Perpetual Childhood

I think I have figured it out. The Democrats are appealing to our yearning for perpetual childhood. Children enter the room and expect to be served–food, drink, entertainment, and light housekeeping. It is the job of parents to gradually wean them, if you will excuse the term, from this natural selfishness into responsible adults. This takes time, effort, and a little word called “No.”

The Democrats never say “No” to their constituents. If anyone falls down and scrapes his knee, the liberals are always around to pick him up, dust him off, and say, “There, there.” You want free food? Fine. Health care? Sure. Education? OK. Condoms? No problem. Of course, unlike most irresponsible parents, the Dems always get someone else to pay for their indulgence–us, the taxpayers.

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About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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