Tuesday, October 29, 2013

58. My Brother’s Keeper

The Progressive Movement loves to quote the Bible when they are promoting socialized healthcare:  “we are our brother’s keeper”.  Well, it’s not surprising that they wanted to eliminate “God” from their Democrat platform, when they don’t seem to be able to quote the Bible accurately.  For clarification:  In Genesis, Cain kills his brother Abel out of jealousy.  When God asks Cain where his brother is, Cain replies, “How should I know?  Am I my brother’s keeper?”  


So from this smartalec comment, we now have an entire political movement meant to hold Americans hostage to the notion that we are responsible for the welfare of our fellow human beings.  And somehow, the government is supposed to be the great  arbiter of “fairness”, the modern-day Robin Hood, who justifiably takes from the greedy, self-serving workers, and gives to the poor, less fortunate, non-workers.  Let’s say it out loud for once—most of the “fortunate” in our country, got there, not by Luck, but by education and hard work.  And many, if not most, of the “less fortunate” in our country, have made poor choices that have rendered them “in need”.  They are not so much “less fortunate” as they are less motivated to be responsible for themselves.  Wow—not a politically correct thing to say, huh?  Who do I think I am?  Well, I’m someone who has spent the last 27 years working with the “less fortunate” in the healthcare system.  I’ve seen patients claiming to be unable to work, on “disability”, that drive to the clinic in a nice car, walk in wearing nice leather boots and coats, with acrylic nails, hair extensions, even breast implants.  We see patients in the ER with expensive gold chains, tattoos, multiple body piercings, and diamonds imbedded in their gold teeth, but who won’t pay their bill.  Some patients are “disabled” only because they are morbidly obese, so much so that they are unable to walk. 


The notion of Personal Responsibility is not politically profitable, but it is what the Bible really teaches:  that reward will come from hard work.  What are not commonly quoted are the many passages of the Bible that tell us not to be careless by lending or giving money to irresponsible and lazy people!  Unless we recognize the need for personal responsibility in our society, we will be destroyed by the demands of those who claim our property in the name of a God that they themselves don’t believe in.

It is beyond time to stand up for what the Bible really teaches.


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