Proverbs 28:16 (New King James Version)
16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor,
But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.
Obama continually counts on the coveting mentality of his voters and the people of America. These quotes by Obama sum it up: “We’ve got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money.” (In reference to Tax increases to upper income Americans)”These folks can afford it. They were rich back in the ’90s,” he said. “It’s not like suddenly they’re going to have to go to the poorhouse. But what that does is it allows us to pay for health care reform for a lot of people.” Many of us, on the Right, focus mainly on the moral depravity of progressive taxes on higher income earners because it can be considered theft, but what about the covetousness that is born in and perpetuated by Obama when he uses class warfare to gain support?
Nobody wants to have their sin thrown in their face when they want to continue their sin. Covetousness is one of “the wrongs” that nobody wants to talk about. We don’t really want to call someone out on being a sinner for coveting someone elses car or house, but it is wrong and it is the fundamental problem in America. We as conservatives believe and celebrate financial success for all who God has bestowed that blessing upon. The problem is that more than 50% of the population is run by or allowed to be hoodwinked by covetousness. How could Obama get elected by preaching tax cuts to 95% Americans and not 100% of Americans without the American electoriate being guilty of coveting? Obviously, enough Americans didn’t care that high income earners would be hit with a tax increase.
In conclusion, I believe conservatives need to expose peoples covetousness and not be afraid to call a spade a spade. We can clearly call out a theif when he is running away with someone’s wallet, so why not take a message of great wealth to be strived for, but not envied.