What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Friday, May 2, 2014
King Solomon’s Wisdom for the GOP
The GOP high hopes of taking control of both House and Senate in the next election would be greatly enhanced if they follow the advice of King Solomon.
In my humble opinion, the popular perception of most voters is that the GOP represents the rich better than the poor or middle class. For example, the GOP opposes a higher national minimum wage or higher taxes on the richest one percent of the population in spite of the evidence of statistics that trickle down economy never balanced the budget since its inception.
Because the USA is based on the premise of Democracy, which in effect means that the leaders are elected by the most votes, sooner or later the most votes win. It has been said that no matter how good or bad a government leader is or was, most voters will vote their pocketbooks. In other words, they will vote for the party that they believe will benefit their personal economics most.
What is your personal perception of wealth distribution in the USA now? I urge you to compare your perception to today’s reality as shown in this brief video HERE. Then consider the proverb of King Solomon wrote 3000 years ago below. which I believe the GOP needs to consider if they really want to win both the House and Senate in the next election.
In a novel, I surmised what King Solomon, based on his proverbs may have advised the Queen of Sheba to do to judge the quality of leaders she appoints. (Or who is now appointed by votes in today’s democracy.) The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.
“Then you may seek out and find where the poor in the community live to find truth. Observe the poor, the most vulnerable of a community, to find if they appear oppressed by injustice. You can judge the humanity of a governor by listening and observing the conditions of the poor of his community. If the governor cuts himself off from the poor, they will not hear him when he is in need.” He who stops his ear to the cry of a poor man will himself cry out and not be answered. (Proverb, 21:13)
Source: Chapter 14
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka
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