What are the consensus economic benchmarks that signal the tipping point for government stability? ~ When sovereign debt exceeds 70% of GDP. 9
What is the status of these benchmarks in reference to the American economy today? ~ The United States governments sovereign debt, as a percent of GDP, now exceeds 100%. 10
What are the consensus economic benchmarks that signal the tipping point for government stability? ~ When over 50% of the citizens receive their primary source of income from the government. 11
What is the status of these benchmarks in reference to the American economy today? ~ Counting Social Security, the percent of the population receiving their primary source of income from the government is approximately 52%. 12
What are the consensus economic benchmarks that signal the tipping point for government stability? ~ When less than 50% of the citizens pay federal income tax. 13
What is the status of these benchmarks in reference to the American economy today? ~ Currently only 50% of the population pays federal income tax. By some analysis, it is as low as 43%. 14
What are the consensus economic benchmarks that signal the tipping point for government stability? ~ When the federal government consumes more than 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in spending. 15
What is the status of these benchmarks in reference to the American economy today? ~ Currently the federal government is spending, in taxes and borrowed money, 28% of the GDP. Even worse, 42% of every dollar spent by the federal government is borrowed. Adding in state and local governments, the government spending level exceeds 40%. 16
What are the consensus economic benchmarks that signal the tipping point for government stability? ~ When the contribution by the federal government to the average citizens disposable income exceeds 20%. 17
What is the status of these benchmarks in reference to the American economy today? ~ State-by-state, the average contribution of the federal government to the publics disposable income is 30%. In some sates, it is as high as 40%. 18
20 We are in spiritual political warfare Liberals want to replace the hope and promise of the Kingdom with control of statism in this system of things.
21 The Church must organize to: Educate Mobilize and Activate individuals to defend Biblical truths
22 This has happened before: 1964-2004: a 40-year conservative cycle 1974-historically similar to 2006 1976-historically similar to 2008 In 1974, Christian Right was born. Led new grassroots movement – the foundation for Ronald Reagan.
24 God Under Attack God is under attack because liberals want to destroy our independence from the state. Liberals declare through media, talk shows and magazines that Christianity is losing influence in this country. Attempting to be self-prophetic.
25 What are the measures of the pressures that can crush a government? We must avoid the 51-51 consequence. ~We are moving toward 51% of the public receiving their direct livelihood from government. ~Currently only 43% of public pays no income tax, moving toward 51%. ~When 51% are in total economic reliance on government and 51% pay no income tax, the system is likely to collapse upon itself.
26 Strategic Liberal Process The strategic process, by which liberals (intended or unintended) will enslave individuals to government, are incremental actions seeming harmless and necessary.
27 The process in play includes: –Universal health care –Mandatory green initiatives –Control of manufacturing and banking Strategic Liberal Process
28 Real Life Consequences of Socialism The proposed universal health care plan of 1993 contained provisions for a $5,000 fine and 5 years in jail for going outside the system for services.
29 The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened. Norman Matton Thomas 1944 candidate for U.S. President
30 What is the state of mind of the public at times such as these? 30% always want more government 30% always want less government 30% decide this issue based upon their economic security
31 POLITICAL INDEX SCALE CONSERVATIVE VS. LIBERAL
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49 Justice Poverty Disease Environment Education Distribution of wealth Corruption
50 Eternal Biblical Truths Sovereignty of Jesus Christ Traditional moral values Independence from the State in this system of things Ruling authority of the family structure The Church as the organizational imperative
51 The supporting stake must be based on the Kingdom ~ not the government. You can pursue justice but you must be prepared to defend the Truth.
52 We faced these circumstances in 1974 Christian community led the way for a call of freedom. Ronald Reagan answered that call and the nation followed.
53 They fought for their beliefs city-by-city and state-by state.
54 Activists need something to do to extend themselves one step at a time. We must : Define ourselves and our positions simply Impact our sphere of influence Organize Educate the public Establish sense of urgency Recruit, enlist support, build
55 Goals: Maintain individual sovereignty over the state. Educate the public on consequences of socialism. Resist U.S. and one world socialism.
56 Goals: Enhance American private sector. Protect religious liberty. Defend individual freedoms.
57 An all-consuming state consumes all freedom. Our children deserve to inherit the freedom our forefathers passed to us.
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