The perpetual church bizarre 4

The Left has long wanted government to act as a nanny or better still a parent to the people it governs.

Millions, perhaps billions, of people want to be kept like children by governments: housed, fed, taught, nursed, cared for, from the cradle to the grave. For this supreme benefit – having all their needs supplied by the Grown-Ups in the Castle – they are willing to give up their freedom; to do as they’re told; to keep their heads down, their hands out. Oh, and more. Much more. They will love Big Father and Big Mother.

Their bodies will be tended. Even their minds will be fed – just adequately, enough to keep them obedient.

Could glorification of government be taken any further?

Why, yes! It could. It is.

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) goes much further. He  wants government to be the people’s god.

CNS news reports that Cummings, addressing the Legislative Conference of the National Treasury Employees Union on February 4, said:  

So many people come to government knowing that they are not going to make the kind of money they would make in the private sector but they come to government to feed their souls.

There’s a gap in his message. He must be meaning to say:

So many people come to government knowing that they are not going to make the kind of money they would make in the private sector but it is not just money they want, not just the means to feed their bodies. They are not gross materialists! They are not greedy like bankers, conservatives, rich people, big donors to the Republican Party, entrepreneurs, businessmen, capitalists, free marketeers, and people who voted for Bush. No: they come to government to feed their souls.

His assertion on behalf of “so many people” frankly confirms our contention that Leftism is a religion.

  • Don L

    In the left’s world, failure, sloth, inadequacy, lying, theft, shirking responsibility and laziness are valued as the good and as OK. Achievement, accountability, resposibility and honor are vilified, scorned, demeaned and rejected as evil.

    The right to income, work, job and/or opportunity is their demand. It is a right to take your stuff for their benefit. They know that whatever hardships they impose on the productive, the producers will continue to work and strive. They count on it. And, how dare you if you complain. You are obligated to care for the less fortunate. You must work so they don’t have to. Their lunch isn’t free. They’re just not the ones paying for it.

    • REALBEING

      LOL!!! Good one, Don! I was reminded by your post of what my greatest teacher once told us in group about rights. “You only have one right, and that is the right to give up your rights!”

  • REALBEING

    In the case of Elijah Cummings, Leftism isn’t as much a religion as imbecility is…………

    The good people of Maryland and the U.S. Congress could certainly do better than this ridiculous human being.

    • liz

      Yet he’s so typical of the imbeciles on the left. A willing dupe, useful idiot…
      He’ll say anything, no matter how ridiculous, to keep the ol’ gravy train going.