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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Are We Are All Socialists Now?

What do you think? In light of the stimulus (some would say "porkulus") bill that was just passed by Congress, are we now socialists? Should we have a national holiday celebrating the birth of Vladimir Lenin?

Comments from all persons from all perspectives are welcome.
Read the Newsweek article here.


Angie Van De Merwe said...

First, I hope many respond to this question, as I am intersted in hearing especially people of faith.

I think that the way in which the opposition party is being suppressed is subversive enough to hinder a free democracy. The Republicans have little recourse, because of their limited power. This is the very situation that our Founding Fathers wanted to prevent. Absolute power is a means for controlling and manipulating the system, with no balance on the other end.

There are many instances of "firsts" in this administration, which is disconcertin..for instance, moving the census to the Whtie House. It reminded me of the illegal immigrants that became citizens, so that they could vote for Clinton in his second term. The subversion of the law, by overpowering the free expression of opinion in the media, and public, is the first step toward totaltalarinism...

Social programs will never stimulate the economy, because it will only make more people dependent on Big Government, either by the jobs or the monies distributed. We must have freedom of choice, and socialism limits freedom of choice...as it "protects and provides" instead of empowering...My husband said that he wished Newt Ginrinch would be able to have another "Contract with America"...so much for my opinion...

Angie Van De Merwe said...

BTW, i think the principle of the balance of power becomes problematic if a systems approach to the social gospel is used to benefit the "kingdom of god', as well. It becomes a hierarchal form of control that determines the purpose and how that purpose is to carried out and by what means and methods, which is really nothing other than shaping "policy" with a socialistic purpose in mind. Even if dependent on OT ethics concerning the poor, there are many issues that are "sinful" systematically. And we do nothing except add to the problem by "correcting it by another "systemic" approach!