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Condoleezza Rice is Right About Immigration, and the Nostalgists Are Wrong

bschorp Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 2:09 PM
here is the difference between, scripture and Law. Law is issued to a Nation from the government. Scripture is issued to instruct the Person. The Government has no obligation for Charity. It has been given to the people of God to be charitable. Today we write a check to a cause, instead of involving ourselves personally.We also expect our government to be charitable for us. when someone cries for the "Safety net" for the needy, they want to absolve themselves of that responsibility. Romney does know that Charity is personal. He has shown it in his life.
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 2:23 PM
bschorp

James Madison said that (to paraphrase) "Charity is no part of the legislative duty of government". That refers to the Federal Government only. The Federal government has NO authority, no powers, enumerated or otherwise, to dole out welfare.

Federalism allows for the states to run charity programs.
bschorp Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 3:36 PM
The Point was that, I agree with Madison. Charity is personal. Social engineering is also not a function of the Government. Charity as defined by the Bible is not a function of the Government, but by the person. The author uses Scripture to base his alien argument about government policies. The biblical governemntal properties were given to the Levites the priesthood.
On Wednesday evening former Secretary of State Condi Rice picked a fight with a large and vocal section of the Republican base, and I’m glad she did. This confrontation is long overdue. Zero-tolerance law-and-order rhetoric about the immigration issue has become the standard for talk radio and other conservative circles, and I think that this fact puts much of the conservative movement at odds with two of its most important foundations: a view of compassion derived from the Biblical tradition, and a commitment to economic freedom and limited government as an optimistic upward path to prosperity.
 
Here’s what she said:...