Whenever I sing the verse of Luther’s Ten Commandments hymn on the 7th commandment, I can’t help but think to myself: “This applies to you too, O Government.” “You shall not steal or take away / what others worked for night and day.” The seventh commandment not only forbids me to steal from others, but it also is meant to protect my property and income from those who would take it away. The whole socialist idea of redistribution of wealth violates this principle I think, where the government takes our money or property and distributes it to those who have less. This kind of “charity” should not be mandated or controlled by the government, but should come from the generosity of each individual. A government should help and protect those who cannot help and protect themselves, who are truly needy–these I have no problem helping. But those who have property or wealth ought to be able to keep it for themselves, and give on their own terms.
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