Russell and Duenes

the mouths of liars will be stopped

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Let the lying lips be mute which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt. (Ps.31:18)

But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped. (Ps.63:11)

Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. (Ps.120:2)

There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him…a lying tongue (Prov.6:16-17)

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. (Prov.12:19)

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight. (Prov.12:22)

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death. (Prov.21:6)

Remove far from me falsehood and lying (Prov.30:8)

The specific policies enacted by the “healthcare” law can be debated by reasonable people; but what cannot be debated is the pernicious lying that was involved by those politicians who have sold it to us. Anyone who says that there were not ruinous, brazen, willful lies that were told by the Democrats and the willing media about this law, are still being told, and will be told into the future, is lying to himself. And don’t give me some ridiculous retort about how Republicans lie as well, for healthcare is the issue before us just now. No one should be excusing any politician’s lies. But these lies were told in broad daylight, to our face, looking us in the eye, by people who knew better, with vast and far-reaching social, moral and spiritual consequences. As Dave Bahnsen so puts it so well:

The economic ignorance of our society is staggering. I truly believe that the IQ requirement necessary to understand that adding 37 million people to a system and mandating massive increases in coverage will not decrease costs is in the low single-digits. At its face, it is patently absurd (though not as comically absurd as President Obama’s assertion that employer premium costs would go down by 3,000%). Whether this bill had passed or not, we have reason to be afraid of a citizenry that could even momentarily be duped by such numerical idiocy. I am not concerned that Congress fell for it too, because, of course, they didn’t “fall for it”. They know it is a lie, which is why the benefits start now, but the costs start in 2014. Brilliant. Good moral compass, Jim Wallis!!

Or, as Thomas Sowell rightly points out today:

What makes this particular lie pass muster with many people, who might otherwise use their common sense, is that the Congressional Budget Office vouched for the consistency of the budget numbers that say you can add millions of people to a government-run system and yet save money. The Congressional Budget Office does honest work. But it can only use the numbers that Congress supplies– and Congress does dishonest work.

D

HT: Dave Bahnsen

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Written by Michael Duenes

March 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

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  1. Great word. As I’ve said before, if I did not know Jesus, life would be a lot harder in times like these.

    Duke Dillard

    March 25, 2010 at 5:47 am

  2. As they say, The truth will out.

    As I’ve said before, it’s important to acknowledge the failures of the Republicans honestly if they are ever to climb out of the heap they’re in. This doesn’t bode well:

    (From an article in the Washington Post by Howard Kurz)
    Bruce Bartlett, another conservative scholar who has been at odds with the right, wrote that Frum told him AEI staffers “had been ordered not to speak to the media” about health care “because they agreed with too much of what Obama was trying to do. . . . The donor community is only interested in financing organizations that parrot the party line.”

    Andy

    March 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

    • Frankly, I don’t care one whit what AEI does. They cannot compel me to buy something I don’t want to and destroy our economy. But I care a lot when those who have coercive power over me, and they alone, lie through their teeth about a law that will take over 1/6 of the U.S. economy. As I said in my post, but I guess I’ll have to repeat here, Republican lies are no less damnable than Social Democratic lies, but it’s the health care lies that are before us at the moment.

      -D

      russellandduenes

      March 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

  3. Oops, I left out the part about how Frum was fired for expressing his view that the Republicans “went for all the marbles” and failed in the biggest legislation since the 1960s.

    Frum is one of the few conservative writers that I always pause and read. I guess it will be less annoying for those inside the echo chamber now that his dissonant message is cast out.

    Andy

    March 26, 2010 at 6:37 am

  4. Something from a Sri Lankan Christian blogger who I regularly read:

    “Most of us non-Americans are naturally nonplussed at the fury that Barak Obama’s health care reform bill has unleashed. It perplexes us that so many suburban American Christians who do not care one iota about a trillion-dollar military budget, and wax eloquently about being zealously ”pro-life”, are now indignant about their state spending public funds to make the poor Americans more equal to them when it comes to receiving medical treatment and enjoying good health! Please, could some Republican party Christian explain these anomalies to the rest of the Body of Christ around the world?”

    He makes a point that crossed my mind as well. You feel the government is robbing you. Would you concede that it also robbed (and robs) me and millions of others by using tax money to fight wars we don’t all support? Is it robbery every time the governments taxes me for a service I don’t get, or don’t want?

    You don’t want me to mention that other people have lied, and are lying, on the other side of this debate (not to mention in regard to the wars/conflicts I wrote about above). But clearly it wouldn’t be reasonable to hold only the party you don’t like to higher standards.

    My question is: If “politics as usual” in Washington are fraught with lies, what are you willing to do or suggest to change “politics as usual” in Washington??

    Andy

    March 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

    • See my post for a response.

      -D

      russellandduenes

      March 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm


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