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The American Form of Government

Posted by Orrin Woodward on February 12, 2009

Here is an informative video that describes our American form of government.   I believe that the more we learn about our past, the less susceptible we will be government promises.  Government has a few specific task to ensure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  But government was never designed to provide for their citizens.  I will paraphrase what the founding father’s said, “Any government big enough to give you everything you need, is also big enough to take everything you have.”  Our local communities must learn to work, think and provide for ourselves.  If someone needs charity, then let’s provide this through private funding – not government funding.  The only thing saving us from the totalitarian power of our government is its inherent bureaucratic inefficiencies!  The Bible is clear on providing for those in need, but nowhere does it tell the government to take from one group and give to another.  It needs to be freely given from those who are blessed by the fruits of their labors.  Charity must be freely chosen or it is not charity.  To have the government create laws that give them permission to steal from one group to give to another is a double loss.  Three things wrong with this: government siphons off most of the actual money intended for those in need, it steals the sense of giving from those who desire to give, and it steals the thankfulness of those who receive the love offering.  It turns the people who receive the charity from a thankful spirit into a posture of charity as a God-given right provided by the paternal government.  Charity is not a right, but should be a gift from those who have to those who truly need. 

The long-term plan should be to give them a hand up not a hand out.  The fact that third and fourth generations of welfare recipients are now multiplying is clear evidence that government handouts do not work!  The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing while expecting a different result and based upon the overwhelming evidence – our government is insane!  It is time for the citizens to demand a balanced budget and force the politicians to lead as they were elected to do.  Every single family reading this article understands that they must balance their family budget or face the consequences of debt and eventual loss of freedoms.  Debt is a form of bondage and ought to be treated as a cancer in the body.  Debt in the home must be eradicated.  Debt in our government must be eliminated to ensure our children and grand-children enjoy the same freedoms that we have.  How can any honest American believe that it is right to hand over trillions of dollars of debt as our the only inheritance that we leave to the next generation?  God forbid that we behave so irresponsibly!  These are points to ponder as we slide closer and closer to an all powerful government.  God Bless, Orrin Woodward

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