Rick Warren Steps Up

The Corner highlights a pro-freedom, anti-big-government performance by Rick Warren on ABC’s This Week last Sunday. Among Warren’s comments:

The only way to get people out of poverty is J-O-B-S. Create jobs. To create wealth, not to subsidize wealth. When you subsidize people, you create the dependency. You rob them of dignity. The primary purpose of government is to keep the peace, protect the citizens, provide opportunity. And when we start getting into all kinds of other things, I think we invite greater control. And I’m fundamentally about freedom. You know the first freedom in America is actually the freedom of religion. It’s not the second, third, fourth or fifth.

Glad to see that Brother Rick understands what the stakes are. We need more clarity like this from everyone in America who values freedom, especially religious freedom.

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