September 11; Good Business Makes For A Strong Country MANAGEMENT BY THE BOOK: 365 Daily Bible Verse & One-Minute Management Lessons For The Busy Faithful
Chapter Nine: Finance; September 11
He [Jesus] said to them,
“But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag;
and if you don’t have a sword,
sell your cloak and buy one.
|Good Business Makes For A Strong Country|
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reported what was the greatest danger to the USA.
Radical Islam? Global Warming? Conservative Christians?
No. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said,
The single biggest threat to national security is the national debt…underscoring the importance of good fiscal stewardship and a need to stimulate economic growth…American taxpayers are going to pay an estimated $600 billion in interest on the national debt in 2012.
Service the debt or fund the Armed Services. The USA can’t do both.
Adm. Mullen continues,
The most significant threat to our national security is our debt and the reason I say that is because the ability for our country to resource our military — and I have a pretty good feeling and understanding about what our national security requirements are — is going to be directly proportional — over time, not next year or the year after, but over time — to help our economy.
That’s why it’s so important that the economy move in the right direction, because the strength and the support and the resources that our military uses are directly related to the health of our economy over time.
“It’s the economy, stupid,” as political consultant James Carville might say.
Guns are better than butter in that only self-defense can make commerce achievable. Butter is possible only with guns. If necessary, where there is a choice, a nation must trade comfort for defense.
The sword is necessary for self-defense.
Our enemies can only be deterred from a position of strength. President Ronald Reagan, a veteran of WWII said, “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
We are not able to present a credible appearance of an intimidating war fighting capability if we do not have the wealth and the will to keep the barbarians from our gates.
The USA needs first a sound economy, which would produce tax revenue to fund the military might.
A weak economy would generate weak tax receipts, which would weaken the armed forces. And this weakness invites unrest and trouble.
Only a strong man with a sword can protect our gardens.
So how can we protect and save Our Republic?
Grow the economy.
Who makes this happen?
He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. Luke 22:36