Government took the place of God and personal responsibility. Unfortunately, as countries such as Greece, Portugal, and Ireland have discovered, when they run out of other peoples’ money to fund these collective ‘rights,’ they go bankrupt.
Enumclaw, WA (PRWEB) January 03, 2012
Finances and politics are major issues impacting our culture today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 the average American household income decreased and the official poverty rate rose to 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009. In 2010 there were 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, “the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published.” *
America, says author and economist, Stephen Johnston, B.S., J.D., is at a financial crossroads; its citizens have been seduced. Too long has the United States relied upon the crumbling foundation of a welfare state. Following the implementation of the New Deal of the 1930s, says Johnston, President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised “rights” such as jobs, homes, medical care, freedom from unemployment, and education. And the government, promised Roosevelt, would provide them.
“Government took the place of God and personal responsibility," says Johnston. "Unfortunately, as countries such as Greece, Portugal, and Ireland have discovered, when they run out of other peoples’ money to fund these collective ‘rights,’ they go bankrupt.”
WinePress Publishing is pleased to announce their partnership with Johnston in the release of his book, The Tea Party Culture War: A Clash of Worldviews (2011). A type of systematic Manifesto of The Tea Party Movement, Tea Party Culture War offers an in-depth study of economics, politics, prophecy, and moral ethics as they relate to the Tea Party movement. By focusing on fiscal conservatism, Johnston shows the necessity of going back to a sound money system such as a return to the gold standard.
Johnston indicates, “The Tea Party Movement represents American taxpayers who are tired of career politicians who make a living buying votes with taxpayer’s hard-earned money . . . They are frustrated with the current economic policies and feel abused by both the Republican and Democrat politicians. They are fed up with watching the U.S. dollar take the slow path of destruction from the imposition of inflation, sloth, theft, and waste.”
The issue is deeper than politics and economics, says Johnston. It’s spiritual in nature and is reflected from the collective worldview of a country’s citizens. The 2012 presidential election will have profound and long-lasting ramifications. Will our nation become a godless socialist country or an economically sound one, based on traditional biblical values?
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About the Author
Johnston holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University of Law, a Theological degree from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry. He is an author, economist, and supporter of the Tea Party Movement.
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- http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb11-157.html; November 10, 2011.