Thursday, September 22, 2011

Charity vs. Redistribution

Progressives make it out like they have a monopoly on compassion and charity; all because they take someone else's money and gives it to another(usually their voting base) out of compassion for the "needy." Though if they were truly concerned would they not give their own money to them. All this time they are pointing their holier than thou fingers at conservatives as if they are some super Daddy Warbucks stealing the bread away from the poor all because they feel they are paying too much in taxes. They get away with this because the news media is in cahoots with them, even though we all know it isn't true.

Conservatives have just as much caring and compassion as progressives, maybe more. They are not only willing, but do give more of their personal money to charity. They don't need, nor do they want the government to do it for them. The government has never ran anything efficiently, not even the military, so what makes people think they can use our money to help any cause is ludicrous. All they ever help is their own reelection and growth of more government bureaucracy that eats more money. A conservative wants the most out of their buck, and they know that does not and has never been through the government. We must remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.

Next the conservative knows where they want to spend their money. Why should an Illinois Farmer have to fund the New York City Opera which he will never see or even worse fund his own overseas competitors. How about forcing Christians, or for that matter Jews and Muslims to fund abortion, gay marriage and other immoral things they do not believe in. If an individual does not want their money to go to these things how can the government force them to do so. Governments should not be involved in the redistribution of wealth, but in the incentive for the individual to create new wealth. Alexis de Tocqueville said, "The American Republic will endure until the government finds out it can bribe the public, with the publics money." They have crossed that line an long time ago, the question is how much longer can we endure it?

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