It’s getting to be a bit much.
I thought it was bizarre when Rush Limbaugh went on an anti-Obama rant about the virtues of Henry Ford doing everything on his own and I thought it was funny when my Facebook friend didn’t understand that the Death Star was a public works project of galactic proportions rather than the handiwork of a couple of enterprising villains.
But the idea that Noah’s might not have been able to build the ark if he couldn’t do it entirely on his own?! Well, sir, that’s where I draw the line.
Even very young children know that Noah didn’t need any help, governmental or otherwise, of course!
Except that, if you believe the story as it’s written, God did all the planning of the project and told Noah exactly how to build it, down to the dimensions and the type of wood. Oh — and created everything.
So let’s stop this nonsense, friends.
If you honestly don’t understand that businesses benefit from the society in which they operate — and that part of the benefit is derived from projects funded by the government — I suppose I can’t fault you. But if you learned to read and write in public school, or if you benefitted from an education at the reduced tuition rate of a public university, or if you’re currently an elected official … maybe you should think twice about your belief that the government never does anything that benefits you.
(Source: motherjones, via politicalprof)