Saturday, August 14, 2010

USPS Muslim Stamp

A friend sent me an e-mail today that is essentially the text found here. I wrote a response before checking to see whether the information was a hoax. Apparently it is. However, the passion behind the e-mail calls for a response, so I'm offering one here.


America is the idea that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Wake up, Americans! The Post Office is simply the little toenail on your worst enemy, the “powers and principalities” that have Uncle Sam on strings. Our government is no more American than Sweden’s or Burkina Faso’s.

Remember the thousands of Muslims tortured by the US-CIA-installed Shah of Iran? You can bet the Muslims do!

Remember the thousands of Muslims gassed by then-US ally Saddam Hussein in Kurdistan and killed in his US-funded war against Iran? You can bet the Muslims do!

Remember the thousands of women oppressed under the US-funded Taliban in Afghanistan? You can bet the Muslims do!

Remember the hundreds of thousands of Muslims killed by the Bush-Clinton sanctions on Iraq after Desert Storm? You can bet the Muslims do!

Remember the thousands of Muslim women and children killed by shock and awe and predator drones in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen, what General McChrystal called the “amazing number of people who meant us no harm”? You can bet the Muslims do!

Remember the money Uncle Sam gives Planned Parenthood! Do you think perhaps that callous disregard for life could extend to his foreign policy?

Remember the bankster bailouts that your grandchildren will never finish paying for! Do you think the business interests that profit from our wars really care about the Kingdom of God?

If nothing else, remember who “our President” is! If he’s willing to play fast and loose with the truth about his domestic programs, what makes you think he’s telling the truth when he says our foreign wars are all about protecting us little guys?

End the Federal Reserve! End the federal government! Better still, get rid of the idea that some people have rights (like taxation, censorship, regulation, and war) that others don’t have.

We are all children of Adam through Noah. A Christian’s citizenship is in heaven, never (according to the NT) in the country that collects his taxes (except when such is expedient, Acts 16:37). Otherwise we are our neighbor’s neighbor, not our brother’s keeper, and charged only with being an ambassador for Christ to persuade men (2 Corinthians 5:11, 20-21).

No one’s sin nature goes away when he gets a government job. He simply finds himself in a position to exploit his fellow men with impunity. Not all tax-feeders are evil, but those who aren’t can probably testify that they could get away with less good and more evil than they do; that is, the system provides perverse incentives. We need to get rid of the system. See Deuteronomy 17:16-20.

The greatest nation that ever was has devolved into tyranny and debt beyond repayment. It’s time to scrap it and start over. The Torah would be a good place to start.

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