Breakdown in the free market system?

In this article, contains a quote from Alan Greenspan that says:

Greenspan, who stepped down in 2006, called the banking and housing chaos a
"once-in-a-century credit tsunami" that led to a breakdown in how the free
market system functions

I'll admit I may not fully understand the depth of this "financial crisis", but I am tired of people saying the free market failed. We do not have a free market. Our government's hands are all over the latest problems and the solution is to add more government interference. The free market has not been free to function in and of its own will in quite a long time in this country.

I am thankful to live in a country where we are free, but I am greatly saddened by what we are leaving for future generations. Previous generations left us welfare and social security among the many great programs that are now failing. We are generating more of the same to correct issues generated from past decisions.

We can argue why goverment programs fail, but what it boils down to is that government programs are quickly abused and they often if not always run into financial problems. Our government needs to be drastically shrunk rather than simply slowing its growth. I see no hope for this occurring anytime soon.

The one thing I am most thankful for is that God is the one who gives government's their authority. We have the luxury to debate the ignorance of decisions made in our government without fear of penalty, and by the grace of God we have the promise of eternal life that renders everything I've written above inconsequential in the long run.


2008 Presidential Election

If you are like me, the election next month is less than exciting. It is frustrating and useless. I keep receiving emails telling me that I MUST vote for John McCain so we do not turn into a socialist society, but I cannot help but wonder if there is really a large difference between the two candidates...

Ron Paul's campaign for the republican nomination forever changed my political views and now I can only laugh at politics in this country. We are a fickle people in this nation, and we seem to be stuck in one of those revolving doors they have a nice hotels. Every four years we have this huge debate as to whether we're going to walk slowly or walk fast, but we're always going in the same direction. I'm ready for a candidate that says he is willing to walk the other direction and reverse much of the nonsense we have accepted as normal (put into law) in our country.

There is an interesting article on LewRockwell.com about Joe the Plumber that provides a good example of what I'm talking about. The last Presidential debate discussed Joe's plight with the proposed tax system of Obama, but neither candidate was willing to step back and acknowledge that Joe has more fundamental issues that need to be resolved. Our country is much like someone trying to free themselves from an addiction, and they try several help groups, but never recognize their offense against God and they never repent to receive the benefits of Christ's death and resurrection.


Conversations with Henry...yes Henry

Every time I go into Henry's room, he points at me and says, "HEY"!!!

Then I change his diaper. The minute that cold wipe hits him, he says, "BURRRR!!!" (He needs to be the spokesman for a wipe warmer company.)

When we leave his room he waves and says, "Bye, Bye"

When he sees the TV remote, he points at it and says, "no no"

He also says: light, mama and dada

He's fun

In other news, I finally bought my OWN blush this past Saturday...I had no choice...I ran out of Kate's play one...