Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Trump’s Offer to Obama and Racism

Posted by Troy on 25th October 2012 in Current Events

The most famous birther, Donald Trump, has offered Obama $5,000,000 if he merely releases his student and passport records.

Of course, the reason Trump has done this is because he believes there is proof that Obama claimed to be a foreign exchange student to get into college for less money (that or he really was born in whatever country he claimed on his applications).  As a side benefit, if all the classes he took were communist type stuff or he got by with C-’s in everything, that would be alright too.

In the past, Obama has claimed that there is nothing embarrassing in his records and refused to release them on the grounds that the charge is ridiculous.

However, now there is money involved.  So, what will happen?  I believe Obama will not release his records, and he will not do so because there is something in there (whatever it is) that he doesn’t want people to see.  Let’s be honest, there’s nothing in there that has any bearing to anyone other than himself.  Someone may refuse to give up an e-mail password to protect the privacy of those who have written them.  There is no equivalent in this scenario.  The only person he could be defending is himself.  The only other possible reason to refuse the request is due to pride, “You can’t make me do it.”  $5,000,000 feeds a lot of people.  If someone can’t sallow their pride just a little, what’s their problem?

Question: a man has a gun to the head of a five-year-old little girl.  He says he will let her live if you do the “I’m a little tea cup” song and dance.  You believe 100% that he is a man of his word.  Would you do it?  You would.  Would you be furious at someone that didn’t because they would be damned if someone would force them to act like a fool?  You would.

How have Obama supporters responded?  Well, viciously against Trump.  I really don’t understand why.  He’s not forcing Obama to do a thing.  It reminds me of a show called “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush.”  They would offer a contestant $5,000 to destroy their childhood teddybear or other sentimental thing.  You could have called the show “People will do anything for money.”  However, the host wasn’t the one that destroyed the teddybear.  That was the contestant, and that was a sign of their priorities.  I wouldn’t go around in drag, but if someone were to give $5,000,000 to charity if I did, I would gladly do it and do it with a sense of humor.

The next charge is that it’s racism.  How?  It just doesn’t work.  It’s definitely anti-Obamaism, but there’s a lot of that going around.  It’s just like when they talk about “dog whistle” language or systematic racism.  It’s so there, but you totally can’t see it man.  For instance, I hear Romney say, “Good morning,” and what I subliminally hear is “Let’s have us a lynchin’!”  That’s the charge.  Same thing with systematic racism which is to say that because blacks have a harder time securing financing in proportion to whites, this is a sign of systematic racism and has nothing to do with the larger fact that there are economic reasons which cause this to be.  Those who like to trot out racism as a defense or a guilt bat have resorted to this because racism is no where near the levels it was back in the 50s and 60s, so they have to change the definition to that of a thought crime, but even more so than that!  Instead, it’s a subliminal thought crime.  It’s a thought that you don’t even know you are thinking, and you should be ashamed!

Obama will not release his records.  He can hide behind pride or whatever, but the real reason is that he is hiding something.  If I had to guess, it’s all three: he lied to enhance his chances of admission and scholarships, he got poor grades due to too much partying, and he took every class he could on subjects most people would steer clear of.  If we’re wrong, the Obama should release his records.  There would be no greater revenge than making Trump into a laughing stock and making him spend $5,000,000 to a charity.

Long Live the Constitution!

Who should give charity?

Posted by Troy on 9th September 2012 in Human Nature

Catholics tend to support Democrats.  A Catholic asked me why this is.  The reason the church usually gives is that the Democratic party supports giving to the poor.  They overlook the whole abortion, gay marriage, and increased acceptance of divorce, but okay.  But here’s a question: Why do they support the Democrats for “giving to the poor?”  You see, the thing is that the only way the government can give to the poor is through coercion.  When the poor vote to take money from the rich to have it redistributed to the poor, they are not engaging in charity.  They are  engaging in theft.  Is it really any different than if men took a vote and ordered women to have sex with them?  People aren’t supposed to pay taxes as their form of “charity.”  They are supposed to give money to people, churches, and other charities.  I don’t think Jesus will say, “Good man!  You filed your 1040 and didn’t even claim some of your legitimate itemized deductions so that the government will have more money to support the poor!  Good going!  Welcome to Heaven!”  There are also some bad side effects to the government taking over charity.  Those receiving aid have no moral obligation to the giver of the aid.  When friends and neighbors help someone, the donee feels, typically, the need to live up to the help by trying to get to a point where they don’t need help.  No one has that feeling to the government.  Also, if the church is helping someone, that person has a greater chance to converting to that religion and maybe making positive changes to their lives.  Again, this does not happen with help from the government.  The government is also very inefficient with the money.  There is a lack of policing of the funds.  If you give your friend $100 and then catch him getting lap dances down at the strip club, you’re probably not going to give him any more money, are ya?  The government will.  Finally, the government taking over the role of charity provider degrades the moral fiber of society.  People start to think that the government will take care of people, and they will stop giving to charity themselves.  There is a reason why America far outpaces the rest of the world in charitable giving.  It is also a key reason why Republicans tend to give much more to charities than Democrats (statistically true).

Long Live the Constitution!

Welfare is the Death of Charity

Posted by Troy on 14th June 2011 in Current Events, Political

Welfare is the death of charity.  It was a nice idea.  We’d help people with our taxes.  In so doing, we could help people that we would not ordinarily meet.  However, something went horribly, horribly wrong.

Charity comes from the heart.  When we have the government pay charity for us, we begin to resent giving.  We give less because we feel the government should be covering it.  After all, we pay taxes, don’t we?

On the other side, people on welfare used to feel bad that they were accepting charity.  They would try hard to get off charity.  If they didn’t people could see that the people they were helping weren’t trying, and they would stop helping them.  Now, welfare recipients believe they have a right to the money, and their attitude shows.

Also, the government uses Welfare as a source of political clout and to buy votes with.

For the good of society, our budget, and our souls, I want to quit providing any and all welfare to people.  Let’s return it to the hands of the people to decide who should and should not be helped.