Its incredibly disappointing to see how many people in America are mixing religion with health care. This is another instance of power mongers using their literal pulpits of faith to spread a message of politics. If you believe in a theocracy, feel free to leave America. That’s not who we are.
As taken from this article in the Minnesota Independent, “Some may ask what does God have to do with our health care system,” wrote Minnesota Family Council president Tom Prichard. “For one, He’s created the government as an institution in society to do certain things. When we reject His design for government, in a sense, we’re rejecting Him.”
While I’m sure God told President Bush to invade Iraq, and God told the Pope to conduct the Crusades, I find his opposition to health care a little harder to believe.
For the record, I’m not a supporter of the nationalized health care proposal. I do not believe we have the necessary infrastructure, budget managing capabilities, or dedicated Members of Congress to make it a success. It will not succeed. The Postal Service is operating millions of dollars in the red, Social Security is expected to be bankrupt in 20 years or less, thousands of veterans are denied proper care through the VA health system, we’ve allowed millions of flu vaccines to literally expire in the national vaccine stockpile, judges at all levels of the bench are appointed to accomplish political agendas, Congress has given away much of its oversight authority, and the White House is new viewed as a new American Buckingham Palace, with its occupant revered as a king. How does anyone arrive at the conclusion that we could manage the largest health care system in world history?
Back on topic – the mixing of religion and politics is a dangerous abuse of power. Clergy who want to mix God with Congress need to remember something – that same Congress is the body that allows you to be exempt from taxes. If you would like to finally pay your fair share and contribute to the economic revival of this great nation, please…keep talking.