big government

Apathy is the liberal's friend

Mark Steyn has a great column out entitled "Retreat into Apathy" in which his primary point is that it's apathy, specifically apathetic citizenship, that allows the type of big government bailouts and takeovers that we've seen (and are seeing) possible.

And each little area of our lives that we're apathetic enough to let the government take over creates another area of life we're conditioned not to worry about, since it's now Big Brother's job.

The issue at hand is health care.  Steyn writes:

Big government depends, in large part, on going around the country stirring up apathy - creating the sense that problems are so big, so complex, so intractable that even attempting to think about them for yourself gives you such a splitting headache it's easier to shrug and accept as given the proposition that only government can deal with them.

Take health care. Have you read any of these health-care plans? Of course not. They're huge and turgid and unreadable. Unless you're a health-care lobbyist, a health-care think-tanker, a health-care correspondent, or some other fellow who's paid directly or indirectly to plough through this stuff, why bother? None of the senators whose names are on the bills have read 'em; why should you? ...

Look at ourselves

King Obama and his legion of flying monkeys are rapidly digesting the individual freedoms Americans were once cognizant of; freedom that outweighed the comfortable bubble in which we want Big Government to provide. Americans have become so hyper sensitive to the slightest discomfort, that we have invited the wolf in, just to get him to stop blowing on the door.
Over the past week I've witnessed Obama distribute our hard earned tax dollars to pregnant women abroad, in order to kill their unwanted babies, thus relieving them from any punishment that might occur with an unwanted child. Obama now wants a mere trillion more to stimulate our sagging economy; if tax payer funded abortions for Mexican women are any indication of where our money might end up, I think I'll pass.

What have we done?

I sat happily, in my turkey induced sedation, with a toasty fire warming my face; slipping in and out of consciousness watching the 24 hour Christmas Story marathon. I am, as many Christian Americans are, oblivious to the struggle of our brethren . In China, host of the 2008 Olympics, ten women in Yucheng county were escorted to jail for reenacting the nativity scene. Unlike our country, where the Christian religion is merely mocked by pseudo-enlightened liberals, China’s treatment of the Lord’s children is brutal and painfully severe.

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