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C. S. Lewis Warned Us About This Deadly Bureaucratic Beast

The heartbreaking story of baby Charlie Gard played out during the early summer of 2017. Less than a year later, the tragedy repeated itself when little Alfie Evans endured a similar fate. Most of us have heard their stories. Both were born in England with eerily similar and rare genetic disorders. Both died before they reached age two. These kinds of heartbreaking medical events happen all too often. But it is not because of their doleful medical afflictions that you've heard of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans. You've heard of them because they became icons for the inherent dangers of a state-controlled health care system. C. S. Lewis warned us about this kind of thing more than 70 years ago. The parallels between his fiction...

 

is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy (B. S., Aerospace Engineering) and Biola University (M.A., Christian Apologetics). Recently retired, his professional aviation career included 8 years in the U. S. Marine Corps flying the AV-8B Harrier attack jet and nearly 32 years as a commercial airline pilot. Bob blogs about Christianity and the culture at: https://truehorizon.org.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/hideously-nice

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