César Fernández-Stoll

César Fernández-Stoll
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Charity and Politics

Charity and Politics - Bill O'Reilly - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1

Charity and politics are individual affairs and really, not even politicians should be 'looked' over the shoulders to see how 'good' or bad they are in their charitable donations.
Charity and politics are an individual affair and what that means is that it is NOT the business of governments or public opinion to check or redistribute or confiscate, or whatever needs it to be called, in the name of charity or politics, because both are duties of the people as individuals.
Political careers are nothing but a huge sign of corruption and charitable taxation an even greater demonstration of the same.

The only specific role of government is to administer common good, not acquire it or sell it, and certainly not to assign it, just administer it and to protect life and freedom, not to give us life or freedom, but to protect us from the ones trying to remove them from us.
When politicians need to build a career in politics or when charity, must be 'channeled' through what politicians decide is versus what is not, charity, then the system is even more corrupted and it has stopped serving its purpose.
Behind all of this is that nefast mandate called the IRS and the income tax illusion. It has been built as a mechanism expressing very good intentions, like the ones paving the road to hell, but it is only serving to produce misery, not just int he pockets of every individual and family but most specially in the souls of the people, whom, in the intimate relation we all have with our creator, need to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves after, loving God over and above anything and everyone.
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