Tennessee politics behind the scenes
I agree, gambling is not a good thing. I know it provides those scholarships in Tennessee, but still, the way it gives poor people false hope and causes them to waste their money is not right.I am Catholic, but I stand with the Baptists, when it comes to gambling being a bad thing!
The government should not have a monopoly on the lottery. It's just an excuse to rake in more $$$ without having to raise taxes further. Passing a law so that people on welfare aren't eligible to win might make you feel better, but it's glossing over the bigger picture.Government should get out of gambling entirely. If people want to gamble it's their business, not the governments. In a free society people are free to make smart and dumb choices. Government comes up with all sorts of stupid ideas so they can feel better about the evil that bureaucrats sanction.You either believe in freedom or you don't. Having the government run gambling while patting itself on the back for a few stupid reforms is nonsense.
I keep having this internal struggle about, while we do not want to support a system which encourages people not to work, we must not turn our backs on the poor.The Bible says we will always have the poor with us, and yet the Church teaches that we are to love the poor, as Jesus did. The Church teaches that we are to see the face of Jesus in the faces of the poor.Some people have neither the intellectual nor emotional capacity to earn a decent living. We cannot call ourselves Christians, if we do not love the poor, as Jesus loved them. The Bible says that, whatever we do for the poor, we do for our Lord. When I was a child, my family was quite poor, but we all worked very hard, even the children worked and the elderly worked. We ate beans and cornbread almost every night of the week, but we got by, in that we all worked very hard. I do not understand people thinking they can just sit around and not work, expecting people who do work, to meet all their needs...
Grace to the humble, resist the proud.
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