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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Friday, May 11, 2012

Religious Freedom, Limited Government, and Political Liberty - Ricochet.com

Organized religions have taken the seeming easy road of supporting government to take over the some of the roles that are integral parts of their portfolio. This adoption of progressive and socialist ideas have now come back to bite them in more ways than one...
I believe that, when Barack Obama stated in 2008 that he wanted to “fundamentally change” the United States and when he called his administration The New Foundation, he meant precisely what he said. He meant to reverse what Locke and the American Founders had achieved. He intended to establish in this country a political regime unlimited in its scope and power. That is the meaning of the Hosanna-Tabor Case pursued by Attorney General Erich Holder, and it is the meaning of the individual mandate. It has rightly been said that Obamacare changes the relationship between the citizen and the government radically. The HHS Mandate has made that fact manifest, and I have made it clear in earlier posts, linked below, that I hope that its issuance serves as a warning to the American Catholic Church.

I say this because that Church has contributed mightily to placing in the hands of Barack Obama the power he is now wielding against the Catholic Church in the United States. For decades now the American Church has been allied with the Left in domestic affairs – pressing with vigor for ever-more extensive and ever-more expensive social programs. For decades the American Church has been pushing for one form or another of universal healthcare, demanding as its first priority that the federal government enact a health care policy that “ensures access to quality, affordable, life giving health care for all.” In the process, the American bishops asserted on 27 January 2010 that “health care is a basic human right” and claimed that “there are nearly 50 million Americans who do not have access to health care.”
How much easier it is to vote in other and tax other to pay for the 'good works' as expected in Christianity. However, this has resulted in two problesm; first, it has created an environment where the community of church and religion is not longer as important as it was in the past. Why be a good neighbor and rely on each other when everyone can rely on the faceless leviathan in Washington for creature comforts? Secondly, the leviathan now will command religion to do its bidding in a way that it sees fit and religion will no longer be distinguishable from government. It too will be despised as government has arguably become.

Religious Freedom, Limited Government, and Political Liberty - Ricochet.com

2 Comments:

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us hope that good works and helping others see a potential beyond themselves never stop.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger glenzo said...

yes, i agree. however, forcing others to do it through taxing is not doing good works particularly those people A that just vote to have people B pay people C.

 

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