OK, this one will take several twists and turns, but I think it’s worth following.
Around the third week of December, 2007, the media in the Low Country of South Carolina locked their attentions on a story. A modern day tragedy, with all the elements of modern melodrama. A youngish couple were on their own, and in dire straits. It seems this couple were expecting quintuplets, and had no resources to help them. Someone from the town council on Lady’s Island even volunteered to translate for them. ( Oh did I not mention, they speak only Spanish?) The father has not worked for more than a year. He claimed to have had a work related accident, and on the advice of an attorney, would not take work now, as it might jeopardize his compensation claims.
The couple is using friends to shuttle them to doctors and other appointments.
The United Way of the Low Country got involved, and the community began to pitch in to help.
Roughly two days after the original story was published in the Beaufort Gazette, and the (Hilton Head) Island Packet, someone commented on the non working father.
He was upset because he knew quite well that the taxpayers of the county would certainly end up paying all the bills for the wilfully unemployed parents, who would apparently do nothing to help themselves. He was severly reprimanded by other readers who scolded him on the merits of “Christian Charity”. How dare he deny them public funds, he was certainly uncharitable, and definitely mean, and probably kicked his dogs too!
This week, more of the facts came to light. It seems that the entire story was a huge lie.
The woman was not, and never was pregnant. To aggravate matters, it appears both may be in the US illegally, and the INS will now investigate. Maybe they might consider sending them home. But, wait, one more wrinkle, now the fake Daddy is claiming to be a minor, a dupe in the whole thing. At least that’s the claim of his attorney, the one representing him in his worker’s comp claim. Remember him: he’s the gem who told his client not to take any more work so as not to jeopardize any potential future workers comp claims.
OK, where to begin? Let’s look at the couple. Neither is working, both apparently illegally in the country. They make an unsubstantiated claim of multiple pregnancy, and no one questions or challenges them. I think someone who claims to be SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT with quintuplets should show, at least a little bit! The local feel good government official even ‘happily translates for them’. Not only unemployed, but absolutely not working, intentionally,and reportedly at the direction of his attorney. They are clearly planning to be wards of the state, sucking on the teat of government largess.
One area resident complains about this and is vilified as “un-Christian” because he would deny them GOVERNMENT aid. Tell me this, when did Jesus say to help the poor among us by seizing property from someone else to give to those the government deems to need it more. Make no mistake, that is exactly what is going on. People go around feeling as if they are doing their “Christian duty” by taxing everyone to pay the bills of those they decide need the money more than the original earners. This is not Christianity, it is Communism! The Government of the USA was formed by a Constitution. It is introduced by a paragraph:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Look there, do you see anything that says the purpose of government is to pay for the babies of anyone at all? I see some words about general Welfare, but nothing about individual life styles.
The true Christian would not seek to seize the belongings of another, and turn it to his own use. He would use HIS OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY AND EFFORT to aid those in need. Giving the fruit of someone else’s labor is no sacrifice, it is a token effort, which impoverishes all involved.
That, in the end is the problem with the entire state of affairs currently in existence. We have allowed everyone involved to become corrupted. Those who call themselves Christians are more concerned with feeling good, and looking as if they are helping, while picking the pockets of someone else. The government has become an armed thug, used to enforce compliance with this strong arm robbery, and those who lap at the trough become addicted to all this government cheese, and simply atrophy and no longer even imagine they are capable of supporting themselves. The remaining few who continue to work and produce anything of value, are being worked harder and harder to provide for an ever widening pool of dependents who, they are told, will die without the property the government confiscates and transfers to the non working slugs.
In a better time, someone with a need would actually be helped by their neighbors and family. Now, the local people are so used to having all assistance come from some federal bureaucracy, they cannot even imagine they could be capable of helping someone by themselves. As a people, Americans have been drugged into a stupor. The charitable impulse has been forced to withdraw. The work ethic has been demeaned and weakened nearly to the point of extinction.The benefits of self supporting individuality has been so withered, the few who still work, are not just stolen from, they are derided as evil for producing any wealth at all.
It’s time, maybe past time, for the Constitution to be reinvigorated. The Leviathan which government has become must be tamed. If not,we will surely be crushed under it’s immense weight.
Keep the Faith (no matter how bleak things look)
The Rev. Wow, I was researching some other items, and came across this tidbit. Seems We here at the Church aren’t the only ones opposed to “Federal Charity” Read this piece. It’s dead on, and packed with good sources: