Friday, January 27, 2012

Let's redistribute our wealth to Israel...

Some of the most ludicrous logic I have come across in listening to talk radio conservatives lately is that we cannot vote for Ron Paul because he would stop giving aid to Israel. For some reason all support for private charity and opposition to the Marxist ideology of re-distributive wealth just go flying out the window. What is most astounding about it is that even the most constitutional and paleo-conservative types practice this ignorance.

From a personal level, as a Christian, I see the need to support Israel.  The Bible clearly states that those who bless Israel will be blessed. That being said, how does it reflect on us if the only way we support Israel is through the government confiscating our money and paying it on our behalf? That is no more charitable or Christian than a man who steals from you at gun-point so he can give your money to the soup kitchen or put it in the offering plate. It makes neither the person who the money was stolen from or the robber any more moral.

It is quite frustrating to see so many people who can spot the Marxist ideology in every government program except for when it is in the foreign aid to Israel. I think if we really believe in Liberty, we need to stop giving up our individual duties and responsibilities up to the government. When we believe that we need to "stand with Israel" as Glenn Beck would put it, we need to put our money where our mouth is.

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