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THE MINISTER SENDS THE SHERIFF

President Obama recently tried to make the case that it was a moral obligation to support his health care ideas.
Pardon me, Mr. President. If you want to pay someone else’s medical bills, be my guest. If you propose to put a box on tax returns to be checked for a voluntary contribution, that’s fine, but that is not what you are proposing.
You want to force all of us to be “our brother’s keeper.” That, Sir, is not Christian!  What Christian principle do you think allows taking from another under threat of force? You tried to use one of the Ten Commandments against your opponents, but seem to have overlooked some others. One of the Ten Commandments is “Thou shalt not steal,” which, by the way, applies to politicians and community organizers. Another is, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.”
You want the minister to send the sheriff down the road to tell the neighbors that, if they want to stay out of jail, they have to pay for Brother John’s appendectomy. Christianity does not advocate theft or the use of force. Once you try to force others, you have left Christian County and crossed over into Marx County.
I hope you enjoy your stay there. Most Americans don’t care much for the place.

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