but only government that takes over all these roles.” So saith P&R while attempting to channel the thinking of the President who has told us that:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
Obama seems to find it entirely foreign to consider that the family, the church, the neighborhood, the village and yes, the government, are all entities which have particular purposes. The idea that God is the one who gave these things purpose would probably cause the leader of the free world to chuckle a bit about those bitter clingers.
While one can use a screwdriver as a hammer–that is a purpose to which it is poorly suited. Further, continued usage of the screwdriver as a hammer will cause it to not function properly as a screwdriver when that is needed.
Do we really want to use the federal government screwdriver for everything?