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Editorial: Do you vote for stealing?




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Loyce McCarter
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January 2, 2013 | 1,280 views | 20 comments

As you travel through your community, you will probably see some homes that are bigger and fancier than the average home. Maybe there is one that really stands out. As you look at this home, you realize that you could never afford that house. It is beautiful beyond anything that would ever fit into your budget. And, the cars, etc. that are there are also way beyond anything that you would ever purchase.

How do you feel at that time? Do you consider what the owner of that home went through to afford to live this way? Do you think that maybe they worked long, long hours to build a business that would allow them to afford this home? Do you think of the overtime that they might have spent on their job to get to this status? Does it cross your mind that they gave up time with family as they were building their estate? And how many jobs were they able to create and offer a living to another family or families?

Or, do you think that everything should be equal and you and the rest of the neighborhood should have equal access to such a beautiful home and the vehicles, etc.? Do you maybe covet their success?

There is a business in your community that stands out. The owner produces a product and/or service that is wanted by many and because of that they are making money, maybe being able to travel to places that you would like to see. They live way beyond your budget and again the question comes, do you covet their business and their success?

The last of the Ten Commandments says, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Do we covet the success of the business? Do we covet anything about this company and their owners?

Do you covet? Would you ever steal from that company? Would you think that because they have a lot and you have less, that it would be all right to rob them? The people reading this would say no!

Now, let’s look at this a little differently. Let’s suppose that a politician files for office, maybe locally, or on a state level and perhaps on the national level and the entire campaign is to take from those that have and give to those that need. The candidate does not really list anything else that he would do to better the community but narrows in on higher taxes, higher taxes, and higher taxes on the rich! After all, he just wants to make everything equal and so he wants to take from the successful and give to those that aren’t as successful.

Now comes a very important question. If you vote for that person for the reason of equalization, would you be coveting the rich and stealing from them? Would your vote be an action of theft? What is your answer? Is theft by the government and approved by your vote, your way of stealing? Only you can answer this question; is coveting and stealing by the individual wrong but if it is done by the government, then is it okay? What does your vote say?

McCarter is a resident of Wilson County and works actively for conservative causes.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 5, 2013 5:10am
 
Facts Only Please...Do you think that Jesus was a union man ? You know, the ten percent dues and the six day work week ?

 
Facts only please  
TX  
January 4, 2013 10:42pm
 
Senior Citizen do not get me started The tells of Jesus giving into tax man. Giving his due.

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
January 4, 2013 9:24am
 
Facts, "giving" to the poor, as Jesus asked us to do is a far cry from having the government CONFISCATE from those who have. The government then keeps what it wants and doles out pittance to those it favors.

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
January 4, 2013 9:20am
 
Tyra, People are complaining about the government dole because those on the government dole are now the MAJORITY. It is not because our president is a minority.

 
One Voice  
Floresville  
January 4, 2013 8:50am
 
I heard today - "Look what the govenment did to the American Indians". Nuff said

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 4, 2013 6:05am
 
Tyra.....I just reread your blog and noticed your contention that MEDICARE IS NOT A HANDOUT. Are you jesting or just delusional. The government pays over 40 percent of the Plan B program. The plan B payments made by the ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 4, 2013 5:18am
 
Tyra.....If you think that the welfare system has not changed in this country, you haven't lived long enough. Evidently you do not remember when being on relief (that was what they called it in the 30's and 40's and even ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 4, 2013 5:05am
 
Facts Only Please......Are you implying that the radio and television preachers who take money meant for the lord (like god needs money) and build themselves a kingdom of luxury and power are not stealing Ray Stevens sang ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
January 4, 2013 4:19am
 
Chief- thats a most approproate comment. I agree with that sentiment completely. The GOP is absolutely no different than the Dems. They are two peas in a pod. We just went to some type of cliff, didnt nobody reduce the ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
January 3, 2013 10:30pm
 
There is no theft...just one guys attempt at spinning the issue. Did Jesus tell us to giveto the poor? Is that stealing too? Jesus also taught to obey the law and pay the tax man..... just another point of view

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