The phrase "Vine & Fig Tree" occurs a number of times in Scripture.
What is "the American Dream?"
Most people in the U.S.A. believe the American Dream is "owning" your own home, which means qualifying for a fixed-rate, low-interest mortgage.
In 1776, having a mortgage was a sign of tragedy: a swarm of locusts ate your crop, and you had to mortgage the house to buy seed for a new crop.
Today, a mortgage is routine, and bankers have lobbied government to make interest tax-deductible. (Wouldn't you want it that way if you were making money off the deal?)
Everyone who signed the Declaration of Independence would say that an entire nation of people paying a quarter of a million dollars in interest over 30 years on a $100,000 home is a nightmare, not a dream.
The REAL American Dream is owning your own home debt-free.
But today, even if you own your own home debt-free, the government claims the right to take your home from you and give it to the developer of a mall, because the mall will pay the government more taxes than you do. This is called "eminent domain."
Where did Washington get that phrase?
Find out more about the "Vine & Fig Tree" vision.
A Real American understands the original "American Dream" -- the "Vine & Fig Tree" society.
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