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Donkeys have some hard decisions to make

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by dogtowner, Nov 13, 2016.

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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Republicans have been "flipping off" the middle class since Reagan, and still people are stupid enough to vote for them. Biggest problem this country faces is the lack of truth, and integrity.
     
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    Who already pay's the larger share[​IMG]
     
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    Remember this one?

    https://www.thenation.com/article/20-people-now-own-as-much-wealth-as-half-of-all-americans/

    Perhaps those 20 people should pay 50% of the taxes instead of getting even more wealth, and more breaks, from the likes of you.

    Matthew 12: 38-44

    "And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

    And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

    And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living."
     
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    We don't have a revenue problem we have a spending problem.
     
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    I understand , you don't..I will not argue scripture with you. Rich or poor they should all be treated the same.. I understand if we followed scripture this world would be a better place.
     
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    You will try, and you will be wrong each time. You tried to use the excuse that the rich pay more then the poor, however, when it is pointed out to you that the rich accumulate far more then even the middle class you back off with your usual "I understand , you don't..I will not argue scripture with you" *********. I understand quite well. You pay respect to the rich while trying to condemn the poor. Nothing hard to understand there. Think Trump when you read this:

    James 2: 1-9: "My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, 'Sit thou here in a good place'; and say to the poor, 'Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool': are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor.

    Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

    If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: but if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors..."
     
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    You are clueless of what god wants from us, we are the ones that are to feed the hungry not Government. That's why he talked about the rich not doing their fair share. He wasn't talking to the government. He was talking to us. Are you trying to say Trump doesn't do his share? (maybe not) But the bible say's none are good even you.. God can change a mans heart, including Donald Trump. We are here to love one another and plant seeds and then step aside a let God do what he does so well.. As far as my respect goes, again your clueless..
     
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    Sorry, but people such as yourself have elected the types of people like Trump that make it impossible for the Christian community to feed all of the poor even if they were inclined, and they are not, to do so. And the "church" gave up that responsibility during the Depression, and is not willing to take it back. Who would pay for Osteens mansion, or the fancy church buildings, if they did?
     
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    Sorry but I'm part of the church and I haven't given up. I won't talk of the things my wife and I do because that's between myself and God.
     
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    Render unto Caesar....
    Pretty clear that Christ is not interested in the government, it's souls he seeks to save.
     
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