Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fred Talks Religion

From CBS:

A woman asked him if he would “as a Christian, as a conservative” continue President Bush’s programs to combat global AIDS.

“Christ didn’t tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it,” Thompson said.

“The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other.”
This is true "compassionate conservatism" where the role of the government is in its proper place. The original intent of this idea was to eliminate the religious bias evident in government funding. His separating individual responsibility from government responsibility is something that we've lost since Reagan.

A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have. - Ronald Reagan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fred is right. It is not the role or duty of the president of the United States to be papa to the "global" community. President Bush is not president of the world. His #1 responsibility is indeed foreign affairs, but this only involves the matter of U.S. relations with other countries--not spending U.S. taxepapers' money to care for the health of the citizens of another sovergin nation. wb