Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Equitable versus Equal

Government Imposed ‘Equitable Requirements’ in the Job Market

The government bailout to AIG was in the spotlight when the executives received outrageous bonuses, after accepting the money the government had stolen from the poor to give to the rich. Citizens were outraged, so the government responded by attempting to take back the money through a 90% retroactive tax on those bonuses. That didn’t work out.

Now, the government’s favorite liberal idiot, Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is sponsoring the ‘Pay for Performance Act of 2009’. If enacted, this would impose government controls on the pay of ALL employees. By the way, the bail money is being called ‘capital investments’. ‘Bail out’ just sounds too negative to suit liberals.

In the twisted logic of the liberal mind, the legislation would ‘prohibit unreasonable and excessive compensation and compensation not based on performance standards’. That does include regular pay, bonuses and everything paid to employees of companies that received some money from big brother.

It does not say what is ‘reasonable’. It gives Geithner the authority to decide what pay is reasonable or excessive.

If the government had kept their big nose out of AIG and business in the first place, the executives would not have had any bonuses, much less bonuses paid with funds taken out of the pocket of the people they had defrauded by their unsound business practices. The liberals first sent the message of, ‘Oh, you poor babies. You misbehaved and now you are sorry. Here let big brother help you out.’ Then when AIG continued with the same spend spend spend policy, the liberals are furious.
The liberals enabled AIG to continue with their same spending policies.
Then they were furious when they actually did continue with the same policies.
Then, liberals decide further intervention is what is needed instead of getting their big noses and your wallet out of the problem.

I personally see this as an utter disaster, that would certainly work in favor of the socialist/communist mindset of ‘equitable’ instead of ‘equality’.

In a society seeking equality, policies are enacted by wise legislators that are designed to provide equal opportunity for everyone. These policies do not get into the personal abilities or determination of the individual.

Equitable is something entirely different. Equitable seeks to make everything exactly the same. No one has more or less than anyone else. No one has more opportunity or less opportunity than their neighbors. No one has more or less possessions than anyone else. To achieve equitable material possessions of a society requires that wages be equitable.

Is it fair for executives of failing businesses to receive outrageous bonuses? Of course not.
Is it fair for them to receive bonuses paid for by the tax payers? Of course not.

Does this give liberals a legitimate reason to set salaries of all employees? Of course not.

Liberals are really not interested in what is right and good. They are interested in furthering their socialist/communist agenda.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Become a Prude - You Will be Glad You Did

Are You a Prude? Well, I Should Hope So!

Does bad language and graphic movie scenes cause you to cringe, turn your head away, turn off the television, and even tell people to go wash their mouth out with soap? Are you sick of people living like animals outside the bounds of marriage, and acting like they are doing nothing wrong? Are you sick of immoral and unethical business practices being excused or even condoned because of the profit such practices generate? Then you might be a prude!

If you are a prude, then thank the Lord. Being a prude is a very good thing. If you love the things of God, and seek to do His will above all else, then you very likely are a prude who engages in prudent behavior! Yipeen and good for you! gives this as the history of the word prude.
Word History: Being called a prude is rarely considered a compliment, but if we dig into the history of the word prude, we find that it has a noble past. The change for the worse took place in French. French prude first had a good sense, "wise woman," but apparently a woman could be too wise or, in the eyes of some, too observant of decorum and propriety. Thus prude took on the sense in French that was brought into English along with the word, first recorded in 1704. The French word prude was a shortened form of prude femme (earlier in Old French prode femme), a word modeled on earlier preudomme, "a man of experience and integrity." The second part of this word is, of course, homme, "man." Old French prod, meaning "wise, prudent," is from Vulgar Latin prōdis with the same sense. Prōdis in turn comes from Late Latin prōde, "advantageous," derived from the verb prōdesse, "to be good." Despite this history filled with usefulness, profit, wisdom, and integrity, prude has become a term of reproach.

In short, the word 'prude' is from ‘prudent’. The world prudent can be used like this.
It is prudent to study before a test.
It is prudent to spend cautiously.
It is prudent to eat a balanced diet and exercise.
It is prudent to invest wisely.
It is prudent to watch what you say because someone might be listening!

The word gains a negative meaning when you say something like:
It is not prudent to have babies before you get married. Never mind the problems with raising children that single parents have. Never mind the economic hardships that one parent usually causes a family. You cannot call this imprudent or you might hurt someone’s feelings.
It is not prudent to avoid religious training for children because this will make it much harder for them to come to an understanding of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
It is not prudent to accept immoral behavior as ok just because ‘that is the way the world is now’, or some other equally ridiculous reason.

Currently the Vice President of the United States has demonstrated his gutter mouth by using the f-word in public.
People are defending him, saying that it was just an adult word in an adult situation. Then they use the overworked phrase, ‘we have more important things to worry about’.
No we don’t. There is a huge difference between ‘adult language’ and ‘gutter language’.
The f-word is so overused that a true moron could use the word in its proper context. Yet, the VP of the USA can come up with nothing better to say than that?

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

A filthy mouth is a clue that the speaker has a filthy heart.
Immoral behavior gives us a clue that immorality is ruling the heart.

Business practices that put prophet above righteous behavior give us a clue that the business owner(s) love money more than they love God. They have gone after the error of Balaam, who encouraged the people in sin in order to gain money.

My mother in law says, ‘what’s in the well comes up in the bucket.’
What is in your heart is reflected in
what you say,
what you do in any situation,
how you treat others,
how accepting you are of immoral behavior – no matter how socially acceptable,
and everything that you do or say.

Prudish behavior is not the judgmental garbage that is portrayed in the media. To be a prude, or to be prudent, is to act wisely in all situations. That begins with being faithful to do the things Christ says to do; and, THAT begins with a cleaning the garbage out of your heart.

The prude and the vile person cannot coincide peacefully in a heart that is clean.