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Pushing the ACA: Deceitful Planning

Colossians 2:3-4 (NLT)
3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I am telling you this so no one will deceive you with well-crafted arguments.

As you watch the video below you may be insulted by Jonathan Gruber’s ‘stupid American voter – or whatever,’ remark? It is an offensive statement. But is it inaccurate?

Perhaps the politically correct term is ‘uninformed’ voter. Stupidity does not necessarily lie in one’s opinion on a particular political issue. Ideologies differ. God created everyone with different interests, gifts, and passions. It is our individual differences that make us better as a whole.

Stupidity lies in the complete disinterest in knowing the truth about an issue, law or candidate. Is it not stupid to cast a vote without seriously considering the consequences of you vote? Has our elections become nothing more than popularity contests and highly publicized agendas? – That does seem to be rather stupid.

Maybe we’re just too busy to research all the issues and candidates to make truly informed decisions… or maybe we are too trusting of those giving us information… or maybe we are just lazy.

I appreciate hearing opposing opinions on issues. We learn and grow when we expose ourselves to the ideas of others. I also take betrayal and deceit very seriously. It is fair to say that most people don’t like to be lied to. When one finds it necessary to use deceit to convince people to accept his idea, it is an admission that the idea is flawed.

Obviously Mr. Gruber, the architect of what is now Obamacare, knew that speaking the simple truth would reveal the flaws in the law. He knew he needed ‘tortured’ language in the law for the Congressional Budget Office not to call it a tax. He also knew that convoluted double-speak would be necessary because, for the most part, the American voter is not stupid… but many are naive and too trusting.

Romans 16:18 (NLT) Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.

About Melinda

Melinda is currently the worship leader at her small church in rural America. Married for 23 years, she and her husband Larry have one son. She is the Director of Mailing in the print/mailing industry by day and freelance author by night. Her desire to write is a passion borne from tragedy. God used it to take her faith to a much deeper level. Melinda is a freelance writer and member of FaithWriters. She joined the TBL team in March 2014. Believing we are citizens of a greater ‘kingdom,’ her articles for The Bottom Line examine governmental responsibility, citizen involvement and current political topics. With the great wisdom contained in scripture as her guide, she looks at today’s political environment from a Biblical perspective. She prays her words will prompt the reader to view citizenship - and every aspect of their life, through the eyes of faith. Col 3:17 To read more of Melinda’s writings on her faith, hope, and life visit her blog Still Living Still Loving or her page at Faithwriters.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @MKZbk.

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One comment

  1. Interesting article–thanks for sharing! I sure wish more people would exercise the privilege of voting, maybe things would be different!


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