Right, but for the wrong reasons

Dave Killion — August 23, 2011


Texas Governor and US President wanna-be Rick Perry says that there is a purpose for the economic crisis, and that purpose is to turn people back to biblical principles so that they will not turn themselves over to become slaves of the government.

As I have mentioned previously, I am not a believer in the supernatural. That said, the conclusion at which Perry arrives is very much the same as mine, except that he gets there by a different path. In Perry’s eyes, we are sinners who have strayed from God’s law, and the wages of sin is death. In my view, just as we are bound by the laws of thermodynamics and gravity, we are bound by natural law, the foundation of which is self-ownership. So long as so many of us fail to recognize that law, we will suffer the consequences.

By the way, please don’t anyone take this as support of Perry. As far as I can tell, he is just another big-government Republican, and if he becomes President with a Republican majority in congress we will all yearn for the comparative restraint of both G.W. Bush AND Obama, and the living will envy the dead.

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