The sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance
Q. 925. HOW many such sins are there?
Q. 930. What is the third?
A. Oppressing of the poor, which is a cruel, tyrannical, and unjust dealing with inferiors.
Q. 931. What other proof have you of that?
A. Out of Exod. xxii. 21. “Ye shall not hurt the widow and the fatherless: If you do hurt them, they will cry unto me, and I will hear them cry, and my fury shall take indignation, and I will strike thee with the sword.” And out of Isa. x. 1, 2. “Wo to them that make unjust laws, that they might oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people.”
Q. 932. What is the fourth?
A. To defraud working men of their wages, which is to lessen, or detain it from them.
Q. 933. What proof have you of it?
A. Out of Eccl. xxxiv. 37. “He that sheddeth blood and he that defraudeth the hired man, are brethren,” and out of James v. 4. “Behold the hire of the workmen that have reaped your fields, which is defrauded by you, crieth, and their cry hath entered into the ears of the Lord God of Sabbath.”
Another "Giant" using his talents of wealth and power for ill will soon be cast down:
Jesus Christ received power over all, he employed it, and that presently, to the good of all; by which example he seemed to speak unto us, as well as to his disciples, and say: You that are giants of the earth,and have received great power, strength, health, wealth, wisdom, learning, or any other Talent, from the hands of God, use it not to the wrong, and oppression of the weaker sort, nor any other wickedness or ill example of others, as those giants aforesaid did; you know what happened unto the Princes of the Madianites as aforesaid; I am the same I was then, I say no more but this, Potent men, if they abuse their potency, shall be potently punished, when time is. ~ Fr Thomas Hill 1634
Abandoning the Pacific pact will tell America’s Asian allies that the U.S. is yielding to China. They will accommodate accordingly.
By ROBERT B. ZOELLICK
May 16, 2016 7:07 p.m. ET
In an uncertain world, America’s future security depends on both upgrading military capabilities and expanding economic opportunities. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade accord among 12 countries accounting for almost 40% of the global economy, draws together these two strands of strategy. But TPP has been widely criticized by Republican and Democratic presidential candidates alike and faces an uphill battle in Congress. Strategists have long recognized the interrelationship between economics and security. As early as 1787, John Jay pointed out in Federalist No. 4 that U.S. trade with Asia could one day lead to conflict. Over the years that followed, oceans that once barred foreign armies became highways for the U.S. Navy and mariners seeking markets. In 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry “opened” Japan to trade. In 1899, Secretary of State John Hay resisted imperialist designs to carve up China, as Africa had been, in favor of an “Open Door” policy to secure equal commercial opportunities. WSJ Read More>>>>>>>>>