Posts Tagged ‘social programs

30
Jun
09

The March To Socialism

I’ve been hearing a lot from radio show host, Glenn Beck, about some so-called “march to socialism,” as if we haven’t quite gotten there, yet. Senator Jim DeMint called it a “slide” into socialism, referring to the current Administration’s agenda. I hate to break it to these guys, but the United States has been engaged in socialism since the very first tax was implemented – and the majority of the Federal Government’s budget deals with social programs, such as Medicare/Medicaid, Education, Social Security, etc.

Taxation is socialism; whenever you take wealth from one person and give it to another, that is socialism, pure and simple – and we’ve had it for a very long time, unfortunately. The only question left to ask is this: “How much of it do you want?”

Personally, I want NONE. Zero. Zilch. Nada. There is no amount of theft that I will support.

The bleeding hearts will say that we need social programs – socialism – to help the needy, and I sometimes hear socialists use religion to try and guilt-trip people into going along with it, for some “greater good.” The kicker is that many of these socialists ridicule God-fearing people, behind their backs, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to use religion against religious people, for their own purposes.

One thing I hear often is, “What would Jesus do?”

First of all, Jesus never did, and never would, use the power of government to steal and redistribute wealth. In fact, he operated outside of, and often in defiance of, government – and was crucified for it.

He asked people to give and sacrifice, freely, because a forced action means nothing, and often causes resentment and hostility – completely defeating the purpose of promoting charity, harmony, sacrifice and loving your neighbor, and it can be a stumbling block on the journey toward the Ultimate Goal.

Second, under God’s direction people were led out of slavery in Egypt – against the government’s desire to keep them in chains.

Some socialists will quote the Bible passage that speaks of rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. They conveniently leave out the rest of the passage: “Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

Jesus brilliantly spoke in this way to avoid a clash with the local authorities, while still adhering to the truth. The answer to the question had been answered, long ago in Psalms 24:1: “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”

For freedom-lovers, there are some truths that remain self-evident, no matter your religion – or lack thereof:

Being a regular person, your neighbor can’t “legally” or morally go out and break into your home, take your children because he doesn’t like you or the way you are raising your kids, steal money from your wallet or bank accounts, force you to use mercury-containing (highly toxic) fluorescent lights, tear your newly-built storage building down because you didn’t get permission (a permit) from him, fine you because you painted your house a color that doesn’t meet with “community standards” or zoning regulations, etc.

How is it, then, that your neighbor—a regular person, just like anyone else—can win an “election” and suddenly gain the power to do these “illegal” and immoral things? If he didn’t have the power, before, and no one else possessed the rightful or moral authority to do these things either, how can that power come from the people? It can’t; therefore, it is illegitimate. You can’t give something away that you do not have—and men in powdered wigs didn’t have any right to simply write words on a piece of parchment and begin ruling present and future generations, either. (Reprinted from one of my previous articles.)

Next time someone tells you we are heading toward socialism, set them straight – and don’t fall for the guilt trips and “Caesar” garbage.

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