Berwick: “Excellent health care is by nature redistributional.”
Bible: “You shall
"Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized, and
humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer
and less fortunate.”
Bible: “You shall
not covet...anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Donald Berwick, the
new head of Medicare, makes his first appearance before Congress today,
testifying before the Senate Finance Committee.
His approach to
health care reform obviously involves taking from the rich and giving to the
poor. This is nothing more than legalized theft, plunder under the color of
And it is
predicated, as all of liberalism is, on an envy of the wealthy and productive.
There is a seething resentment among liberals that some in our culture have
while others do not, a resentment that finds expression in the forcible taking
of the assets of the productive and its transfer to the unproductive. That is
nothing more than ugly greed.
Thus liberalism, and
ObamaCare in particular, is predicated on a gross, deliberate violation of two
of God’s Ten Commandments.
It is not as if the
Bible does not believe in the transfer of wealth, for it surely does. But what
the Bible teaches is that such a transfer must be voluntary.
The early church had
no needy among them, not because the heavy hand of government took from some at
the point of a sword and gave to others, but because generous individuals
willingly brought of their wealth, “laid it at the apostles; feet, and it was
distributed to each as any had need” (Acts 4:35).
grounded on the biblical principles of hard work, self-reliance, compassion and
generosity. Socialism, on the other hand, is rooted in the thoroughly
unbiblical principles of theft, greed, class warfare, envy, and the punishment
of the productive. Such principles are not just unbiblical, they are evil and
Bottom line: the
involuntary transfer of wealth is fundamentally immoral. The voluntary transfer
of wealth, on the other hand, is noble and compassionate. Donald Berwick of
involuntary transfer infamy is promoting a profoundly wrongheaded and
un-American political philosophy, and deserves every last bit of grilling he
might get today.
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