theory, democracy is a bulwark against socially harmful policies. In practice, however, democracies frequently adopt and maintain policies that are damaging. How can this paradox be explained?
The influence of special interests and voter ignorance are two leading explanations. I offer an alternative story of how and why democracy fails. The central idea is that voters are worse than ignorant; they are, in a word, irrational—and they vote accordingly. Despite their lack of knowledge, voters are not humble agnostics; instead, they confidently embrace a long list of misconceptions.
Economic policy is the primary activity of the modern state. And if there is one thing that the public deeply misunderstands, it is economics. People do not grasp the “invisible hand” of the market, with its ability to harmonize private greed and the public interest. I call this anti-market bias. They underestimate the benefits of interaction with foreigners. I call this............
Introduction: The Paradox of Democracy
In a dictatorship, government policy is often appalling but rarely baffling. The building of the Berlin Wall sparked worldwide outcry, but few wondered, “what are the leaders of East Germany thinking?” That was obvious: they wanted to continue ruling over their subjects, who were inconsiderately fleeing en masse.
No wonder democracy is such a popular political panacea. The history of dictatorships creates a strong impression that bad policies exist because the interests of rulers and ruled diverge. A simple solution is make the rulers and the ruled identical by giving “power to the people.” If the people decide to delegate decisions to full-time politicians, so what? Those who pay the piper—or vote to pay the piper—call the tune.
This optimistic story is, however, often at odds with the facts. Democracies frequently adopt and maintain policies harmful for most people. Protectionism is a classic example. Economists across the political spectrum have pointed out its folly for centuries, but almost every democracy restricts imports. Admittedly, this is less appalling than the Berlin Wall, yet it is more baffling. In theory, democracy is a bulwark against socially harmful policies, but in practice it gives them a safe harbor.
How can this paradox be explained? One answer is that the people’s “representatives” have turned the tables on them. Elections might be a weaker deterrent to misconduct than they seem on the surface, making it more important to please special interests than......................
Private Choice as an Alternative to Democracy and Dictatorship
Undemocratic politics is not the only alternative to democratic politics. Many areas of life stand outside the realm of politics, of “collective choice.” When the law is silent, decisions are “up to the individual” or “left to the market.” If the term were not preempted, private choice could be called “the Third Way,” the alternative to both democracy and dictatorship.
For most of human history, religion was a state responsibility. The idea that government could have no established religion was inconceivable. All that has changed; now individuals decide which religion, if any, to practice. Verbal gymnastics notwithstanding, this depoliticization is undemocratic. The majority now has as little say about my religion as it would under a dictatorship; in both cases, the law ignores public opinion. Before the 1930s, similarly, many areas of U.S. economic life were undemocratically shielded from federal and state regulation. The market periodically trumped democracy, on everything from the minimum wage to the National Recovery Administration. And unless you are a democratic fundamentalist, you have to be open to the possibility that this was all for the good.
Fervent partisans of democracy often grant that democracy and the market are substitutes. As Kuttner puts it, “The democratic state remains the prime counterweight to the market.” Their complaint is that the public has less and less say over its destiny because corporations have more and more say over theirs. To “save democracy,” the people must reassert its authority.
Fair enough. Though their opponents greatly overstate the extent of privatization and deregulation, these policies take decisions out of the hands of majorities and into the hands of business owners. But the critics rarely wonder if this transfer might be desirable. They treat less reliance on democracy as automatically objectionable.
That is another symptom of democratic fundamentalism. If all that an economist had to say against a government program were, “That’s government intervention. Government is supplanting markets!” he would be pigeonholed, then marginalized, as a market fundamentalist. But when an equally simplistic cry goes up in the name of democracy, there is a sympathetic audience. It is logically possible that clear-eyed business greed makes better decisions than confused voter altruism. Why not at least compare their performance, instead of prejudging?
The complaint that we are “losing democracy” is especially weak when we bear in mind that this is not a binary choice between unlimited democracy and pure laissez-faire. Just because some democracy is beneficial or necessary, it scarcely follows that we should not have less. Consider deregulation of the television and radio spectrum. Democratic fundamentalists find the idea offensive because it ends democratic oversight. But it is hard to see the value of democracy in the entertainment industry. Premium networks like HBO demonstrate that the profit motive, uninhibited by majority preferences, is a recipe for high-quality, creative programming. Democratic fundamentalism holds back the rest of the industry.
While my analysis here has debunked the main efforts to undermine the objectivity of the economics profession, it adds little to the debate on the virtues of markets. Rather, I have tried to put weight on the other side of the scale. The optimal mix between markets and government depends not on the absolute virtues of markets, but on their virtues compared to those of government. No matter how well you think markets work, it makes sense to rely on markets more when you grow more pessimistic about democracy. If you use two car mechanics and discover that mechanic A drinks on the job, the natural response is to shift some of your business over to mechanic B, whatever your preexisting complaints about B.
The striking implication is that even economists, widely charged with market fundamentalism, should be more pro-market than they already are. What economists currently see as the optimal balance between markets and government rests upon an overestimate of the virtues of democracy. In many cases, economists should embrace the free market in spite of its defects, because it still outshines the democratic alternative.
Even among economists, market-oriented policy prescriptions are often seen as too dogmatic, too unwilling to take the flaws of the free market into account. Many prefer a more “sophisticated” position: Since we have already belabored the advantages of markets, let us not forget to emphasize the benefits of government intervention. I claim that the qualification needs qualification: Before we emphasize the benefits of government intervention, let us distinguish intervention designed by a well-intentioned economist from intervention that appeals to non-economists, and reflect that the latter predominate. You do not have to be dogmatic to take a staunchly pro-market position. You just have to notice that the “sophisticated” emphasis on the benefits of intervention mistakes theoretical possibility for empirical likelihood.
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Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty®. Someone finally listened. I’ve been searching for the new Ronald Reagan to make America great again. I’ve argued in my past four books and hundreds of commentaries that taxes are too damn high on America’s risk-takers, job creators and business owners. I’ve pleaded for a dramatic, Reaganesque tax cut to supercharge the economy and create millions of new jobs.
I’ve been searching for a president who would reward the economic engine of America (small business) and reward the people who value work ethic, personal responsibility and rugged individualism over cradle-to-grave government dependency. That was how Reagan created the greatest economic expansion in world history — by incentivizing the only people who matter to an economy: the business owners, financial risk-takers and job creators.
By God, I think we just found our new Reagan. His name is Donald Trump, and his tax plan is Reagan squared.
Conservatives remember Reagan’s smile, his jokes, his positive attitude. They think that was the key to Reagan’s success. But what made Reagan great was simple: cutting taxes from 70 percent to 28 percent.
That reinvigorated investors and entrepreneurs and turned around the economy. That made America great again. Trump’s tax plan will do exactly the same.
In my new bestselling book “The Power of Relentless,” I give credit to Barack Obama for only one thing: He is relentless. I recommend that Republicans adopt his “never accept defeat, take no prisoners” mindset. What’s been missing from the GOP is a relentless fighter for lower taxes, for smaller government, for economic freedom, for more power to the people — a fighter who recognizes it’s not greedy to want to keep more of your own money but that the definition of “greed” is to ask government to steal it from those who earned it and redistribute it to those who didn’t.
It’s all about the taxes, stupid.
Lower taxes reward the work ethic. Lower taxes encourage the people who matter (business owners and job creators) to want to risk and invest our money, achieve, produce, and contribute. That’s what made America great and will make America great again.
By keeping taxes low, Reagan fought for capitalism, for small business, for taxpayers, for working Americans. The result was spectacular success. Reagan turned the misery, malaise, decline, depression and disaster of the Jimmy Carter years into the greatest economic expansion in world history. Reagan exploded the economy; $30 trillion in goods and services were created. Net assets like stocks and real estate went up by $5 trillion — an increase of 50 percent.
Reagan’s low taxes produced an era of prosperity unlike anything in history. Reagan’s low tax policies created nearly 20 million jobs in a short span, increasing U.S. employment by a remarkable 20 percent. In one year alone, the GDP increased by 6.8 percent — the largest increase in 50 years. In only seven years, the economy grew by a staggering one-third. The economic boom lasted 92 consecutive months — the longest peacetime boom in world history. It shattered the previous record of 58 months by almost 60 percent.
Trump’s new tax plan is Reaganesque. It’s a blast from the past. Like Reagan, Trump is relentlessly on the side of the makers, not the takers. Trump’s plan is great for the people who want to work and pay taxes. Trump will produce a new era of Reagan prosperity by rewarding the financial risk creators and job creators.
Finally, someone on our side is relentless.
Reagan’s tax plan was simple, lower, fairer, flatter, with rates of 15 percent and 28 percent. That did the trick. That unleashed an economic tsunami. That’s all Reagan did: cut taxes and regulations. Reagan’s deregulation saved consumers $100 billion per year in lower prices.
Obama is bankrupting us with higher prices. Hint, hint, Donald: Please give us a plan for dramatically cutting Obama’s regulations next.
Trump’s plan is just like Reagan’s: simple, lower, fairer and flatter. The four rates are zero, 15 percent, 20 percent and 25 percent — almost identical to Reagan’s, except the top rate is even lower! Brilliant.
But Trump has gone one step further. He’s cut the tax rate to zero for couples earning $50,000 or less. If your tax rate is zero and you get to keep everything you earn under Trump, millions of Americans will choose to work, get off the government dole and become productive members of society. Why stay home and collect welfare if you can go to work and keep everything you make? If the playing field is evened, most self-respecting Americans with pride and work ethic will choose to work. Brilliant.
Trump eliminates the marriage penalty, rewarding marriage and family. Bravo. His plan also eliminates the dreaded ATM (Alternative Minimum Tax) that has ripped off middle class American taxpayers. And Trump’s tax plan eliminates the estate tax, so anyone who has worked their whole life to build something and already paid their fair share of taxes on it can leave it to their children and grandchildren without the greedy government stealing it.
Trump also listens. In all my books, commentaries and personal correspondence with Trump, I’ve stressed the importance of a flat tax combined with keeping tax deductions for mortgage and charity. Nothing is more important to America, your family or your neighborhood stability than your home and your church. Trump kept those deductions 100 percent intact. Bravo.
But here’s where Trump trumps Reagan. Trump cuts corporate tax rates to a flat 15 percent and incentivizes U.S. companies to bring their $2 trillion parked offshore back to America with a 10 percent rate. Suddenly, America will go from the worst corporate tax rate in the world to the best. Trump’s plan will create reverse inversions. Every company in the world will want to relocate here in America! This is how you create millions of jobs.
Is Trump’s plan perfect? No. But it’s damn good. It’s close to perfect. If I could have my way, I’d replicate the exact tax system of Hong Kong, the most prosperous place on Earth, where individual taxpayers get the same 15 percent tax rate as corporations.
And instead of eliminating the estate tax, I’d have chosen to dramatically cut capital gains taxes. Hong Kong’s capital gains tax is zero. Guess what the capital gains tax rate is in China (our No. 1 economic competitor)? Zero.
Why is this important? Because average Americans don’t pay estate taxes, so they don’t care. But everyone will sell a home, sell a stock or sell a small business in his lifetime. Cutting those taxes is the greatest thing you can do for anyone who ever risks a dime on any business or investment. So that’s how I’d tweak Trump’s plan.
But never let the “perfect” get in the way of the good. Trump’s plan is damn good. It is damn Reaganesque. Trump’s plan is relentless. But this time, it’s relentless for the people who work, achieve, produce and contribute.
Trump’s plan will truly make America great again! Bravo, Donald.
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty®. See you next week. God bless America.
In social life- "Yea, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase."
The most prosperous and glorious periods in British and American history are associated directly with revival. Material advancement, as well as the health of the people, were fruits of those times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. And so the psalmist concludes with the words: "Righteousness will go before Him, and make His footsteps a way."
When the Lord our God moves through a land in revival blessing He lays out a pathway for His people to walk in and inevitably the nation follows, for "righteousness exalts a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). Conversely, where there is no vision the people throw off all moral restraint (Proverbs 29:18).
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