Thursday, March 25, 2010
RIGHTS vs ENTITLEMENTS
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain
Then I began to think about the new health care fiasco and a man from Canada ask why we were upset as they had universal coverage for years. I began to think of the Israelites and after being slaves for years in Egypt, they were rescued and in the wilderness but they wanted to go back to what they knew. They had become acclimated, accepted the life, and had no vision of freedom and blessings.
Since FDR, America as a whole is becoming a nation of entitlement. Some would rather big government, or even a socialist country, so “everyone is treated EQUALLY”, regardless of how much they contribute. I agree that we are to help the widows and orphans, and that the church has let down in her responsibility, so the government has stepped in and done it.
The Declaration of Independence states: “That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...” I believe these rights are the opportunity to pursue, but it is up to us to take our opportunity and not expect others to provide. With provision comes obligation and debt, which can lead to bondage.
Anyway, that’s how I see it. Feel free to disagree.