Thursday, March 5, 2009

Government-Run Healthcare & Charity

"If you think health care is expensive now,wait until you see what it costs when it's free." ~ P. J. O'Rourke (1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator

We've already blogged several times about the realities of socialized medicine, which our elected officials are in the process of implementing in the United States. However, we read another good article on the subject and the effects that it is having on citizens of other countries that have socialized medicine, so we think it's worthwhile to share. Click on the link below:

Sam Webb, leader of the Communist Party USA (yes, there is a communist party) declared recently "We now have not simply a friend, but a people's advocate in the White House." This article will take you to the whole story:

It should concern American citizens that their president is identified as a friend and advocate of communists. We still can’t figure out why anyone voted for this guy.

Mr. Webb was interviewed by Glenn Beck earlier this week. Socialists and communists believe that capitalism is selfish and only for the rich. What’s interesting is that Mr. Webb stated that he only gave $500 in charitable donations last year and that was to his own paper. He asked Glenn what percentage of his salary went to charitable donations and Glenn stated “20 percent.” Kudos to Glenn for actually taking care of others in the way God intended. Nowhere does it say in the Bible that the government should take care of its people. The people are commanded to take care of each other.

In fact, we believe that God will hold us accountable if we don’t take care of ourselves and each other. It is our opinion that it’s a sin to put the burden of our care on the government and the taxpayers. It is lazy and irresponsible to expect the government to be the caretaker. If we do get in a financial bind, it is up to our churches, families, local communities, and other charitable organizations to help us.

Part of charity is getting to know and have empathy for the people we serve. Allowing the government to be a charitable organization removes our responsibility of personal involvement.

You can see the Glenn Beck-Sam Webb interview here:

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