Thursday, April 22, 2010

Totalitarian Creep

(A shorter version of this article appeared in the monthly magazine of Christian Voice , a UK ministry whose website is

Former America President, Ronald Reagan, once remarked that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”

Reagan understood an important principle: as soon a government becomes benevolent, the totalitarian temptation is sure to be lurking near.

Obama, on the other hand, appears to have taken Reagan’s terrifying phrase as a template rather than a warning. The latest example of the President’s “I’m-here-to-help” enthusiasm occurred on 23 March, 2010 when he signed into law a bill requiring every individual to have or buy health insurance coverage.
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