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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Pot and the Kettle

The U.S. Government is getting bigger and more controlling. On the road to socialism, it is telling the private sector how to manage its affairs. It doles out big money to failed businesses but reserves the right to dictate to those businesses. It scolds them for not having a quick recovery plan in place, and it recently demanded that an auto industry CEO resign. It seems to me that, as our government grows, our personal freedom shrinks and our free market system suffers.

I’m sure we want American corporations to enjoy a quick financial recovery and adopt sound financial accountability, but isn’t it ironic that the U.S. Government is telling them to get their finances in shape? Government spending is out of control and our national debt is at an all-time high. The pot is calling the kettle black.

If you and I managed our finances the way our federal government manages its, we would be homeless, carless, and penniless.

Jesus said something about the pot calling the kettle black. Well, He didn’t use that terminology, but He spoke against hypocrisy. He asked, “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:3–5).

The plank in Big Brother’s eye is growing bigger every day.

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