From Freedom in Welfare:
You tell me, why in the world should anyone living a maxed-out, debt-ridden, gluttonous lifestyle be entitled to one cent of taxes taken from someone else for their retirement? I understand that there is a genuine charity case in the poorest of the poor and the truly vulnerable (but we can easily address that problem), but don’t tell me it’s moral and necessary and right to tax anyone for the benefit of someone else who squandered their entire income all their life, never saved a penny, and lived as high a lifestyle as they could along the way. No one owes that person anything, and they deserve to reap the benefits of their own immoral decisions. They should live the latter part of their lives in financial distress as a fitting punishment compensating for their earlier wastefulness. If you want “social justice,” that’s social justice.
Social Justice is coming…
…and when it arrives, the Loving Ones aren’t going to like it. Not one little bit.
Throughout the article, Dr. McDurmon pounds on the need for serious sacrifices, if you want to be independent of the welfare state. His site, American Vision, is one of the hardest Christian weblogs out there, and I am confident that the majority of his readers will dismiss any such talk out of hand.
That doesn’t make his words any less true.
Nor does it change the fact that we should make the needed sacrifices now, while times are still (relatively) soft and we can choose the timing and extent… instead of being forced into sacrifice mode a la Venezuela, without any ability to prep or acclimatize.
I write my blog for the cadre of hardened, victory-minded Christians: it’s not the best blog for them, not nearly close – that would be Specific Answers – but I know who I like, who I support, and who I want to prosper.
So I implore my readers: read Freedom in Welfare, chew on it, think on how to put it into action in your life, and get ready for the day of victory.
If you dip into any college, or school, or parish, or family–anything you like–at a given point in its history, you always find that there was a time before that point when there was more elbow room and contrasts weren’t quite so sharp; and that there’s going to be a time after that point when there is even less room for indecision and choices are even more momentous. Good is always getting better and bad is always getting worse: the possibilities of even apparent neutrality are always diminishing. The whole thing is sorting itself out all the time, coming to a point, getting sharper and harder. — C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength
The day of small things is coming to an end: we need to get equipped for the next phrase in the expansion of the Kingdom of God.