We typically ask about the relationship between God and government. It may be that the issue is God or government.
As it turns out, the more dependent people become on the government, the more ungodly they become. To put the matter another way, faith in government diminishes faith in God. A recent article spells out the implications of Obama’s attempt to hook more and more people on federal funds. Dependency on government money, healthcare, education, and employment leads to a lack of faith in God.
This article makes and defends these assertions. If one were to question the consequences of government action seriously, he would need to look no further than the problem of absent fathers among African-American families. Look at the state of the black family in the 1960’s and compare it with more recent figures. The war on poverty was a war on families because it taught so many to depend on the government. Even with the best of intentions, liberal welfare policies undermine faith and family.