Sunday, January 31, 2010

Equal rights...?

Is anyone as sick of hearing about "Equal rights" as I am? Does anyone even understand the meaning of equal rights both in the biblical and constitutional context? Isn't it ironic that the definitons have a distinct parallel relationship, I mean being that " we arent a Christian nation or tht we werent't founded on Christian principles?

Equal rights never meant that everyone was entitled to have the same material things, the same spiritual things, the same blessings and the same judgements but that we all were created equal in the eyes of God to pursue the same things, in otherwords to have the equal opportunity to acheive our goals according to the dictates of our individual conscience.

I was having a discussion with my son this morning about debt and the difference between the socialistic equal rights and what God had envisioned for equality among men, since he is presently visiting colleges and has wanted to be a doctor, I thought it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

Mom says that he shouldnt get into too much debt on his own and he should only strive for what he can pay for, I explained to him, although she is right about the dangers of debt, if her idea were true no one would ever have become a doctor because it would have been too cost prohibitive.

To make a long story short, I told him, if he was sure that was what he wanted to do, he should take that gamble knowing it will pay off in the long run.

I explained to him there is a reason why people are rich and some are poor,there is a reason why some people are more accomplishecd than others, some are willing to take chances to acheive their goals and some are not!

As I will soon be faced with four sons who will all be in college, I face tremendous debt, if I make too much I will not be able to utilize the benefits of grants and loans that the less fortunate have that are payed for with my tax dollars. Is this equal rights? Or elevation and catering to" special interest?", to a minority,not extended to "All Americans."

Should I not have the benefits that other American citizens have just because I was fiscally responsible or that I took risks that payed off or that I made good choices when others that benefitt from government systems did not? Maybe I should have been given incentives because I made good decisions, afterall, scripture says" if we are faithful with a little we can be trusted to be faithful with much more.

I remember scripture about the men given talents.( See MAtthew 25:15-30) Their were three men, one was given five, the others two and one respectfully. God blessed the one that invested his, not to the one that buried or squandered it.

According to the scripture:

Mat 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

The Constitution states that all men are created equal, not that they were all entitled to the same things equally but we all have the same opportunity to take the same risks, to make good choices, to rely on God for guidance...some will take the risks and some will not and all of us will suffer or reap the consequences for the choices we have made.

Constituionally and biblically, no one has the RIGHT to take from one person and give it to another by force. It has always been the charities that have given from the heart that have changed lives never the government.

If the government plays the tyrannical role and elects to force individuals to pay for those who are unwilling to work for themselves, how is it that those with their hands held out plan on acheiving world peace that they all adhere to as their utopian mantra?

Case in point, "the rich get richer...Where's ours?" already they complain and what they want isnt even theirs, wait until they get what isn't theres and it gets taken away.

Do we really want to open that can of worms?

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