Destroying American families with malice and forethought
Why is it so many in government—especially in this Administration—are in favor of abortion, homosexual marriage, increasing taxes, and gun control?
In a word, power.
Based on their words and actions, it would seem many in government feel normal people are too stupid and irresponsible to make their own decisions, ergo, government (made up of people with alleged extra doses of intellect and good intentions, making them far better-than-normal) should decide on their behalf. As you might expect, the people in the government make decisions and take actions which increase their power and avoid decisions and actions which mitigate the same.
The power of the state is enhanced when, for example, the power of the family is diminished and the power of the family is diminished when the government provides your paycheck, your food stamps, your education, your medical care, and your retirement. The state’s power is increased when the natural family is diminished and “alternative” forms of family become government condoned.
Basically, government becomes less powerful when alternatives to government power are available. And of course, the power of the state grows when the power of the individual is lessened. Gun control, anyone?
Government’s power is increased when it forces, coerces, and/or bribes people to follow its way regarding personal choices and market interference. The power of government grows when it is allowed to determine your morality and diminish your choices. Examples: Twinkies are bad but seat belts are mandatory; tobacco is evil yet homosexuality is a great way of life; recreational drugs are dangerous while state-licensed alcohol is a good thing; illegal gambling is dangerous while state lotteries are good; growing the economy with ever more police, firefighters, and teachers would be good yet doing the same with the military is bad (they don’t vote reliably Democrat… yet). Armed government bureaucrats and wanna-be SWAT teamers are desirable while an 8-round clip in New York is criminal.
Especially threatening to the government’s power are the Church and the natural family, two institutions of moral standing which challenge the government’s power through voluntary affiliation and in-lieu-of substitution. For example, when the government subsidizes fatherlessness, it is making a choice that works to diminish the power of the family; when the government subsidizes homosexual marriage, it works to increase its own position (and the position of lawyers).
If ever-more government was the solution to our problems, moral and otherwise, shouldn’t the Soviet Union or Communist China be our role model?
Imagine a society that’s childless, fatherless, and Godless: it wouldn’t last too long, would it? While the government (that is, the current Administration) might say they’re opposed to such things—they could hardly say otherwise—their power grabbing actions speak louder than words.