Let's Get Government Out of the Charity Business
Columnist Star Parker made a compelling argument about the danger when the government steps into the role of "charity" supposedly. The truth of the matter is that "charity" is a misnomer when it comes to the government. The government isn't about charity. It's all about them having control over the lives of the American people. In other words, charity is another word for slavery. Parker gave an example using Davy Crockett, an American frontiersman and Congressmen from Tennessee (1827-35) who had appropriated $20,000 for relief for victims of a fire that broke out in Georgetown. When returning home, a constituent farmer chastised him for "giving what is not yours to give." The farmer wisely told Crockett the Constitution doesn't grant Congress the authority to grant charity and attempting to do so can open the door for fraud, corruption, and favoritism on the one hand and robbing the American people on the other hand. How true that is today.
Congress never "gives" the American people anything unless they take something away from you. On top of that they're doing it to repay their donors back and are attempting to grab votes by doing so. However, charity is the farthest thing from their minds. If these politicians desire to be charitable, why don't they donate a portion of their wealth to help the needy instead of using government funds which comprises taxpayer dollars to help the needy? It's no skin off their teeth to use taxpayer dollars to help the needy. They're not interested in helping the poor and needy. All these elected elites' minds are on is buying votes, rewarding their donors, and profiting from it. And in return, they'll enslave those who they are supposedly trying to help. It's preposterous.