No question but what President Obama does not fulfill his promises. Where is the transparency in government he so loudly announced when he ran for the office of President?
Where is the transparency about “Fast and Furious,” a government gun-running operation run amuck? It should not have been done in the first place. Attorney General Eric Holder repeatedly denies knowledge of the operation–which shows he is a liar too.
Where is the transparency about the current multiple IRS scandals of selective harassment of conservative, Evangelical, Bible-believing, Jewish, and Tea-Party groups? This knowingly selective harassment of the potential political opposition without question caused the defeat of Obama’s opposition in the last Presidential Election, and purposely so.
But the latest nonsense from President Obama shows he flunked basic science.
But Obama then suggested he’d draw the line at “climate change” deniers. “If I’ve got somebody who has a different approach to dealing with climate change — I don’t have much patience for people who deny climate change, but if you’ve got creative approaches, market-based approaches, tell me about them. If you think I’m doing it the wrong way, let me know. I’m happy to work with you,” said Obama.
President Obama and many others have fallen short in their Bible reading and Bible study. As for climate change, here is a verse to start from:
Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Now that global warming has fallen into disrepute, the same knuckleheads that promoted that falsehood have changed the label to “climate change.” “Climate change” is an oxymoron. It is a contradiction in terms. Weather may change, climate does not. There are variations in weather patterns, but they fall within a range for the given geographical region of the planet or climate zone.
Politicians and others with avaricious interests want to promote theft of wealth by establishing a “carbon tax,” and other money-garnering taxes to promote their mistaken agendas.
To suppose that carbon dioxide is a pollutant is utter nonsense. Perhaps promoters of “climate change” and “global warming” went to schools that so dumbed down the curriculum that they have no understanding of genuine science.
No wonder President Obama at great expense keeps everything about his academic background a secret.
Pro_24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
The common mantra of the liberal mindset is “change.” I’ve witnessed this first-hand in the field of education. It is present in current politics. It is even present in the field of theology. Agenda-driven change is a disaster when the wrong agenda is being promoted.
I saw in the news today that one supposed leader that thinks he is in the Evangelical movement, claims friendship with Rick Warren, and I think has some connection with the SBC or Southern Baptist Church, is advocating that we soften our opposition to Islam. That fits the theological change department.
I saw in the news yesterday where some legislators in Michigan want to promote merit pay for teachers based on student improvement in test scores. What a can of worms that opens! Even though I wrote a letter to my own state senator on this subject, I’m sure it was not heeded. Even Republican senators DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ.
Rating teachers based on how their students do is a wrong-headed notion. Teachers have no control over who is assigned to their classes. Teachers favored by the school administration will be assigned the better students so the teacher will look good. Less favored teachers can be assigned classes full of troublemakers.
They tried that on me. I have studied education as well as my own teaching fields far more than any of my administrators have–even those with Phd’s. And they know it, or soon find out. Turns out the worst students came to like me very much because they discovered I was not like any of their other teachers. I genuinely helped each of my students succeed in all of their classes. When any administrator tried to remove a student from my class, usually all hell broke loose. Not only did the student let it be known he or she would not leave my class under any circumstances, the parent came and fought hard to keep his or her child in my class. Generally, the student and parent won. Furthermore, when I was able to teach from my own materials, my students excelled. My classes had more students on the honor roll, even though I was not teaching honors students, and of course I had no direct impact on how other teachers were grading my students in their classes.
Beyond all this, my students had better attendance to my class than other students in the school. My school, typical of inner city urban schools, had a dropout rate of about 70%. I get that figure from the fact that the entering ninth grade class numbered about 1000 students. Four years later the graduating senior class numbered about 300 students. Once I taught two classes for all four years of their high school experience, and had just one student drop out at the mid-term grading period of her final semester. One student dropout out of 70 students is quite remarkable over a period of four years, and my administrators and supervisors were well aware of this fact at the time.
Yet I was never named “teacher of the year.” My own students grumbled about that, saying that they felt I should get that bit of recognition. The students made up for that by nominating me as the teacher who most helped them prepare for college.
Nevertheless, I doubt that I would receive any “merit pay” under any proposed system offered by the state legislature. This fits the educational change department.
We do need some change in the political department. Start electing honest politicians who will stay honest even after they get into office. Currently there is a severe shortage of moral backbone in all our elected officials.
But here is the change we really need:
“No revival is more to be desired than that of systematic, personal Bible study!”
If people who claim to be followers of our Lord Jesus Christ obeyed His command to “Search the Scriptures,” we could indeed see genuine revival. More people would be won to Christ. And has happened in the past, even society at large would be greatly influenced for good, not ill.