Monday, September 22, 2008

Teach A Man to Fish...

At the risk of getting all political, I found this quote today on and it really struck me because I think it explains why I lean Republican even though there are certainly issues in the GOP that I don't go along with completely:

"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside
in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the
slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums.
The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes
men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human
behavior, but Christ can change human nature."
--Ezra Taft Benson, "Born of God", Ensign, July 1989, 2

I think that the ideals that are touted so much by the Democrats of helping people and giving to the needy are great and honorable, but I don't think that the way to do it is by government interference.  I think that a small government that helps to keep us safe and protected and lets us live our lives so that we can then work in communities and churches and charities to help the needy is what is important.  And for all its talk of helping everyone out, the Democrat Party seems to reject wholesale the idea of lifting people up through religion and morality.  This being perhaps the biggest reason that I almost never pull the lever for the blue candidate.

Just a couple thoughts.  You can now go back to your regularly scheduled life.

1 comment:

annahannah said...

You only LEAN Republican??? If leaning means standing on your head!!
Although I can agree with this post. I need to lean "Christian". Yea, Jesus!!!