Apparently I Used to be a Democrat
From a letter to the editor in the ACU Optimist:
I have to agree, from a Democratic perspective, that the quote by — —– was out of line. Neither party is more or less Christian than the other. But the assertion that Christ didn’t say it was the government’s duty to take care of the needy is somewhat weighted. He didn’t assign any responsibilities to the governments, including the enforcement of morality. So any legislation based on His teachings falls into the same category.
I think that it is every individual’s responsibility to take care of the poor, as you said. The problem is that it’s not happening. So the next step is to put the government in charge of it. And if I’m going to be paying taxes, I’d rather they benefit poor people.
Yeah, I didn’t pay taxes. It also didn’t occur to me that the government might be more selfish and inept than the rest of us. My bad.