Friday, June 09, 2006

The Bible and the Estate Tax

In Proverbs 13:22, the Bible states that a good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren. Therefore, what affords government the right to confiscate such wealth? And, by the authority of which Bible passage do fellow Christians desire and seek such governmental confiscation?

Read Gary North's article at LewRockwell.com for more details.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

While you're criticizing the government with Bible quotes, don't forget these two "beauties"...

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land."

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

Jim Fedako said...

I don't understand Anonymous's comment. I wish he/she would expound further.

Anonymous said...

No expounding Jim...I am amused when people use Biblical quotations to condemn or support governmental policies. I happen to believe that government, even with the best of intentions, will grow to become inherently evil until a revolution is necessary. Power and greed is an addiction that our elites cannot live without. They will use any means necessary, Bible or not, to further their goals.

Since the Bible was being used as a reference point, I threw in those two quotes from Beatitudes and was wondering how much in sync our current federal policies are with either of these two quotations.