July 16, 2010
Philosophy - or "worldview," as is the preferred phrase today - drives everything. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he, says Proverbs 23:7. An atheist has a worldview and it is just of this world. A Christian has a worldview and it is that this world is fallen and only God can redeem it in and through Jesus the Christ.
That's why the naming of Donald Berwick to manage the gargantuan health care law is so important. Berwick is not shy about his philosophy. He is a redistributionist who wants to help the president transfer the wealth of those who earned it to those who did not. He also has openly admitted that health care for everybody means rationing for some.
This means that the unconfirmed but appointed Berwick and his minions will decide who gets treatment and who doesn't. They will decide who lives and who dies based on their personal concepts of the value of life.
Difficult medical choices must always be made, but ask yourself if you would rather have them made by someone who believes life comes from Gd, or someone with a different worldview. This is what we are faced with and there isn't much time to undo it.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.