Monday, August 26, 2013

What the Bible Says About Big Government

I'm always amused when Statists argue that it is our responsibility to pass laws so that we can compel "kindness" and "charity" at the point of a gun.  Compulsion by force is the opposite of a charitable heart.  Next time you hear a power grabbing, grandstanding, charlatan politician tell you that we need to raise taxes for the children or the most vulnerable amongst us, re-read this passage. 

This is: 1 Samuel 8:16 via  at the NCPA.  

Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.” 

Doctor Goodman then points out that this "king" will only take 10%. 

Even Samuel could not foresee the plundering capabilities of modern American government.