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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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Here we continue a series of post that argues for Christian-based political activism. In Part 1, we examined what kind of political system we must create to promote the spread of Christianity. We also considered what has gone wrong with … Continue reading
In Part 3 of this series, Understanding The Nature Of The Enemy: Red Tape, we considered how our government snarls us in red tape to keep us dependent, to keep us from becoming mature adults. Here we consider the damage we have done to … Continue reading
When I nominated Keith DeHavelle for The Food For Thought Award, I did so with some trepidation. I don’t doubt he finds himself nagged by Christians to convert from time-to-time. However, that was not my motivation. Would I like him to convert? … Continue reading
Up until now I have not been much inspired to comment on what is going on in the Middle East. The stories coming out of there have been too confused. Without knowing what going on, what is the point of saying anything? Nonetheless, … Continue reading