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This LTE is filled with progressive hypocrisy about health care. For instance, the writer highlighted the Bible verse that says “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy.” That verse is found, according to the author, in Chapter 12, verse 33 of Luke’s Gospel.

As a Christian, I’m tired of Democrats cherry-picking that verse each time they want to guilt Republicans into expand a government program. That entire section of the Bible says “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

It’s pretty clear that Democrats aren’t following this verse’s directive. When government levies taxes to pay for government programs, that isn’t selling one’s possessions and giving the proceeds to the poor for their benefit.

That passage finished by saying that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Isn’t it clear that this passage is talking about personal behavior, not public policy? The point is that we shouldn’t use Bible verses to push public policy positions. We should use Bible verses to examine our personal behavior.

The next paragraphs illustrate the author’s true intent:

Do so by calling those Republican leaders and screaming against the repeal, voting for mercy, compassion, humanity, common sense and morality, to save the health and lives of millions of people who depend on Obamacare.

If not, next will be Medicare and Social Security for this ruthless immoral gang.

It’s obvious that the author simple wants to maintain the status quo on 20th Century programs rather than see if there’s a better way of helping the least fortunate amongst us. PS- Trusting in government creates its own problems. Isn’t it time we stopped thinking that it’s the solution to our every problem?

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