Before the government created safety nets for unemployment, underemployment, hunger, old age, the inability to work, the non desire to work, and everything else they give away cash for, there was no such thing as charity on behalf of the government.
Instead, prior to this fiduciary mess wherein we pay high taxes to provide charity at the threat of the tax man, which by the way shouldn’t really be called charity at all because it is forced and charity is freely given, we gave at home. Charity came from non-profit organizations set up to provide food, it came from churches, from family and friends, it came from the community you lived in. The government wasn’t there to just throw wads of cash at you. There were people, who knew you, who cared about you and whom you cared about as well, helping you to get through that rough patch. you wonder why there is less accountability and responsibility in the world today, think of those people receiving their government “charity” every month and how much they care about doing the right thing and contrast that with a person who sees their friends, families, and community sacrificing to help them. Yup, it left in a liberal faceless rush to create equality. but apparently that isn’t enough. Now we have to punish those who make an attempt at real charity because they are infringing on what has now become a government right only I guess.
A woman files for a program funded by the state’s Department of Education and administered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which clearly puts it in the realm of local charity. It’s nice to see these kinds of things. She’s helping to feed over sixty needy children a day. But, now she is being threatened with a $600 fine each day for feeding the children out of her own home. Seems that kind of charity just isn’t allowed, must be too personal and all that. She can file for a variance to use her home, the fee is only $1000. So I’m sure that a woman living in a low-income part of town, helping to feed children has that kind of money lying around to burn on a permit to get a big thumbs up for what she already does. I guess the system works, yay bureaucracy!
Okay, so this is really screwed up and completely stupid. You know I am not the only one that thought that, it turns out other people read about this and, GASP, engaged in charity, donating money to help the woman helping the children. Holy Crap, charity isn’t just something the government doles out!! I canna believe it! But wait, there is more. A law firm saw the bit of news and offered to pick up her case pro freakin’ bono. Nice.
What is the world coming to when people help other people in need in their community? I guess we’ll never really find out until we take that job back from the government. We should too, seeing as how “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” –James Madison