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“The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.” — William Hutton.p>The Bible commanded that a tithe be made to assure social justice. Today, few give a full tenth of their earnings to charity to assure that their brethren are fed and sheltered. But the good people of the Exodus were not being taxed for near 50% of their incomes, nor did they have to deal with oppressive bureaucracies. If Big Brother would get out of the way of business and out of our pockets, charity rates would surely soar. Human beings, generally, are of a generous nature. It is under the crushing burden and heel of big government that people become callous. When people believe the governments’ claims that it can cure all of its social ills, the social contract frays and becomes shredded. The social contract is like a summer dress: it is best when it is light and unrestricting, causing much stimulation in both the beholding and the wearing. When we are feeling freer as a people, we will give more even when others are not looking. br> — Ira M. Kessel br> Rochester, New York /p>
Mr. Schweizer misapprehends the liberal dogma. That is best illustrated by a joke currently circulating on the net.
Mr. Obama, Ms. Clinton and Mr. McCain are walking together in a city and spy a poor man on the street begging.
Mr. Obama looks through his pockets and says to McCain “I’ve come out with no money. Could you give him something for me and something to me so I can buy lunch?” McCain does that.
Ms. Clinton snatches Mr. McCain’s wallet and takes out $25.00. She gives the beggar $5.00 and keeps the rest explaining “that’s for administrative costs.” She pockets the wallet.p>’Nuff said? br> — Jay Molyneaux br> North Carolina
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?