A Lack of Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing

July 30, 2014 - 12:33 PM

"My people perish from a lack of knowledge." - Hosea 4:6 NKJV. Holy Bible

Sometimes, I am amazed, and literally appalled, at how many good and decent people fail to keep up with current events that have the potential to adversely affect their lives and those of their families, or those who draw conclusions from the occasional sound bite or headline, never looking beyond the bold print at the underlying - sometimes, extremely adverse - ramifications.

A disgustingly adoring media presented Obamacare to the nation as the long-sought panacea, the answer to providing healthcare to the masses with no pain and little change to the world model of healthcare already in place.

Phrases like, "affordable healthcare for everyone," "without additional cost," "you can keep your insurance plan," "you can keep your doctor," "it will actually reduce the national debt," and "closing the doughnut hole" actually had people who looked only on the surface believing that Obamacare would actually do all the things the president said it would.

Anybody with enough sense to close a door, with a little looking behind the pie-in-the-sky rhetoric and fast talk, could see that Obamacare's purpose is not primarily to be a healthcare program at all - but, a federal power-grab to grow government and its influence over their lives - and that it simply cannot possibly work as it is constructed.

Those who read only the New York Times or watch the evening news are aghast at the plight of the Palestinians, huddled in shelters, their homes destroyed, their lives interrupted and seemingly without hope because the aggressors, the Israelis, have destroyed their neighborhoods.

Admittedly, it is a pitiful sight, a deplorable situation to say the least, but why are the Israelis firing missiles into their neighborhoods? Because that's where Hamas is hiding and keeping the rockets they have lobbed over 1,600 of into Israeli neighborhoods in an attempt to kill families and destroy homes.

Why did this conflict start? Because Hamas started firing rockets into Israel and the only way to make them stop was to go into Gaza and take them out. Israel makes every effort to avoid civilian casualties, issuing warnings to the areas they are attacking to give the people time to clear out before the attacks begin.

Hamas does no such thing.

Just because certain media outlets and members of the Obama administration say so, many people believe that all the questions about Benghazi have been answered. This is far from the truth.

We are being told that the economy is on the upswing, but the economy actually sits on a cardboard foundation, a weak and vulnerable monolith interdependent on so many pieces that, if and when one is removed, it will tumble like the house of cards it really is.

Obama claims that the Keystone Pipeline is being held up for ecological reasons and that a never-ending bevy of studies need to be completed to confirm its passive effect on the environment.

But, if you could look deep enough, I would wager that there are forces much more powerful and less visible than the Sierra Club, et al, pulling the puppet strings and having to do with the availability and price of crude oil.

Why has America not built new oil refineries in decades or more diligently pursued nuclear energy or hydrogen cells?

Did you ever stop to think that controlling the production, distribution and the price of America's prime energy source is one of the most powerful weapons in anybody's arsenal? And that preventing the market from being oversupplied is the way to sustain that power.

What do you think the uncontrolled flow of unaccompanied children over our borders and the open borders policy of the Democratic Party is all about?

The milk of human kindness?

Imagine this.

Sometime in the next few years, the reckless extremes of the Obama and the Democrats are coming home to roost and the reality is going to be such that even his most staunch supporters will realize they've been had and the future of the Democrats will be dim.

Consider that, in the years to come, millions of new voters, naturalized citizens who are here already and parents of the children coming across the border, added to the entitlement class which will continue to grow exponentially and the easily-deceived who look no deeper than the headlines, or their own needs, to draw conclusions and there emerges a ragtag majority strong enough to keep the democrats in power until the day of reckoning finally comes and America implodes.

Dig a little America, lest we perish for lack on knowledge.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels