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Recently, President Obama told his supporters advancing the cause of Obamacare that they are doing “God’s work.” It will surprise exactly zero of you that I wholeheartedly disagree that a government program eliminating health care options for struggling Americans, dramatically increasing their costs, reducing wages and the workforce, and forcing more people to depend on government instead of God as their Provider and Great Physician is somehow doing “God’s work.”
I’m not the only one who thinks this.
At a fifth anniversary celebration of the Tea Party, Breitbart’s Sonnie Johnson offered her perspective in an emotional and moving speech. You should watch the entire speech (included at the bottom of this post) in which she said,
My enemy is not a man. My enemy is any philosophy that is shaped by or exalts the teachings of Karl Marx. Karl Marx had two main goals: to destroy capitalism and to dethrone God. …
See, you don’t have to pray for sustenance in Jesus’ name, because government gives you food and housing. You don’t have to pray for health in Jesus’ name, because government gives you Obamacare. You don’t have to pray for morality in Jesus’ name, because a progressive will tell you what’s right and wrong. … You no longer have to pray in Jesus’ name, because now you have government.
And, consequently, government has you.
A while back, I wrote an article titled “The Progressive Left’s Secular Theocracy,” which echoes Johnson’s sentiment. From the article:
In a town hall meeting in 2010, Representative Pete Stark (D-CA) said that the federal government “can do most anything in this country.” In other words, it is Almighty.
This basic view of government—that it should wield unlimited power over every aspect of its citizens’ lives—is the opposite of the Founders’ intention for We the People to largely self-govern as free individuals. But the left brazenly advances the Almighty version instead, wanting and expecting government to address all societal ills (both real and imagined), acting as America’s Provider, Comforter, Father, Hope, Foundation, Great Physician, Owner of All Things, Judge, One and Only Savior, and Ruler, who is the Beginning of All Wisdom and Worthy of All Praise. …
[T]hey are erecting a kind of secular theocracy in which government is god, ascribing to it all the attributes listed above that typically are used to describe the True God.
So what happens if the Big-Government Disciples ultimately get their way? What does it mean for the rest of society if the government succeeds in a taking over of every aspect of our lives and fully controlling, for example, the distribution of health care and energy (a goal that is dangerously close to being met)?
Easy: we become their servants.
Freedom of choice, thought, and expression will vanish completely. We will all be forced to worship at the altar of their secular theocracy, serving it in the manner it commands—or suffer its wrath.
Sonnie Johnson ended her powerful speech with a prayer on the Tea Party in Jesus’—not government’s—name. Again, I echo her sentiment, ending this post with the final sentence from my other article:
May freedom-lovers everywhere unite to defeat the Big-Government Disciples and dismantle their secular theocracy before they grow powerful enough to execute a Judgment Day on us all.