From today's Breakpoint e-mail from Chuck Colson:
"In his classic book, Democracy in America, Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at how Americans could accomplish almost anything through voluntaryassociations—especially churches. They built schools, hospitals, sent missionaries all over the world. He wrote, “I frequently admired the boundless skill of Americans in setting large numbers of people a common goal and inducing them to strive toward that goal voluntarily.”
De Tocqueville doubted that government could ever accomplish all that American citizens could dothrough their associations. But he also warned that if government should supplant the good work of these associations, the American people would ultimately end up dependent upon government. And this, he said, would imperil not only American democracy, but 'civilization itself.'"
One cannot help to wonder if one of the ultimate goals of the modern Democratic party is to completely displace the religious, social and other nonprofit organizations that help form the very foundation of this country with a bigger, more powerful (and more expensive) federal government.
A government powerful enough to nationalize General Motors is powerful enough to do just that.