(c) 2011 by Tom King
central world government "with teeth", the Vatican has decided to throw its considerable weight behind centralizing world financial authority behind a "World Bank".
For those of us already nervous about the papacy's newly revived political activism, this announcement comes at a time when the United States is polarized solidly between conservatives and increasingly powerful progressivist forces pressing for greater centralization of authority and a reduction in national sovereignty in favor of world government. The Vatican apparently favors linking trade unions, world governments, international banking and international political parties (not to mention powerful world churches like Roman Catholicism) in establishing this universal world government. The problem with this strategy is that it leaves out everyone who believes central governments are a bad thing. This proposal would require everyone in the world to accept what would be the ultimate central planning authority. No matter that it's never worked before in history, that such powerful central authority inevitably commits atrocities and abuses against its own people. Even the papacy at its height of power threw a downright bloody Inquisition to support its hold on power. So much for trusting good intentions.
We are facing interesting times for those who believe in free market capitalism, small government, local planning and problem solving. Liberty, protection of the right to worship, assemble, speak and bear arms will be the first American values to be squashed. Count on it.
Tom King - A Texan in a strange land.