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Breitbart: More People on Food Stamps Than Populations of 24 States Combined

Wehavemettheenemy Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:18 AM
Nun wrote, "You tipped your hand when you wrote: "clea(r)ly someone needs to enforce God's command. I believe the government is His instrument for that." "You believe that government is ordained of God to be His 'enforcer'. Your government is anything but godly, or obedient. How do you reconcile the two? Romans 13. All of the governments belong to God. They rise and fall as they obey His unchanging will.
Nunya8 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:27 AM
4 For he (government) is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.


6 For for this cause pay ye tribute (taxes) also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Romans 13, KJV

Nowhere in Romans does He suggest that government should legislate charity.
Hardrock Lausanne Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:24 AM
Wasn't Romans written under a completely different context than the one here on the United States? We are the oppressors, not the oppressed.
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:26 AM
Define Oppressors within the confines of this United States.
Hardrock Lausanne Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:41 AM
We are the empire that smaller, less developed nations tend to pay tribute to. We can certainly be oppressive: IMF lending policies in the Caribbean, our financial toppling of governments of South America in the eighties, our manipulation of asian markets, increased drone warfare, etc. The statement from Romans is spoken from a different place, a place of powerlessness. But we are the empowered empire. Imagine that statement spoken by a Roman citizen.
JasonCharleston Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:23 AM
You tipped your hand when you responded to lib troll.

Sorry, but I am going to deny you like you guys did to God three times at your convention.
Under President Obama the participation rate in the food stamp program has skyrocketed—one in seven Americans now receives food stamps. To keep up with the demands of the burgeoning program, spending has thus “doubled from roughly $39 billion in 2008 to an estimated $85 billion in 2012,” and nearly quadrupled since 2000. According to Heritage, “Today, the food stamps program is one of the largest and the fastest growing of the roughly 80 welfare programs funded by the federal government.” With that said, brace yourself for Breitbart’s findings: “The number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the...