Godfather Politics has a great article about wealth "redistribution". The ending quote translated from a Czech paper is the kicker.
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of
entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to
limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the
necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate
willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much
deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of
what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone
to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The
Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who
made him their President.” — Translated from Czech Republic Newspaper Prager Zeitung (April 28, 2010.)
The lack of common sense and good judgement found in the people of this nation is due in large part to the failure of the church to educate and train people in cultural issues such as government, law, and economics. My own church, for example, refuses to take a stand on any cultural issue that is controversial. Now, mind you, they don't mind taking stands on theological issues that are (at least in our denomination) controversial. But cultural issues. . . well that's another story. Those might make us seem divisive or legalistic or something else unpleasant. And so of the 2-3,000 voting age people at our church, I am sure that hundreds if not a thousand of them voted for Pres. Obama. In general the church has no concept of the different authorities God has given the various governments (self, family, church, civil). For example, they will site that we are to take care of the poor. But this is a function of the family first (the poor within your family), then the church, then the community, and not the civil government. Many Christians have the skewed view that if its a good idea (marriage counseling, healthy food, saving money for retirement) that the civil government should do it. But this leads to a massive, corrupt, godless government. And then the church moans, "If only the government would do something!"
So I applaud Prager Zeitung for their insight and wonder if it is the year they spent under communism that allows them to have this insight and state is so well. And will we have to spend some time under an equally tyrannical regime before we can realize the same and begin the change staring with ourselves (how educated are you on the biblical perspective of law, government, and economics), our families (what are you teaching your kids), and our churches (if you are in a place of influence are you using it to spread the truth).