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Immoral Beyond Redemption

Jim4136 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:27 AM
I think the difference of opinion about the concept of charity explains much of the divide between conservatives and liberals: Gov't welfare is not charity, and happens without any of the moral benefits that come with real charity.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." John Adams, another signer, echoed a similar statement: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Are today's Americans virtuous and moral, or have we become corrupt and vicious? Let's think it through with a few questions.

Suppose I saw an elderly woman painfully huddled on a heating grate in the dead of winter. She's hungry and in...