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>How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism?

28 May

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Great article over at Sojo by Jim Wallis. Some key quotes:

“Both compassion and social justice are fundamental Christian commitments, and while the Christian community is responsible for living out both, government is also held accountable to the requirements of justice and mercy.”

“Libertarians seem to believe in the myth of the sinless market and that the self-interest of business owners or corporations will serve the interests of society;”

“C.S. Lewis once said that we need democracy not because people are essentially good, but because they often are not. Democratic accountability is essential to preventing the market from becoming a beast of corporate totalitarianism – just as it is essential for the government. And God’s priorities should determine ours, not the priorities of the Chamber of Commerce.”

“When the system is designed to protect the privileges of the already strong and make the weak even more defenseless and vulnerable, something is wrong with the system.”

Amen.

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Posted by on May 28, 2010 in Faith, Government

 

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