What Inspired This Post?
When I got this remark from joesix, it set me to thinking.
I believe the people who swear by universal healthcare. I have my own personal experiences with it to back that up. I have statistics to back that up. You have vague assurances that it’s the first step towards fascism. You call my proof questionable yet you continue to offer no proof of your own.
When you buy an insurance plan at a ridiculously high markup, you’re encouraging a system that charges exorbitant prices for everyone. As Paul Krugman puts it, “We are not a household. We are an economy. Your spending is my income and my spending is your income.” (continue here)
When I put Krugman’s remark in context with what our president said recently (see DID HE REVEAL WHAT HE REALLY BELIEVES?), I worry for my people. We have too many like who insist that through the voting power of majority they have a right to dominate their fellow man. Even if this belief were morally defensible, it cannot be made to work. Human nature will not allow it.
The Tyranny Of The Majority
What wants is economic tyranny by the majority. Why does want such a majoriatarian tyranny? He wants to use the power of government to redistribute the wealth. That’s the essence of Socialism. The Socialist ideal calls for the majority to use its voting power to seize “unneeded” assets from the “rich” and redistribute those assets to the needy “poor”.
Who are the “rich”? Well, given how much debt our nation has acquired, the “rich” are our children and grandchildren. Why are they “rich”? Because they cannot vote, the young and those yet to be born have no defense from the cowardly greed of the majority.
Why must majoritarian tyranny fail? Consider the words of the Apostle Paul.
Galatians 6:7-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.
8 For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
Because they are devoted to secular human reason, Socialists must sow to the flesh. If they acknowledged the supremacy of God, then Socialists would have to admit that God, not government, gives us our rights. Socialists would have to admit that politicians have no right to steal from opposition groups — or the next generation — just so that they can give goodies to their constituents.
Look carefully at our own government and our own economy. Because Socialist ideologies dominate so much our government and economy, we have become economically stagnant, and we risk economic collapse and tyranny.
Respect For The Rights of Others
What does sowing to the spirit involve? Instead of worrying so much of about this life, we contemplate the next. Answering a question, Jesus explained.
Matthew 19:16-19 Good News Translation (GNT)
16Once a man came to Jesus. Teacher, he asked, what good thing must I do to receive eternal life?
17Why do you ask me concerning what is good? answered Jesus. There is only One who is good. Keep the commandments if you want to enter life.
18What commandments? he asked.
Jesus answered, Do not commit murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not accuse anyone falsely;19respect your father and your mother; and love your neighbor as you love yourself.
To receive eternal life, Jesus said we must obey the last six of the Ten Commandments, numbers five through ten. These commandments require us to love our neighbor. Even though the reference is not immediately obvious, Jesus included 10th commandment. For if we love our neighbor as we love our self, we will not covet what belongs to our neighbor. Matthew Henry put it this way.
In answer to this [the young man’s question], Christ specifies several, especially the commandments of the second table. First, That which concerns our own and our neighbour’s life; Thou shalt do no murder. Secondly, Our own and our neighbour’s chastity, which should be as dear to us as life itself; Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thirdly, Our own and our neighbour’s wealth and outward estate, as hedged about by the law of property; Thou shalt not steal. Fourthly, That which concerns truth, and our own and our neighbour’s good name; Thou shalt not bear false witness, neither for thyself, nor against thy neighbour; for so it is here left at large. Fifthly, That which concerns the duties of particular relations; Honour thy father and mother. Sixthly, That comprehensive law of love, which is the spring and summary of all these duties, whence they all flow, on which they are all founded, and in which they are all fulfilled; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Gal. v. 14; Rom. xiii. 9), that royal law, Jas. ii. 8. Some think this comes in here, not as the sum of the second table, but as the particular import of the tenth commandment; Thou shalt not covet, which Mark is, Defraud not; intimating that it is not lawful for me to design advantage or gain to myself by the diminution or loss of another; for that is to covet, and to love myself better than my neighbour, whom I ought to love as myself, and to treat as I would myself be treated. (from here)
When we sow to the spirit, we show another how to love. We treat another person as we wish to be treated by them. Why? If we can learn to love our neighbors as we wish to be loved, then we can learn how to love our Creator.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. — by C. S. Lewis (quote from here)