Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Socialism and the Family Are Incompatible

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Socialism is a distortion, in a collectivist direction, of human beings’ natural need for familial connection with others. But socialism and the family are incompatible. The family requires independence from governmental interference in order to flourish, and parents know its needs better than government officials can. Meanwhile, the breakdown of the traditional family leads to greater need for state assistance. The ethos of self-gratification that weakens commitment to the family also leads to increased desire for services from the state. Hence it is no accident that, historically, advocacy of socialism has always tended to go hand in hand with hostility to the traditional family structure. Anyone opposed to socialism should defend the traditional family and anyone concerned to defend the traditional family should oppose socialism.

— The Heritage Foundation, Socialism versus the Family

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2 Comments

  1. ObstacleChick

    That made zero sense.

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  2. Trenton

    So apparently using the tools of govt to prop up families of all shapes and sizes is anti-family. Up is now down or did the party of family values suddenly decide that thoughts and prayers will solve everything because I dont see churches willing to pay for everyones very real medical insurance.

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