Sunday, April 18, 2010

National Day of Prayer Demonstrates Right's Willingness to Use Government for Christian Agenda

I'm pretty certain we are screwed as a nation because those on the left think they can ram atheism down everyone's throats and those on the right think they can ram religion down everyone's throats. Neither side is able to distinguish the realm of government, or coercion, from the realm of civil society, where people interact with one another in a free market of ideas.

See comments at HotAir.

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all."

-- Frederic Bastiat

Are those on the religious right a breed of socialist?


Reaganx said...

I'm now making a report on the Founding Fathers for a libertarian conference in Moscow and delving into a lot of documents from that era. I'm appalled that US political discourse has degraded so much since then. Compared to the spirit of the US Constitution and Madison's writings, modern pols, both left and right (Ron Paul included, with some reservations) are a most disgusting breed. They're like ants or bacteria squandering the inheritance of giants or demigods.

Reasonsjester said...

Absolutely agreed. The "public" education system refuses to teach the founders in the original because it becomes clear from the onset that they are mental titans and the current statist-dominated faux intellectuals are mere pygmies in comparison.