Most people haven’t paid much attention to the appointing of “czars” in the White House. Political appointees tend to make for dry news, and the activity on Capitol Hill often feels very distant from our daily lives of jobs, family, to-do lists and friends.
One czar in particular, however, should make us pay attention. John Holdren, the “science czar” under President Obama, has views so extreme that many are wondering if he is “so pro-environment that it’s anti-human”.
Holdren wrote a textbook in 1977 that stated: “[I]t has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society,” and also alerts us to the possibility of sterilizing “undesirables” through doped drinking water.
While these statements and views were made 30 years ago, they should still cause Christians to take note. Human beings are made in God’s image, called to be stewards of the world He’s given us, not by aborting our babies and bringing down standards of living, but by using His wisdom to care for our families and the gifts we’ve been given.
The whole concept of czars can be hard to understand, and sometimes it’s difficult to recognize why or how these individuals matter. However, human life is precious, and if someone is in a powerful position of government does not agree, it behooves us to take note and be on our guard to protect the unborn, elderly and disadvantaged–the “undesirables” who are so desirable to their Maker.