Many of you have now heard President Obama selling the Health Care legislation on moral grounds, referring to the biblical question “Am I my brother’s keeper?” as the guiding rule that warrants quick action on this legislation. What you may not be aware of is that our own Chet Edwards is considered the Conscience of the House in regards to matters concerning separation of church and state.
In all communist nations the people are taught atheism. But man is innately a spiritual being, and so this void is filled through dialectics – such as Chairman Mao’s Red Book – which instructs citizens to apply their spiritual yearnings for the good of the State.
This is a serious problem here in the United States as more and more people are viewing tax money collected as some sort of national collection plate from which come all national charitable programs: welfare, SCHIP, Medicaid, school lunches…all these programs are “sold” to us as our duty and responsibility to others. Of course, being a secular organization, the government is not able to make decisions as the early Christian church made, such as “If you don’t work, you don’t eat” and that the needs of individuals should first be supplied by the family of the individual in need. These are merely two of the basic tenets set forth by the early Christian church.
It is easy to see how the government sells the idea of compassion through religious requirements while demanding there be no religious requirements placed upon the recipients of our tax money. This is the very reason we need separation of church and state today.
In regards to the announcement of three Town Hall meetings, we should begin to question Chet Edwards’ commitment to the lofty platform of separation of church and state in regards to President Obama’s statements concerning Health Care. Is Health Care Reform our moral imperative? And if so, does Mr. Edwards agree with the State assuming the role of God as to which citizens have lives worthy of State investment and which do not?
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals teaches: make your enemies live up to their own good principles. Time to turn that rule around on Mr. Edwards.
Thanks for being out there!