Letter: Stimulus is not the answer

In my opinion, politicians and bureaucrats have a moral obligation to govern a moral government. They all should acknowledge that God instituted the idea of government in the beginning and God re-instituted government when the Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness. The sole purpose of government is to keep order among the people.

Unfortunately, people and leaders "too often don't do what they should and when they are in trouble, they expect someone else to pay the price to get them out of it." - a quote by Joyce Meyer.

It is often as it is written in Romans 7:14-20.

Romans 7:16 - And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

Romans 7:17 - As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

Romans 7:18 - I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

Romans 7:19 - For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing.

Romans 7:20 - Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

My point of all I wrote above is that people do not learn from history. President Obama is re-instituting a new New Deal as President Franklin D. Roosevelt did in the 1930s. In a nutshell, the New Deal failed in spite of the federal programs FDR started (WPA, TVA, CCC, AAA, etc.). It was World War II that restored this country to flourish again.

President Obama is instituting a new New Deal and some commentators are predicting that his stimulus programs will be costly, will be politicized, and will fail. It will be interesting to me to see if this prediction will come true.

I like to think that President Obama will have the wisdom to restore confidence, credence, credit, assurance, faith and trust. Using money to stimulate the people is not the answer.

Johannes Johannsen

Kingman