(by The Administrator)
When Roosevelt’s administration instituted the “New Deal” in the 1930’s, the government brought much needed relief to a multitude of Americans in poverty. Many of the New Deal’s programs were abolished in the late 1940’s, save for a few of what would become some of our largest government programs, including Social Security. When LBJ’s administration expanded on Roosevelt’s ideals and created “The Great Society” they thought that by providing for people in need through the government they would be helping to lift people out of poverty and give them hope.
They were wrong. All they succeeded in doing was to become a competitor with the church and socially active charitable institutions, but of course being the government and not wanting to establish a state sponsored religion, they took God and his standards completely out of the picture.
Now with such a large portion of our tax dollars going to welfare, and the decline in morals due to such a large portion of the population relying on the government instead of trusting in God to supply their needs, we see the inevitable moral decay of all of society… not just in “the ghetto”…
Star Parker (CURE: Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education) suggests (and I agree) that the welfare state has promoted (however unintentionally) the moral decay in society and points out that at the time the government was beginning to build “The Great Society”, one out of every four African-American babies was born out of wedlock. Today it is three out of four. But when you look into “white society”, the trend is beginning to mimic those statistics… now one out of four white babies are born out of wedlock… and other statistics indicate that the number may be growing. And taking into consideration the statistic that approximately half of all marriages now end in divorce, those households of divorce with children in them adds to the amount of already existing single-parent households. “70% of the kids in our justice system come from single-headed households,” Parker states, “it has nothing to do with their economic state, and/or their… their ethnicity. It’s their moral framework…”
In this recent interview with James Robison of Life Today, Parker discusses these and related issues in her book “White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner-City Decay”. The interview is done over a two-day period, and each episode is about 30 minutes long. I encourage you to watch them here:
I feel that though “The Great Society” philosophy may have had some real positive impact on society, such as with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Right Act of 1965 and other programs like them designed to bring equity to people of all ethnic and social backgrounds, a great number of the social programs have succeeded in enslaving the populace into supplying the nanny state with ever-increasing funding to promote its secular/socialist agenda.
I would contend that if government, which funds “charities” that actively promote immoral ideals and push for the passage of laws that contribute to the decline of society and it’s moral foundations (such as Planned Parenthood, NEA, and the ACLU), would give back the freedom of speech to the religious charities they also fund so that they can openly share the love of Christ without fear of not just persecution, but prosecution, we may be able to see a decline in the decay of society in our lifetime.
A few links that fall within the scope of these issues that may be worthy of study:
As you will read in the above article, “The Fabian Society is a British socialist movement, whose purpose is to advance the principles of Social democracy via gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means.” This society is still in existence today, and has influenced the careers of such people as former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and current U.K.P.M. Gordon Brown. Tony Blair concluded (while dealing with changes to the Clause IV of the party’s constitution, which was formally adopted in 1995) that the Labour Party, of which he is a member, is classified as a socialist party, not a social democratic party. He still prefers to refer to himself as a “social democrat” in public… I guess it just sounds better.
Speechless: Silencing the Christians
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