I don’t agree with around 95% of what you have to say. But for some reason, I don’t mind you. I’ve even gone as far as to stick up for you at times in conversations. The fact that you are a fellow Catholic is something I do like. You might not follow Church Doctrine at times, but you are still apart of God’s Church. And it’s always truly pained me to go against someone who is.
With that being said, I can’t find an excuse for you, when you say things like this….
WASHINGTON – Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama’s tax increases “painful.”
“We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people,” Biden said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”
Where do I start? Sen. Biden, as a American, and Catholic, I find taxes of any sort to be stealing. Why is it that we have to be “forced” to pay for people who have made bad decisions? That is Not American, and especially Not Catholic.
As an American, most of us believe in the individual. The individual should have the “free will” to choose if he or she wants to help others. Is it a good thing to help others? Of course. This is where charity’s, churches and community’s can band together, Not by Force, but by freewill to help their fellow American. That is the Patriotic thing to do. Force is not Patriotic.
And as a fellow Catholic. Who try’s to take the words of Christ Jesus seriously, that we should help others, not by force, but by the love of all things. I find your belief going against God’s will. Or “Free will” as the great St. Thomas Aquinas would say.
You know, we could just look to the 10 Commandments to see what God Almighty had to say about stealing. “Thou shalt not steal” is a good one, and “Thou shalt not covet your neighbors goods”.
God’s Law, trumps the Law’s of Man. Always.