Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Little hope for America

This is why there's no hope for America. As long as there exists an active element seeking to force others' burdens upon uninvolved parties, our freedoms will forever be infringed upon.

So much concern for a three month old infant, yet callous disregard for a 20 week fetus with every chance of surviving a premature birth only to be exterminated before fruition.

Mashable: America's 12-week maternity policy has nothing to do with families. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw1YvxryA

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Self interest

The collective demonizes the self in order to seize individual rights. It calls you selfish for wanting to excel while hoping we believe it. Self interest drives the human to wake up, to get dressed, to walk, to avoid catastrophe, yet the people actually believe that self centered behavior is evil.

It is the greatest obfuscation of our time when we convince ourselves that we are somehow less important than the state in that we are somehow capable, and expected, to take care of others before ourselves. You don't even accomplish that by electing politicians. They do it--out of self interest. So wins the politician.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christianity, Charity, and Government

It always befuddles me to listen to a Christian chastise me when I state that the government has no responsibility to assist the poor. It is as if the person thinks I'm no Christian at all or better yet that the person thinks himself a better one.

When did I ever state that there is no responsibility to assist the poor at all? I never said such a thing. In fact, I think individuals hold the entire responsibility for serving the indigent and that government usurped that responsibility when the populace grew lazy.

I think Christians who have a progovernment stance ought to consider the foundation of their own argument. Jesus Christ stated that we need to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to give to God what belongs to God. When did Jesus ever tell a beggar to go ask the king for food? Any of the thousands he fed with a few loaves?

If you consider yourself a Christian, don't be lazy. Don't stop helping the poor at the ballot box as that is far from your duty. You are called to serve, not to appoint others to do the dirty work for you--not to pay taxes and consider it done.

We need to wake up. It is not the job of government to serve the needs of the population. It is the job of Christians, so gird up and do it.