Come Unto the Government God

Times Watch points out the hypocrisy of the New York Times and it’s positive treatment of a “religious” appeal to Congress to pass the socialized medicine SCHIP legislation:

A rabbi, a Roman Catholic priest and a Baptist minister joined Senate Democrats in making a moral argument for the legislation.

“In St. Luke’s Gospel, we are told that Jesus instructed his disciples to ‘let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them,’” said Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts. “We urge Congress and the president to support our bipartisan legislation and let little children have health care.”

How they said this with a straight face, I don’t know. After all, the same liberals who push this unAmerican socialism are the usually the ones who want to prevent children from coming to Christ in prayer on public school grounds.

If they were more honest, they’d say, “Let the little children come unto the Government God for all things, and do not hinder them.”

Perhaps this rabbi, priest and minster haven’t come across these passages in the Bible which speak to how we–not government–are to help one another:

-If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold. (Leviticus 25:25)

-Do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit (Exodus 23:3)

-Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. (Leviticus 19:15)

-If a man will not work, he shall not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

-These should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family (1 Timothy 5:4)

-As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list…they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house (1 Timothy 5:13)

-If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need. (1 Timothy 5:16)

Expanding socialized medicine only increases the overall cost of health care. It also makes people more dependent on government and less self-reliant, and erodes family ties and responsibility.

2 Responses to “Come Unto the Government God”

  1. Expanding socialized medicine only increases the overall cost of health care.

    Really. How do you explain why we spend the most and get the worst value in health care in the developed world?

  2. We don’t get the worst value in health care in the developed world; you’ve been listening to Michael Moore again.

    When you make something “free” as socialized medicine does, people perceive that they can use it more frivolously–and they do. I saw it in the military medical system and in the British National Health Service. It’s an unfortunate human response.