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Each day I wonder what President Obama and the leftists in Congress are going to say about America's financial crisis. On one day, they say the sky is going to fall and America is going to grind to a halt. On another day, they've decided that it's not as bad as they thought. Regardless of their schizophrenic economic predictions, one thing is for certain: they seem bent on upping the government's status as "the nanny state."
More troubling is the idea of the "Europeanization of America," which seems to be the direction President Obama wants to go. And with an unemployment rate at seven percent or so, I'm sure that's attractive to some. However, as Mark Steyn points out in the National Review article, "Prime Minister Obama," the European Union (EU) isn't exactly the best model to follow: "[F]or much of the 1990s, the EU as a whole averaged an unemployment rate twice that of the U.S. and got used to double-digit unemployment as a routine and semi-permanent feature of life."
No, my friends, if we're going to get out of this hole, we're going to have to rely on God. We're taking a look at the Christian response to this crisis in this edition of your Family Voice. I hope you'll send it to your friends and family.
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Articles in this Edition
The Chairman's Desk
Christians have a sure hope and strong confidence in the future, even in the toughest of times. We’re reminded of that reality as we celebrate our redemption during this Easter season. Read more ...
The Give and Take of Charity and Why Liberals Don’t Get It
To hear the media tell it, liberals want to help the poor, while evil conservatives want the rich to get richer. But giving to the poor is a Christian principle. It’s the liberals’ distortion of that principle that is wrong. Read more ...
Generosity: Whose Job is It — Yours or Uncle Sam’s?
Recently, Christians in particular have been hearing an “uncertain trumpet” about the economy. Some in public policy
are calling for government to take on responsibilities for which it is has no authority and, by extension, precious little
capability. Read more ...
Funding Planned Parenthood: Fiscally Responsible?
Over $320 million of local, state, and federal funding goes to Planned Parenthood every year (almost a third of its budget). But
revelations of malpractice lawsuits, failure to report rape, and allegations of financial fraud challenge Planned Parenthood’s claim for our trust. Read more ...
Fighting the Good Fight on the State Level
Although economic policy is not specifically one of CWA’s six core issues, families are being economically impacted by some of the statutes and regulations passed in their state legislatures. In South Dakota, CWA’s state organization has taken on a number of such issues. Read more ...
From the President
Some view the poor only as recipients, as takers. Jesus sees them differently. Read more ...
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