America gained freedom because her leaders were willing to sacrifice their wealth—and even their lives—for the sake of freedom.
America is speedily losing her freedom because our contemporary leaders are willing to sacrifice freedom—and the livelihood of others—for the sake of economic wealth.
The problem is one of character. The root is that we no longer fear God, and have lost sight of the infinitely greater joys and eternal profit of serving Him.
The Nevada rancher who forced the federal Bureau of Land Management to back down last week may have been targeted because a Chinese solar company with ties to Sen. Harry Reid’s son wants the land for an energy plant, several websites report.
A report on Godfatherpolitics.com, says Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group wants to use federal land as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert. Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is representing ENN in their efforts to locate in Nevada.
Part of the land ENN wants to use was purchased from Clark County at well below appraised value. Rory Reid is the former Clark County Commission chairman, and he persuaded the commission to sell 9,000 acres of county land to ENN on the promise it would provide jobs for the area, Reuters reported in 2012.
In addition to the county acreage, the federal Bureau of Land Management at one time was looking at BLM property under dispute with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM is headed by former Harry Reid senior policy adviser Neil Kornz.
According to BizPac Review, BLM documents indicate that the federal property for which Bundy claims grazing rights were under consideration by a solar energy company.
Men like Reid and his son are pitiable, because without repentance they will be preeminent examples of Jesus’ warning about those who gain the whole world and forfeit their souls.