©2007 Janet L. Folger
Buy now! Pay later! More than a commercial aimed at short-term thinkers, this is the policy of our U.S. Congress:
In Fiscal Year 2006, the United States government spent $406 billion of your money just on interest payments to the holders of the National Debt. That National Debt is now $8.8 trillion.
Who needs terrorists?
Put it on credit, drive it today! Here's a neat short-term idea – let's sell off (or lease for a lifetime) our highways, bridges, ports, water departments and infrastructure to foreigners for some fast cash up front!
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, along with an
increasing number of others, wanted some quick cash. But it wasn't his
house he refinanced. He sold the
And now the short-term globalists are taking
a page from the European Union and building a NAFTA superhighway (four
football fields wide) from
Short-term pleasure; long-term pain. Making less sense than the words, "Sell the house honey, we're going to rent," adolescent thinking has become the norm everywhere you look:
Let's just eat candy. Churches that have become ear-tickling, ever-smiling, self-help centers. Hymns may as well be replaced with the anthem: "Don't worry, be happy." It draws the big crowds. Big crowds on a broad road who never hear about a thing called sin or a place called Hell. That is, until, without repentance, they arrive there. At least they had a positive attitude along the way.
It's all about me. Adolescents (of all ages) want to have sex now. They don't want to have a child now. Let's set a government policy to accommodate that selfish short-term thinking – and 50 million children pay with their lives. And while Americans can't be inconvenienced with more than two children, Muslims and foreigners are having 10 and 12. Welcome to the minority.
I want my MTV. Think adults haven't adopted that mentality? Seventy-four million people voted for "American Idol" – that's 12 million more than voted for our president in the last election. As long as we focus on what matters.
Drink beer and take drugs. Reaching far beyond the university campus, that mentality is commonplace in the home. Sedated and anesthetized, Americans are throwing away their lives, watching four hours of television each night and living for the weekend party.
Just get the cliff notes – it's easier than reading the book. And watching television is less taxing than doing research and forming your own opinions. The liberal agenda is the lazy man's worldview: Impress people at the dinner party by spewing back what you've heard on TV.
Like the Xbox fanatic, adult adolescents are lost in distraction, escape and
fantasy. As evidenced by the $57
billion porn industry, our nation is consumed with the fake and the
pretend. It's like missing the
I want to look cool,
and all the "cool kids" are talking about "tolerance" and
"diversity." The attacks on Sept. 11, the
I want everyone to like me. Let's keep our borders wide open and vulnerable and give lawbreakers amnesty. Then more people will like us, and we can tell our new illegal friends: "No necesita aprender otro idioma" [You don't need to learn another language]. Soon we won't be able to communicate in our homeland, but we'd rather not think that far ahead.
Short-term pleasure isn't worth the long-term pain.
Would you like to do something about all this? Here's a few places to start. Add to the 12 states that have passed legislation against the NAFTA superhighway. Join Reps. Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul in their battle against it. Balance the budget. Build the fence. And whenever you see an "adolescent" in authority, replace them with an adult who is able to think in the long-term and comprehend consequences.
Janet L. Folger is the President and Founder of Faith2Action - created to win the cultural war by working together with the most effective organizations on the side of faith and family. She hosts a daily radio program, Faith2Action with Janet Folger, (from 2-3 p.m. EST) currently in 27 markets. She also has a 60-second daily commentary that is heard on about 70 stations. The talk show and commentaries can also be heard anywhere on the Faith2Action website at F2A.ORG. She also served as the National Director for the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy [from 1997-2002] where she launched an online effort that resulted in one of the largest pro-family grassroots armies in the nation-more than 500,000 strong.