For Obama, "Too Much" Government is Never Enough April 14, 2011
Will Grigg’s Liberty Minute
April 14, 2011
“We believe, in the words of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, that through government, we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves,” intoned Barack Obama in his April 13 speech on the deficit.
After beginning with empty flattery for “self-reliant people with a healthy skepticism of too much government,” Obama made it clear that he believes there is no such thing as “too much” government.
Most of the budget is consumed by Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the military-industrial complex, and interest on the debt. Other welfare programs and subsidies devour another twenty percent. This leaves a relative pittance for “all of our other national priorities like education and clean energy; medical research and transportation; food safety and keeping our air and water clean,” Obama complained.
The things we supposedly “can’t do well for ourselves” include eating, drinking, breathing, moving, learning, healing, and aging. Apparently, dying is about the only thing we can do competently without the coercive benevolence of our sanctified overlords – although they’d be happy to help with that, too.
Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.