Rick Perry Says Social Security and Medicare Were Given to Us by God. Seriously. [Addendum added.]

The things we have in this country were given to us by God, not by government.

Perry: Government isn’t your savior, Nick Gass, Politico, today

Social Security and Medicare were given to us by God?  Who knew?

The highway system, sewer and water systems, airports and air traffic control, operation of shipping ports, public school systems, and (going back a way) electrification of the Tennessee Valley?

The research that resulted in the polio vaccine?

Guess I’ve been under a misapprehension about their provenance.

ADDENDUM:  It just occurred to me that, presumably then, the things Canadians, Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, and Germans have in their countries were given to them by God, not by government.  And the French, too—especially their healthcare system, widely regarded as one of the best in the world and available free of charge to everyone.

Which makes me wonder why God favors Canadians, Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Germans and the French over Americans.

That said, I do understand why God favors the residents of blue states here in this country over red states.  Just in the last year alone, God has saved many, many more lives and lessened pain and physical suffering for far more people in blue states than in red states simply by deciding to significantly expand Medicaid availability under Obamacare.  Why did He decide to be a savior for so many more people in California than in Texas and Kansas?  He’s obviously a Democrat.  But he’s supposed to be nonpolitical.

This is testing my faith.

Added 6/5 at 2:58 p.m.