Sunday, June 04, 2006

Not Yours To Give

Here is an article from David Crockett about why government should not be in the business of charity (link).

The short version of the article is that to give money to some, the government must take it from others who may be worse off. I wish that an attitude like that would become acceptable again. Instead, even the best political candidates still plan on some form of taxation and redistribution of wealth.

Such is the state of the country that charity is mandated from Washington and taxes determine almost all business decisions and purchases and even life decisions.

Crockett closes with these lines about congressmen:
Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it.

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