Sunday, September 02, 2012

Churchmen’s dance with the devil
With the best intentions, most devout Catholics (from traditionalists to the Pope to the old workers’-union Democrats to the ’70s liberation theologians) and many other devout Christians believe in a sanctified welfare state, the church’s version being against abortion of course. I think the American bishops first argued for nationalized health care in 1919. But liberty is best. Because once you give the state power, it calls your shots.

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