by Babu G. Ranganathan
For all the talk about God in the far right, you would expect at least some humility. But, there is none. None. Rush Limbaugh won't admit that Ronald Reagan's policy of deregulation in the financial industry is the event that started all our financial woes. Deregulation gave greedy and dishonest Wall Street players the freedom to abuse our capitalist system to its uttermost.
No doubt, the pork in the stimulus bill needs to be removed and the far right is right about that issue, but the far right will not accept that they are fundamentally wrong about not wanting restraints and controls in capitalism so that capitalism will serve society and not the other way around.
Now, the government must do for capitalists what capitalists cannot do for themselves because the capitalists are broke as a result of their greed and dishonesty helped by the deregulation started under President Reagan. But, is the far right humbled by all this? I wish to God that were so.
Proper and balanced socialism, in which capitalism is the servant and not the master, is not evil. In fact, it is quite Christian!
The Republican position on pro-life is good and right but pro-life alone a righteous nation does not make. The United States was pro-life in the midst of horrendous slavery, racism, and segregation all of which were die-hard conservative values along with long, long hours of child labor, unsafe work environment, industrial monopolies, and a host of other societal ailments.
Oh, Lord God grant repentance and humility to my country, the United States, and may it start with the far right.
The author, Babu G. Ranganathan, has a B.A. degree with concentrations in theology and biology and has been recognized for his writings on religion and science in the 24th edition of Marquis "Who's Who In The East". The author's website may be accessed at www.religionscience.com.