Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Why have Civil Authority?

"One fierce opponent of civil rights legislation, William F. Buckley Jr., admitted... “I once believed we could evolve our way up from Jim Crow,” Mr. Buckley said in 2004. “I was wrong: federal intervention was necessary.” quote from "Rand Paul and the Perils of Textbook Libertarianism," New York Times, May 21

The extent of the right wing Christian posturing against the government leaves me a little chagrinned. Civil authority was developed in part to stop evil doers and to protect weak. Jesus said he came, among other things, to free the oppressed.


Anonymous said...

Are you going to update your blog?

Anonymous said...

And your beloved Detroit is a perfect example of government over-reach. And what a wonderful liberal city it is.

Beverly Choate Dowdy said...

The problems of Detroit due to government over-reach? Is it that simple? Certainly there has been corruption, but the decline of the auto industry--a problem of government?