Charitable giving is not exactly the President’s strong suit — better to rely on Dinesh D’Souza.
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The parable of the Good Samaritan is an excellent illustration. Consider: What did the Good Samaritan do when he encountered the wounded traveler? He picked him up, treated him, transported him, paid the innkeeper, and pledged to follow up. He gave his own time and resources. Note that he didn’t shout for governing authorities to come help the wounded traveler. Certainly, Jesus didn’t employ the parable as a call for a single federal collective to handle all poverty.
Really, Barack Obama’s ignoring of his brother’s plight is no surprise. Obama’s view of social justice is based not on personal charity but big government and wealth distribution. He favors what the late economist Hans Sennholz called “the Transfer Society.” And so, he’s pushing the problem of his brother to the rest of us. Obama sees us as his brother’s keeper. We are the ones expected to help Obama’s brother. You are Obama’s brother’s keeper.
And so, Donald Trump can expect his Wednesday afternoon deadline to pass in dead silence. His offer provides no incentive to Barack Obama. I suggest that Trump instead donate the money to the families of the victims of the Benghazi attack — or to a healthcare fund for Obama’s brother, George. After all, Mr. Trump, you, too, are Obama’s brother’s keeper.
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?
H/T to National Review Online