The Bible says the poor will be with you always. The American Government has made many people make a career out of being poor. I agree we are to help the poor but we must remember the rest of the sentence. Help those that can't help themselves makes it more relevant. Charity and wealth distribution are two different things. I do not like the idea that if I work hard and make a good living,I should give more and more to bring me down to a lower level in society. At some point I will not work and I will hold out my hand to government. Also life does begin at conception. Abortion is murder and God commands us not to commit murder.