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Date published: 10/5/2012

All Christians are potential socialists

Socialism is a topic much talked about in America today, and some even call President Obama a socialist. Are they correct?

A socialist is one who supports big local, state, and federal governments whose legislatures adopt a vast number of programs that redistribute wealth from those who produce it to those who do not. This makes a majority of the population dependent on government and determined to vote only for candidates who will continue this practice.

Is Obama a determined supporter of ever-expanding big government? Of course he is, as shown by his actions. One example is Obamacare, a government takeover of the health care system.

But who else is responsible for this? The answer is Congress and the general public.

Since religion plays a major role in determining what people do, one must look at the religious affiliations of elected officials and the general population who put them in office.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life states, "The 112th Congress, like the U.S. public, is majority Protestant and about a quarter Catholic. Baptists and Methodists are the largest Protestant denominations in the Congress, just as they are in the country as a whole."

So most people in government (85 percent of the Senate and 89.6 percent of the House are Christians) and American society are Christians. And since there are big governments at all levels in the United States, it is obvious that most Christians are socialists (just as communists are socialists).

And socialism, which is a destroyer of freedom, is incredibly immoral.

Thomas Johnson

Fredericksburg