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Posted by Ada Coddington
If the Nativity story is true—and it is—our politics ought to reflect that.
Massacre of the Innocents, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1566. (Public domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Though in hindsight I am not proud to admit it, the Gospel of Matthew once made me a libertarian. I really did not like that Herod fellow.
Even at a young age, I was blessed with the rare insight that murdering babies is bad, and that anyone who promulgates a sovereign decree that it should be done en masse is probably not a very nice guy. Long before the name Barack Obama invaded my eight-year-old ears, the king of Judea had taught me to hate the government. (Besides the slaughter of the innocents, there was the general problem of setting himself up as a petty rival against the all-powerful Creator of the universe.)
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