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?
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?
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?
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.