I appreciate the precise irony in your analogy: mankind as a puppet whose strings are his own self-will. Only in Christ are we truly cut off from this world and it's strings. All other freedom is an illusion.
Heard about this story just yesterday...
Toddler Tax in Australia After Two Kids: Lets Tax Colorado Parents with More Than Two Children
Posted by thunderhorse
By Frosty Wooldridge
This week, Australian legislators promoted a Toddler Tax of $4,000.00 for parents who bring a third child or more into the world? Why? They face inexorable water problems, energy dilemmas and overpopulation realities. The entire Australian continent features 96 percent desert. They already exceed their carrying capacity as to oil, water and food. They must import commodities to sustain themselves.
If you look at Chinas overpopulation plight, it makes sense. China mandates one-child families. Why? They manifest 1.3 billion in 2007 where the US arrogantly proceeds to follow in the early years of the 21st century as it grows by three million annually. The US expects 100 million people in a lightning bolt three decades!
What does that have to do with Colorado? First of all, we exceed our carrying capacity as to water, clean air, food and oil in 2007. We import 60 percent of our oil, endure polluted air, import much of our food and dont possess enough water for more population gain.
However, U.S. Population Projections of 2050 by Fogel/Martin March 2006, show Colorado growing from 4.3 million to 9.77 million. If you think we suffer air pollution, traffic gridlock, crowded freeways today, high gas prices and rolling black-outs today, you aint seen nothin yet! Colorados I-70 into the mountains, no matter how many times you widen it, cant handle five to six million more people driving cars for camping and skiing on weekends. Its already a cement parking lot from Denver to Vail!
What about Colorados oil crisis?
The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime
.so I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population
that the ecology of the earth will not support. No political program of birth control will avail. The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we are stuck with it. James Howard Kunstler
The more you think with your critical mind, avoiding your emotions, a toddler tax makes perfect sense. Once again, the Aussies stand head and shoulders over us in common sense and positive actions. Anyone who births more than two children places excessive costs on all the rest of us as to paying for their schooling K-12 at $8,000.00 more per year Xs 13 years Xs each child over two in one family.
When you multiply those extra children, the cost to our society explodes past our health care limits, water limits, air pollution limits, gridlock limits and educational limits.
If you look at whats driving global warming, its simple: too many people burning billions of gallons of gasoline, billions of metric tons of natural gas, billions of tons of coal and God only knows how much wood annually.
How wise to consider a toddler tax while beginning the discussion in Colorado for a Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy ; Colorado Environmental Impact Policy ; Colorado Water Policy and, finally, Colorado Sustainable Population Policy. How many people can this state sustain in perpetuity?
Every restaurant features a seating limit. Every pool the same! Every movie theater! For sure, every airplane features an absolute strict seating limit.
Lets enact proactive laws in Colorado so everyone can enjoy their life experiences living within natures carrying capacity. Theres nothing like an idea whose time has arrived!
How wise for Colorado to be the first state in the nation to act responsibly toward the future of our children and our planet home!
What was once considered lunacy, soon becomes legitimate, and then becomes legislated. More irony: it seems reasonable to me that the 'man of lawlessness' will infact be the ultimate legislator, a lawmaker...a bureaucratic beast.
Let's talk about end games for a second. The world system, Babylon, satan...all of these have an imitation of light but all their fakery is only a pretext for something else, some other end game. So also is the fruit of these systems and powers...national policy, evironmentalism, communism ect...all angels of light but with an end game hidden...in plain sight like a Trojan Horse.
Now we concentrate on our own house so much we might forget that not all false prophets are Christian. Are not the humanistic saviors of this world worthy candidates for Jesus' warning? For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect-- if that were possible.
The Gospel is true a light, transparent and revealing, without a hidden end game. That is one way we know it is from God. Consider the beatitudes...such purity of heart could never have come from man. This is how we know the Gospel is different then our many pretenders like environmentalism, liberalism, conversatism, humanism, or socialism. God does not hide His agenda behind flowery promises.
God plainly and clearly asks for submission to his government! These other agendas want for themselves the same level of worship that should be reserved for God...but they hide their endgame behind appeals to the flesh's self-interest with worhtless promises of pleasure or freedom or security.
Praise God, this blasphemous endgame will be revealed in God's time.
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness...
However bro, we are in the light...
It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2