Letter: Some ideas to address social challenges

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  • RedShirtMIT Cambridge, MA
    June 14, 2019 7:08 a.m.

    To "ConservativeCommonTater" how is any of that theocratic?

    Is effective communication in a marriage something unique to religion?

    Are finances and knowing how to handle them unique to religion?

    Raising children, is that just something religious people do?

    Is affordable daycare only something religious people are concerned about?

    How can you say that the letter writer is pushing a theocracy when the issues they brought up are universal to everybody?

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2019 3:12 p.m.

    Sounds like someone wants a theocratic form of government to force things on people.

    How do you mandate "family values?" Might sound good, but how do you implement a ridiculous law like that.

    Isn't there something bandied about locally (but not practiced) called "Free Agency?"

    How about "unrighteous dominion" over others.

    How about the wailing sound of people complaining about too much government in our lives. You know; "Big Government!"

    If you can't solve your own problems, why do you presume to tell others your idea is so great?

  • RedShirtMIT Cambridge, MA
    June 13, 2019 12:08 p.m.

    Since a lot of the problems that you list have to do with money, rather than figuring out how to get women out of the home and working (not the best for raising children) how about we teach kids and young couples to budget better and to live withing their means?

    Does a young couple with 1 or 2 kids really need that 4000 sqft home that cost $500,000?

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, UT
    June 13, 2019 3:41 a.m.

    Possibly good ideas but shouldn't we first ask ourselves whether government, on any level, should be a family's caretaker? As noble as the concepts are, should we ever look to government as a solution to personal problems? The United States Constitution forbids the Federal Government from involving itself with anything not listed therein. The "list" is found in Article I, Section 8. The 10th Amendment directs the States or the People to handle all other duties. Shouldn't we use that example? Couldn't we be wise enough to keep the State out of personal duties?

    Simply put, our churches should be our source of help for personal problems. Religion, when properly understood, cares for the whole man and for all duties related to Man, including proper marriage counseling. Religion, when properly administered, developes the whole man, including assisting him to become self-sufficient.

    The power to tax includes the power to force. Force is antithetical to solving personal problems.