Jobs First? What Should Be Most Important For a President?
The U.S. Unemployment Rate From 1980-2011 (from Reagan to Obama). A bar graph version by months, from the end of World War 2 (1948) to 6/2011 can be seen here (the original link no longer works, so I just linked to the home page of the site of the linked no longer existing page).
I was listening to radio station 100.5 FM (KXNT) this morning, and at about 8:30 heard some guest on the morning show from Nevada say, “Job’s is the most important thing… If that’s not your number one priority as president of the United States, you better get out of the race.” No, that’s not the most important thing. What matters most is a having a moral president who loves God and can communicate correctly, a president who won’t pander or compromise. A leader without morals and who cannot communicate correctly is a corrupt and worthless leader, which is one of the reasons why Nevada is one of the most corrupt states and has over 12% of its residents unemployed. Is what was important for Adolph Hitler simply having any job? Was he appropriate to be Germany’s ruler? And of course, wisdom is also the most important for people to have, because without it you will have less of a chance of getting a job, doing a job well or better than others, keeping it or getting a better job. Knowledge of course is also important, without it you can’t be wise or “grow in wisdom.”
So what a president should do, is help the nation to to turn to God, so that they won’t stay corrupt and can be moral and stay that way, and to help those already turned to be more obedient (moral) till they are perfected. Everything else comes second. Though some say that you can’t promote a particular religion because of “the law” (the law of the founders), a president can do what I just said by pointing out what is logical and what religions DON’T follow the rules of logic and use a certain symbol to point out what religion that leaves left. Those with wisdom will be able to figure out what he or she is pointing to. In that way, the law of man will not be broken and wisdom will be spread.
On a related subject, Michele Bachmann was being hypocritical when she explained away her comment that wives should be submissive to their husbands by saying she meant “respect”. She clearly didn’t mean that, but meant what the Bible said. But because she lacked wisdom, and was afraid of persecution from the world (which includes liberals and Christian-hating “Skeptics”) and did not trust in God for that moment, pandered to the world, and made herself look weak and hypocritical to those who know what the Bible says about family and government. What she should have said was that she was right to say what she did, but that as a President she would not have to make political decisions based on what he husband wanted because he would not be the President, but on personal matters she would still be under his leadership. This is common sense: If a king died the queen, if there was one, would be in charge of the Kingdom unless she was too young, she would not have to submit to men merely because she was a female, or else every man would be the ruler of the kingdom and could tell her what to do, which would lead to conflicting commands. It would be simpler if she ruled till she found another husband. And if she gave authority to her son when she was still in her right mind and healthy, that would also be unseemly, because the mother is the head of the son (unless he is Christ).
“There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, an error which comes forth because of [godless] fear of a ruler: Folly is set
Folly is set in great dignity and the noble seated in the lowly place. I have seen servants upon horses and princess walking as servants upon the earth.” – Ecclesiastes 10:5
At Gibeon Yahweh appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon answered, “…I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.” – 1 Kings 3:5,7-13
“If you do whatever I command you and walk in obedience to me and do what is right in my eyes by obeying my decrees and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you.” – 1 Kings 11:38
“If you ever forget Yahweh your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations Yahweh destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying Yahweh your God.” – Deuteronomy 8:19-20
“You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But first seek his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you too. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:24-34