This is something we read recently and would like to pass on to the readers of this paper.
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of a nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it! When you rob Peter to give to Paul ... you will always get Paul's support! This seems to be the idea our present administration is selling. This philosophy didn't work in the Soviet Union and it will not work here.
If we have to be forced into giving, it causes resentment and apathy. If we give from our heart, the way God intended, we all come out for the best. The Lord says the poor will always be with us. The challenge is for the wealthy to help the poor, in fact, it is our duty to help. It needs to be done from a sense of compassion and responsibility, not forced by the government.
As the government keeps trying to force God and morality out of our lives, everything else falls apart. Let us remember the message the Lord brought us, especially this time of year!
Fred and Kay Zirger,