Opinion: Government and religion mix can create a recipe for disaster

Free Syrian Army members step on a picture of Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad at Syrian border crossing building between Syria and Turkey at Jarablus July 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Abdo)

Free Syrian Army members step on a picture of Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad at Syrian border crossing building between Syria and Turkey at Jarablus July 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Abdo)

Posted to The Barrie Examiner
September 19, 2013
Written by Paolo Fabrizio

I’m a Libertarian not just a small L libertarian, I’m a hardcore Libertarian.

I feel I can take care of myself and my family better than any government agency can.

I’m a free-market believer and a big-C capitalist. I have faith in charity and that all of us good people living on this Earth can come together to help those who are less fortunate.

I feel that a majority of the time governments are the problem, and rarely offer any concrete solutions to solve any problems they inevitably make worse.

I almost never believe in foreign intervention and for one reason – because most of the times we end up making the situation worse. The only thing that could be worse than governments is religion, and when you mix them all together it is a recipe for misery, torture, suffering and in more extreme cases, murder.

We have a situation like that now in Syria, where not only do its people have to endure different governments getting involved with their plight – now there is an element of extreme religion.

It doesn’t matter which religion is responsible for causing the pain and it doesn’t matter which religion is right or wrong; what matters is people are suffering and worse, the most defenceless innocents are the children and right now they are the targets by all sides, religious and government.

Since my last column on Syria, I have received so many videos and pictures of the most disturbing variety – images that should never have to exist in today’s times. But I had the unfortunate duty of viewing these horrible images; some readers want this story to be put out for all of you, so that we all know what is going on in this insane Syrian civil war.

Some of these victims are Christian children, victims of the so-called Syrian Free Army and other extreme Muslim groups with ties to al-Qaida and other extreme religious groups.

But one thing is for sure; the world has to take notice that no matter which group is responsible, the killing of innocent children must stop now and those responsible must face justice.

I’m a Libertarian and I love Ron Paul. I believe in a non-interventionist approach to world issues, but this has gone past just adults killing one another to be free from government tyranny. This has become a religious war which has caused the death of thousands of innocent civilians and most heartbreaking is the murder of so many children.

If the United Nations has any real power or any real guts, it would investigate who is behind these murders and which world leaders are behind the scenes, supporting these different groups behind these murders.

If the UN finds out that any world leader is behind them, then appropriate measures must be taken.

American President Barack Obama has not hid the fact that he wanted to support the militants fighting the Syrian regime, with a military strike. If there is evidence of his involvement then he should be charged with war crimes against humanity and brought to justice.

Paolo Fabrizio can be reached at paolothebaker@yahoo.ca, heard on www.blogtalkradio.com/libertyrules.

Mr. Fabrizio lives in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. I posted this article to IPR because I believed it would be of interest to our readers.

2 thoughts on “Opinion: Government and religion mix can create a recipe for disaster

  1. Alaska Constitution Party

    So unaccountable world government is the answer? Look up all the atrocities committed by “U.N. Peacekeepers” around the globe. No, an educated public with a government constrained within a constitutional republic is the best plan yet devised on Earth.

  2. Jed Ziggler


    I actually agree with that. I’m very suspicious of the intentions of the U.N., though I’m not going to quarrel with them too much when they’re actually arguing for peace. We do though need a constrained constitutional government, as you say, not a New World Order.

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