While the health care debate on the surface is political, there are also many moral implications to it. What should be the chief concern for each of us as believers is this issue of public money going to pay for the murder of thousands of babies. No matter how it is buried, explained, or camouflaged by political speech there is no doubt of the damage this will do to our unborn, and what that low value of life it will lead toward. I saw this post about Alexander Tyler which quotes him - I thought it would be well worth copying:
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government'
'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury'
'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship'
'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years'
'During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage'
This should go to remind us that our trust is not in our government - for our government, as every other government, is filled with fallen men. Our trust, our hope and our help comes from the one True and Most High God. This is not fatalism, nor is it a call to do nothing. But, it is most assuredly a call for believers to hold to truth – hold to the ONE KING WHO NEVER CHANGES, WHO NEVER MAKES A MISTAKE AND PRAISE GOD, HE WILL NEVER BE REPLACED!