Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Who takes care of you?

While speaking on the House floor today, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was wearing a mask with writing on one side that said, “I take care of you,” and on the other side, “You take care of me.”

If this sounds like God's instructions to “love one another,” that's not a mistake. This is an intentional re-appropriation of instructions given to the individual and instead taken by the government.

The problem is, government inherently cannot love. Love is patient, kind, longsuffering, bearing of all things, and enduring of all things. Government is none of those things. That's not the nature of law. Laws are against things. Government can only create duty.

Even when supposedly “doing good,” the government's only options are to punish evil. In this case, evil is redefined from anything outside freedom to anything outside the government's newly-narrowed definition of good.

The government has a divinely inspired purpose, and it is not to love one another. It is to punish those who do evil, and praise those who do good. It's not there to take care of everyone's needs. God provides for our needs. 

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