The following clip is as sad as it is funny,
Let me help Ed Shultz’s faith leader on this one. It’s 2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.”
And to help Congressman Rangel, throughout the entire Bible as it pertains to the government’s interaction with and treatment of the poor, it is to ensure they are treated fairly in the courts. The direction to care for and feed etc. are commands to individuals to do this. This is the job of churches and individuals.
The liberal view of charitable giving is, “this is terrible, someone should do something”, while the conservative view is, “this is terrible, I’m going to do something”. It is a fact that conservatives give more of their money and time to charity than do liberals. They even donate more blood more often.
It seems the political left believes the best route to charitable giving is to take one person’s money from them via government under threat of punishment i.e., taxes, and give it to whom said government deems worthy i.e., qualifies for welfare. The political right, on the other hand, supports earning your money and giving to those whom you see need it, cutting out the (expensive) middle man.
Taking my money without my consent and giving it to someone I don’t consent to it be given is stealing, just ask a first grader.
Government is not the answer to caring for the poor. We are. The church is. If you believe more needs to be done then give more and do more. Get involved in your community — start a fund. Just please don’t expect me and others to accept your definition of who is truly needy and what it is they need.