This Christian Says No To Funding Faith Based Groups
I can't help but laugh every time the liberal media calls George Bush the most conservative president ever. George Bush is not a conservative. He is a neo-conservative, which basically is just a bizarro world liberal. You see George Bush does not believe in the old Reagan saying "that government is not the solution, government is the problem." He actually agrees with the liberals on the role of the federal government in solving the nations problems. The only difference is he disagrees with their methods. It is like the liberals are finally getting a taste of their own big government medicine. Bush is right in discontinuing those useless Great Society programs that congress consistently threw money at for the last 40 years. He is also right to point out that the only groups who have had any success at helping people have been faith based groups. However he is wrong to try and give government money to those groups. Not only is it wrong from the perspective of where government money should be spent, but it is also bad for the potential recipients of these funds. You see a government handout is a means of government control. Uncle Sam gets you dependent on his money and then he ends up telling you some things that he would like to see you do differently. You may resist his suggestions, but if you don't go along with what he wants, you can kiss that money you have become dependent on goodbye. A prime example is federal highway money and the way the federal government has manipulated states laws with the threat of taking that money away. As a Christian, I would not want my organization taking money from the federal government. No, I still like freedom and I certainly don't want the federal government telling me that I can't teach something as simple and true as "the only way to the Father is through Jesus Christ." The Faith Based Initiative was and still is a terrible idea. Didn't we send a Republican to Washington to stop the growth of government?