Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 12, 2013

Nov. 12, 2013: Letters to the editor


Kokomo Tribune

---- — House GOP stands against fascist gov’t

President Obama’s ambition to bring the United States under a central government, dominated by the executive branch, is gaining momentum. The legislative and judicial branches are little or no resistance to his radical socialist agenda. The House of Representatives is his only obstacle, and if that is lost in next year’s election, nothing will slow his consolidation of power.

He already has a coalition of government entities that pay allegiance only to him, including the Senate, the chief justice, the attorney general and the IRS. This is only a small, partial list.

The Supreme Court’s ruling concerning the constitutionality of Obamacare was a direct hit on our Constitution; the Affordable Care Act is just another federal credit card, joining a long list of credit cards picking the taxpayers’ pockets. It has an elevator effect; it brings the poor up and takes the middle class down. It alone will cost the taxpayers more than $1 trillion. It was designed to bridge the economic gap between the poor and the middle class, however, the tax burdens are wiping out the hopes and dreams of the middle class. They cannot survive the growth of government and a corrupt IRS system.

Liberty hinges on a balance of power between the states, Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court. This balance is systematically being destroyed by an ever-enlarging federal government using taxpayer money to buy votes from those who either work directly for the government or who get money from it.

The Republican Congress is taking a beating, but it just might be the only authority standing between our democracy and a fascist government. The Democratic Party’s goal is to use the power of the IRS to bridge the gap between the poor and the middle class — redistribute the people’s wealth through this monster called the IRS.

Ondis Brantley

Russiaville

Put Bible foremostin our hearts, gov’t

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void. (Isaiah 55:11A)

The first state constitution written in America was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut in 1639. It was based on the Bible, and it became a model for other state constitutions as well as the Constitution of the United States. Since the American Revolution, America’s biblically based Constitution has remained in place. France, by comparison, has had seven constitutions since the French Revolution (1789) that were based on Voltaire’s anti-biblical, humanist philosophy.

The influence of the Bible is seen throughout America’s government. The founding fathers devised a three-branch system of checks and balances because they acknowledged the depravity of man — man’s inability to govern himself. It is hard not to connect America’s declining moral state with the removal of the Bible from its original, central place in our nation’s government and schools. The Bible is alive and powerful; remove it and its life-changing power is negated.

Moral and spiritual decline happens to individuals before it happens to nations. Commit to keeping God’s word at the core of your life.

Now, you like to ask what happened to this country. Pray for everyone to listen to Jesus and get into the word. Then you will realize what’s wrong here.

Love everyone but don’t like their sins.

Sondra Koon

Kokomo