True Christians Massacred

Two stories about life in Saudi Arabia, one about life there and one specifically about Christians in Saudi Arabia tell a story about our government’s attitude toward Christians. As Obamacare tears into Christians’ right to maintain their beliefs or as the NFL talks about banning Atlanta from hosting the Super Bowl because Atlanta wants to let vendors choose not to support activities where they have religious objections.

It becomes clear that being a believer in Christ is no longer a easy choice.  No matter were in world you are, believing in Christ has a potential cost, up to and including an ultimate cost.  From a earthly standpoint, why would anyone subject themselves to the bigotry against those that actively profess a belief in Christ?   The truth of the resurrection and belief in Christ provides an eternal reward.  Believers that die live forever.

If Christ did not return from the dead and ascend to the Father, all of us Christians are idiots and our beliefs false.  If he did, no price is too great to pay in this world for the hope of Christ.

Under the Government Bus

Jeff Sessions, the great Senator from Alabama,  is constantly talking about how the influx of illegals is damaging job prospects for American workers.  We usually think of this as affecting mostly farm and service jobs, but the reality is that it impacts every job.  IT workers are living on a salary that it the equivalent of that in the Clinton years.  On the low end the influx of illegals is devastating working poor Americans and for the middle class the H1B program has robbed skilled workers of opportunity.

Who do we blame for this.  The answer is simple, the Federal Government.  These are policies shaped strictly by large corporate contributions to PACs and candidates.  Companies that want to keep wages low have maneuvered our representatives into giving away the opportunity due American citizens.  This is all in the name of corporate profit and political gain.

As food inflation hits record highs, poverty hits record highs and the number of people on government assistance explodes, these policies, which penalize the majority of working Americans, remain unchanged.  Perhaps the news cycle, instead of focusing on ISIS, domestic violence in the NFL, the Kardashians, and Ferguson should focus on helping the majority of US citizens.  All the other stuff may be important, but compared to the misery the sell out of our citizenship has caused, it is little.

The solution is simple.  We need to close the borders and create huge penalties for hiring illegal workers.  Then we need to cancel the H1B program altogether.  The prosperity and the security for every US citizen will go up dramatically.  With hiring for illegal workers stopped, the ones here illegally will go home on their own.  Amazing.

It is a shame that so few in government are patriots to the tune of caring out our own citizens.