The Evil of government playing Robin Hood.

Before I start, I want to warn those with certain easily offended “sensitivities”….

Warning – the following commentary contains certain conservative Christian principals that might offend some on the left.  Liberals should consider not reading further.

I would like to talk about the insidiousness of the government taking (at the point of a gun and the threat of long term incarceration) money from one person or family to simply redistribute it to another person or family.

This very act is Evil in the worst way.  I truly believe it is the work of the Devil.

“Pretty strong words,” you say, “gonna back that up?  There are people all around us that need our help. Look at the School Lunch program for just one thing. Are you so mean, cruel and heartless that you would let a starving child go hungry?”

That’s a good question.  As are all the rest of the questions that follow the same format.  (“see that person – see the pain — don’t you think the government should help?”)

My answer 99% of the I time is a resounding NO!  I do not think it is the purpose of government to help the needy.  It is the responsibility of society (spelled p-e-o-p-l-e) to help the needy.

Here’s how this is an evil that could only be conjured up by Satan himself.

1. Government takes (by force) from one person and gives it to itself.  Then it takes a portion of that booty and doles it out to others.  It has no obligation to try to improve the condition or state of the person it is “helping”.  In many cases these bureaucracies are set up just the opposite.  They need the needy to continue to get their funding.  If they actually solve the problem they would be out of a job.

2. A person looks at the inner cities (as another example), with all the government programs and agencies in place, and decides that they don’t need to do anything for the folks there because the government is taking care of it.  So the people who are living there rarely, if ever, get any real help.

3. The government, by taking a large portion of a persons income or earnings, has left less for the companionate man or woman to give to those who may have a need.  Good Christians know that when you give, you receive back.  If you have less to give (because the government stole it from you) then you will receive less of a blessing from your giving.  This is just simple math.


This is insidiousness of this evil.  You know there is true need out there.  You want to do something.  You can’t do much because you can’t afford it.  Or, worse yet, you don’t see the need because you think the government is taking care of it.

You get ripped off twice in the name of liberalism.  They call you cruel and mean and selfish when you complain about the taxes you are paying,  So they get away with they stealing your money, denying you the blessing derived from giving.  In other cases they tell you not to give because they have taken care of it.

The people of the United States of America are the most generous people in the world.  We give even when it hurts.  If we were given the liberty to choose where our giving should go, we would be willing to help that child get his school lunch.  Even more, we would look to the cause of this child not having lunch money and work to solve that as well.

I truly believe that We the People can do a far better job helping our fellow man in need than the government can ever do.  Just give us the chance.

Published in: on February 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. for a long time on a ghetto wall in Denver was a french quote
    ‘Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state, they forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.’

    I think it was Besant who said it.

  2. As always, the govenment, which employed us, and still does so for me, is running amok! I live in a State that could not even agree on a budget till 8 MONTHS after the thing was supposed to be passed. It is past disfunctional, it is ungovernable.

    They did this not because they could not agree, or compromise, but instead they did it because they want to build support for dismantaling the supermajority we require for passage of bills and budgets. The Dems DO NOT CARE for the people they supposedly are the champions of…. If they were, they would not have let them hang for eight months with dwindling resouces and threats of this and threats of that program being cut.

    We in this state have absorbed a very very large fallout of the Katrina mess, estimates of over 200,000 residents who decided that the public dole in CA would be preferable to staying in the hell hole they call the BIG EASY. They have flooded CA with unheard of increases of unemployed and desperate angry and disilusioned people.

    Our unemployment offices alone are paying Millions to AT&T to basically play back recorded messages telling them how to get unemployment, cause their PHONES ARE JAMMED. Yet CA has not seen the mass layoffs other states are seeing, we get this cause people with their hand out have flocked to california Come to CA the money is just waiting to be taken!

    When they get here and find it aint so, that the streets aint paved with gold they blame the government for letting them down. Not themselves for being stupid enough to believe it. WE are 42 BILLION DOLLARS in the RED for this year alone. Were do they really think the money comes from?

    The Several Million illegals in CA are not payin unemployment insurance or for that matter, much if any tax at all. They are leaving the country in droves with whatever money they socked away and running south to a cost of living 1/8 of what it is in Los Angeles. or even the centeral valley. Money that just dissapears into a black hole.

    We need to go to a Federal Flat Tax and we need to do it yesterday. We need to get back to an idea that if you want to eat, you better get off your ass. This I am owed something cause I signed a piece of paper saying I bought a house so bail me out is Bull Pucky!

    Just my humble opinion, I am trying to hold back a bit.

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