Obama’s $4 Trillion Federal Budget with Morphine Provision

Phil Jensen


Constitution_welfareWhile many people in America may have been distracted by Cam Newton’s mystifying two-minute defeat interview, and Beyoncé’s “Black Panther” shuffle, Americans were strategically set up again.

Over Super Bowl weekend, President Barack Obama was working on his new $4 trillion budget set to be released on Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, which will likely ensure it gets minimal attention.

WASHINGTON (AP) reported, “Typically these type of budgets are released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday’s release allowed hard-working administration employees and journalists a chance to watch the Super Bowl.”

Rick Kriebel 2016


“The 2017 budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will combine proposals for new spending on infrastructure, education and combating opioid abuse with tax increases on corporations and wealthy individuals to keep deficits down. This will avoid proposing cuts to popular programs like Medicare, student loans or food stamps.”

Big Government Morphine economic solutions sound like a broken record, making statements such as: “We can’t cut Medicare, student loans, or food stamps,” or, “We have to increase taxes on corporations and successful Americans that generate wealth in our country.”

The temptation to covetousness is a very real sin to humanity and to the Constitution of We the People of the United States.

Woodrow Wilcox


You see, stealing from certain socio-economic groups to provide for other socio-economic groups is, and always has been, sinful and destructive to the soul of man and any nation.

The Bible states unequivocally, “You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the POOR nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.”

Seeing as the Bible is the source of authority for law in American Jurisprudence, I would say our economic policies are in a perilous position – which will bring retribution from the divine Author of Rights.

Thomas Jefferson forewarned us, “Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.”

Our Founders understood this, which is why Article One, Section Eight, of the Constitution enumerates no powers to the federal government to redistribute wealth.

With no lawful authority this redistribution of wealth becomes an exercise of breaking the law, the crime being “legal plunder,” a term coined by French economist Frederick Bastiat.

What is the consequence? We create a society addicted to the morphine of government entitlements, and once authorized we become too stoned to pursue a virtuous solution.

Morphine is a treatment used to help certain “so-called” heroin addicted people.  The morphine acts as a substitution for the coveted drug, heroin.

For the sake of the comparison, lets call “heroin” the addiction of Americans who sinfully desire what does not belong to them.  “Morphine,” or unauthorized entitlements, becomes the solution.  Utilizing sympathy for the poor, emotional pleas for the less fortunate, and empathy for people who are not rich, the federal government treacherously steals wealth, property and the ability to pursue happiness from most Americans and instead gives the “morphine” of entitlement to addicted people among their ranks.

The legendary Robin Hood solved this problem by recovering from government what it had stolen and then redistributing it to those who were victimized.

I believe our solution is much more simple than the bow-and-arrow tactics of our friend from Sherwood Forest.  We must reinvigorate Americans with the morality of a Biblically harnessed government and we sure could use your help to do this.

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Jake MacAulay serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach that presents the founders’ “American View” of law and government. The former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in public and private schools.
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