Subsidiarity and the Social Doctrine

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]." Margaret Thatcher

“Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists.” G. K. Chesterton

Subsidiarity in the Gospels

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

John Wayne where are you?

Much is said by some that the Papal Encyclicals infer that a Socialist State is good. This same paradox that can be found in different Pope Quotes can also be found in Founding Father Quotes and in their actions. For example Ben Franklin was clearly a free market guy, his Poor Richard's Almanac was not what can government do for you guide; but he also established the first fire department, insurance agency, and public library along with a college and police force in Philadelphia.
Charity is clearly superior to welfare (socialist state), why is it not more widely practiced then to immigrate to these great beacons of prosperity (Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Brazil, USSR, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.) This argument is superfluous.
When the redistributionist argument is unveiled it is nothing but socialism cloaked in a sheen of objectivity.
John Wayne’s characters where an embodiment of what it means to be an American, but that can-do, take-charge, self-assured attitude is being replace by big daddy government does it best---since when has this worked?

John Wayne, Why I love Her!

John Wayne, Pledge of Allegiance

Part Three
Life in Christ
Man’s Vocation Life in the Spirit
CCC 1700 The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God (article 1); it is fulfilled in his vocation to divine beatitude (article 2). It is essential to a human being freely to direct himself to this fulfillment (article 3). By his deliberate actions (article 4), the human person does, or does not, conform to the good promised by God and attested by moral conscience (article 5). Human beings make their own contribution to their interior growth; they make their whole sentient and spiritual lives into means of this growth (article 6). With the help of grace they grow in virtue (article 7), avoid sin, and if they sin they entrust themselves as did the prodigal son1 to the mercy of our Father in heaven (article 8). In this way they attain to the perfection of charity.

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