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Charity an individual responsibility, not a role of government

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Charity an individual responsibility, not a role of government

Why is there humming of turmoil within masses of the United States?

There are elements in today’s society that want to convert our republic form of government into a socialist democracy or a communist democracy.

We have those who call themselves righteous, yet they support the extraction of hard-earned money from others. Money they earned by the use of their knowledge, talents, skills and abilities. They have been diligent and self-reliant without being dependent on others. Many of those who have earned their income have provided many opportunities for others along the way. Yet, because they have earned a good living, many want to take what they have earned away from them in the name of others!

For the last 85 years, trillions have been extracted from our citizenry to support programs such as the New Deal, the Great Society and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These programs were established with one goal in mind — to transfer wealth from one set of citizens to another.

Having read through the Bible a number of times, I can find nothing indicating the government is to take care of the people’s needs Caring for the poor and needy is an individual responsibility, a non-transferable responsibility.

Here are few verses on the topic: Mark 14:7, 1 Timothy 5:8, Luke 3:11, Luke 10:25-37, Luke 12:33, Matthew 19:21, Luke 19:8, Tobit 4:7, Deuteronomy 15:11, Matthew 26:11, Mark 14:7, John 12:8, Leviticus 19:15, Matthew 19:21, Mark 10:21 and Luke 18:22.

Ray Shamlin
Rocky Mount

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