Monday, March 21, 2011

Sen. Jim DeMint: As Government Gets Bigger, God Gets Smaller

Speaking on a Family Research Council radio show, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) implied that God has serious competition from the U.S. government and is not as all-powerful as previously supposed. According to DeMint, when government gets bigger, God gets smaller. Listen:

DeMINT: Some are trying to separate the social, cultural issues from fiscal issues, but you really can’t do that. America works, freedom works, when people have that internal gyroscope that comes from a belief in God and Biblical faith. Once we push that out, you no longer have the capacity to live as a free person without the external controls of an authoritarian government. I’ve said it often and I believe it – the bigger government gets, the smaller God gets, as people become more dependent on government, less dependent on God.

Note that DeMint is opposed to "big government" health care reform of the kind that could have saved Deamonte Driver, an uninsured 12-year-old who died of a tooth infection due to lack of treatment. Perhaps he now feels that young Deamonte is closer to God. Will DeMint also bring members of Congress closer to God by proposing that they give up their government-run health benefits?

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