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Repeal and Replace?
June 27, 2017, 6:59 pm
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For seven years the Republicans have been asking voters to give them the House and Senate so they could repeal and replace Obamacare, then they said they needed the Presidency as well. Now they have all three, and when did they start working to repeal and replace Obamacare? This year after the President was inaugurated, they never seriously had anything that would repeal or replace Obamacare, it was all a shell game.

Now they have been called on their words, and what has happened, first the House with the weak House speaker, in his years in the House he has accomplished nothing, and his speakership is the same tired old nothing. Of course once the Freedom Caucus got to work they squeaked a bill through the House and sent it to the Senate, where it was dismissed by the Lords of the Senate, and they FINALLY began to work on their own version of repeal and replace. Shades of the House of Representatives, now the leadership (and I use the term derisively) had to pull their bill because they figured out they did not have the votes!

It is a good thing for McConnell and Ryan they are not on the Apprentice -Trump can’t say YOU’RE FIRED! and bring in someone else to lead in both houses. I do not understand why they want to continue to control our health care anyway, why not repeal all the garbage that Obamacare put in place, return health care to the people and the doctors to work out. I cannot find one word in the Constitution that leads me to think that the Federal Government has any role to play in health care for the nation. Of course I cannot see where they have any role in Education either, that was put in place to appease some power lobby that helped elect what used to be considered the worst President of all time, Jimmy Carter. He is the one who did that, and none of the executives have had the guts to repeal that mess either.

It is past time for the federal government to get out of our lives and our pockets and get back to what the Constitution says they have the authority to actually do. We in the Constitution Party believe in limited government. Limited by the Constitution, any law that does not meet muster under the Constitution is illegal and needs to be repealed. Of course we also have cowards and democrats on the SCOTUS, just look at the contortions the Court took in order to saddle us with Obamacare. Justice(?) Roberts voted to keep this abortion of a law, by turning a fine into a tax so that it would not kill the entire bill.

The truth is we are ruled by 9 people in robes, if it was 8 I would call it an oligarchy, in cahoots with the life time power mongers in the bureaucracy, un-elected scoundrels who cannot be fired, and who are the actual law makers in Washington, since the legislators gave up their duty to legislate and gave it over to the bureaucracy to make rules which become laws. We the people then pay the price for a government run amok, I wonder how many of these so-called legislators actually have read the Constitution of the United States which they have sworn to protect and defend.

Join me, vote Constitution Party, Join the Party, we need those of you who are true patriots. Those of you who have read the Constitution and who understand how much of our lives have been taken over by the double dealing scoundrels in Washington D. C. and want to change the country back to the Republic it was founded to be.

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In the Breaking of the Bread
April 22, 2012, 9:11 pm
Filed under: Church Stuff, God | Tags: , , ,

In the gospel of Luke the 24th Chapter beginning in verse 13, two of the disciples had left Jerusalem and were traveling to a small town about 7 miles from there called Emmaus. As they walked they spoke with each other about what had happened to Jesus. I imagine they were in a bit of shock, and mourning the loss of their dear friend and mentor. Also they had thought that the Messiah would be a warrior and would defeat the Romans and set Israel up as the center of the world.

A man joins them on the way, and acts like he has no clue about what had happened, they proceed to tell him as they walk along. Then he tells them what the scriptures say about the Messiah and that what happened was foretold. When they get to Emmaus, they invite the man to eat with them, and, as they are eating the stranger takes the bread and breaks it. Immediately, they recognize Jesus.

In 1989 I went on a Walk to Emmaus weekend, I was pastoring a small church at the time, and went on this weekend because some friends wanted me to, I didn’t really expect much to come of it but I went anyway. It was a life changing experience, I learned what this Jesus thing was really all about. More importantly, I began to understand better the working of the Holy Spirit in my life. Gifts and graces are a part of all believers, they are a gift of God. Of course we also had the scriptures opened to us on that weekend and as a Pastor, I learned a lot on that weekend that had not been taught at seminary.

I also came to understand the walk in the context of Cleopas and his fellow disciple as they recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread. We worshipped and broke bread (holy communion) many times on that weekend. As we did so the reality of that service of remembrance called Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, Eucharist, and we came to understand that although it is bread and wine (grape juice), the Lord is present with us. I know that Christ is with me as I walk on this journey, through life and on into eternity. It is my prayer that like me, you too experience the presence of Christ with you.

I hope you will read this story again in Luke 24:13-35, learn of the journey, the short one in this story and the life journey in the scriptures. If you don’t know Christ, take the time to meet him, you might just have a life changing experience also. If you do know him have you recognized him in the Breaking of the Bread?

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