26
Jan

DEFENDING THE OPPRESSED

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

As I write this, I’m listening to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders push his plan for Democratic Socialism. I’m not a fan of socialism in any form, as it takes away personal responsibility and removes the incentive to work harder and take educated risks. However, he has some good points that are worth considering.

One of his gripes is the high cost of medicine in America. I totally agree. I have a prescription for a medicine that is very expensive. When I order that same medicine from a Canadian pharmacy, I can get the prescription filled for less than 1/3 the cost. These medicines ordered from Canada have been mailed from Canada, India, and England. There apparently is a global system out there that helps people internationally, but isn’t allowed to function in America. That sounds like a government controlled racket to me. And I’ve told my doctor so. I agree with Sanders on that.

I believe that it should be a passion for God’s people to reach out to the oppressed. God, who is the great deliverer and healer, must see the unjustified high cost of medicine for the underprivileged┬á as a sin. I think our government should fix this. That may be a socialistic view, but I think Jesus would agree.

 

 

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penny slone
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I agree. On socialism: I understand that it worked well in the biblical days for some reason, but it would certainly not work today and this has been proven repeatedly. God said to give generously to the poor and the needy. But that should be my decision, not the government’s. But here’s a question…with the exception of tithing…how many of us would give generously to the poor and the needy if the government didn’t take it out of our pay checks?

January 26th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

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