Government roads aren't free. They're paid by taxes. People prefer to use them because if they don't, they have to pay twice: toll for the private road and tax for the government road they don't use. It's similar to how private school parents are forced to pay twice for the school, since they're also paying taxes for the government schools. Thus, the government tilts the playing field. That hardly means it's necessary for roads.
Originally Posted by Gdawg007
If it's not profitable to build a highway in the middle of the boondocks, that means it cost more in resources than the value it's worth to consumers and is a waste. If that causes a pattern of high density cities and low density country, as opposed to large tracts of suburdan sprawl, that's because that pattern is more economical. Probably better for the environment too.
Some forms are birth control act as abortifacients, preventing fertilized eggs from implanting. If you agree life starts at conception, that's the taking of a human life.
Birth control is not murder. It is not even close.
Of course everyone should get to decide the health care "policy" of the health care they pay for. They certainly have more of a right to decide that private policy than the state, which doesn't pay for it. It has nothing to do with a "reward" and it has nothing to do with holding a gun to anyone's head, but with the freedom to make voluntary contracts and provide voluntary services under the terms you choose. The only one holding a gun to anyone's head is the government.
So Christians get to decide health care policy simply because they provide services? I thought we were supposed to help people with no such payback or reward? What political power did Jesus ask for in exchange for his works? None, the answer is none, in fact his own words indicate he did not feel the Roman state or the Jewish state were to owe him a thing and vice versa. You don't get to hold religious gun to the heads of Americans, the first amendment expressly forbids that. If that were to happen, it would create a nation where everyone isn't free to worship as they see fit. Allowing churches to dictate public policy based on their beliefs is not a step towards religious freedom but away from it.
Aggression is always evil.