Liberals say that conservatives don’t care about the poor. That is simply not true.
We do care. In fact, we care so much about the poor, that we want to see the poor empowered rather than enabled. This is why we volunteer and promote moral, english, financial, and constitutional literacy.
Liberals hold to the false and unproven concept of redistribution. They say that the best way to help the poor is to forcibly take from the “haves” to give to the “have nots”.
Liberalism fosters moral, english, financial, and constitutional illiteracy. It produces envy, class warfare, crime and poverty.
If one were to study urban communities across the nation, the complete and utter failure of redistribution is undeniable.
Not only does redistribution lead to ineffective governance, it breeds corruption. Worse yet, it actually does more harm than good to those who do need a hand up.
In the Bible, Jesus said: “The poor you will always have with you.”
Jesus charged us with giving to those who ask of us. With being compassionate, but not to the extent that we teach someone that they should depend on government rather than on God.
Conservatives show we care for the poor by caring about the whole person. We believe everyone is created with God’s dignity and should be treated as such.
This mean we promote ideas and actions that empower private citizens and communities to take full responsibility for who, what, and where they are. Moreover, for who, what, and where they want to be.
Conservatives believe that God is faithful and rewards hard work. Not through equal distribution, but according to what we all sow.
Conservatives believe that we do a disservice to the poor by enabling them and stripping them of human dignity via fostering dependency on government.
Liberal concepts of caring is, in the final analysis, is absent of respect for the poor. It is not caring. It is pity.
Caring for someone means wanting them to thrive as we do. Not depend on someone else.
-By Stacy M. Swimp