A lot of the lefties, including the Pinko in Chief, have been proclaiming that socialized health care is a moral Christian obligation. (Ironically, these are the same people who squeal ‘Separation of Church and State’ anytime someone wants to put a Christmas Tree in the Courthouse lobby.)
Is this really WJWD? I consulted the New Testament, Matthew 19: 16 – 24 to be precise. This is the story of the rich young noble who asks how he can gain eternal life. Eventually, Jesus tells him. “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21)”
Note what Christ didn’t say. He didn’t say, “Give me your wealth so I can take care of the poor.” He didn’t say, “Give all your wealth to the government so they will take care of the poor.” And he sure as heck did not say, “Lobby the government to take away other people’s wealth and redistribute it to the poor.”
Two things conservatives understand that liberals don’t. 1.) Moral obligations are personal, you can’t proxy them to the government. 2.) A government can’t do as good a job taking care of the poor and unfortunate as charities do. Government has incentives to keep people dependent, charities don’t. Charities have to take care with how they use their funding and resources, governments don’t.
Commonsense stuff, really. But liberals seem incapable of comprehending basic common sense.