Over His Head

Veritas Libertas by Edward Wimberley

Tithing, philanthropy and charitable giving are not synonymous with the federal government taking money from us, whether we like it or not. The former is called "giving" and what you have in mind is called "coercion" and "theft." So, Mr. President don't confuse charity with legislated taxation.

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Mayor_McCheese writes:

"way over his head economically, militarily and politically, precisely because he is oblivious to his own ignorance regarding these matters."

Seriously? I guess someone like you has a much better grasp of these issues because you are a theologian? You have absolutely no practical experience in any of the matters you claim the President has no grasp of. Why? Because you said so? Maybe God told you in a dream?

Look at the facts:

-Economically: After being destroyed by W, the economy is finally rebounding. this is objectively demonstrated by all leading economic measures. You may reasonably argue about whether a different president would have done a better job, but you can also hypothesize
a different president would have done worse.

-Militarily: Bin Ladin, Al Alwacki, Kadaffi, Somali Pirates, out of Iraq, etc.

-Politically: All polls have Obama beating any of the republican competition, and that's before the campaign really begins and the economy continuing to improve.

I think it is you who is oblivious to your own ignorance. People like you ridicule the President because he was once a community organizer. Oh, what a terrible thing. We should all be ashamed to have a president who was once a community organizer. Seriously???

The federal government takes money from all of us all the time and redistributes it. This notion that Obama is some sort of socialist who wants to redistribute wealth is absurd and demonstrates the height of ignorance - both of the US tax Code and of the definition of Socialism. Taxation, by its very nature distributes revenue collected to public needs. This is nothing new. But apparently it is to you.

Finally, you and your church are among the greatest beneficiaries of the our tax code - being exempt. A great way to assist the US economy would be to let the government tax religious institution and their financial and Real Estate holdings. I suggest you tone down the Fox News rhetoric. Its starting to sound like political campaigning. And you know what that would mean to your precious tax exempt status. . .

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