Hey church... modern day "liberalism" is dangerous. If Liberals plan to strip us of our responsibilities and duties, we AT LEAST ought to know what's going on...
Mr. Ignatieff shares his vision: I highlighted critical areas.
"Our platform in this election has one overriding objective: to make equal opportunity a reality for every Canadian, whether you live in a big city, a small town, a remote community, a farm or a fishing village."
We will invest in quality, affordable child care for every young family that needs it. We will help every family with the costs of college or university, so your kids can be ready for the jobs of tomorrow. We will help families take time off from work to look after sick loved ones at home. We’ll strengthen universally accessible health care for all, and build on the Canada Pension Plan so everyone can retire in security and dignity. We’ll also have a new tax credit to help with the up-front costs of renovations to make your home more energy-efficient.
...focus on what really matters – giving every Canadian the tools to succeed in the years ahead.
When each of us gets a chance to succeed, we all succeed together.
Dangerously in line with:
"Liberal philosophy places the highest value on freedom of the
individual. The first consequence of freedom is change. A Liberal can
seldom be a partisan of the status quo. He tends to be a reformer –
attempting to move society, to modify its institutions, to liberate its
citizens. The liberal is an optimist at heart; who trusts people. He
does not see man as an essentially perverse creature, incapable of
moral progress and happiness. Nor does he see him as totally or
automatically good. He prizes man’s inclination to good but knows it
must be cultivated and supported. While understanding as well as
any other man the limits of government and the law, the liberal
knows that both are powerful forces for good, and does not hesitate
to use them."
Right Honorable Pierre Elliott Trudeau, April 1974
Rather than bore you with a long essay, here are point form key points:
· Liberals do not see 'man as essentially perverse'. Rather, they believe that through cultivating 'powerful forces' we can indeed remain 'optimists' and build towards man's inherent good. This is evidenced through policies that increase government and decrease family/personal responsibility.
· CONTRARY to liberal philosophy, I believe man is NOT made "good" by the powerful forces of government.
· Today's Liberal Philosophy cites Trudeau’s comments from 1974: “Liberals have 2 powerful forces: laws and government…” Ignatieff continues to operate in this philosophy by stating his mandate/mission: "to make (laws) equal opportunity a reality for every Canadian." How Mr. Ignatieff? "Giving Canadians the tools to succeed in the years ahead.(ie: government programs)" This philosophy is DANGEROUS because it takes away the responsibilities that have been imputed into the fabric of society from the 'Good Book'.
· By the population accepting the government over-involving their role in our lives, we by default accept the minimizing of what is our responsibility.
· If you concede the last point, logically, it follows that when we lose responsibility, we lose authority. Necessarily, government creating programs is creating authority (law) to govern and therefore they assume responsibility of newly created jurisdiction. It's now 'their job' to 'give us tools' and 'we all succeed together'.
· Do you accept Liberalism even though it may very likely undermine your core beliefs and positions of responsibility? Do you think man is good and through powerful forces of government programs/laws we can find equality and happiness?
Believers, level with me. Do you give up? Do you abandon your discipleship responsibilities and quit? Is the change in our lives and the change in those we are walking through life with so minimal that we need to pass the buck off to the government? Does the Gospel not bring sufficient change to our hearts and minds? Or is that change so minimal that we have to depend on and expand government?
So, do we just forgo our responsibly and pass the buck? Do we let them use their powerful forces: laws and programs? With no need to discuss and 'carve out' our responsibility?
Afterall...man is not perverse, right? Uh, right? right? .....
To this I say, "No!!! I do not give up! I am NOT going to abdicate my responsibly to these 'powerful forces'. I will not compromise my true values and allow 'powerful forces' to run my life.
I say "Yes" to a starting point of walking in humility and compassion. That is the powerful force that brings true change. Bring this to the workplace! Bring this to our families, our communities.
I say "Yes" to personal responsibility, fruit of labor and hard work. What do you say friends?