Life of any value must be based on restricting freedom and restricting money, for mankind is perpetually addicted to the abuse of both of these.
Resist the temptation to love money, and love freedom. You are to respect, and have, both, but to love neither. Limited freedom and limited money is the ticket to the good life.
Money not limited quickly becomes corrosive, which leads invariably to poverty, and Freedom not limited quickly becomes anarchy, which leads invariably to dictatorship. Thus America is quickly becoming a poverty stricken dictatorship.
Freedom not limited quickly becomes anarchy, which leads invariably to dictatorship, and Money, not limited, quickly becomes corrosive, which leads invariably to poverty. Thus America is quickly becoming a poverty stricken dictatorship.
America is the richest and most free nation on earth and those two twin idols are its undoing. It is fine to have money and freedom as long as those two do not have you. An excess of Prosperity and Freedom becomes the enemy of each, and each other. What is wrong with America is too much Money and too much Freedom. You should have both, but act and live as though you have neither.
Evil is the Worshiping, Idolizing, and Loving both Money, and Freedom. It was the abused Freedom to sin that caused Adam and Eve to eat the Apple, and abused Money was why they did it. It was their lust for the first junk food that brought them down. And the Apple they lusted after offered them more Freedom to do even more wrong. So it is a vicious circle of wrong doing, fed by the infernal seeking after more, and yet more, of course, Money and Freedom. And what nation on earth is the greatest luster after Money, and Freedom? Why it is surely America.
Freedom and Money are the root of all evil, when increased to excess.
The problem with humanity is an excess and abuse of money and freedom. These two things answereth to all things in moderation, but are the curse of the human race when loved and idolized. These two are the double-edged sword that we have placed against our own necks. Money, and Freedom, Freedom and Money, these two are the double whammy that has brought down every person, every family, and every nation and culture since the world began. And, of course, the Bible speaks against, and warns against, these two, from cover to cover.