In 1644 Rev. Samuel Rutherford published LEX, REX, The Law & the Prince to demonstrate that the natural law is above the King, Some 364 years later The Invisible Hand Blog is born after a historic election a Reagan Conservative born in the 60's molded in the Reagan years begins this blog to demonstrate the God given Unalienable rights given to every person by God. God bless the truth and let the truth be raised.
John Quincy Adams believed that Christian principles and civil government must be linked together. Supreme Court Justice John Jay stated, Providence (GOD) has given our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." George Washington warned us in his Farewell Address stated, "religion and morality are necessary in politics."
The United States is a great nation because it was a Christian Nation. The USA is the worlds longest on-going constitutional republic. It has remained for over 220 years under one document and one form of government. Look at other countries like France has had 7-8 forms of government, Italy 51, and so on and so forth. Maybe Obama is right, today we are not a Christian Nation, but that does not mean that we were never a Christian Nation and that does not mean that the USA will once again find its faith, just as John Locke on the TV show LOST regained his faith.
The evidence is there in the threads of American History, the USA is great because this nation was a Christian Nation. In fact Supreme Court Justice Brewer went through America's History from its beginning until 1892 and showcased 75 pieces of evidence to show that the USA is a Christian Nation.
Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 457 (1892)
. . . no purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation.
(1) The commission to Christopher Columbus, prior to his sail westward, is from "Ferdinand and Isabella, by the grace of God, King and Queen of Castile," etc., and recites that "it is hoped that by God's assistance some of the continents and islands in the ocean will be discovered," etc.;
(2) The first colonial grant, that made to Sir Walter Raleigh;
(3) The first charter of Virginia, granted by King James I in 1606;
(4) 1609 Charter by King James I;
(5) 1611 Charter by King James I;
(6) Establishment of the Christian Religion as one of the purposes of the grant of other colonies;
(7) Mayflower Compact;
(8) The fundamental orders of Connecticut;
(9) In the charter of privileges granted by William Penn to the province of Pennsylvania;
(10) The Declaration of Independence ";
(11-54) Every Constitution of every one of the forty-four states contains language which, either directly or by clear implication, recognizes a profound reverence for religion, and an assumption that its influence in all human affairs is essential to the wellbeing of the community;
(55) It may be only in the familiar requisition that all officers shall take an oath closing with the declaration, "so help me God.";
(56) Or in provisions such as are found in Articles 36 and 37 of the declaration of rights of the Constitution of Maryland, 1867:
(57) Or like that in Articles 2 and 3 of part 1st of the Constitution of Massachusetts, 1780:
(58) Or, as in sections 5 and 14 of Article 7 of the Constitution of Mississippi, 1832:
(59) Or by Article 22 of the Constitution of Delaware, (1776), which required all officers, besides an oath of allegiance, to make and subscribe the following declaration:
"I, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore, and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.";
(60) Even the Constitution of the United States, which is supposed to have little touch upon the private life of the individual, contains in the First Amendment a declaration common to the constitutions of all the states, as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," etc., and also provides in Article I, Section 7, a provision common to many constitutions, that the executive shall have ten days (Sundays excepted) within which to determine whether he will approve or veto a bill;
There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning. They affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons. They are organic utterances. They speak the voice of the entire people. While, because of a general recognition of this truth, the question has seldom been presented to the courts, (61) yet we find that in Updegraph v. Commonwealth, 11 S. & R. 394, 400, it was decided that
"Christianity, general Christianity, is, and always has been, a part of the common law of Pennsylvania; . . . not Christianity with an established church and tithes and spiritual courts, but Christianity with liberty of conscience to all men.";
(62) People v. Ruggles, 8 Johns. 290, 294-295, Chancellor Kent, the great commentator on American law, speaking as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York;
(63) And in the famous case of @ 43 U. S. 198, this Court, while sustaining the will of Mr. Girard, with its provision for the creation of a college into which no minister should be permitted to enter, observed: "It is also said, and truly, that the Christian religion is a part of the common law of Pennsylvania.";
If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life,
(64) as expressed by its laws,
(65) its business,
(66) its customs,
(67) and its society,
we find every where a clear recognition of the same truth. Among other matters, note the following:
(68) the form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty;
(69) the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer;
(70) the prefatory words of all wills, "In the name of God, amen;"
(71) the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day;
(72) the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town, and hamlet;
(73) the multitude of charitable organizations existing every where under Christian auspices;
(74) the gigantic missionary associations, with general support,
(75) and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe.
These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. In the face of all these, shall it be believed that a Congress of the United States intended to make it a misdemeanor for a church of this country to contract for the services of a Christian minister residing in another nation?
This is to inform you that as a fan of college basketball and especially the March Madness NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, it pains me to see what you have done to my SON. You see I gave my only begotten Son as a sacrifice, His blood covers the multitude of sins, just as that young fan wanted to show the world what my SON has done in his life. He took that handmade sign of a reference to MY WORD, to show others the Way to me and eternal life. That young fan bravely held that sign to exclaim, "Yes, I am a believer in God's only begotten son and because of Jesus and my faith in Jesus I will have eternal life, and so can you!!"
In the realm of NCAA Division College Athletics, you are the authority, because I have given that authority to you, but I did not grant you that authority to despise and steal my message that I have given to my followers. But in a way, your security guard has done more to advance my message, "For God so loved the world and gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but shall have eternal life." The very word of God from John 3:16. You see, NCAA, whether you return my Son's sign is irrelevant, because MY WORD is everlasting and will not fade away and it will not return void.
My followers are even more committed to spreading my word, so be on the look-out for more of my messages at NCAA tournaments.
I am a big LOST fan, I love the show for many reasons, one is the ongoing theme of Faith v. Science. This year for Season Five, the theme song of LOST has been the Fray's, "You Found Me." This song, if you hear it one time will stick in your head for days on end, so I wanted to do a post about Faith and finding God. The song's lyrics start with "I found God, on the corner of 1st & Amistad":
I found god On the corner of 1st and Amistad Where the west was all but won All alone, smoking his last cigarette I Said where you been, he said ask anything Where were you? When everything was falling apart All my days were spent by the telephone It never rang And all I needed was a call That never came To the corner of first and Amistad
Lost and insecure You found me, you found me Lying on the floor Surrounded, surrounded Whyd you have to wait? Where were you? Where were you? Just a little late You found me, you found me.
The song is or can be an anthem of our culture, our culture is stuck between Science and Faith, our culture is searching . . . searching for answers to basic questions of WHO MADE ME? WHY AM I HERE? IF THERE IS A GOD WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO ME AND MY FAMILY? WHY DO I FEEL SO EMPTY LIVING IN THE WEALTHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? I HAVE EVERYTHING, WHY DON'T I FEEL SATISFIED? what will satisfy and take the hurt away? Our culture is crying out for answers, but who is there to answer the answer-less? Is it science and technology, or Faith? Has faith become irrelevant today?
These are questions that can all be known, but the answer is not in science, but in Faith. You see, John Locke is right, "Things happen for a reason." Finding God is the key to answering these questions. The Fray is right God is at the corner of 1st & Amistad, 1st St & W Amistad Ave, Quemado, Maverick, Texas 78877, God is everywhere, but there is only one way to God, and that is through His son, Jesus Christ. It seems so simple, but it can be so difficult at the same time. The Children of Israel asked the same question to God that the Fray and our culture are asking today, they just used a different question but it transcends cultures and is asking God, where were you?
In Malachi Chapter 1, the people of Israel asked God, "How Have You Loved Us?' They were screaming the Fray's song, "God, Where were You?' So, God shows them, How I Loved the Nation of Israel?" I spared Israel, not like other Nations that have become dust in the wind, I loved Israel and chose Israel to be the seed of the Messiah, THE ONE. Yes, God has loved us, in that He sent His only begotten SON Yeshua to be a sacrifice for our sins, so that those who BELIEVE on Yeshua will have Eternal Life. Yes, I found God on Grant Street in Overland Park, Kansas, If you are searching, look around, because God is right there.
President Barack Obama’s popularity overwhelms that of Jesus Christ, God, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa, according to a new poll that shows Obama as the person Americans named as their hero. The Harris Poll, released on Thursday, was conducted on 2,634 U.S. adults between Jan. 12 to 19, 2009 – just ahead of President Obama’s inauguration.
American adults (age 18 and over) spontaneously named President Obama as the person they admire enough to call their hero in a Harris Poll. READ FULL STORY
“The fact that President Obama is mentioned more often than Jesus Christ should not be misinterpreted,” The Harris Poll clarified in its report. “No list was used and nobody was asked to choose between them.” HERE IS THE USA'S TOP TEN LIST + ONE:
#3MARTIN LUTHER KING
#5GEORGE W. BUSH
#8JOHN F. KENNEDY
Respondents gave multiple reasons for their choice of heroes, including: doing what’s right regardless of personal consequences (89 percent); not giving up until the goal is accomplished (83 percent); doing more than what other people expect of them (82 percent); overcoming adversity (81 percent); and staying level-headed in a crisis (81 percent).
Only 14 percent of Americans said they admire either their mother or father enough to call them their hero. In contrast, nearly half (49 percent) said a public figure is someone they admire and consider a personal hero.
SO WHO IS YOUR HERO? PERSONALLY BARACK OBAMA WOULD NOT HAD MADE THE INVISIBLE HAND'S LIST, GOD & JESUS CHRIST WOULD BE #1.
I am sitting here overlooking the crystal blue water of the Red Sea, in the background are the mountains of Saudi Arabia. I love the dessert and I especially love the people who make their home the dessert. The Bedouin live a simple life and I can see why God called one of them to make a great nation. You see Abraham was a dessert person a Bedouin and he lived his life just like they continue to this day. I have been blessed to live and to come in contact with them for the past four days here in the Sinai. One of the things I have learned is that they have a deep respect for the land that God has made and provided for them.
In the USA the airwaves are bombarded with Go Green, green, green, and more go green. The environmentalist in the USA go green in an artificial way, they seek solutions that make them feel good rather than actually benefitting God's creation. I am not a wacko environmentalist, but I believe God made this earth and He wants us to good stewards of His Creation. That being said, the Bedouin are the good stewards. In the USA we would say they leave small footprints.
Take for example the air quality in the Sinai is perfect no smog like Cairo. Most Bedouin do not own cars and most do not live in what we consider a house. But more importantly they leave the dessert as they find it. Take for example my son he loves to throw rocks into the canyons or wherever, but a Bedouin will not do this, in fact he will only move rocks when it serves a purpose or is necessary. Also when the Bedouin need firewood they will never cut down a living tree, they only use the wood from a tree that has fallen by the hand of God. The Bedouin try to leave the dessert as God made it, and they use only what is necessary to maintain their way of life.
If Obama is serious about the environment he should consider inviting the Bedouin to join his environmental policy team. The Bedouin foundation toward the environment is that God created all things, as I walked in the wadi canyons of the colored canyon with the Bedouin in the Sinai we would both remark that this was cut by the finger of God. You see if you have the right foundation then going green will work if you follow the lead of the Bedouin, the true green environentalists.
The saying goes there are two sides to every story or in other words, there are always two ways at looking at the glass, is it half-empty or half-full. So it is, the day after Christmas 2008 a funny thing happens crowded malls. I have never understood the fact that all the shopping centers are packed the day after Christmas.
What is this phenomenon, where after a day of indulgence in food, gifts, and merriment is followed by more shopping? Is it, I did not get what I wanted, so I deserve to buy it now syndrome? Or my Christmas did not satisfy that emptiness, so I will buy more? Whatever it is, the answer is not buying more, unless you are being financially wise and buying gifts for next Christmas, like some do, but I believe the majority or trying to resolve the issues that haunt everyone after Christmas, What is next? What else can I do to bring happiness to my life? During 2008 Christmas, we as a people are bombarded with messages from all avenues of life, Church, friends, family, television, etc. etc. However, two different world leaders issued there messages for Christmas 2008. One came from a symbolic leader of a once great empire, The Queen of the British Commonwealth, and the second came from a despised leader of a rogue nation, Ahmadinejad. Both have different takes on the World's woes, but both have an element of truth. The element of truth is what the invisible hand seeks to raise.
The pertinent part of the Queen's Christmas 2008 message centers around a question she so eloquently asks,"Where it is we can find lasting happiness?"
"In such time as these--we can all learn from lessons from the past. We might begin to see things in a new perspective. Certainly we begin to ask ourselves, where it is we can find lasting happiness?" The Queen answers, that question by her observations of happy people, they are the ones who live with purpose and an unselfish life, by service to others, by service to their nation. To View the Queen's 2008 Christmas Message Click Here.
The Queen raises a great question that many in this world are seeking the answer to, however the Queen's answer is not spot on, it falls short. Before I discuss why the Queen's answer is incomplete, lets look at Ahmadinejad's Christmas message.
Ahmadinejad's message talked about the wold's woes, and in contrast to the Queen's was more negative and derogatory toward the USA and the UK, but I believe had an element of truth. Ahmadinejad stated that the world's troubles are rooted in the "REJECTION OF GOD." He continued, "the crisis in society, the family, morality, politics, security and the economy . . . have come about because the prophets have been forgotten, the Almighty has been forgotten and some leaders are estranged from God." Read Full Story.
Now do not get me wrong, Ahmadinejad has alternative motives, he is a terrorist and a hater of Israel and the USA, but there is some truth in his statement, we the people have rejected God and his blessing upon our nation. This is where the invisible hand can tie the two stories together, lets make the glass full.
For a nation to "Secure the blessings of Liberty," for a market to run pure and free under the invisible hand, for a people to find lasting happiness, that nation, that market, that people, and that individual must realize God made all things, and God made every single individual person for a divine purpose. Lasting happiness only comes when you serve God, because God loves us, and not only that He demonstrated that love to us, by sending His only begotten son Jesus Christ to live a sinless life and to die as a sacrifice for our sins, and the rest of the story . . . Jesus overcame death and lives again, so that, all persons may find lasting happiness in Jesus.
George Washington in his farewell address warned us not to reject God and His morality, for it is by the morals of God we are free. Our Nation is suffering, because we the people have rejected God's morality, our free market economy is failing, because we the people have rejected God's morality, we the people are unfulfilled and unhappy, because we have rejected the morality of God. There are 364 days until Christmas 2009, as the Queen stated, "in such a time as these" you must choose will I serve God by becoming a follower of Jesus Christ or will I serve myself. As a Nation and as a people and as an individual, You must decide. "Follow Jesus and He will give you life, life more abundantly.
Christmas 2008 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission. It also marked the end of one of the most tulmultious years in history 1968. Jim Lovell, William Anders, & Frank Borman on December 21, 1968 headed to the moon, to orbit around the dark side, and return to earth in the last week of December. On Christmas eve 1968 Apollo 8 orbited the moon and captured the amazing picture of earth contrasted with the lunar surface.
Jim Lovell stated, "At one point I sighted the earth with my thumb -- and my thumb from that distance fit over the entire planet. I realized how insignificant we all are if everything I'd ever known is behind my thumb. But at that moment I don't think the three of us understood the lasting significance of what we were looking at." On that Christmas Eve of 1968, the crew delivered a Christmas Message from Genesis 1 to the entire planet, "In the beginning God . . ."
On there return, the crew was inundated with messages from the people around the world saying, "Thank You for Saving 1968."
Now forty years later 2008 is ending, a year that has seen its troubles and may in some ways mirror 1968, however there is lacking a moon mission and the goal of stepping on the moon. Also, lacking is God in the life of our nation, may the USA draw inspiration from and remember Apollo 8 and the self-evident truth, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
The Boston Globe displayed this story by Jeff Jacoby, which talks of 1968 and Apollo 8:
In April, Martin Luther King had been murdered in Memphis; in Los Angeles two months later, Bobby Kennedy was struck down. The fighting in Vietnam ground bloodily on, pushing the American death toll past 30,000 and fueling massive antiwar demonstrations at home. The United States was humiliated when North Korea captured the USS Pueblo and imprisoned its crew for 11 months. Racial tensions worsened, as segregationist George Wallace launched a third-party campaign for president. Outside the Democratic convention in Chicago, TV cameras broadcast appalling scenes of chaos and police brutality. "Seldom," Time magazine observed, "had the nation been confronted with such a congeries of doubts and discontents."
But in its final days, the annus horribilis of 1968 was unexpectedly redeemed by a dazzling display of intrepidity and ambition and nerve: Apollo 8's flight around the moon - the first human voyage to another world.
Afterward, the decision to send Apollo 8 to the moon would be called the greatest gamble in the history of the space program. The mission had originally been scheduled to test the new lunar landing vehicle while orbiting the Earth; the first moon-orbit mission wasn't planned until 1969. But the lunar lander wasn't ready. And the CIA was reporting that the Soviets were on the verge of upstaging the United States by sending a manned Soyuz spacecraft around the moon.
So NASA decided not to wait. Apollo 8 would go all the way to the moon. It was a gutsy, dangerous decision, and not just because flying without a lunar lander meant that Apollo 8's crew - Commander Frank Borman, James Lovell, and Bill Anders - would be stranded without a lifeboat if anything went wrong. Houston still didn't have the software Apollo would need to navigate to the moon. And the huge Saturn V rocket required to launch a spacecraft beyond the Earth's gravity was still being perfected, and had never been used on a manned flight. By today's standards, the risks were unthinkable. Apollo's program director, Chris Kraft, figured the odds of getting the crew home safely at 50-50.
Yet in the end, it was a triumph. Apollo 8 lifted off on the morning of Dec. 21. The massive rocket, as tall as a 35-story building and burning 20 tons of fuel per second, performed flawlessly. Two years earlier, Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon had flown Gemini 11 to a record-breaking 850 miles above the Earth. Now Borman, Lovell, and Anders were on their way to beating that record by more than 230,000 miles.
They reached their target on Dec. 24, easing into orbit around the moon just 69 hours after leaving home. As an Earthbound audience of hundreds of millions tuned in, the astronauts of Apollo 8 - the first humans to view the lunar surface up close - described what they were seeing.
"The moon is essentially gray, no color," Lovell reported, according to a transcript. "Looks like plaster of Paris, or sort of a grayish deep sand." Borman described it as "vast, lonely, forbidding," a "great expanse of nothing that looks rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone."
But it was only when they turned their camera away from the moon and back to the heavens that the full emotional impact of their achievement began to sink in.
"Oh, my God," Anders gasped. "Look at that picture over there!"
"What is it?" asked Borman.
"The Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty."
Rising above the horizon, over a bleak lunar surface, was the world they had come from, a delicate marble of blue and white, floating alone in the darkness, home to everyone and everything they or anyone had ever known - "the most beautiful, heart-catching sight of my life," Borman later said, "one that sent a torrent of nostalgia, of sheer homesickness, surging through me." It was like a glimpse of Creation - like seeing the Earth as God might see it.
For their Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit, NASA had instructed the astronauts simply: "Say something appropriate." And so, as half a billion people watched and listened 40 years ago this week, they did. Anders began:
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth; and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light.
Lovell took up the reading after Anders, and then Borman brought the broadcast to an end.
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering-together of the waters called He seas. And God saw that it was good.
"And from the crew of Apollo 8," Borman finished, "we close with, Good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you - all of you on the good Earth."
Say it ain't so George, "the fox will come in sheep's clothing. . .", George W. Bush is going out with a bang a big socialist bang. The President has shown his true colors, he is bypassing Congress to extend $14 Billion to US Auto Makers. Socialist Bush is not what I voted for as a conservative.
President Bush is the one who got this bailout mania rolling, and there is no end in sight. Last night the Republican SHUT IT DOWN for a moment, but now George W. Bush is flipping on previous statements where he stated he would not use TARP money for the Auto Bailout unless Congress approved the measure. In Justin Quinn's article:
The Auto Bailout: More Proof of Bush's Conservative Betrayal
By George, He's done it again:
This time, President George W. Bush has circumvented the will of Congress -- and the people -- by announcing today that if the lawmakers on Capitol Hill won't give money to the Big Three automakers, he will.
Last night, Senate negotiations broke down on whether to send GM, Chrysler and Ford about $14 billion worth of aid for to keep their ailing companies from folding. It seemed as though Congress finally decided to take a tough-love approach and stop the flow of money that seems to be seeping from the US Treasury like a gunshot wound. The bleeding began whenCongress foolishly handed out $700 billion to the banking industry with no strings attached by way of the newly formed Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Apparently, Bush had other plans for the troubled auto manufacturers. He is now saying that, unless Congress acts with an aid plan first, he will give the last of the TARP money ($15 billion earmarked for banks) to the ailing car companies -- even though he said he wouldn't. Money and promises are to the Bush family like lice; some you you keep, some you give away.
Whether his extortion of Congress is successful is beside the point. Bush's final ugly act as president (we hope) will also be his final act of conservative betrayal (we hope). Let's take a look at how his conservative credentials have been compromised between when he was elected in 2000 and today:
Bush campaigned as the Great Unifier. In 2000, he promised that, if elected, he would bring the country together, acting in a bipartisan manner by reaching across the aisle to get things done. In eight years, he has divided the country more than any other president in history and almost single-handedly lost the election for his would-be successor John McCain.
Bush was elected as a compassionate conservative. After 9/11, Bush declared war on Iraq, which the nation later learned had little or nothing to do with al Queda's terrorist attack on New York and Washington, DC. The war has now lasted more than five years and has cost thousands of lives. Meanwhile, the conservative ideal of "a strong national defense" has been compromised by the diminished international reputation of the US.
Bush campaigned on the promise that he would balance the national budget every year and ensure that the national debt remained at zero. After his first four years, the budget deficit was at an all-time high of $412 billion, and in eight years as president, Bush has never proposed a single balanced budget. Meanwhile on Sept. 22, 2008, the national debt under Bush reached its highest total in 50 years -- $10 trillion.
Bush promised to create a true free-market economy by reigning in spending and reducing the size and scope of government. Under Bush, government has swollen to such an extent that it will have trouble finding money to fund all of its new programs (which will mean higher taxes, not program cuts), and it was the first administration in dozens of years to create a new cabinet-level position, complete with a new office and trillions of dollars in discretionary spending (the Office of Homeland Security). Read Full Story
This is the exchange were old King George states that God's Word is not literally true:
MCFADDEN: Is it literally true, the Bible?
BUSH: You know. Probably not ... No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament, for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is "God sent a son."
MCFADDEN: So, you can read the Bible...
BUSH: That God in the flesh, that mankind can understand there is a God who is full of grace and that nothing you can do to earn his love. His love is a gift and that in order to draw closer to God and in order to express your appreciation for that love is why you change your behavior.
MCFADDEN: So, you can read the Bible and not take it literally. I mean you can -- it's not inconsistent to love the Bible and believe in evolution, say.
BUSH: Yeah, I mean, I do. I mean, evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn't fully explain the mystery of life and ...
MCFADDEN: But do you believe in it?
BUSH: That God created the world, I do, yeah.
MCFADDEN: But what about ...
BUSH: Well, I think you can have both. I think evolution can -- you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty, and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution.
Old King George, the darling of the Christian right and fiscal conservatives, in the last few days of his presidency is letting bare the sheep's clothing, President George W. Bush is a godless socialist who believes the Bible not to be literal, has given President-elect Barack Obama the goose that has laid the golden egg. The next 3-4 years President-elect Obama will be blaming Bush. All Bush needs to do is just say No, you have already created a avalanche with the $700 billion TARP bailout, now, you are going once again against the will of the people. It is not Barack Obama who is the godless socialist it is George W. Bush.
By the way I am declaring that I am no longer responsible for the debts created by the US Government . . .
I just wanted to write a quick letter expressing my deep gratitude. I am truly blessed to call my home the USA. As I write this letter away from my homeland in the country that borders you to the South, where in fact many of this country's citizens try to escape for a better life in the USA.
The story goes that my ancestors three Tompkins brothers boarded a ship in England to come to America to build a better future for their families and their future generations, so I am very thankful for the courage those early Tompkins had in taking that risk on the USA.
Now I will carry on the torch. The USA is the greatest nation in the world, because of our founding fathers and their faith in God. The founders enabled us to enjoy the blessings of liberty.