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Re: Workers Paradise. /Political rant.
> = . There's no substantial difference between their resentful whining about
> = .their rights and your resentful whining about your rights - except maybe
> = .that you whine more.
[silly remarks about crapping, watermelons, and hypocrites deleted]
> I'm not whining about it my rights any more than Tim is
> whining about his. One of the principals of the American
> Revolution was NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. When our
> government takes my money and creates a new class which "votes"
> to require me to pay for them; they are a vested interest voting
> only for their own gain without my consent.
My full remarks are above; I never defended the present system.
> human rights are supposedly universal. however, since when
> has an entitlement been considered a "human right?"
> are you playing the part of the bleeding knee-jerk welfare
> advocate? The type: "I'm willing to give mine, (but I cheat on
> my taxes) --just make sure you let the Feds extort their welfare
> system from _your_ profits.
> charity is man's _benevolence_ and, there is nothing in the
> scriptures which says the lazy and resentful are _entitled_ to
> my support.
Charity has many definitions; in the Judeo-Christian tradition,
benevolence is not a prominent one. Nor are sawed off accusations of
laziness and resentfulness very indicative of caritas, OTOH.
> I tithe, and tithe faithfully; and contribute a fast offering
> every month for the ward bishop's fund. as in says in the
> scriptures, he who faithfully tithes shall receive it tenfold.
> we take care of our own community, and we don't collect welfare.
> it works.
That is an excellent thing, and you should do it regardless of returns;
we all should. I do.